The McCrea Way is the way we define our company culture. It means always delivering the best service possible, going above and beyond for our clients, and always operating under our code of ethics. The McCrea Way is not only about providing quality service the first time, it is the honest and ethical way that McCrea does business every day. For 80 years, McCrea has proudly served the Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland areas. Many thanks to all our customers over the years. Our plan is to continue to deliver “The McCreaway” to existing and new clients for years to come. Contact us today to experience “The McCreaway” for AC replacement, Heating system replacement and all your HVAC service needs. Angie's List A+ rating.
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Select a year below to see some milestones through our 80-year history.
C.L. McCrea and Doris McCrea were the founding owners. McCrea became a family-owned wholesale distributer of the Lux-aire brand of residential HVAC equipment. McCrea was located in Washington D.C.
McCrea becomes incorporated in Washington D.C. This is significant as becoming incorporated allowed for McCrea to later get outside investors to help grow the business.
McCrea moves from D.C. to Beech Road in Temple Hills, MD. Beech Road is still the corporate headquarters for McCrea.
A group of investors buys out the McCrea’s
family’s interest in McCrea. One of those
investors is George Lanhardt who goes on to become the
President and majority shareholder.
McCrea begins performing installations in
residential homes and creates the first McCrea Service
McCrea implements the first computer system to help manage the service department. McCrea was able to provide quicker service to residents and wholesalers. Wayne Lanhardt becomes the President of McCrea.
After many years of sending personnel into Virginia, McCrea purchases a 20,000 square foot building and opens a full office in Warrenton, VA.
Operations are expanded to include West Virginia and
Pennsylvania and McCrea opens an operation in
Greencastle PA. The facility is a 50,000 square foot
facility that allows McCrea to expand its sheet metal
October 10th McCrea celebrates its 75th anniversary
and is featured in a national HVAC publication. The title of the article
“Contractor does it right for 75 years."
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