Brett A. Rathbone, Sr.

Title: Owner
Company: Tri-County Mechanical Inc.
Location: Little River, South Carolina, United States

Brett A. Rathbone, Sr., Owner at Tri-County Mechanical Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mechanics.

Gaining initial experience doing installation work, Mr. Rathbone went on to complete Apprenticeship Training School in 1982. Having also become licensed in heating and air conditioning, he commenced his career with the New York State Sheet Metal Union in 1983, remaining until 2001. When the economy slowed, he moved to South Carolina and opened his own company. Mr. Rathbone became a co-owner of Acosta Mechanical in 2001 until he sold it in 2005. Since 2007, he has excelled as the owner of Tri-County Mechanical Inc. Mr. Rathbone did not come from a lot of money and did not have a business handed to him. He is an honest man and does good work, as he strongly believes in quality.

As a testament to his success, Mr. Rathbone’s company was named a Fastest Growing Company by INC 5,000 in 2016 and to the 25 Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina in 2016. In addition, they received the honor of Best of Beach Heating and Air in 2019 and 2020. Notably, Mr. Rathbone was inducted as a board member of the South Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning Association and to the Chamber of Commerce in South Carolina. Throughout his career, he is most proud of winning various awards through his businesses, landing large contracts and simply seeing the company grow.

Many of the men Mr. Rathbone has employed have been with him for years. They are like a big family and he is proud that they all enjoy coming to work. Looking ahead, Mr. Rathbone aims to continue to keep the business successful and growing so that he can eventually retire and pass it onto his children. Tri-County Mechanical Inc. stands apart from other businesses because of the technology, tools and mindset they have and use. They all want to make sure the customers are happy and the job is done well. In his spare time, Mr. Rathbone enjoys spending time with his family and traveling to Las Vegas for fun.

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