Chris Hodges, owner of One Hour Heating and Air in Chesterfield, said he walked into his supply room and spotted the snake "curled up in a small ball," WTVR, Richmond, Va., reported Thursday.
"It was laying on a piece of equipment taking a nap," Hodges said.
Animal control officers said the red tail boa was 6-feet to 8-feet long. Police said the snake likely slithered to the business from some nearby woods and a second snake may be on the loose.
Police said they are hoping the snake's owner will come forward.