The McCrea Way

Quality Hvac, AC System & Heating Service the First Time, Every Time. That Is the McCrea Way!

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 over 85 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 McCrea Way” to existing and new clients for years to come. Contact us today to experience “The McCrea Way” for AC replacement, heating system replacement, and all your HVAC service needs. Angi A-plus rating.

Over 85 Years of Service

McCrea had humble beginnings in downtown Washington, D.C., and today we work in five states yet remain a family-owned company. Since the 1930s, we have stayed steadfast in our commitment to quality service to our customers, exceeding their expectations every time. We have a dedicated team made up of tenured employees, some of which have as much as 50 years of service. When you call McCrea, you can be confident that you will get quality service backed by excellent industry knowledge.

Our Commitment to the Local Community

At McCrea, we are committed to serving our local community. After all, it is the people of the local community that have helped make us successful by trusting us with their HVAC service needs, so we need to give back. We strive to find ways to give back by supporting local sports teams and charities because we believe in continuing to make our community an excellent place to live.

Competitive Pricing and On-Time Service

Another thing that makes McCrea stand out is our commitment to delivering quality service to our customers. When you call for service, we will set a time for one of our technicians to come. We are committed to providing on-time service, with text message confirmation before we arrive. We also offer competitive pricing to help you maximize your budget. We never charge more during busy months but continue to provide fair pricing year-round, even with thousands of HVAC installations each year.

Quality Service Backed by a Satisfaction Guarantee

At McCrea, our goal is to provide quality service for every client who calls. We have highly trained professionals who are continuously updating their training, and we are committed to using technology to improve our customer’s experience. We strive to deliver “quality service, the first time, every time.” That is the McCrea Way. To ensure we exceed your expectations every time you call, we have a satisfaction guarantee. We will make sure your HVAC system meets all demands of county and state officials, and we stand behind the work we perform. Should problems arise, we will fix them, no questions asked.

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McCrea Through the Years

Select a year below to see some milestones through our 80-year history.


McCrea Established

C.L. McCrea and Doris McCrea were the founding owners. McCrea became a family-owned wholesale distributor of the Lux-aire brand of residential HVAC equipment. McCrea was located in Washington D.C.

JUNE 1963

Incorporated in 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 Has a New Home

McCrea moves from D.C. to Beech Road in Temple Hills, MD. Beech Road is still the corporate headquarters for McCrea.


Change of Leadership

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 Brings HVAC Services to Residents

McCrea begins performing installations in residential homes and creates the first McCrea Service department.


New Technology Increases Efficiency

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.


Expansion to Virginia

After many years of sending personnel into Virginia, McCrea purchases a 20,000 square foot building and opens a full office in Warrenton, VA.


Expansion to Pennsylvania and West Virginia

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 production operation.


Celebrating 75 Years

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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Why mccrea

Commitment to Community

On-time Service

85 Years in Business

Competitive Pricing

Quality Service

Satisfaction Guaranteed