About Us

Our mission at Gary Air is to provide premier HVAC services to residential communities in the Sarasota/Manatee regions. We are committed to growing our business through superior customer service deep rooted in ethics and values. An integral part of our continuing success is derived from our friendly, knowledgeable, and dependable staff due to our firm belief that our employees come first. We are dedicated to the preservation of the environment by offering the latest in high-end energy efficient equipment and by properly recycling used equipment and refrigerants.


Gary Christopher moved to Sarasota in 1983 after earning his degree from Niagara Community College. He worked for local air conditioning contractors in the Sarasota area for ten years until founding Gary Air in 1995 with his wife. Gary takes pride in his integrity and never compromises that when it comes to customers.


Bob Thurber has been General Manager of Gary Air since joining them at the start of the company in 1995. He has helped the company thrive with his excellent customer service and “service with a smile” attitude. “Bobby” has field experience which he believes aids him in the process of evaluating what is in the best interest of the customer when they purchase a new indoor comfort system. Bobby graduated from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, double-majoring in Law and Psychology before moving to Florida in 1992. On a personal note he is a contributor to the “Mothers Helping Mothers,” “American Cancer Society” and “Habitat for Humanity” charities.