F.H. Simmons, Jr. founded this company in 1953 as a flooring company. The demand for installing floor furnaces became so great that the company changed its name to Simmons Heating & Flooring in the early sixties. Around 1970 the company divested itself of the flooring business and became Simmons Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
In 1975, Ralph Parker, Jr. left Thermo Industries (now Carrier Enterprise) as a Territory Manager to join the company as a partner and commercial sales specialist. He bought the company in 1982 after Mr. Simmons retired.
In 1990, Steve Cole was hired by Mr. Parker as a residential sales person. Steve became a partner in 2000 and purchased all shares of the company on January 3, 2005.
In September 2009, Simmons residential HVAC division changed its name to One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning as a part of the franchise agreement signed with Clockwork Home Services, Inc.
Simmons has a long history of outstanding customer service and quality products. The company is well known throughout our industry as a progressive company. It is our history of on-time service and ironclad guarantees that has fueled the growth of this company. The growth led to the 2016 Inc. 5000 award for one of the fastest growing private companies in North America.
Derek Cole is the General Manager for One Hour and has been with the Simmons organization since 2001. He has held various positions from installation, warehouse manager, office manager, comfort advisor, operations manager, to his current role as General Manager. Derek was named the Top 40 under 40 in t
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