Dewey Jenkins purchased the Morris Heating & Cooling company in 1990, and renamed it Morris-Jenkins. Since then, the company has grown from 12 employees to 140. Keys to the company's success include emphasis on change and improvement, and a commitment to honesty, integrity, and fairness. Morris-Jenkins is the ContractingBusiness.com 2009 Residential Contractor of the Year.

You can hear Dewey Jenkins' story during his award acceptance speech at HVAC Comfortech, Sept. 23-26, Nashville, TN.

Visit hvaccomfortech.com for more information on HVAC Comfortech and HVACR Week.

IN THE TRUCKS

  • Number and type of trucks/vans: 12 Chevrolet pick-ups; 11 Chevrolet box trucks; 45 Chevrolet work vans; 13 Dodge Sprinter vans; 2 Ford Explorers.
  • Tools technicians carry: Robinair® vacuum pump; Appion recovery machine; Uniweld® torch kit; Shop -Vac® vacuum.
  • Test instuments technicians carry: Inficon D-Tec electronic leak detetor; Fluke® carbon monoxide detedtors; Supco carbon monoxide detectors; UEi electronic manometer; Nu-Calgon coil gun; UEi digital temperature probe; Fluke digital psychrometer; Ritchie digital psychrometer; Fluke digital volt/ohm meter; Testo Video Pro inspection camera; Ridgid® See-Snake® inspection camera; TIF digital refrigerant scale; Yellow Jacket® refrigerant gauges; Dwyer® magnehelic gauge; Supco micron gauge.
  • Field communications: Nextel.
  • Brand of ladders: Werner®.

IN THE OFFICE

  • Business management software: Timberline®; Microsoft® Office.
  • Business software: S2000 WIN®.
  • Sales management software: Microsoft® Office.
  • Business Internet connection: T1 lines from NuVox®
  • Computer/printer equipment: HP®.
  • Photocopier/fax machine: Canon®.
  • Credit Cards Accepted: American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, Visa®.
  • Uniform suppler: Rent from G&K Services
  • Certification — Number of technicians currently certified, and type of certification: 42 North American Technicians Excellence (NATE)-certified technicians.

IN THE SHOP

  • Preferred HVAC heating equipment brands: Comfortmaker®, Ruud®, York®.
  • Preferred HVAC cooling equipment brands: Comfortmaker, Ruud, York.
  • Preferred accessory equipment: Aprilaire®, Honeywell®.
  • Preferred zoning equipment: Honeywell, Zone First®.
  • Amount of equipment inventoried: $82,000.
  • Preferred distributors: Coastline Distribution; Virginia Air; N.B. Handy; Johnstone Supply; Dealers Supply.