Brady Family of Companies is honored to announce that President and CEO Jim Brady has been named by the Triad Business Journal as one of the region’s Most Admired CEOs. The award, launched in 2016, spotlights CEOs who deserve recognition for leading companies and organizations that make a difference daily in the Triad.

Jim and the thirteen other honorees were honored at an awards ceremony and reception at the Congdon School of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University on Thursday, July 26.  The group of honorees span from executives in health care and finance to manufacturing, retail and construction and represent a broad range of professional services, from staffing to legal to technology.

As President and CEO of the Brady Family of Companies, Jim Brady has been responsible for much of the growth of the family business since joining the company over 25 years ago. Beginning as a Trane franchise in 1962 by Jim’s father, Don Brady, Brady initially served much of North Carolina with one truck and four employees. Brady grew 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, now with over 450 associates and 250 vehicles on the road. Since 1991, Jim has served as Brady’s Vice President and General Manager and spent 26 years in sales at Brady before becoming President in 2008.  Jim is active within his church and with the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

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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