A number of developments have taken place at Brady, a Greensboro, N.C.-headquartered company that provides HVACR systems and solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina.

At the last North Carolina State Fair, it was announced that associates Paul Quinn took first place and Phil Madren second place at the Ninth Annual HVACR Apprentice Contest.

The contest is one of five trade skills contests sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Labor and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. HVACR competitors are timed and judged in four areas: diagnostic testing, brazing, conduit bending and building, and customer relations.

“I am proud of Paul and Phil’s accomplishments,” said Jim Brady, president of Brady. “This is excellent validation of how Brady associates are performing in the field. Part of being a professional service organization requires people with excellent technical skills and the ability to interact with our clients.”

Quinn is a service technician. He is a graduate of Wake Technical Community College and holds North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification in CORE, which tests a candidate’s general knowledge, construction knowledge, and HVACR specific knowledge.

Madren is a service technician and a graduate of Guilford Technical Community College.


Andy Nightengale has joined the Raleigh office as a project developer for the Energy Services division. Nightengale has his bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from Old Dominion University and has 16 years of experience. He is a professional engineer in North Carolina and Virginia, as well as a certified energy manager.

Daniel Courtney joined the firm as an engineering intern in the new Systems Sales department. Courtney is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. He completed his first internship at Duke Energy prior to Brady.

Shane Puckett has joined the Brady team in Raleigh as a mechanical project developer in the Energy Services department. Puckett is a certified plumbing designer and a professional engineer with 17 years of experience. He holds his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Stephen Antonick has been named a controls technician with the Raleigh office. Antonick comes to the firm with 20 years of experience.

Publication date: 7/15/2013