Rhymer Named HVAC President

HVAC Inc. announced the appointment of Keith Rhymer to the position of company President. Rhymer assumes the position held for 25 years by owner and company founder, Edd Hill. Hill will continue in the role of CEO while Rhymer will assume the responsibilities managing all the daily operations of HVAC. 

A 1990 graduate of James A. Cawood High School in Harlan, Kentucky, Rhymer earned an Associate Degree in Science from Southeast Community College and a certificate of building construction management from Purdue University.

He moved to Bristol and began working with HVAC in 1995 as a mechanical piping helper. He moved through the ranks as sheet metal shop helper, a controls technician, controls Installation and programming, job estimating, and project management before being appointed as Vice-President and General Manager in 2009.

According to CEO, Edd Hill the choice for his replacement was obvious. 

“Keith began working with the company full time in 1995 in truly a rookie position. Through hard work, a desire to learn and a skill set worthy of his new position, the choice was obvious once I decided to lessen my daily role within the company,” Hill said.

With HVAC celebrating twenty-five years as the region’s premier specialty contractor, Hill has chosen to take a more active role in corporate and community relations, delegating daily operations management to Rhymer.

Rhymer holds mechanical, plumbing and/or electrical state licenses in four regional states. He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Southwest Virginia Chapter. He is a graduate of the 2010 class of The Bristol Chamber of Commerce’s LEAD Bristol Program.

He dedicates his community time to working with children, having coached peewee football, T ball, baseball, basketball, co-ed softball and was Central Heights Booster Club President for five years. He resides in Bristol with his wife Jennifer and two children, son Hayden age fourteen and daughter Sydney age seven.

HVAC Inc. celebrates 25 years as the region’s premier specialty contractor, offering commercial heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building automation as well as solar, wind and geothermal green solutions to the region.