When you need a trusted plumber, or electrician, or car repair specialist, it’s rare to know one off the top of your head. You may find yourself asking your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or hopping online to find the right person for the job. So when it came time to install central heating and air conditioning in our 1920s arts and crafts style house that we were restoring, we breathed a huge sigh of relief knowing we already knew the right people for the job and they had been long friends of our family, Wright Services A/C and Heating.
I was so excited to hear that Wright Services was not only a NFIB member, but also made our Member of the Month for December, and so I jumped at the chance to write this month’s article. It’s one of those serendipitous moments of my life, Korbey (one of the family members running Wright Services) and her husband Joe have been a part of my husband’s life from the day he was born, they were at our wedding, we attended their daughter’s wedding, and we still see each other at family events. Over the summer NFIB/Texas spoke at Joe’s Lion’s Club in Bulverde, because in our family small business is not just what everyone runs, it’s what brings home the bacon and what we are all passionate about protecting.
Wright Services was founded in 1979 by Ronnie Wright and in 1997 it was incorporated. In 1984, Ronnie’s brother Tracy joined the company and in 1987 their sister Korbey joined. Wright Services has always been family-owned and operated and when Ronnie retired five years ago, Tracy took over the helm. Other members of the family like Tracy’s son Jody or Ronnie’s son Clayton are still part of the eight employees that run Wright Services today. The company only services the greater San Antonio area, but also completes installation of new systems at new construction all over Texas. They specialize in climate control in storage facilities, residential, and provide service and repair on home systems and commercial equipment.
When asked why they have a membership with NFIB, Korbey said, “I like that you all are out there fighting for small business in the political world. You all work to keep our expenses controlled and keep government out from being in the middle of our business.”