Lexington, Mass.-based Wrightsoft Corp. is celebrating 20 years in business.

From an initial meeting with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Wrightsoft developed an idea of placing the Manual J load calculations on a computer screen, making it calculate and display the answer whenever there was an input number change.

“We struck a deal with ACCA that very day,” said Bill Wright, president of Wrightsoft. “It took an entire year to develop this initial product, Right J, but it was worth it.”

Over the last two decades, Wrightsoft has introduced other innovations and partnerships.

“After 20 years, our steadfast commitment of automating the design and sales process to assist the HVAC professional work more efficiently, is unchanged,” said Chris Edgren, Wrightsoft vice president of sales and marketing. “We were the first software provider to directly link our product to Florida’s residential energy code program, and now we have successfully completed the same thing with REScheck and REM/Rate. Our product’s automation streamlines the process and eliminates the need to enter the same information multiple times in different programs.”

Wrightsoft has developed partnerships with other manufacturers such as American Standard, Bryant, Carrier, Coleman, Luxaire, Rheem, Roth, Trane, Unico, Uponor, York and Zurn.

“These relationships are extremely important and give us the ability to include our software access to the manufacturer’s equipment database, marketing data, and pricing, thereby giving the user all the information they need electronically to create thorough system designs complete with professional proposals,” said Edgren.

“We are very pleased to celebrate our 20th anniversary,” said Wright. “And we believe that our dedication has led the industry toward better system design through the use of computers in business. We appreciate the support from our customers and look forward to what the next 20 years will bring.”