Phillip Bryson spent over 25 years as an executive in corporate America . His background includes experience in finance, law, human resources and strategy. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Finance and Economics, and from Columbia University with a law degree. In 2015 God started dealing in Phillip’s heart that it was time for him to make a career change. After much discussion and prayer, the Lord opened the door for Phillip and his partner Rob Hargett to acquire Southern Comfort from its founders, the Annas family. Rob and Phillip acquired the business in October 2016 and are excited to see how God will lead and hopefully bless the business as they seek to use it as a tool to serve Him.
President / Owner
Rob Hargett started in the HVAC industry right out of college and has worked in many roles. Rob is the third generation in his family to pursue this career path. Rob became President of Southern Comfort in October of 2016 following the retirement of the former owner Steve Annas. Rob also has taught for 14 years for Central Piedmont Community College in the Air Condition Program and has over 30 years’ experience in the contracting and service side of the HVAC industry. Rob holds Mechanical Licenses in several states.
Brent Roland has been the Facility/Property Supervisor for the Charlotte Area Transit Light Rail for the past 10 years. Prior to that he worked 7 years as the Facility Manager at Northside Baptist Church and Christian Academy. From 1991-2000 Brent owned and operated a Commercial Service Business in the Charlotte area. He is 1985 graduate from Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree.
His personal interests include yard work, gardening and several other outside activities. He enjoys his family the most of all. He hails from farm country in central Michigan.