L.D. Lawson has been posthumously selected as a member of the Carrier Hall of Fame for his contributions to the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning industry.
The award “celebrates Lawson’s dedication as one of the top Carrier dealers in the nation, as well as recognizes the expertise of the entire team at Lawson Air Conditioning & Plumbing Inc.” according to a press release.
Lawson began his business in 1946 at the age of 26 after returning from service to his country as a U.S. Marine in World War II. In 1948, Lawson Heating & Air Conditioning became a Carrier dealer and today, 70 years later, is recognized as Georgia’s oldest single-line dealer.
In 1958, Lawson Air Conditioning moved to its Dorsey Street location, where it continues to do business today.
Lawson died in 2000 from lung cancer, just days before his 81st birthday.
Compiled by Clark Leonard