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By Century A/C Supply in What's New 04/2020

To our valued customers:

This year marks my 34th year as an employee of Century A/C Supply. Over those three and a half decades, I have experienced many changes in the industry, from government regulations to refrigerant changes and base efficiency increases. We have grown from two Houston locations in 1986 to 34 locations spanning Texas and the Midwest. While the industry and company have evolved, one thing that has not changed is Century's commitment to its customers and its mission: empowered employees providing exceptional service. When Dennis Bearden founded Century A/C Supply in 1973, his goal was to create the best HVAC distributorship possible by treating employees as family and customers as friends.

It is this driving force that has allowed us to become the company we are, and today I am proud to announce the next phase of our business's evolution: Century A/C Supply is entering into a new partnership with Rheem. Century A/C Supply has been a distributor of Ruud products in the Houston area since 1986 and its sister company, Air Management Supply, is a Rheem distributor with six locations in the Midwest. With this new alliance, Rheem will become a minority shareholder in Century A/C Supply and Air Management Supply with Dennis retaining a majority of shares. This partnership presents a strategic opportunity for long-term growth and reinforces the strong supplier relationships we have built over the last several decades. Branches within Century A/C Supply's York territory will be phased into a new company, Century HVAC Distributing, owned entirely by Bearden. The businesses will continue to operate independently under the existing leadership teams.

Century A/C, Century HVAC Distributing, and Air Management Supply will continue to provide the same exceptional service and products that we have always offered, keeping employees' and customers' best interests at the center of our strategic decisions. Mike Branson, President of Rheem's Air division, stated that "Rheem is committed to the success of its distributors and contractor customers, and this new partnership allows us to further support one of our long-term channel partners. We look forward to the opportunities ahead with Century A/C Supply and Air Management Supply."

I would like to thank all of our customers and employees who have helped Century grow into the company it is today and look forward to ushering us into this new chapter. Gung Ho, friends.

Sincerely,
Rick Luke, President
Century A/C Supply & Air Management Supply

SBA Loan Information for Small Businesses

By Century A/C Supply in What's New 04/2020

We want to be sure you have this important information that pertains to small businesses and the help that is available to you.

The Small Business Administration is offering loans to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program beginning April 3rd through local lenders and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans at any time on SBA website.

Important Note:

Loan applications open today, April 3rd and "only" $349 billion is allocated to the program; funds will go fast.

The chart below was made available through our partner, HARDI. They have additional resources on their website that can help you navigate the small business resources available to you.

1. Decide which program (or both) is best for your business situation:
(click the chart to view a full version)

2. For PPP loans, contact your local bank or credit union to see if they participate in the SBA 7(a) program or click to find a participating lender and fill out the loan application. Your lender will require tax and payroll information to determine your maximum loan amount.

3. For EIDL loans, apply for the loan on SBA's website.

  • Emergency Economic Injury Grants are available up to $10,000 within 3 days of applying for the loan. This grant does not need to be repaid if the loan is denied and used for approved purposes.

You can find all this information on the SBA Website or the HARDI Website.

We're here to help you, please contact your sales rep directly if you need additional assistance.

Important Coronavirus Update

By Century A/C Supply in What's New 03/2020

To Our Valued Customers:

The safety, health, and well-being of our employees and customers is the primary focus of the leadership team at Century A/C Supply, and we remain committed to keeping everyone informed. You have probably heard that Dallas is under a 'Shelter in Place' order beginning at 11:59 PM Monday, Houston just announced a 'Stay at Home' order effective Tuesday night, and several other municipalities are considering similar announcements. HVAC Systems are critical to the health and safety of building occupants everywhere. Our company is exempt from these orders due to being part of the essential critical infrastructure that grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare facilities, residences, and other critical entities rely on to maintain safe operations.

While some distributors are closing their doors or only offering curbside pickup, Century A/C is committed to being here for you and to continue offering the same great products and services that have enabled us to serve you for over 47 years. While we have no intention of stopping deliveries, closing our doors, or reducing our store hours during this time of need, we need to remind everyone of our policies to ensure we can continue serving you.

Our store fronts are open

If you wish to limit contact, we are offering curbside pickup. Please call the branch and give them your vehicle description along with your name and driver's license number in place of your signature. We will bring your order to you.

