Top 50x2: Frederick Air and Frederick Brick Works

In this year’s special edition of Frederick Top 50x2, we are recognizing Frederick County’s most resilient businesses that have been serving our community for 20 years or more.  Each week we will be highlighting businesses and organizations that were selected for the publication.  These are the companies that prove that Frederick County is a great place to do business. 

Frederick Air Inc.
3 King Ave | Frederick
Established: 1992

Founder: Steve Schmidt

Frederick Air, Inc. provides whole home solutions to the residents and businesses of Frederick County and surrounding areas by delivering the highest quality service, maintenance, and installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, while maintaining a family friendly work environment for the company’s employees; and do it so well that it is profitable.

What is a cool fact about your company?

Frederick Air is Frederick County’s only Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer.  The designation means that the dealer has met the highest standards for superior skills, service and a promise of 100 percent satisfaction, according to the Bryant website.

Frederick Brick Works, Inc.
1731 Monocacy Blvd. | Frederick
Established: 1891

Founders: D.C. Winebrener, et al

We are a leading, local retailer of masonry supplies, patio materials, stone veneer and other construction materials.

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

Frederick County is a crossroads - not only of major roadways, but of the past, present and future; and of farmland and towns . . . bringing together a diverse group of needs and the businesses to support them.

Frederick County is very fortunate to have an amazing business community, especially those that have been in business for over 20 years.  We understand that there are more than 100 legacy businesses in Frederick County, but unfortunately, we were not able to include all these businesses in the Top 50x2.  The businesses included were selected from responses submitted to a business survey.  OED staff verified the responses and then selected the businesses on a first come first serve basis.  If your business would like to be included in future opportunities, please email

Some photographs included in the publication were taken pre-COVID.  OED encourages everyone to follow precautionary guidelines set forth by the Frederick County Health Department.