Tundra Air racing to success by giving back to the Southwest Florida community and supporting a local race car driver
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The start of the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo series racing season in mid-May didn’t just mean a new sponsorship and two second place finishes for the number 84 car, it also meant the next chapter in a lifelong friendship for two Southwest Florida young men aiming for new heights in their careers.
As best friends growing up, Tundra Air owner Alex Tann and Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Motorsport driver Ryan Norman knew two things from an early age – both had big dreams, and neither was attracted to years of college.
Alex knew he wanted to work with his hands, solve problems and be his own boss. Ryan knew he wanted to go fast. Real fast.
Both young men are now making those dreams come true, in a big way.
Alex discovered a calling in HVAC – the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems that make homes and businesses comfortable. He realized his dream when he opened Tundra Air in Cape Coral a few years ago.
Alex incorporated principles integral to his entrepreneurial family in his approach to business. He runs Tundra Air with a commitment to four key values: integrity, honesty, customer focus and community engagement.
That community engagement philosophy has allowed Tundra Air to embrace the Southwest Florida community in its time of need.
After Hurricane Ian, Tundra Air worked closely with Timothy Hoffman, owner of Fathoms, Gather, French Press and Next Door, to get his several restaurants up and running.
According to Hoffman, “Tundra did far more to help than simply fixing broken AC and fridges. They provided lights, equipment, tarps, generators, and most importantly professional advice and guidance not only to me but my team.”
As the 2022 holidays approached, Alex recognized that many people in the community were still hurting – their lives shattered by the storm. In response, Tundra Air hosted its inaugural canned food drive in partnership with Harry Chapin Food Bank – an effort slated to become an annual event.
Additionally, Tundra Air recently formed a relationship with IMAG History and Science Center that allows the non-profit to channel more of its resources into programming and education while Tundra Air will take care of the HVAC systems at no cost to the organization.
The decision to sponsor local race car driver, Ryan Norman, as he competes in the prestigious Lamborghini Super Trofeo series was a natural extension of Alex’s commitment to community engagement and the friendship he and Ryan have. “Ryan is like a brother to me,” said Alex, “I’ve known him since we were kids and I’m thrilled that he’s earned a chance to race at this level.”
Ryan’s love of speed has evolved from racing motocross as a teen to now racing as a pro driver in the international Lamborghini series. The series season consists of ten races, with two races at each track on the schedule. Ryan finished an impressive second in his first two races that took place in Monterrey, Calif., close behind the reigning champs.
“Watching Ryan cross that finish line in second place, right behind the defending champions, was thrilling,” said Alex. “We look forward to more exciting finishes as Ryan pursues his dream.”
Ryan next races June 23-24 at Watkins Glen International in New York.
About Tundra Air
Tundra Air is a family-owned business based out of Southwest Florida, specializing in both residential and commercial services from Charlotte to Lee County. We offer a variety of services including upgrades, repairs, replacements, and installations. Our team of experienced, trained professionals believe in educating you to make the best decisions for your home. Anyone can service your HVAC needs, but not everyone will treat you like family, with no pressure or hassle. Your satisfaction is our mission. Your trust is our business. Call us today at 239-867-2665 or email us at email@example.com for a free estimate on your air conditioning needs.