Manatee County AC Company
Velocity Air is proud to serve the entire Manatee County area. Manatee County, which takes its name from Wills Hill, British Secretary of State to the Colonies from 1768-1772, was first mapped and explored by the Spanish in the early 16th century. Between 1559 and 1819, the area now called Florida was under the rule of four nations: Spain, France, Great Britain and the United States. The United States purchased Florida from Spain in 1821 for $5 million. On Jan. 25, 1834, the U.S. Legislative Council for the Territory of Florida approved an act organizing Manatee as Florida’s 19th county. In 1845, Florida was granted statehood.
At that time, Manatee County was a sprawling area that included what is now Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands Counties, most of Glades County, and part of Lee County. Despite its size, Manatee’s population was only 836, not including soldiers or Native Americans.
When the first Commissioners met in 1846, the topics were taxes, transportation, a new courthouse and jail, and downtown development. The County tax raised $148.69 that year. Commissioners were paid $2 per day while in session. In 1846, Commissioners approved plans for a new courthouse, since the original building, a small log cabin, was burned during the Second Seminole War. The project was turned over to Capt. James McKay in 1847, and he completed a two-story house, 20 feet by 45 feet, at a cost of $1,358. Commissioners later paid McKay an extra $10 for additional work.
In 1892, a red brick courthouse with a silver dome was built, occupying one square block in downtown Tampa. The building was designed by J.A. Wood, who also designed the Tampa Bay Hotel. Torn down in 1953, this distinctive courthouse is preserved in the County seal. The next courthouse was built in 1952, and is still used as an administrative building for the court system. The current main courthouse, the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse, opened in 2004, was built at the corner of Pierce Street and Twiggs Street. The current County government administration building, called County Center, opened in 1994. County Center was renamed the Frederick B. Karl County Center in 2000, in honor of the County Administrator who was instrumental in the purchase of the building.
|Manatee County: Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Lakewood Ranch|
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Manatee County AC Repair Services
We offer free in-home evaluations. We feel that important that we take a complete survey to assure you get the correct solution to your problems, Velocity also offers custom installations and replacements for residential and commercial applications. We offer emergency service on air conditioning and heating units, refrigeration and air filtration systems, as well as commercial roof top units in the Tampa Bay Area. We’re fully equipped to repair all makes and models of heating and air conditioning systems, including geothermal and solar HVAC systems.
Why Choose Velocity
Owner Bill Snyder has been proudly serving the Tampa Bay Area air conditioning and heating industry for 9 years. When he opened Velocity Air Conditioning he had a vision of providing superior service and Air Conditioning Repair at a fair price without cutting corners.
Velocity Air Conditioning takes pride that it is a family owned business that provides quality and efficient Tampa Bay area Air Conditioning Repair & Air Conditioning Services or replacement to residential homes and commercial businesses in the Tampa Bay area. We’re available by phone 7 days a week. We’re here for you, when you need us.
Family owned means you will get personal service with experience in customer satisfaction. We are here assist you in the repair, and modernization of your climate control system, providing energy efficiency tips whenever possible. Rest assured, Velocity only uses top of the line, brand name equipment. We offer a lifetime guarantee on all Tampa Bay Air Conditioning Repair Services and extended warranties on most equipment that we sell.