Van Alstyne officially gained another air conditioning service Tuesday morning with the ribbon cutting ceremony of Airview A/C, located at the corner of Waco Street and Van Alstyne Parkway. Sergio Perez and his wife Monica have a combined total of more than 30 years in heating and air conditioning field. They have been working out of a home in Whitewright but said they decided to open up a business office in Van Alstyne and set out to accomplished just that.

Airview A/C offers new installation and repair work on air conditioner units for home and commercial use, including emergency air conditioner work. Their service includes working in Grayson, Collin, and Fannin counties.

One reason for the relocation, Perez said, was because so many of their jobs required them to go through Van Alstyne, and each time he’s stopped, he’s always been made welcome in the city.

“We know Van Alstyne is family oriented, and I’ve already received a lot of business here. It just made sense, Van Alstyne being in the hub of my work.”

Some of that business has come from realtor Bill Benton, he said, and the property they selected was owned by one of the real estate agents who works with Benton. He learned about the large building, which previously had been an automotive repair shop and has been empty for more than a decade. They purchased it.

The next step was to bring it up to standard. To assist with that, Perez said they contacted the Van Alstyne Community Development Corporation and its executive director, Rodney Williams, worked with them in several ways. One, he said, was to provide funding to enhance the building’s facade, and so that new exterior gave the building a brand new and professional look.

The Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce, spearheaded by its president, Brenda McDonald, held the formal ceremony Tuesday morning, with representatives of the Chamber, the City, and the CDC, among others, there to join in the celebration.

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“We made the 100 percent right decision to move here,” Perez said.