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In 1946, Southern Air opened for business with a commitment to providing the best service to our customers. Today, we’re proud to carry on the tradition of excellence, and having had the opportunity to serve our customers over several generations, we have seen a lot of change in the industry and we understand that our mission of excellent service goes hand in hand with ongoing training of our staff.

Each of our technicians is Master Certified, NATE Certified and Factory Trained & Certified for HVAC and Generator installations and service. When one of our technicians steps into your home to take care of your heating and air conditioning needs, you can rest assured that you are working with the best trained and most qualified professionals in the industry. Extensive training allows our technicians to be familiar with your current equipment so that they can assess and advise you about your particular needs. We offer a full line of services including new system install with financing and extended warranty options, service agreements and indoor air quality. Give us a call today to receive your free quote.

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Gerry Crance

Residential Manager
Gerry started in HVAC in 1986 as an apprentice and quickly moved on to be Master Technician, working in that position for the next 20 years. He was then promoted to service manager and field trainer, and currently NATE certified, manages the day to day operations and all field personnel.
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Adam Phillips

Branch Manager – Charlottesville
Adam graduated college Magna Cum Laude in 1989 with a focus on Air Conditioning and Refrigeration design. For the next 10 years, Adam advanced from equipment sales to system design and finally management. In 1998, Adam moved his family to Lynchburg to accept a position as a comfort consultant and was eventually promoted to sales manager. In 2012, Adam joined Southern Air Residential as a Project Manager and also is a Certified Master Technician.
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Tyler Dinwiddie

Project/Service Manager
Tyler was hired in 2003 as an apprentice for installation of residential heating and air conditioning systems. While here, he acquired his state journeyman’s card. In 2005 he was promoted to Lead Mechanic for installation and, in 2008, acquired his State Masters Certification. In 2010 Tyler moved into the service department where he ran service calls and tune-ups. In early 2012, he joined Southern Air Residential as a Master Technician where he provides installation of new systems, runs service calls, and performs tune-ups.
Max Younger

Max Younger

Electrical Project Manager
Max started as an apprentice on an installation truck in 2003 and quickly moved into lead mechanic position. While running the install truck he earned his journeyman’s card and then his State Masters Certification. In 2011 Max moved to a service tech position and in early 2012 became part of the Southern Air Residential team, where his duties include installation of new systems, running service calls, and performing tune-ups.
Brad Tyree

Brad Tyree

NATE Certified Master Technician
Brad was hired in 2005 as an apprentice for installation of residential heating and air conditioning systems. During that time he acquired his state journeyman’s card. In 2009 he was promoted to Lead Mechanic for installation and in 2010 acquired his State Masters Certification. In early 2012, Brad joined Southern Air Residential as a Master Technician where his duties include installation of new systems, running service calls, and performing tune-ups.
Southern Air Wyatt Wright

Wyatt Wright

NATE Certified Master Technician
In 1998, Wyatt started as an apprentice for installation of residential heating and air conditioning systems. During that year he acquired his state journeyman’s card. In 1999 he was promoted to Lead Mechanic for installation and in 2004 acquired his State Masters Certification. In 2008, Wyatt moved into the service department where he ran service calls and tune-ups. In 2012, he joined Southern Air Residential as a Master Technician where his duties include installation of new systems, running service calls, and performing tune-ups.
Southern Air Jason Brown

Jason Brown

NATE Certified Master Technician
Jason is a graduate of Jefferson Forest High School and attended Ferrum College before starting with Southern Air in 2004 in the Indoor Air Quality Department. In 2009 Jason moved to the residential department and is qualified for installs, preventative maintenance’s (tune-ups) and service calls. He obtained his Masters Certification in 2014.
Nelson Wilde

Nelson Wilde

NATE Certified Master Technician
In 2006 Nelson attended Advanced Technology Institute, where he was employed by a heating and air company as an apprentice. Upon graduation, he joined the Army National Guard and served our country for 6 years. During this time he also held full-time employment for a heating and air company. He then became lead mechanic, received his journeyman’s card in 2013, and then his Master’s certification in 2014. Nelson joined the Southern Air Residential team in 2015.
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Jennifer Brooks

Accounts Receivable & Residential Dispatcher
Jennifer has over 17 years experience in residential service and administrative departments. Jennifer joined the Southern Air Residential Team in 2015.