About Us

“It’s not Mitsubishi, not York, not Generac…if we touch it, it’s Putney Mechanical.”

Farmville’s Community Contractor

Putney Mechanical has served Prince Edward County and the surrounding area for three generations. We are experts in installing and maintaining HVAC systems, mini-split heat pumps, whole-house generators, and more. Our commitment to clients is our first concern, and we pledge to service everything we sell.

Our clients include private homes, churches, schools, restaurants, recreational facilities, and government buildings. We pride ourselves on our reliable, high-quality, and trustworthy employees. Many of our experienced installers and service technicians have been with us for decades and are known personally by our clients.

Our History

Putney classic truck

Founded by Waverly Putney in 1947, Putney Mechanical started as a heating and air company focusing on oil-fired boilers and hot water heat. But as the industry advanced and became more sophisticated, so did Putney Mechanical, expanding to service today’s industry advances including heat pumps, generators, and mini-splits. 

Upon Putney’s retirement in 1981, current owner Parker Terry joined with Putney’s son-in-law, Joe Zehner, to purchase the company. When Zehner, too, retired in 2019, Terry took the helm. With the enthusiasm and dedication of its vice president of operations Ed Aubin, Putney is now serving more clients than ever in its history.

Owner W. Parker Terry Jr.
W. Parker Terry Jr.


Parker is a Farmville native and is well known and respected by the community. A graduate of the University of Richmond Business School, Parker has spent more than 40 years growing Putney into a highly regarded community establishment. Parker has been committed to the Farmville community his entire adult life, having served the YMCA, Farmville Baptist Church and numerous other organizations.

Vice President of Operations Ed Aubin
Ed Aubin

Vice President of Operations

Ed Aubin joined the Putney team in 1991 and soon became the company’s main service technician. In the decades since, he played many roles and now oversees corporate sales and contracts.  Under his guidance Putney has seen its business — and number of satisfied clients — more than double. Exemplifying Putney Mechanical’s family-oriented culture, Aubin’s son, David, joined Putney in 2004.

Aubin’s focus on quality service has cultivated a team of good people who treat customers’ homes with respect.

“It’s a small community,” Aubin said. “People remember you. Whether we work on a $10,000 home or a $10 million home, we treat it the same.”

Customer Testimonials

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