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Comfort Systems USA (South Central)
9745 Bent Oak Drive
Houston, TX 77040


Diana Hearen

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HOUSTON, Texas – October 20, 2011 – Comfort Systems USA (South Central), a wholly owned subsidiary of Comfort Systems USA (NYSE: FIX), the nation’s premier provider of mechanical systems installation and services, is proud to be the recipient of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2011 Excellence in Construction Merit Award for the Sysco Food Services of Houston project.

As a Design-Build Project, Comfort Systems USA (South Central) worked with Sysco Food Service and Big-D Construction to develop designs for plumbing and air conditioning systems. The design had to accommodate the approximately 585,000 square foot facility, its 700 employees and guests. This included a full service state of the art “Chef’s Kitchen” designed to accommodate video and web broadcast of the Chef in action. The facility operates 24-hours a day, 300 plus days per year and was designed to handle up to $30 million in inventory annually. One innovative change incorporated midway through the project was the change from lead-acid batteries powering the forklifts and pallet jacks to Hydrogen Fuel Cell power lowering the carbon footprint. Special plumbing and controls accommodations were installed to facilitate this change. Specialized floor drains to catch condensation and special controls systems designed to turn fans on when hydrogen is detected were installed. Even with the special nature of the project, Comfort Systems USA (South Central) was able to adapt and adjust plans and designs to accommodate the clients’ needs, on time and within budget.

Construction of this project started in October of 2008 and the building was turned over to the owner in February 2010. Comfort Systems USA (South Central) completed this project with zero OSHA Safety recordable accidents, zero OSHA restricted workday cases and zero OSHA lost time accidents.

“Being advocates of our clients’ best interests is the core philosophy that drives us to be successful on our projects,” says Jody Vowell, President of Comfort Systems USA (South Central). “The Sysco project was no exception. It is an honor to be recognized by our peers for a job well done.”

About Comfort Systems USA (South Central)
With over 64 years in the mechanical and plumbing contracting industry, Comfort Systems USA (South Central) has positioned itself as a leading provider of lifecycle services and solutions in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. Comfort Systems USA (South Central) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comfort Systems USA (NYSE: FIX), the nation’s premier provider of mechanical systems installation and services.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current plans and expectations of future events of Comfort Systems USA, Inc. and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future activities and results of operations to be materially different from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include, among others, the use of incorrect estimates for bidding a fixed-price contract, undertaking contractual commitments that exceed our labor resources, failing to perform contractual obligations efficiently enough to maintain profitability, national or regional weakness in construction activity and economic conditions, financial difficulties affecting projects, vendors, customers, or subcontractors, difficulty in obtaining or increased costs associated with bonding and insurance, shortages of labor and specialty building materials, retention of key management, our backlog failing to translate into actual revenue or profits, errors in our percentage-of-completion method of accounting, the result of competition in our markets, seasonal fluctuations in the demand for HVAC systems, the imposition of past and future liability from environmental, safety, and health regulations including the inherent risk associated with self-insurance, adverse litigation results and other risks detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are discussed under “Item 1A. Company Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this filing. Comfort Systems USA, Inc. expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, developments, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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