Our Company

We’re committed to do the job-every job…The Right Way!

Sanders Heating & Air Conditioning, originally founded in 1953 by Ben Sanders, is a full-service heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality contractor. After Ben Sanders passed away, the family sold the business and it is now locally managed and operated by some of the most experienced HVAC specialists in Upstate South Carolina.

We always take the time to educate our clients on guidelines, new and old, that need to be followed. As a green company, we are concerned with preserving our environment and inform our clients of local and federal funding available when they install systems that are energy efficient. Our Design Build Division always takes into consideration rebates from local utilities when designing mechanical systems.

All of our engineers and technicians are fully certified and trained. We maintain a large fleet of digitally-dispatched service vehicles equipped with the parts needed for a majority of repairs. Our staff keeps up with the latest in heating and air conditioning technology.

Our Mission

We are committed to our customers and the work we perform. We build long-standing relationships through fairness, reliability, and trust while providing a full array of heating, air conditioning, and home comfort solutions.

We’re committed to do the job…Every job—the right way.

We are a full service HVAC contractor providing repair, maintenance, and installation for all types of heating and air conditioning systems. We service Upstate South Carolina, including the counties of Spartanburg, Pickens, and Laurens. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!

Buddy Thomas

Leonard “Buddy” Thomas
President & CEO
Merrimack Valley Corp.

As President and CEO of our parent company, Merrimack Valley Corp., Leonard “Buddy” Thomas has overseen the acquisition of Climate Design Systems and three other HVAC companies in the past five years which are now all Divisions of Merrimack Valley Corp. All of these companies have been brought back to local management which is a big part of the culture that Buddy believes in.

Having 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Buddy understands and has experience in all aspects of this business. He is responsible for the financials of all five companies as well as staying compliant with all local, government and federal guidelines, meeting the needs of employees, customers and vendors while continuing to set the strategy and vision for each company.


Cindy Campbell
Branch Manager

Cindy Campbell started working at Sanders Heating and Air Conditioning in October, 1998 as Dispatcher and has worked her way up to her recent promotion to Branch Manager.  Cindy is responsible for the daily operations of all departments within Sanders Heating and Air Conditioning. Cindy works directly with the field staff and administrative staff to ensure quality and performance. She brings 17 years of experience to the business.

Born and raised in Greer, South Carolina, Cindy feels a strong connection to the area and has a true understanding of the climate of the Upstate areas allowing her to better select products and systems for clients.

Cindy currently lives in Greer with her husband, Scott, surrounded by her two sons, their wives and two of the most precious granddaughters anyone could wish for.


James O. Phillips, Jr.
Comfort Consultant

James Phillips works as the new Comfort Consultant for Sanders Heating & Air Conditioning Greenville, SC. Born and raised in Norton, Virginia, a small coal mining town with a population of only 5000. James currently lives just south of Greenville with his wife and the two youngest of their 5 children, who are members of Redemption Church. James received his mine electrician certification and air conditioning, refrigeration certification from Mountain Empire Technical College while working as an underground coal mine electrician. Left the coal mine industry and moved to Tennessee where he worked as a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration service technician. In 1988 he opened J&C Services which he operated until selling to a consolidator in 2000. In February 2001 James moved to the Carolina’s as the territory sales manager for Sears Heating and Cooling. James is a certified and licensed electrician, certified and licensed heating and air conditioning design professional, Manual J design certified, NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified, over 150 hours of Comfort Institute building science training and certification, Refrigeration Service Engineer Society certified.

What They're Saying...

“Never in my experience have I had such a professional technician as Ray Powell. He was very honest in letting me know what was wrong with my system and that I needed a new capacitor. Ken arrived and determined that the exchanger was in good working condition. Ken explained to me some of the in depth technical info about an exchanger. I could not believe standing in front of me were two of the most professional; knowledgeable; polite courteous techs I have ever experienced. … Sanders HVAC is #1 in my book and you just won a customer; I will tell everyone about you.”

M. Holtzclaw

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