The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 6, 2012

Locust has a ‘dynamic’ new business

Friday, April 6, 2012 — One of Locust’s newest businesses offers more than just heating and air services.

January marked the start of a new business venture for Billy and Leslie Cole of Oakboro.

Billy Cole, who for 20 years had been half-owner at a heating and air company, decided to take the next step to sole-ownership of a company. Together, he and his wife, Leslie, opened up Dynamic Comfort Solutions from their home in Oakboro.

“He wanted to have something that was his own,” said Leslie Cole, who serves as operations manager.

The Coles had quickly outgrown the space in their home when Billy Cole located an office space for rent in Locust towards the middle of February. The location, Leslie said, couldn’t have been better.

“We’re right near a bank,” she said, adding that they had always liked the Locust area.

Dynamic Comfort Solutions offers a wide array of residential and commercial services, including: heating and air service, installation and maintenance; mold assessment testing and remediation; indoor air quality; duct repairs and cleaning; plumbing and electrical services, BPI energy audits and disaster relief.

“All of these things fall into heating and air,” she said.

Concerns about mold, Leslie explained, are common in this area partly due to the climate and the fact that many homes are not sealed properly.

“There is a lot of moisture under homes,” she said.

For environmentally conscience individuals and those looking to save some money on energy bills, Dynamic Comfort Solutions also specializes in alternative energy options including solar panels and geothermal design.

The business employs five staff, including: Kendra Dennis, service manager; Charlene Barbee, maintenance manager; Simon Atkinson, preventative maintenance; Josh Morton, preventative maintenance and installation service helper; and Brian Nox and T.J. Bowers, service technicians.

Leslie hopes to be able to expand the business in the future, both for the benefit of her family and for the community.

“I’d like my kids to be able to work here,” she said.

“We also want to help people take care of these issues in their homes.”

Dynamic Comfort Solutions is at 150 Ray Kennedy Drive, Suite 240-B, Locust. For additional information, stop by the office or call (704) 485-5506; fax (704) 485-2216 or visit

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