Top 50x2: Tuckers A/C Heating & Plumbing and Tuscarora Tennis Club

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. 

Tuckers A/C, Heating & Plumbing
4650 Wedgewood Blvd. #102 | Frederick
Established: 1995

Founders: Michael & Kenneth Tucker

We are a residential and light commercial heating, cooling and plumbing contractor focusing on the client experience.  We offer the longest warranties in the industry by providing up to 12 years of parts and labor on new equipment installs.  We look forward to the opportunity to earn your trust.

What is your advice to a young company?

In aspiring to reach legacy status, try and look for opportunity where others might see failure.  Never stop growing personally and professionally.

Tuscarora Tennis Club
5216 Renn Road | Frederick
Established: 1972

Founder: Aubrey Dixon

For almost forty-eight years, Tuscarora Tennis Club has been THE place to play, learn, and practice tennis in Frederick, Maryland.  The Club features four beautiful indoor courts, as well as the only har-tru (clay) courts in the area.  We have a top-notch teaching staff, a wide variety of tennis programs for youth and adults, a fully stocked Pro Shop, and a comfortable lounge for socializing or observing tennis play.  Our staff takes pride in meeting the tennis needs of our customers -- playing opportunities, junior or adult lessons, tennis gear, racquet stringing service, or just a fun social activity.  We are "The Best in Tennis"

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

Frederick County is Maryland’s largest county by land area and is strategically located between Washington DC and Baltimore.  The County has a competitive tax structure for businesses and a large, diverse population from which to draw customers and employees. It is a great place to live, work and play!

Describe a significant event in your company’s history.

The most significant event in Tuscarora’s history was the ribbon cutting for our new facility in September, 1975, after several years of operation as a 2-court “bubble”.  The opening was the fulfillment of a dream for our founders, Joyce and Aubrey Dixon.

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.