Thomas Jones attributes his business success to .the values of life and honest
work. he was taught by his parents (a union steelworker and a loving mother)
and .good old fashioned customer service. he learned at Isaly.s as a youth.
In 1970, Jones co-founded Jones-Rogers, Inc., a HVAC (heating, ventilation, air
conditioning) company in northern Virginia. Under his guidance, J-R today is a
recognized leader in this industry in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan
area. Jones and his company have been honored for its business management,
customer service and community involvement.
Following high school, Jones earned a degree in Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration Engineering from Gateway Technical Institute in Pittsburgh. He then
moved to Washington, D.C., in 1962 to work in the HVAC field. A steady worker
and a quick learner, Jones earned distinction as a technician and was acknowledged
for his quality fieldwork and ambition.
Jones and his former partner started Jones-Rogers in a small storefront in Vienna,
VA. Shortly thereafter, Jones purchased his partner.s share of stock. Over the
next 42 years, Jones-Rogers has gained a reputation for providing quality design,
installation and service work for heating and air conditioning.
Over the years, the company has provided indoor comfort solutions to the homes
of tens of thousands of residential customers in addition to business, governmental
and medical offices.
Jones-Rogers received the prestigious Carrier Distinguished Dealer Award
in 1996. Worldwide, there are only 64 Carrier Distinguished Dealers. Lennox
Industries has recognized his company for its performance and quality service as
a Lennox Premier Dealer and Lennox Centurion Dealer, the latter of which is a
distinction held only by the top 100 Lennox dealers nationwide. Locally, Jones-
Rogers has earned acclaim for its sponsorship of youth sports organizations and
Individually, Jones has contributed to emerging technological advances in HVAC
controls and condensing units as a director on the board of the Air Conditioning
Contractors of America.s (ACCA) National Capitol Chapter. He also has served on
Honeywell and Carrier product advisory boards.
Community involvement is also important to Jones. He has volunteered as a coach
in the Vienna Little League girls. softball program. He is an annual supporter
of food banks at Community of Faith United Methodist Church in Virginia and
another one in Pittsburgh and also of Northern Virginia firefighter organizations.
He also has contributed his support to a variety of outreach programs
internationally across Latin America.
Currently, Jones spends his time between homes in Ormond Beach, FL, and
Champion, PA, with his wife of 21 years, Elvita, as he transitions into a senior
advisory role at Jones-Rogers.
Jones is the father to two sons, Eric and Jeffrey, who will be taking over the reins
at Jones-Rogers as he retires. To his daughter Kelley, he is a proud the grandfather
of three . Evan, Sidney and Caroline.