From a one-man-band to the county’s leading commercial and domestic air conditioning contractor, Lynx AC has gone from strength to strength and shows no sign of slowing down.
Directors Paul Green, who set up the business in Bassingham in 1985, and Rob Pygott, who joined the company in 2004, have some exciting plans in hand, including a move to larger premises on the Lincoln Enterprise Park (LEP).
They’ve also recently acquired APV Products, which produces bespoke ductwork fittings for the air conditioning and ventilation industry, which has created several new jobs.
Lynx AC is also a Business Solutions Partner of Mitsubishi Electric and a Daikin D1 Approved Installer, which means they can offer seven-year parts and labour warranties with their installations.
Speaking about the success of the business, Paul said they’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the county’s largest employers.
“We’ve built the company from the ground up and established a reputation for providing a professional, high-quality service which has helped us develop an impressive local and national client base.
“In addition to installing air conditioning systems in businesses and homes, our clients benefit from a comprehensive after-sales care and maintenance service to help minimise the risk of potentially costly breakdowns, reduce running costs and increase the longevity of the equipment.
“Most of our clients have come to us via word of mouth so, up to now, the company has largely grown organically, although we also get invited to tender for work. However, we’re now at a stage where we’re moving into much larger premises and are ready to take the business to the next level.
“Acquiring APV Products will add another string to our bow and strengthen our position in the marketplace as the go-to company for both commercial, industrial and domestic air conditioning and ventilation.”
Paul and Rob are hoping to move into their premises on the A46 between Lincoln and Newark in July once building work on phase five of the LEP is complete.
Nicholas Falkinder, Managing Director of LEP Developments, said he’s delighted to be working with such a long-standing Lincolnshire firm.
“One of the key aims of LEP Developments is to support and encourage economic growth in the area,” explained Nicholas. “The park is a vibrant hub of activity with a strong sense of community. Paul and Rob at Lynx AC share our commitment to maintaining high standards of professionalism and productivity and we are delighted to welcome them on board.”
Paul added: “We’ve leased two adjacent units totalling 5,000 sq ft of office and storage space, which is five times bigger than our current premises in Bassingham and will enable us to continue to expand and create more jobs.
“I’ve been to see a lot of other industrial parks and this one is by far the best in terms of location on the A46 with great links to the A1. It’s also clean, tidy, secure and well managed.”
Although air conditioning in the UK has traditionally only been associated with the commercial market, Lynx AC is seeing an increase in the number of homeowners looking to take advantage of the energy savings air conditioning can provide in terms of heating and cooling.
Paul explained: “With today’s modern, sleek and energy efficient systems air conditioning is much more affordable than you might think.
“So, whether you want to be able to control the temperature in your workplace or the rooms in your home, such as a south facing bedroom or conservatory, all year round, one of the Lynx AC team will be happy to talk you through the options available.”