Department Head of the Construction DivisionKee Farmer has been a member of the CCI team since 2005 and is currently the Department Head of the Construction Division.
He grew up on a farm in the small town of Sumter, South Carolina and worked there during his formative years. After graduating high school, Kee attended Bob Jones University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He then spent several years in the insurance and financial services industry before making his permanent home at CCI.
Kee enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 children as well as being active in his church. Some of his hobbies include home construction project, dirt bikes, four wheelers, and time in the gym.
David Price is a native of Charleston, South Carolina and lifelong resident of the Lowcountry. David is the Chief Financial Officer and one of the founding partners of CCI.
With over 25 years of experience in financial management of companies and business portfolios, David leads collaborative strategic efforts in financial oversight at CCI. Additionally, he oversees key operational functions including management of the annual operating budget, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, treasury, tax and compliance.
David is a graduate of The Citadel, Class of 1989, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Service & Safety Administrator / Technical-Field Advisor
Ken Horne hails from Doerun, Georgia, a small farm town in the southwest corner of the state.
His HVAC experience started in 1984 when he served in the US Navy as a Nuclear Machinist Mate aboard submarines. During this time, part of his duty was operating and maintaining the ship's air conditioning chillers, which included both centrifugal and absorption units.
Later in his career, Ken taught courses in the operation and repair of both types of these chillers at the Submarine Training Facility at the Old Navy Base in Charleston. In 1993, Ken left the Navy and started as a service technician with the Trane Company’s regional service unit in Charleston. There, he gained valuable experience in the industrial and commercial HVAC world and also served as the unit’s Safety Coordinator and Technical Trainer.
In 2002, Ken left Trane and helped form CCI. Today, he serves as the company’s Service and Safety Administrator, Technical-Field Advisor, and if the demand warrants, a service tech. Ken resides in the Moncks Corner area with his wife, Ericka, and their three children.
Director of Business Development
With over 20 years of experience in the HVAC service and management industry, Preston Johnson is a founding member of CCI and currently oversees the business development and sales side of CCI.
A native Charlestonian, Preston received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel.
Prior to starting CCI, Preston worked at Suggs Sales & Service/Trane. Preston currently resides in Hollywood, SC with his wife, Rhonda, and two children, Preston Jr. and Alexa. Preston enjoys boating, hunting and other activities with his family.
Head of Construction
Roy Lowder is a founding partner of CCI and has been in the HVAC field since 1977.
He went to work with the industrial/commercial division of Trane Air-conditioning in 1981, where he was a technician working for the Trane franchise, Suggs Sales and Service. Roy later worked his way up to the head of the Charleston area Trane service department, but decided to leave in January of 2002 to help start CCI as a commercial and industrial HVAC service company.
A few years later, the company launched the Installation Department and, at the beginning of 2015, they added a Controls Department. Roy has three children and is an active member of the Charleston community where he lives with his wife, Vicki.