Servicing communities around the Lake and beyond Okeechobee – Clewiston, Moore Haven, Lakeport, Pahokee, Belle Glade, LaBelle

Glades Gas established in 1929 became a Carrier AC company in 1965. In 2013 we changed our name to Glades AC after selling our propane company. Licensed and registered in 11 counties including, Brevard County, Indian River, St Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Highlands, Okeechobee, Hendry, Glades, Lee and Collier. Glades AC specializes in installation and service of residential and light commercial air conditioning and refrigeration including ice machines.


Glades Air Conditioning and Authorized Appliances was formerly Glades Gas Company of Okeechobee. In 1915, Daniel B. McCarthy fondly known as Big Mac came to Okeechobee from Nebraska to survey land that his father had purchased sight unseen. It was Daniel’s first job after his college graduation as an engineering student. Dan liked Okeechobee so much that he decided to stay. He opened his first store; D. M. McCarthy General Store in 1916 on Park Street which is now the location of Lawn Tamer.
When Dan enlisted for WWI his brother John David and his wife Cecilia came from Nebraska to run the store. After the war, the business could not support two families so Dan branched off the plumbing and hardware part of the business and then started the propane gas business in 1929. The propane business brought gas refrigeration, stoves, and water heaters to the families of Okeechobee and around the Lake.
When Big Mac’s son Daniel Marion McCarthy, Monica’s Dad, came back from serving in WWII, they expanded the company and started Glades Gas in Clewiston and Belle Glade. It was in Clewiston that Daniel M. raised Monica and her eight siblings. In that same year of 1946, Big Mac moved the Okeechobee Glades Gas to its current location at 804 N Parrott Avenue. In 1957, Daniel M. signed a contract to become a General Electric (GE) dealer which was a perfect fit for the services Glades Gas already offered and in the early 1960’s the McCarthy’s became a Carrier and Amana Air Conditioning company after representing Bryant gas furnaces. Between 1965 and his passing in 2005, Daniel M. McCarthy helped bring air conditioning to many households throughout the community. The company is still one of the oldest GE and Carrier dealers in the State of Florida.
Daniel B. McCarthy passed away in 1967 and his son-in-law Doug Cassels took over the management of Glades Gas in Okeechobee until 1987 when Jim and Monica moved here from Wilmington, Delaware. Monica managed the gas company until 2013 when the propane business was sold and the name changed to Glades Air Conditioning. The appliance division operating as Authorized Appliances still carries gas and electric appliances with a nice selection of refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers and water heaters.



From maintenance to repair and service, installation, and increasing our customers’ energy-efficiency, our technicians are trained to handle it all.

  • Over 50 years of experience in the industry.

  • Licensed and registered in 11 counties including, Brevard County, Indian River, St Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Highlands, Okeechobee, Hendry, Glades, Lee, and Collier.

  • Honest, fair and efficient maintance, service, repair, and/or replacement of related equipment.

  • 24-hour EMERGENCY services, call (800) 763-2114.

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