The History of Tri County Air
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WILLIAM SWANSON, SR.
William Swanson, Sr. founded Tri County Air in 1977. He primarily focused on the mobile home new construction market and is responsible for installing the first air conditioning and heating systems in popular communities like Maple Leaf Estates, Veranda Springs, La Casa, Harbor Isles, Bay Indies, Spanish Lakes, and Lake Village. The business grew substantially under the leadership of William Swanson, Sr., and Tri County Air quickly became synonymous with words like "trust" and "comfort".
William Swanson, Jr., known by colleagues, staff, and customers as Billy, is the current President and Owner of Tri County Air. He began working full time at Tri County Air in 1987, and took over the business in 2001 following the death of his father. Billy holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a ministry leader in the community.
Billy’s primary calling was to Christian ministry. His outreach began in college and extended over the years to family and friends. In 1995, he and his family traveled to Russia to teach Christian ethics and morality. It was there that Billy realized that his purpose in life was to teach others about the eternal comfort found in Jesus Christ.
“After taking over Tri County’s management, I struggled for the first couple of years,” Billy admitted, “and then God helped me see that business can actually be a platform for ministry. Tri County could be the best and most trusted company in providing environmental comfort, and it could also be an organization to help others find eternal comfort in Jesus Christ. And that is my goal, personally and in business: to be the best and largest air conditioning company, bar none, on the Suncoast of Florida.”
TO COMFORT ALL IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE COMPELLED TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE AND IT HONORS THE GREAT COMFORTER, JESUS CHRIST.
From Billy's realization came Tri County Air's mission. The mission statement is inspired by 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.”
NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER, TRI COUNTY MAKES IT BETTER!
You'll find that our jingle also represents our mission.
“My dad invented a version of the jingle when the company was in its infancy,” notes Billy. “He would always state ‘no matter what the weather is outside, Tri County makes you feel good inside,’ he wasn’t just referring to the quality of air inside a person’s home. He wanted people to know that Tri County can make life better with supportive and caring personnel. It’s all about how our customers feel inside. A married couple who wrote jingles for a local television station took that motto and made it the well-loved and instantly identifiable marketing jingle it is today.”
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY
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"Always great service. Pleasant and they don’t forget the cookies! We will always stay with Tri County...We highly recommend them!"
"Tech was friendly, knowledgeable, thorough, and tidy. Problem solved in no time!"
"Great company. One of the best I have ever worked with. Truly care about me as a customer."