We have options available to you to limit in-person contact and encourage you to take advantage of these options:

  • Call in your order to our Customer Support Center for pickup or delivery:
    • Houston Area and Lufkin: 877-925-9675
    • North Texas, Central Texas, and Rio Grande Valley: 972-792-9675
  • Place your order online at www.centuryac.com - you can make purchases, check inventory and pricing, search for products, make payment to your account and more. You can register for a website account here.
  • Call or Text your order to your local store phone number. You may also call when you arrive at the store location and we can bring your order to you. Click to find the number for your local store.
  • Download our app from the App store or Google Play for easy access placing your order and finding a store location and phone number. Please be sure to enable push notifications to hear of any emergency store closings in your area.

If you need to come into the showroom, please:

  • Wash your hands when entering the branch
  • Help us ensure we are achieving social distancing with a minimum of 6 feet between you and other people in the branch
  • Do not come into the branch if you are feeling sick or showing any symptoms of illness, regardless of if they appear to be COVID-19 related

We are sanitizing all common areas and common surfaces multiple times daily using bleach, disinfectants, and other cleaners. Additionally, we are limiting branch traffic to only essential people and requesting that vendors or unnecessary personnel do not come into the showroom.

For our delivery customers:
Our goal is to continue providing our normal delivery service and schedule, but service may be delayed or disrupted by staffing limitations. We appreciate your patience and encourage you to pick up urgent orders using curbside or will call service at our branches.

Click here to read a flyer from our friends at AHR with tips and reminders to help keep everyone safe and healthy throughout the coming weeks and months.

We truly appreciate your business and we remain committed to serving our loyal customers.

For a full list of Century branches, please click the link below:
www.centuryac.com/Branches

Training Center and Lab Grand Opening

By Century A/C Supply in What's New 12/2019


Century A/C Supply, a leading HVAC distributor in the state of Texas, hosted a grand opening celebration on November 14th to debut their new Houston Training Center and Lab. The newly designed training center will be utilized to host public and privately scheduled training events and classes for HVAC contractors and multi-family technicians.

Recent Website Improvements

By Century A/C Supply in What's New 08/2019


We’ve recently made some website improvements that will make our website, clearer, more informative and easier to use. Click the link to view the most recent updates!

Tips for Multifamily Residents: Keeping Cool and Conserving Energy

By Century A/C Supply in HVAC News 07/17/2019


For a copy of the document in Spanish, click here.

Century A/C Supply Announces New Houston Apartment Sales Manager

By Century A/C Supply in HVAC News 06/21/2019


Congratulations to Jacob Kunath on his recent and well-deserved promotion to Houston Apartment Sales Manager. Jacob has been a multifamily sales consultant with Century for over 12 years, is a board member with the Houston...

DFW Area Store Openings and San Antonio Store Relocation

By Century A/C Supply in HVAC News 06/01/2019


Dallas, TX - Century A/C Supply, a leading HVAC distributor in the state of Texas, continues to grow their footprint by opening 2 stores in the DFW area, bringing the total locations in the area to seven. "Century strives to establish conveniently located branches to serve...

Century A/C Supply and York Donate Equipment

By Century A/C Supply in Community Outreach 04/12/2018


Dallas, TX, April 12, 2018 - Century A/C Supply recently donated several pieces of York HVAC equipment to Collin College’s HVAC lab and delivered the equipment for installation. The equipment, which is enough to stock four HVAC labs, will be housed at the Princeton ISD HVAC lab and includes outdoor condensing units, 18 SEER heat pumps, modulating gas furnaces and the controls to operate them.

Beautifying the Japanese Garden at Hermann Park

By Century A/C Supply in Community Outreach 04/12/2018


It was a wonderful weekend to give back by beautifying the Japanese Garden at Hermann Park. Thank you to the Century employees and family members who care so much about our community!

HVAC Trends & Solutions for R-22

By Century A/C Supply in HVAC News 03/2017


During 2017 the multifamily industry will continue to transition away from R-22 due to high cost and regional supply limitations. When making decisions for your property please consider the following...


The Truth About Air Conditioning

By Century A/C Supply in HVAC News 03/2013


Most air conditioning systems are designed to remove enough moisture, humidity, and heat from a room to make it comfortable. This indoor room temperature should average about 20 degrees below the outdoor ambient temperature. This number is based on many important factors...

New CenturyAC.com

By Century A/C Supply in What's New 08/2018

We’re pleased to release the new CenturyAC.com to provide our customers with more convenient shopping options, increased access to product information, and enhanced account management features.