In June of 1961, Johnny R. Cody and John H. Allen formed a partnership
to establish a heating and air conditioning company, and in May of 1962,
Allen and Cody Corporation was born. On November 30,
1962, John Martin Cody, father of Johnny R. Cody, purchased the interest
of John H. Allen.
In September of 1963, Allen and Cody began manufacturing
sheet metal products to use in their air conditioning business located
on South Lamar in Dallas.
Sheet metal production resulted in surplus stock requiring distribution
outlet, so Allen and Cody began selling to wholesale
supply houses. This business expanded to the point of requiring larger
manufacturing facilities and, in May of 1967, part of the sheet metal
plant was moved to Ennis, Texas.
In 1968, the corporation name was changed to Cody Company, Inc.
Cody Company's continued growth in the sheet metal production
business required the Ennis plant to expand in 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975,
1979, and 1982.
In March of 1995, Cody Company purchased the asset from
one of its San Antonio-based competitors. With this location, Cody
Company was able to increase sales throughout southern Texas.
Cody Company has had consistent growth since its humble
beginnings in 1961. The key to this growth has been our commitment to
maintain a personal relationship with our customers and our employees.