Our Story


Who is Standard Air & Lite?

Standard Air & Lite is a full-service wholesale distributor serving the HVAC contractor in Western PA, Northern WV and Eastern OH since 1940. Standard Air & Lite was created to serve the emerging air conditioning industry founded by Willis Carrier in 1902. Standard Air & Lite evolved with the industry to be the tri-state leader in commercial and residential heating & cooling distribution. Standard Air is a full charter, full-service Carrier distributor supporting centrifugal chillers to room units. In 1994, Standard Air & Lite became an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) and moved to our current HQ location in Crafton PA. The branches in Export, Shinnston WV and Erie were opened in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Standard Air & Lite has grown through the past 70 years by serving the commercial and residential HVAC contractors with quality pre-sale application and post-sales support and a large inventory of equipment and parts. Our current employee-owners are committed to continuing this unparallel dedication to facilitate our contractor-partners success.

Our Mission Statement

Make Dealer / Contractors successful by delivering industry-leading equipment and services from our responsive knowledgeable people and reliability inventory. “The Standard is the Standard” : Responsive, Knowledgeable and Accurate Service.