According to the NEWS, a well-known industry publication, many people say there’s a “graying” of the HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) industry. It’s important for any industry to nurture talent so that the next generation is ready and able to take over when necessary. We’re proud to announce that our very own Dave Schmidt made the 2017 list of 40 Under 40 in the HVAC Industry.
Dave Schmidt grew up in his family’s HVAC business. After joining the U.S. Marines and deployment in Iraq; the operations manager joined Frederick Air in 2010, selling home performance and duct sealing. In 2013, he stepped into the role of sales manager and was responsible for a residential in-home sales rep, an Aeroseal salesperson, and a home energy auditor. At the time, the sales process in the company was slow and inefficient. Schmidt took a pricing system and paper-based proposal presentation and made it completely seamless and paperless. As a result, the company now boasts an electronic customer presentation that includes financing, work orders, and rebates.
The result of the efficiency enabled the company’s comfort consultant to spend his time selling instead of doing paperwork.
“I want to continue to build the single-best customer service experience that an HVAC company can offer,” Schmidt said. “My goal is to use technology and processes to keep our business profitable so that we can continue being an outrageously generous member of our community.”
We’re proud of Dave and so happy for him to be recognized as an industry leader.