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Prominent trades industry CEO leaves firm to join area builder

Tim Dupre had been with Conditioned Air for nearly 25 years.

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NAPLES — One of the most recognized top executives in the Southwest Florida construction and trades industry, Tim Dupre, is switching companies.

Dupre was recently named president and CEO of Naples-based PBS Contractors. He joins the firm after spending 24 years with Naples-based Conditioned Air, the last three as president and CEO. A Business Observer 40 under 40 winner in 2016, Dupre worked his way up at Conditioned Air, receiving eight promotions in going from apprentice installer to president and CEO. Conditioned Air has grown into one of the largest HVAC firms in the region in the past decade or so, to more than $57 million in annual revenue. It’s also grown from serving only Collier County to going as far north as Manatee County, partially under Dupre’s leadership.

"I am extremely excited to join the PBS family," Dupre says in the release. "After working in the same trade for most of my career, I wanted to challenge myself to something new. Leaving one organization after 24 years was not an easy decision. It was critical to find another organization with a great culture, amazing people, great reputation and one that supports the community.

“I have known Russell and some other key members of the PBS team for years, working together on some past projects and networking in the same circles,” he adds. “After several meetings with Russell and the key leadership team, it was clear our personal core values and guiding principles were perfectly aligned for a great partnership. I am excited to join the organization and build upon the legacy that PBS has established over the last 35 years.”

A Naples native and raised in a family working in the construction industry, Dupre lives in Cape Coral with his wife of 23 years, Christine, and their 11-year-old daughter, Sydney.

"We are excited to welcome Tim to as the new President & CEO," PBS Contractors Founder Russell Budd says in the release. "PBS has just celebrated 35 years in business, and for the past few years, I have been working on the succession plan for the company. This succession plan is based on a firm set of principles, ones I am not willing to sway from. While I have every intention of continuing to support the team, it was time to look at the future and next generation. I've known Tim for years, and after meeting with him several times to discuss the business opportunities with PBS, I knew he would align with the vision and bring the perfect leadership and dynamic to the company and team."

PBS Contractors, which builds residential and commercial spaces, was founded in 1986.


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