Retail | Wholesale | Food | Beverage 2023: JACK WOODFIN
CEO AND PRESIDENT, WOODFIN CO., RICHMOND
For Woodfin, heating and cooling is a family affair: His parents, John and Anne, started Woodfin Heating in 1977 to sell heating oil, growing it into one of the largest privately held HVAC-related businesses in Virginia. A Virginia Military Institute and University of Virginia Darden School of Business alum, Woodfin began working with his parents in 1995, when he joined the business as a retail manager. He took over the business in 2010 after his father’s death.
Woodfin Heating now provides HVAC installation and servicing, electrical and plumbing services, indoor air solutions, home security and fuel delivery. The company also owns a range of other businesses, including EMC Mechanical Services and Capitol Heating and Cooling, as well as 20 convenience stores in the greater Richmond area.
Woodfin played on VMI’s varsity tennis team and still plays as a hobby. His other hobbies include NASCAR and go-kart racing.