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The Way Companies’ quest for building excellence began in 1918 when a modest but dedicated refrigeration business opened its doors in Houston. Who could have predicted the ensuing rise to prominence of both the city and its newest company?

Way is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced mechanical contractors, specializing in the design/build of commercial air conditioning, plumbing/piping, energy retrofits, and the maintenance of these systems.

As early as 1930, Way pioneered the use of ice as a cooling agent in early thermal storage air conditioning systems installed in churches and movie theaters. Way was also one of the first companies in the 1980s to utilize performance contracting to track energy efficiency and to use energy savings to pay for building improvements.

Innovation and education remain two of the cornerstones of the Way “Building Excellence” philosophy.

Operating a business in today’s competitive environment is difficult. Focus on productivity and service is paramount. Way can provide you with a broad spectrum of solutions for you and your building so that you can focus on your core business. Our commitment to building excellence began 98 years ago, and four generations later, will continue into the future.

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