Born and raised in Atlanta, HealthyAir founder, Stephen Andrews, has spent the last 33 years in the home service industry, providing heating and air products and services, environmental inspection services, testing, remediation, consulting, and manufacturing of air purification systems.
Andrews’ first company, RS Andrews Services, grew to become one of the nation’s largest HVAC service providers, with over 100 vehicles serving the greater Atlanta area. RS Andrews Services was known for its excellent customer service, and as such many of the customers held home-warranty contracts, which covered major appliances as well as traditional HVAC service.
During this time, Mr. Andrews pursued his interest in environmental inspection services and concerns, and launched Andrews Environmental in 1988, a company that employed 15 people when it was sold in 1994. During this period, Mr. Andrews also served on the Board of Directors for DeKalb College where he donated classroom space to the growing college and provided training and employment to many of the graduates. He also shared his experience with the community by serving on the Board of Directors for Contractors 2000 – an international organization of over 250 service contractors. These involvements created many lasting friendships and professional relationships with service contractors in various areas.
Around this time, Mr. Andrews developed environmental sensitivities and allergies. Utilizing his broad experience and extensive contacts, he began researching indoor air quality to look for ways to improve his own health. He subsequently founded HealthyAir in September 2001. HealthyAir provides environmental inspection services, indoor air quality assessments, and testing for mold, radon, lead and asbestos, and makes recommendations for creating a healthy breathing environments.
In March 2002, shortly after founding Healthy Air, Andrews co-founded a manufacturing company, Air and Energy Products. To date, this company manufactures 11 different sizes and variations of whole house dehumidification, ventilation, and air purification equipment. With a personal interest, over 30 years of experience, and more than 1,500 home and office inspections, Mr. Andrews has become one of Atlanta’s leading experts in indoor air quality. He holds a State Conditioned Air License, advanced certificates for Mold Testing, has completed Continuing Education courses in Mold Testing at Georgia Tech, and is a Certified Mold Remediator.
Mr. Andrews lives in Atlanta with his wife, Connie. They have two children and three grandchildren.
Some people seem to have an uncanny sense of smell for mold spores. After receiving a call from one such customer, I was asked to perform a thorough mold investigation, utilizing all the resources at my disposal. Upon arrival, I prepared for my inspection of the eight thousand square-foot, two-story house, wondering how I would ever locate the needle in this particular haystack.Read More View All