Jay Epting, Epting Distributors, Columbia, SC
Jay began working for Ep;ng Distributors, the HVAC company his grandfather started in 1964, at the age of 15. He began working part time in the warehouse after school. He began full-time in counter sales in 1982, has served as the technical service adviser, worked in outside sales, served as the sales manager, and is currently the vice president. He has watched the small family business expand from two locations in South Carolina to 12 throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Jay is an active member and former board member of the South Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, Jay is also an Eagle Scout and has taught Sunday school and served on the council of his church. He and his wife of 31 years, Helen, have three children – Rebecca, Rachel and Matthew. Rebecca, Sales, and Rachel, Administrative Support, are the fourth-generation to work in the company. Jay and his family are passionate University of South Carolina Gamecock fans.