ASAP Heating and Air Hires New General Manager

Eddie Benton

Columbia, SC, September 27, 2018 - ASAP Heating and Air welcomes Eddie Benton as the new General Manager for the company effective October 1st. Utilizing the tools gained through various leadership positions, he steps out of retirement to bring broad-based experience from a number of different industries. With a vast background in accounting and strategic planning, his role will help strengthen ASAP’s financial and operational teams.

“I was searching for an integrator, someone who understands numbers and people,” said ASAP Heating and Air President Ryan Hudson. “With his expansive resume, Eddie was the perfect solution.”

Benton started his business career with General Telephone & Electric (GTE), now Verizon Communications, before coming to Columbia in 1992 to manage a large cardiology practice that grew to become the Columbia Heart Clinic. In 2001, he left that position to become the Chief Operating Officer for Nexsen Pruet, a large Columbia-based law firm with 9 different offices throughout the Carolinas. After a brief stint as consultant to a Christian ministry in Cleveland, OH in 2009, he returned to Columbia in 2010 to assume the role of COO with the law firm of Collins & Lacy. In 2016, he accepted the same role with another Columbia-based law firm before retiring to do private business consulting in late 2017. Benton holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, a M.A. in Counselor Administration from Appalachian State University, a B.A. in Finance from Georgia Southern University, and a M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

A leader with a strong reputation in comprehensive HVAC services, ASAP Heating & Air is at the forefront of serving residential and commercial customers in the greater Columbia, SC area. With a concern for the local community and environment, all of ASAP’s experienced service technicians are licensed, insured and have years of heating and air conditioning experience to deliver a better service experience for its customers. Offering the latest technology as well as energy saving solutions, ASAP Heating and Air is one of Columbia’s top heating and cooling comfort resources.