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Service Focused, Backed by Full Fabrication Capabilities

About American Industrial Service

American Industrial Service is the mechanical systems service division of American Industrial Contractors, which designs, fabricates, and installs commercial and industrial HVAC systems in North Carolina, and services North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Focused solely on post-installation service, we are able to provide a high level of customer service paired with fast response. Further, we are able to tap into the full scope of engineering, system design, ductwork fabrication, and installation capabilities of our parent company when needed.

Founded in 1987 by Philip Lucado, American Industrial Contractors is known as the Carolinas' mechanical systems experts. Serving the Carolinas and Virginia, the company has operated for more than three decades, and has intimate knowledge of design and installation requirements for HVAC and related systems that are used in a variety of new construction and renovation applications. General contractors, architects, property managers, and consulting firms choose American Industrial because of our ability to provide accurate estimates quickly–as well as our reputation for delivering quality work while adhering to strict project deadlines and budgets.

We have one of the most widely trained and experienced teams of commercial HVAC specialists in the Southeast. Our company President, Rick Ramsey, summed up our approach this way: "Our customers have immediate needs that require dynamic, fast, and targeted solutions. We recognize that mechanical systems interruptions can translate into interruption of your operations. We treat your building and assets as though they are our own: we are committed to providing lasting solutions, not just temporary fixes."

Leadership Team

Rick Ramsey


Rick Ramsey joined the management team in 2017 to help drive growth, implement process improvement, and identify investment opportunities in order to continually improve our customers' experience with American Industrial.

Prior to joining American Industrial, Rick worked in a number of construction and industrial manufacturing businesses in various operations: lean, marketing, and business development roles. Rick's combined background in both construction and industrial manufacturing provides a unique perspective in creating a best-in-class solution for American Industrial's customers. He and his wife Libby have three children: Scott, Margot, and Jenna.

Steve Osborne

PE – VP & GM

Steve Osborne joined the team in 2017. Prior to American Industrial, Steve held various operational and leadership positions in Engineering, Operations Management, and Service Management in both HVAC and HVAC Controls. Steve has a passion for the entire HVAC life cycle—from design, to coordination and installation, to service. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of NC, a Certified Energy Manager from The Association of Energy Engineers, and holds his NC H1-1, H2 and H3-1 contracting licenses.

Philip Lucado


Philip started American Industrial Contractors in 1987, utilizing his 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry. He combined his work ethic, business partnerships, and community service to quickly grow American Industrial into one of the leading HVAC contractors in the Triad and has maintained a strong reputation in the industry for the past 30 years. Philip is married and enjoys spending time with his adult children and grandchildren.

Steve Stone

SVP, Project Manager

Steve has been working in the HVAC world for 40 years, serving in a multitude of roles. Steve has been with American Industrial for over 25 years and has managed many of the largest projects in the company's history. In addition to being a project manager, Steve is also responsible for managing our piping division. Steve has been married for 35 years and enjoys spending time with his adult children and two grandchildren.

Tommy Oliver

Founder – American Industrial Contractors – Service Department

Tommy has been head of American Industrial's service division for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining the American Industrial team, Tommy was with HG Strickland where he primarily worked at an AT&T facility as a plant facilities supervisor. Prior to HG, Tommy was a service technician for both Honeywell and Diversified Control Systems. Tommy understands what customers need from a service standpoint and trains all of his technicians to ensure that they deliver the best quality service for American Industrial's customers.

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