There’s family business, and then there’s three generations of family business. Sooner HVACR, located at 4200 E. Wilshire Blvd., is a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration company that definitely falls into the latter.
“We’re carrying on the tradition,” said Curtis Vaughn, Sooner HVAC owner. “Both of my sons are in the heat and air business, and they’re both licensed contractors, and so we’re a third generation company.”
Vaughn said he initially started working for his late father-in-law at a different company, but now he and his sons all work together. Sooner HVAC works on commercial and residential projects, and new and old buildings. Current projects include work at Remington Park and Othello’s of Norman, while past projects include everything from the American Fidelity Tower to the Oklahoma City Thunder Practice Facility. Whether it’s a restaurant, retail store, office or medical site, Sooner HVAC strives to achieve its goal of customer satisfaction.
“All of our customers have different needs, whether it’s a residential customer or a commercial customer,” Vaughn said. In order to assess new projects, Sooner HVAC examines space, square footage, windows, doors and insulation factors, as well as heat loss and heat gain.
Recent technological advances are continually revolutionizing the heating and air landscape, Vaughn said. “It’s an ever-changing, evolving business.” The new hot-ticket technology is the inverter compressor, which can regulate temperature on a persistent basis. “They’re coming out on the market now with inverted systems that are for the residential market, and that’s a highly technological field,” said Vaughn.
As new advances disrupt traditional geothermal systems, Vaughn said A/C systems will work in different ways, with new voltages and designs. The inverter compressor requires less amperage, and operates at high-efficiency, which Vaughn said is the direction of the future.
“We’re excited for the future, especially with technology changing, that we’re able to evolve,” Vaughn said. In order to remain on the cutting edge of new advances, Vaughn said that Sooner HVAc pursues current, relevant information.
“We’ve had lots of training with special equipment to be able to do anything that a customer needs, whether it’s a boiler, a chiller, a refrigeration system, a cooling tower, an inverted air conditioning system,” Vaughn said.
Even as some components of the HVACR business change, Vaughn said he couldn’t be prouder of his sons and how their technical backgrounds prepared them for their careers. “One of our main goals is to take care of our customers, 100 percent, and make sure they’re ecstatic, excited about what we’ve done for them. We like to keep those relationships long-term,” Vaughn said.
Visit www.soonerhvacinc.com for more information.