After 32 years of owning Mountain Air, Inc. in Covington, Carl Byer has sold his business to Dusty Stull and announced his retirement.
The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Stull as Byer bid goodbye to the business he established in 1990.
The business that operated as an independent Trane dealer is now a diamond-level Mitsubishi dealer.
Byer made his farewell remarks and turned the business over to Stull who had worked 23 years as an employee of Mountain Air, Inc.
Executive Director of the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Teresa Hammond welcomed those in attendance.
She then introduced Chamber President John Rainone who heaped praise upon the company for providing a needed service to the Alleghany Highlands as an HVAC contractor that customers in need can depend on for service.
Tom Sibold, Mayor of Covington, thanked Byer for his long-time service and welcomed Stull as the new owner.
Jeff Irvine, Mayor of Clifton Forge, and Shannon Cox, a member of the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors, congratulated Stull and thanked Byer. Cox noted that Byer had provided prompt service when she had called for help in the past.
After Byer thanked those in attendance for their support for more than three decades, he noted that at 65, it was time for him to retire.
Stull thanked those present and vowed to continue the tradition of good service that he had learned as an employee.
He then posed with his family, dignitaries, and friends on the sidewalk in front of Mountain Air, Inc., where he cut the ribbon.
|(Left-Right) Carl Byer, former owner, and new owner, Dusty Stull, Melissa Stull, his wife, and their children: Marcie and Katie. Dylan, their son, stands behind Dusty. (Photo by M. Ray Allen)|