Kyle Canady, Vice President of Canady's Heating • Air • Plumbing, has received national recognition. On August 26, ACHR’s (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) The News Magazine named Canady one of its Top 40 Under 40.
According to ACHR, “while hundreds could certainly have been highlighted, we were tasked with choosing the top 40. The members of this list all work hard, think about the big picture, and have the ability to challenge the way things have always been done.” In addition, the stories of how they reached the industry vary.
“When I started my first job in critical care after college graduation, it was a very worthwhile career choice but I felt like something was missing,” Canady explained. “I am an implementer by personality type and I felt like I couldn’t do what I needed to be doing.”
When Canady was trying to decide whether to go to graduate school, his father offered him a job at his company. Fred Canady started Canady's Heating • Air • Plumbing before the younger Canady was born.
“I literally grew up in the business, running duct, doing installations and working in the service department. It was a great company but it was not initially where I wanted to be so I went to college and got a nursing degree.”
The younger Canady accepted his father’s offer and started working at the company seven years ago as an installation technician. He worked his way up the company ladder and learned a lot along the way.
“Now I’ve found an avenue to create, implement and help make a difference in our employees’ lives and in our community,” he notes. He took over the company’s operations in 2017. Since that time, the business has grown 100 percent and increased net profit twofold. Canady’s was one of Rheem’s top performers and made the Top 20 Pro Partner list for 2018.