Brady Chosen as Recipient of 2018 Family Business of the Year Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greensboro, NC (May 17, 2018) – Brady Family of Companies is honored to announce it has been named a recipient of the 2018 Family Business Award by the Triad Business Journal. The award, in its second year, recognizes companies with proven family leadership, a healthy record of success and overcoming challenges, careful attention to strategy, overall excellence in innovation, ethics, philanthropy, and contributions to the strength of the region, as well as a lasting legacy for the family and the community.

The winners were celebrated on Thursday, May 17th with a reception at Wake Forest University, hosted by The Center for Private Business. The other sixteen honorees cover many diverse fields and industries including manufacturing, retail, technology, health care, and construction.  

With over 450 associates and 250 vehicles on the road, Brady has remained a family-owned business since its founding in 1962 when Chairman Don Brady, along with his wife Mary Gay, packed up their home in Rochester, NY and moved to Greensboro, NC to open a Trane franchise serving much of North Carolina with one truck and four employees. Over the past five decades, Don and son Jim Brady, now President and CEO of the Brady Family of Companies, have grown Brady to meet the increasing needs of clients over the southeast region, expanding from commercial HVAC equipment to a service company, parts centers, controls, energy services, retrofit, and security. Active in the community and within the industry, Brady is led by the mission statement “Caring for our associates, our customers, and our community.” Focusing everyday on these three tenants allows Brady to continue to move the region forward while retaining the family culture and values Don instilled back in 1962.

In winning the award, Jim Brady says “We are pleased to accept this award on behalf of our extended family of associates at Brady. It is because of their day in and out dedication to the comfort and care of our customers that we are here today as the premier building solutions service provider.”

About Brady: Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with locations in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, and Wilmington. Founded in 1962 by Chairman Don Brady, the company remains a family owned enterprise, today employing over 420 associates. The company works with building owners, facility managers, developers, architects, engineers and contractors providing sustainable, comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Brady provides customers with a diverse range of HVAC and building solutions including building automation, energy conservation, green design, performance contracts, access controls, security, mechanical systems, parts and supplies, as well as world-class technical support. Brady is an authorized Trane franchise. For more information, visit or call (800) 849-1915.

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