The average term of our key employees is over 25 years - experience matters.

The MEC Story

Founded in 1963 by A. Jack Childress, Mechanical Equipment Company has grown from a predominately small equipment distributor, to one of the largest independent wholesalers in the Southeast.

In the 1970’s we expanded our product offering to include all of the related supplies to become a leader in the residential, new construction HVAC market.

Now in our third generation, Brandon Childress is President and CEO while his father Brud Childress remains on as Board Chairman. Of particular pride to us and a big reason for our success, is our employees. The average term of our key employees is over 25 years - experience matters.

We currently have four locations serving metro Atlanta and North Georgia. They are Marietta, Cumming, Braselton and our corporate office in Lawrenceville. Our large fleet trucks, convenient locations and dedicated, experienced employees help us provide the best service in the industry.

We never sacrifice quality for price. We have handled the same products in most cases for over twenty years and they are names you can trust like Honeywell, LG and Quietflex to name a few. While maintaining high standards of quality, we always remain extremely competitive.

Regardless if you are a service/replacement dealer or a new construction dealer; whether you are large or small, you will find we are a company you can trust and depend on for all your needs.

Why Choose MEC?

Competitive Pricing

Due to volume and relationships with our vendors, MEC has competitive pricing and we keep our customers competitive with a high level of customer service.

Knowledgeable Staff & Sales

Key employees have decades of experience and owners are just a call away.

Customer Service

Inside and outside sales force with outstanding relationships with our vendors to quickly find solutions or products for your needs.

Technical & Warranty Support

MEC has the smoothest warranty process in the industry, period. Our Reps and TSA handle and process technical & warranties immediately & thoroughly.

Hands-on Training

Classes on New products with continuing education credits and access to factory trips and training.

4 Convenient pick-up locations

4 locations to serve you in key areas around Metro Atlanta. Possibly more to come soon! Full delivery service from any of our locations.

Long-Term Relationships

Between our vendors and customers we have a tight knit base of relationships that makes doing business a pleasure.

Ductwork Fabrication

MEC has a full metal and duct board fabrication shop manned by long time fabricators that can custom make anything needed in the HVAC industry.