Forty Under 40: Charley Boyce

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Class of 2017 Forty Under 40 Charley Boyce President Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal

Growing up in Oklahoma, Charley Boyce says he knew two things — the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry and baseball. In Northwest Arkansas, he has excelled at both.

At the University of Arkansas, he set pitching records that still stand. He helped the Razorbacks reach the College World Series in 2004 and was voted team MVP in 2005.

He earned a business administration-marketing degree in December 2005, played his senior season the following spring, then went to work for Airco Service Inc., his family’s HVAC business in Tulsa dating back to the 1960s.

He returned to Northwest Arkansas after a few months to manage an HVAC distribution center. In 2010, he joined Paschal as a salesman, with the understanding he would eventually purchase the company from Harold Kimrey upon his retirement.

That time arrived in December 2012, and under Boyce’s leadership, the company has grown from 20 to 85 employees, and revenues have increased by more than 300%. A 45,000-square-foot headquarters in Tontitown is under construction and will be completed this fall.

Boyce said the company’s motto is simple — take care of customers and charge a fair price.

“We want to take care of customers for as long as they live in Northwest Arkansas,” he said. “It’s not a get-rich quick scheme. If we do that, our business will keep growing.”

Boyce envisions additional Paschal offices in other Arkansas markets, and in southwest Missouri. He said the company’s service lines may also grow to include electrical and plumbing.

Married with two children, Boyce said work and family are priorities at this point in his career.

“Playing golf and hunting and fishing, all that’ll be nice one day, but that’s down the road,” he said.