He was ready to open his own business. He named it United Air Products. He liked the team work and American patriotism that the name “United” symbolized. It was in these early days of United Air Products that Bill was an original founder of the Chattanooga American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Chapter. In the spirit of hard work and determination, he built United Air Products into a large firm by the 1980’s.