Company History


Lacy Air Conditioning Company installed their first air conditioning system.


The company name changed from Lacy Air Conditioning Company to Central Trane Air Conditioning Company, Inc.


In the Fall, CCAC moved to the Fairfax Road location where the current corporate office still is today in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sold the first Commercial service agreement Trinity AME Zion Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.


After growing to the point of no longer needing the Trane name, the company name changed again from Central Trane Air Conditioning Company, Inc. to Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Inc.


In March 1995, Bobby Allison, who would eventually take over as the Owner & President of CCAC joined the CCAC team.


Richard Lacy, the founder and owner of Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Inc. sold the company to a major consolidator, Group Maintenance America.


Group Maintenance America merged with Building One Resources and created a company named Encompass. For the next three years Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Inc. operated as a business unit of Encompass.


Bobby Allison, and CCAC founder, Richard Lacy, along with senior managers, Barbara Dixon, Pat Priddy and Bill Corriher, purchased the company back from Encompass.


Richard Lacy, founder of CCAC, retired and sold his interest to Bobby Allison.


CCACs Commercial HVAC operation was growing at a rapid pace. To differentiate between the companies Residential and Commercial divisions, CCAC Building Solutions was created as the name for the company’s Commercial operation. A new logo was created along with new uniforms, truck lettering, and the new logo was put on the building in Greensboro, North Carolina.


In May 2014, CCAC purchased Dunn Co. a Raleigh Controls company. This lead our initial entry into the Raleigh market and the expanded the Controls division of CCAC Building Solutions.


In September 2015, CCAC purchased BMS Mechanical in Raleigh to continue the expansion into becoming a statewide HVAC provider.


In May 2017, CCAC celebrated 50 years of being in business.


In February 2020, CCAC Building Solutions put down roots in the Triangle by opening a new 15,000 sq ft office in Garner, North Carolina; just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. In June 2020, CCAC Building Solutions opened an office in Charlotte, North Carolina to serve the companies growing customer base in the western part of North Carolina.

In Business Since 1967

CCAC installed its first air conditioning system in April 1967. When Richard Lacy began the company as Lacy Air Conditioning, the first office sheet metal shop was a 2,000 sq ft military building in the O.R.D section of Greensboro, North Carolina. The building was full of holes and impossible to heat or cool to any comfort level. It grew from one employee, Richard Lacy, to six employees and back to three employees in the first year. The first full year of business produced a whopping $27,000 in total sales revenue.

Through the decades CCAC has grown from a small add-on air conditioning company in the late 1960s to a state-wide organization serving both Residential and Commercials customers.

CCAC Building Solutions has grown to provide HVAC mechanical and controls services, installation, and energy saving services across the state of North Carolina and throughout the Eastern part of the United States. With locations in the top three major cities in North Carolina, the company is poised for future growth.

Throughout our history and continuing today, the management team at CCAC has led by three simple rules: Do what is right. Do your best. Treat others the way you wish to be treated.

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