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Crawford Services Acquires AirRite of Fort Worth with Plans to Grow

Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Service Expansion to Fort Worth


Crawford Services, a leading residential and commercial Dallas HVAC service provider, announced today the acquisition of AirRite, Inc. located in Fort Worth.  AirRite was founded in 1955 as one of Tarrant County’s first air conditioning and heating dealers.  With customer service as their hallmark, AirRite has been an industry leader providing exceptional indoor comfort solutions for Tarrant County homeowners and businesses..

“I have admired AirRite as an industry leader for a long time,” said Brad Crawford, owner of Crawford Services.  “Expanding to Fort Worth is a natural geographic progression for Crawford Services. We recently completed an extensive four-month HVAC renovation for Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. That, along with a growing organic base of Crawford Services commercial and residential customers in Fort Worth, made the acquisition of AirRite a great fit for our business.”

Crawford Services will continue to operate AirRite under the AirRite brand name, building upon the teamwork and servant leadership customer service model that AirRite has perfected.  Crawford counts AirRite owner Larry Taylor as one of the great mentors in the HVAC business, citing his countless hours involved in local and national organizations for the betterment of the HVAC industry.  Unlike many companies involved in sales and transitions, Crawford Services plans to move and increase staffing and resources to the AirRite offices.  Crawford Services will be adding jobs and employment opportunity to Fort Worth in 2013 as they begin to fully utilize the call center and accounting expertise located in the AirRite facility at 315 W. Magnolia.

“I made the decision for Crawford Services to become the flag bearer to carry the AirRite banner for the next generation forward,” said former AirRite owner Larry Taylor.  “I have searched my heart and prayed for the proper leadership to hand the reins over to and my prayers have been answered.”

Crawford Services is owned by Brad Crawford and Tim Buford.  Both men practice a servant leadership approach to business and place great value in the company’s reputation in the community.  Crawford Services takes great pride in their work, providing quality, value-driven solutions that are proven through customer testimonials and referrals.

“We look forward to writing and being a part of the next chapter of history for AirRite,” said Crawford Services Chief Executive Officer Tim Buford,

Added Crawford, “Our philosophy is to be large enough to handle all of your indoor comfort needs, yet small enough to know you personally.  We feel that the AirRite acquisition will only  further help us achieve our goals.”


Crawford Services, Inc. offers a full range of air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical services.  With offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, Crawford Services serves the entire Metroplex with 24/7 emergency service and equipment installations. For more information, or to schedule a free consultation or online appointment, visit