The HVAC industry is predominately male—according to the Boston Globe, it is 98.6% men—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of women making waves every day. Today we would like to highlight Marye Kincheloe, owner of ACE Air Conditioning & Heating Service, Inc. in Chantilly, Virginia.
About ACE Air Conditioning & Heating Service, Inc.
ACE Air Conditioning & Heating Service, Inc. is a family-owned company that opened its doors in 1980. For over 37 years, they have been providing full HVAC services to homeowners and businesses in Northern Virginia. Known in the community for their prompt reliable service, ACE offers yearly maintenance plans and 24-hour priority service to maintenance plan members.
What Brought Marye Kincheloe Into the HVAC Business
Since ACE is a family business, Marye Kincheloe‘s interest in the HVAC industry started at a very young age. By the time she was 10, she was helping out in the office filing work orders and service agreements. At 16, Marye became an official part-time employee during the summer as a way to earn some extra money. She delved into the HVAC world, learning the business side of things from her mom and the install and service side from her dad and uncle. As a teenager, she was delivering HVAC parts to job sites, wrapping ductwork, and even breaking up concrete slabs. Once she received her high school diploma, Marye became a full-time employee, and she hasn’t looked back.
What She Loves About the HVAC Industry
While she likes a lot of things about her job, the most gratifying part to Marye is providing the general public with quality HVAC services at a fair price. This gratification drives her to work harder every day. Marye also loves the many childhood memories she has because of the industry, like drinking Slurpees and spraying blower wheels with a hose. She knows that she is where she is today because of the HVAC industry, and stated that she will never take the value of hard work for granted.
Marye’s passion for the HVAC industry began when she was a child, and it only continues to grow today. She thrives off of providing exceptional service to the residents of Virginia. When asked to describe herself in three words, Marye answered, “Committed, caring, and passionate.” The reputation of her HVAC business proves she is just that.