In this issue of The ACHR NEWS, we highlight the 2022 Top 40 Under 40, recognizing the young talent that is pushing the HVAC industry forward. We also take a look at unique HVAC applications and zoning. Also in this issue: employee handbook policies, work from home options, using red flags to measure static pressure, online sales tools, and the value of time when running an HVAC business.
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Chase also continues to give back to the industry not only by sharing his knowledge conducting training but through volunteering to judge for the Alabama Skills USA competition and mentoring young people about opportunities in the trade.
Danica is constantly assessing and improving how teams are managed, what systems are being used, how to improve company transparency, how to capture KPI’s and effectively measure them in real time, and much more.
Jerry Crepezzi got involved in the HVAC industry by making a career change in his mid-30s. Having served in the United States Marine Corps as a communications electronics specialist, he had always been intrigued with electrical work.
Carney started in the organization as a sales and marketing coordinator in 2011 and has since taken on multiple roles within the company, from customer experience manager to general manager and now vice president.
Travis Davis is a third-generation business owner of Lawson Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Gainesville, Georgia. He started working as a teenager in the summer, helping in the warehouse, and always knew he wanted to go into the family business.
Laura’s strong desire to help businesses succeed through her financial knowledge and understanding of effective processes and procedures has positioned her as one of the bright, young stars at BDR. She goes above and beyond to provide helpful insight to contractors.
Juan Guevara is only 22 years old, but he already has five years of professional HVAC experience, recently obtaining his contractor’s license at the age of 21. He is also the proud owner of a new business called Nexgen Air Conditioning.
When Jake Holst left the Air Force, he was not sure what direction he would take for a career. That is when a fellow veteran told him about the distributor Behler-Young and how great it was working there.
Realizing the industry was embarking on significant changes, Brandon set his sights on leading his team, OEMs, distributors, techs, and others in navigating the landscape in ways that were sustainable for the planet and their businesses.
Johan has helped implement and further initiatives like cycle counting, warranty processing, bin locations, wireless warehousing, and obsolete item program, including setting up measurables and tracking for each program.
Since he has a deep understanding of the issues in the field as well as an engineering background in controls, Ketan is able to develop products and tools to help overcome common contractor challenges to make installation quicker and easier.
Sergio is a humble person and very well-liked by his customers and coworkers. During COVID, he helped support the company’s manufacturing and distribution partners and also launched several IAQ products, which greatly increased sales.
Ryan has a passion for learning everything he can about his product lines, whether it be flying across the country for field visits, training sales representatives and receiving feedback, or developing new products and processes based on research.
Daniel quickly became the “go-to guy” for bringing challenging projects both on time and in budget. This allowed the natural progression of Daniel finding himself using his tools less and less for projects and more his natural leadership with his follow coworkers.
Bringing a fresh perspective, Victoria is keen on promoting a holistic approach to sales, one that breaks down organizational barriers and pushes for cross-functional collaboration to meet customer needs.
When King Tong graduated his MBA program a little over seven years ago, he was hoping to find a position that blended his engineering background with his marketing interests. He found such a position in the HVAC industry as a product manager at Daikin Comfort Technologies.
Crystal has built her a very large and loyal client base in a very short period of time. She is constantly on the road speaking and sharing her knowledge and passion for marketing and advertising with contractors.
Steve consistently goes above and beyond for his customers, his staff, and his fellow peers. Any question that the technicians have at any time of day, Steve is right there to guide them. In a business that runs 24/7, that is a big plus.