Tom Kime is a family man and a businessman dedicated to both. He has been happily married to his wife, Chris, for the last 42 years and has three children, their spouses, and six wonderful grandchildren. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Electrical Engineering he began his career in the heating & air conditioning field calling on HVAC dealers. In 1977, he returned to his hometown of Birmingham and joined Standard Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Company as a salesman working with homeowners, business owners, architects, and contractors to provide comfortable and efficient heating & cooling systems for homes and businesses. Today he is the owner of the 75-year-old business which is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and an authorized dealer of Dr. Energy Saver. He is a long-time board member of the Better Business Bureau and of the Subcontractors Association of Alabama. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame Award. After all these years, he still gets excited about all the technological advancements made in the industry in recent years and is looking forward to many more to come.