The McCrea Way

Quality HVAC, AC system and heating service the first time, every time. That is the McCreaWAY!

The McCrea Way is the way we define our company culture. It means always delivering the best service possible, going above and beyond for our clients, and always operating under our code of ethics. The McCrea Way is not only about providing quality service the first time, it is the honest and ethical way that McCrea does business every day. For 80 years, McCrea has proudly served the Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland areas. Many thanks to all our customers over the years. Our plan is to continue to deliver “The McCreaway” to existing and new clients for years to come. Contact us today to experience “The McCreaway” for AC replacement, Heating system replacement and all your HVAC service needs.  Angie's List A+ rating.


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McCrea Through the Years

Select a year below to see some milestones through our 80-year history. 

1936
1936

McCrea Established

C.L. McCrea and Doris McCrea were the founding owners. McCrea became a family-owned wholesale distributer of the Lux-aire brand of residential HVAC equipment. McCrea was located in Washington D.C.

1963
June 1963

Incorporated in D.C.

McCrea becomes incorporated in Washington D.C. This is significant as becoming incorporated allowed for McCrea to later get outside investors to help grow the business.

1968
1968

McCrea Has a New Home

McCrea moves from D.C. to Beech Road in Temple Hills, MD. Beech Road is still the corporate headquarters for McCrea.

1968 
1968

Change of Leadership

A group of investors buys out the McCrea’s family’s interest in McCrea. One of those investors is George Lanhardt who goes on to become the President and majority shareholder.

1970
1970

McCrea Brings HVAC Services to Residents

McCrea begins performing installations in residential homes and creates the first McCrea Service department.

1985
1985

New Technology Increases Efficiency

McCrea implements the first computer system to help manage the service department. McCrea was able to provide quicker service to residents and wholesalers. Wayne Lanhardt becomes the President of McCrea.

1999
1999

Expansion to Virginia

After many years of sending personnel into Virginia, McCrea purchases a 20,000 square foot building and opens a full office in Warrenton, VA.

2004
2004

Expansion to Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Operations are expanded to include West Virginia and Pennsylvania and McCrea opens an operation in Greencastle PA. The facility is a 50,000 square foot facility that allows McCrea to expand its sheet metal production operation.

2011
2011

Celebrating 75 Years

October 10th McCrea celebrates its 75th anniversary and is featured in a national HVAC publication. The title of the article “Contractor does it right for 75 years."

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