has only been calling North Canton home since 2011, but it's already making quite an impact.
In fact, the heating and cooling contractor was named "business of the year" by the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012 and continues to grow with its community involvement.
North Canton Patch checked in with Ty Price, the company's owner and president, to see why North Canton is a good fit and why it's important to leave a positive mark on the community.
North Canton Patch: What's the gist of the business? What do you do and what kind of customers do you serve?
Ty Price: We are a licensed, insured and bonded heating and cooling contractor. We serve residential and commercial customers in Ohio and surrounding areas.
North Canton Patch: Is there something about CKP Heating & Cooling that Patch readers would be surprised to learn?
Price: I lived and worked in the building that we are in now when I was 19 years old. I did an apprenticeship with McClintock Sheet Metal when I first started in this business and had been waiting for the building to become available.
North Canton Patch: When did the business start, and how has it changed over the years?
Price: Oct. 2006, we moved to North Canton in 2011. We started with two installers and now we have 13 techs/installers and an office of support staff. We have grown our community involvement as well.
North Canton Patch: I know CKP has been involved in sponsoring community events. Maybe you can tell me more about its community involvement and why it's important for the business to keep connected in that way?
Price: We believe it is important to give back to those who have supported us and it helps us to stay connected to what is going on in the community. We have been sponsors for The Canton Chapter of The Foundation for Community Betterment, Wishes Can Happen and the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce.
North Canton Patch: Why do you like operating in North Canton and Stark County?
Price: The people in North Canton and Stark County area are hardworking people and very loyal. It is where I grew up and where I raised my family. My son, Chaz, is now a part of the business. My daughter, Kamaran, is a senior at Perry, and my wife, Rayelle, is a kindergarten teacher for Canton Local. We are proud to be from this community!