About Us

About Us

Residential Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electrical Sales and Service for Greensboro and surrounding areas

The Beginning of Central Carolina

Central Carolina Air Conditioning installed its first air conditioning system in April 1967. When Mr. Lacy started the company as Lacy Air Conditioning and the first office was in a 2,000 sf military building over in the O.R.D. section of Greensboro. The building was full of holes and impossible to heat or cool to any comfort level.

During the first year Mr. Lacy grew the business and hired new employees. As a result, the first year of business produced a whopping $27,000 in total sales revenue.

In 1972, the name changed to Central Trane Air Conditioning Company, Inc. to take advantage of an opportunity to use the Trane company name. The company continued to grow during this time.  Many of our current associates joined the company over the next decade.

Despite the changes, Central Carolina Air Conditioning has upheld the highest standards of ethics and quality. Richard Lacy stated, "We had come a long way from those early years because we are a company of good people, selling and installing good products, and always having a plan for the future."


CCAC Commercial Services provides service to commercial customers throughout the state of North Carolina. We are proud to offer clients in-house capabilities that will take a clients' project from conception, through engineering, installation, and commissioning. Many of our current commercial service clients have relied exclusively on CCAC for many years.


CCAC Residential Services serves the Piedmont Triad area by providing HVAC , electrical, and plumbing repairs, installations and 24/7 service.

At Central Carolina Air Conditioning, we concentrate our efforts and expertise to reduce our customers' heating and cooling costs along with extending the useful life of equipment. We have all the necessary state-of-the-art computerized data and accounting systems and take it one step further with real people who have a caring attitude are dedicated to meet our clients' needs.

Key Dates in Central Carolina Air Conditioning History


1967 Central Carolina Air Conditioning founded by Richard Lacy.
1972 The name changed to Central Trane Air Conditioning Company, Inc. to take advantage of an opportunity to use the Trane company name.
1984 The name changed to Central Carolina Air Conditioning Company, Inc., partially because of major changes within the Trane Company, but more importantly, to allow us the freedom to expand and grow.
1997 Richard Lacy, founder and owner of Central Carolina Air sold the company to a major consolidator, Group Maintenance America. In 1999, Group Maintenance America merged with Building One Resources and created Encompass. Central Carolina Air Conditioning Company operated until late 2002 as a business unit within Encompass.
2002 Richard Lacy, founder, Robert J. Allison, our current president and the current senior managers Barbara Dixon, Pat Priddy and Bill Corriher purchased the company back from Encompass. In May 2005 Mike Quinn a well respected PE, joined the company as a senior manager and principle. Central Carolina Air Conditioning’s legal structure today is a six member LLC.