Central Mechanical Wichita (CMW) was founded in 1990 by Phil Sewell, Phil Horner and Tom Horner. The company began as a sheet metal and HVAC operation and plumbing services were added in 1992. Over the next 25 years, CMW developed into a full-scale commercial HVAC contractor offering HVAC and plumbing along with service and maintenance to customers in the Wichita and broader Kansas marketplace.
In July 2015, four new owners purchased the business from the original ownership group. The four new partners include Matt Smith, President; Chad Carpenter, CFO; Jamie Conner, Vice President; and Jesse Prier, Vice President. Under the new ownership, CMW has grown into one of the largest commercial HVAC contractors in the Wichita market. The new ownership team is focused on continuing the established culture of the company along with improving workplace safety, employee satisfaction and growth and refining additional components of the business.