Trevor May started in the HVAC industry several years ago as a technician on commercial systems.
“Growing up, my father was a union plumber, so I have always been exposed to the trades from a young age. The real moment where I began my interest in this industry has to be at a summer job I had right out of high school. I worked at a local ice skating rink that had a large Carrier chiller. I remember first seeing all of the controls and mechanical components on that system and wanted to know how it worked. That next week, I enrolled in trade school and found myself really enjoying learning how to work on and troubleshoot these systems. My favorite part about this industry is that no day is the same, and there is always something new to learn,” Trevor said.
He applied for a job with distributor Standard Air & Lite for a VRF/ductless specialist.
The job required someone with HVAC experience with these particular product lines and the ability to teach about the product — as well as help contractors who had technical questions resolve their issues. Trevor had very little knowledge of ductless or VRF products, and he had even less experience in hosting training classes. Nevertheless, he was on a mission. He taught himself about both systems and how they operated, and then he started to research how to do training classes on these product lines.
Trevor is now doing great work as a VRF/DLS technical specialist.
“One of my biggest goals would be continue to grow the VRF and ductless presence throughout the North American market. The capabilities of this style of equipment are really endless,” Trevor said.