Why We Started Our Company

Do you know how Jaric AC got its start? Here is the story straight from our founder, Jim Richmond.

Owner, Jim Richmond, and crew members at a local trade show in Plano TX

The Navy

I got out of the Navy in May of 1973 and then went to trade school for a couple of months. But having been a Navy electrician, I knew more than the people who were teaching me! I even ended up teaching one of the classes.

Advice From My Mentor

My mentor said to me, “Why don’t you go into business for yourself?”

I thought he was crazy because what did I know about business? What did I know about air conditioning? What did I know about anything? I had a lot of self-doubt about my ability to run a business.

He pointed out that I have the ability to talk to people. Plus, I’m from around here. I grew up here. Those two things are valuable in running a local business: I know the people, and I can talk to the people.

So I thought okay, I’ve been fired. It’s not the worst situation in the world, and I’ll make the best of it!

How It Started

And so I started the business! At the time, Plano was just beginning to grow and expand exponentially. I figured it was a good time to start a business, and I’d try it for a couple of years, and see what happened.

How It’s Going

And here we are, some 40+ years later! It turned out that getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me.

When you choose Jaric, you are choosing a company that has been around for a long time, that is a part of this area. This is a business you can trust!

For service, please call us at (972) 423-1279. We appreciate your trust in us over the years!