My father, an HVAC professional with over 40 years on the job, set up his HVAC business when I was 10.
I don’t recall him showing interest in any other position besides HVAC installation, maintenance, and selling quality HVAC equipment.
He has worked in over half of our town’s buildings and even received awards for his exemplary work ethic and recognition by some of the country’s major HVAC brands. I started joining him at work when I turned 16, looking to make some money by helping him market any new HVAC equipment we stocked around town. For some of the old folk, it was pretty strange for a girl to show interest in HVAC, and I got questioned about it a lot. I even got the nickname “Madam HVAC provider” from some kids in school, which I embraced with pride and told them to visit our shop if they were looking for a suitable HVAC unit to help with indoor comfort. I turned 30 this year, and my dad is considering retiring from the business. I am now a certified HVAC repairman (woman) who mostly enjoys taking our clients through their options in quality HVAC based on their budget, house size, design, and home needs. I like it because I interact with many people, and every day on the job is different. Some days are exciting, and some are not, especially when I am in difficult situations. But I have learned from the best, so I am ready for the big challenge that awaits. I can’t wait to see how my career and business pan out over the next few years. But first, let me hook one of the old homes with a thermostat. If you don’t have the programmable one, get it, it’s life-changing