David McCoy started McCoy’s Heating and Air, Inc. in 1981. David is a Jackson native who grew up in the West Jackson area. He went to work for a local plumbing contractor his senior year of high school on a part time basis and soon realized this was what he wanted to do for a living. He thought it was pretty cool crawling around under houses and fixing things, plus it paid well.
After graduation he went to work for David Scarbough and he received "on the job training" to do electrical, plumbing and air conditioning work. Here he learned all three trades and what it meant to put the customer first. After three years with this company he started vocational classes at McKenzie for air conditioning and refrigeration to gain more knowledge in this field. A year and a half later he received his diploma in air conditioning and refrigeration. Wanting to get into the commercial side of this business he went to work for Jackson Sheet Metal as a Service Tech doing start-up work on new commercial jobs. David was the first tech for the company and soon grew the service department by bringing in new service customers, both residential and commercial.
Four years later he decided it was time to go out on his own. With the help of his grandmother he purchased a large step van and tools to start his new business. Many still remember his large service truck because of the lettering on the side of it. "The Real McCoy’s Heating and Air Conditioning" was on both sides of the truck. Many of his competitors kidded him about the truck but people remembered that name and many years later with over 60 employees McCoy’s Heating and Air, Inc. is known for quality service in West Tennessee.