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In recognition of his contribution and service to the HVAC industry, his customers and community, Sonny Roncancio has been selected as a member of the prestigious Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame.
“Carrier has been a world-class organization to work with and it’s an honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Roncancio said. “I’ve been looking back at all of the hard work and sacrifice it took to get here and for Carrier to acknowledge that effort is truly special. I’ve learned that if you treat your customers right, provide them with a high level of service and offer the finest product, success will come.”
The award celebrates Roncancio’s dedication as one of the top Carrier dealers in the nation, as well as recognizes the expertise of his entire team at Fresh Air, L.P. Air Conditioning & Heating in Sugar Land, Texas.
“Sonny and the entire Fresh Air organization embody the qualities the Carrier Hall of Fame has come to signify,” said Matthew Pine, president, Residential HVAC, Carrier. “He has devoted a lifetime of service to the industry. We’re proud to demonstrate our appreciation for Sonny’s loyalty to Carrier with his induction into the Hall of Fame.”
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Roncancio immigrated to upstate New York in 1967. He earned a two-year degree from a technical school and at the age of 22 moved to Houston, where the air conditioning industry was booming. After he worked for two years as an air conditioning repairman, he took a job at Fresh Air in 1978, which was opened in 1971 by Frank Cash. Roncancio worked his way up and eventually purchased the business in 1982.
Today the former two-man operation has 21 employees and runs 11 service trucks. Under Roncancio’s leadership, Fresh Air is a full-service HVAC company with both commercial and residential solutions and 24-hour emergency service.