Born In the Carolinas
Fully licensed and insured.
Serving New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties.
- Carrier Dealer
- Duke Energy Preferred Contractor
- NC Mechanical Licenses
- H1 Industrial
- H2 Commercial
- H3 Residential
- NC Electrical License
- Home Advisor Elite Service Winner
- Angie's List Provider
- 4,000 sqft warehouse
Excel Air was established in 2007 with the aspiration to be an HVAC company with excellence. Founded by James Godsey, the business was built upon his principles of excelling in all aspects of the game - from start to finish, the big picture to the details, great client services to knowledge of product. Courteous & hard working, our team members like to see a job well done. The staff at Excel Air has over 50 years of combined experience in the HVAC world, including education, job training, & quality service. Along with the president, James Godsey, Excel Air offers a wealth of knowledge and is always ready for a new challenge.
Meet the Owner
James Godsey is a graduate from UNC Charlotte where he earned his Mechanical Engineering Degree. Upon graduation he started his HVAC career working in Research and Development for a major refrigeration company. His next step was as a Product Engineer with the Trane Company where he developed and maintained the production of light commercial equipment. During his tenure with Trane, he attended and graduated from Trane’s Graduate Engineering Program at their facility in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He then moved back to Wilmington to work in Existing Building Sales for Brady Trane. Finally in 2007, James stepped out on his own starting Excel Air, Inc., a residential and light commercial company.
In conjunction with James’s HVAC career, he was an active Coast Guard Reservist. He spent 31 years in the Coast Guard reserve and was called into active duty for Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and 9-11. In 1994 he received a commission and began his career as an Officer until he retired as a Commander in 2007.
In addition to his career, James loves spending time with his family and Westie, Bogie. He also has served his church as a deacon and enjoys golf, dirt bikes, & being around the water.