About Us

Preferred Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.’s President and Owner, Tom Riddle, began his HVAC career in 1989 after relocating from Pennsylvania to Metro Atlanta. He attended Pittsburgh University and received his Air Conditioning Technology Degree from Chattahoochee Technical Institute. He worked for a large HVAC company in Marietta from 1989 – 1998, but after the owner sold the company to a consolidator, he decided it was time to make a change.

Preferred Heating & Air was formed in October 1998 with a business partner whom Tom bought out in 2005. “It was not an easy choice leaving the comfort of a steady paycheck while having a family, but I felt it was time to start treating people like people and not like a dollar sign, like some of the larger companies out there”.