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Conditioned Air Resume

  1. 1. Company Overview Conditioned Air has been helping make Southwest Florida more comfortable since 1962. Our firm can offer you local expertise in light commercial and residential HVAC systems. We have the in- house resources to design, engineer, estimate, install and maintain new construction, refrigeration and dehumidification systems. In 1995, W. Theodore Etzel, III, joined Conditioned Air as President and CEO, and expanded operations to include light commercial construction, maintenance and service contracts. Since that time, our firm has grown to be the largest air conditioning contracting and service firm in the area. Conditioned Air offers: New Construction Replacement / Retrofit Emergency Repair Service Custom Commercial Maintenance Plans With $17 million in sales and over 7,000 maintenance agreements, Conditioned Air employs 130+ people in both Collier and Lee Counties. Our staff undergoes rigorous screening and continuing education to ensure they have both the knowledge and the commitment to fulfill our mission statement: Conditioned Air’s Mission is to provide products and services, in an honorable way, that exceed the expectations of each and every one of our clients within an industry whose reputation is tarnished with mistrust and deceit. Honesty, integrity, respect and 100% purposeful effort will be afforded all our STAKEHOLDERS: our CUSTOMERS, our EMPLOYEES, our VENDORS, and our OWNERS.
  2. 2. Project Selection Conditioned Air will only pursue projects for which we have the proficiency and manpower to successfully accomplish. Different phases of installation, maintenance and repair require a unique knowledge and skill set. Conditioned Air has departments that specialize in each of these phases: Estimating / Engineering Production New Construction Replacement / Retrofit Emergency Service Maintenance Service Your project will be engineered, built and installed with Conditioned Air staff. There is no waiting for another shop to fabricate your duct work. We have a dedicated metal shop and warehouse, located in our 20,000sqft. facility. However, for large jobs, we are also equipped with a mobile metal shop. While each of our specialty departments operates with dedicated support and field staff, Conditioned Air employees never lose site of the fact that we are a team. Weekly job progress meetings and management meetings ensure that we maintain a constant flow of communication – critical for the success of YOUR project. We have 37 full-time service technicians and over 7,000 service/maintenance contracts in force.
  3. 3. Jobsite Safety Safety in the workplace starts with the right employees. Each of our staff members has passed a rigorous screening including background checks, social security verification, and drug testing. Conditioned Air is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and maintains a drug-free workplace. We also exceed the government requirements for employment eligibility to ensure that our employees are legally qualified to work in the United States. Taking safety to the next level, our progressive program encourages both individual and team responsibility to heighten safe work practices. Employees are trained each year in the latest OSHA guidelines and best practices. Additionally, Conditioned Air maintains a drug-free workplace. Our safe business practices have been highlighted by our insurance underwriter, Amerisure and featured in HVACR Business Magazine.
  4. 4. Frank Fenzel and our estimating / engineering department Processes You Can Count on High Levels of Technical and Engineering Expertise Our design/estimating department, headed up by Frank Fenzel, is capable of performing all the necessary heat loads, energy calculations and air flow designs required for new construction projects. We are able to import CAD drawings from architects via the Internet or computer disk and overlay our HVAC layout directly on top of the drawing. At that point it can be incorporated into the architect’s drawings for permit. Likewise, we can take an engineer’s pre-existing drawings and estimate those based on their plans and specifications. We will turn your architectural plans into a working reality, for a successful project. Our new construction installation departments, headed up by Vito DiPalma and Tim Dupre, are charged with the task of turning the plans and designs into working reality. Conditioned Air has its own duct fabricating shop on site, both sheet metal and fiberboard, which greatly speeds up the installation process. We have approximately 40 dedicated employees specializing in duct cutting and installation as well as piping, equipment setting and start up. Of course, our installation department is completely backed up by our outstanding service department and our satisfaction guarantee. We stand behind everything that we install.
  5. 5. Custom Commercial Maintenance Plans Our Commercial Maintenance Plans (CMP) are customized to fit your needs precisely. A professional technician will come to your property, evaluate your current status and recommend a scheduled plan to maximize the efficiency and keep your HVAC system working at its peak performance. Additionally, you will receive the following benefits: Repair Guarantee We guarantee our workmanship and labor for 90 days. Parts replaced are guaranteed one year from date of installation. 24-hour emergency service You will be up and running ASAP. That’s less down time for you and your employees. Discounts on Repairs You’ll receive a 15% discount on repairs with your CMP from Conditioned Air. This means savings to your company and your bottom line. Extended Equipment Life With a CMP from Conditioned Air, your cooling equipment will last longer, work better, and reduce your capital expenditures. Improved Reliability Minimize your down time from unexpected equipment repairs or failures with routine maintenance checks from Conditioned Air. Energy Savings With regular service, your equipment will run more energy efficiently and that makes your company a leader in energy savings. Commercial Maintenance Plans are Available for: Office Buildings Condominiums Churches Warehouses Apartments Nursing Homes Banks Child Care Centers Restaurants Florists Shopping Malls
  6. 6. Warranty Our Absolute Guarantee We want you to be happy with our work. So, if Conditioned Air cannot make you completely satisfied with any residential replacement system or accessory you buy from us, we will take back your equipment and refund your money, in full, for up to one year after installation. Every residential replacement system or accessory carries this guarantee. Period. There is no fine print. You can return any system or accessory, up to one full year from the date of installation. Conditioned Air’s one year guarantee assures you, our customer, your complete satisfaction, or we will refund your money in full. Period.
  7. 7. The Management Team
  8. 8. W. Theodore “Theo” Etzel President and CEO Theo Etzel, who was born and raised in Miami, graduated in 1980 from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., with a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance from the university’s School of Business. Upon graduation, he worked for Days Inns of America in real estate acquisition for the state of Florida. He quickly advanced in the company and moved to Atlanta to serve as vice president of development. While in Atlanta, Etzel also owned two Ben & Jerry’s ice cream franchises and was on the staff of Habitat for Humanity acquiring and rezoning land in north Fulton County for the organization. In 1995, he moved to Naples, Fla., and assumed the position of president of Conditioned Air Corporation of Naples Inc. At the time it was a $2.7 million operation in the residential market. Currently the company is a $17 million company in the residential and light commercial market with service, contracts, production housing, retro-fit and custom design-build construction. The company employs 130+ full-time co-workers. Conditioned Air is a member of ACCA, ASHRAE, ABC, The Naples Chamber of Commerce, The Florida Chamber of Commerce and the NFIB. Theo is part of Vistage, an international association of CEOs dedicated to constant improvement of business practices and personal development. He is also chairman of the board for Grace Place for Children and Families in Naples, a faith-based charity that is committed to helping underprivileged children attain higher learning and life skills through mentoring relationships. He and his wife have been married for over 28 years and have two children, a son who is married (both he and his wife are Georgia Tech grads) and living in North Carolina and a daughter (a Florida State grad) who is living in Atlanta.
  9. 9. Keith Walker Chief Operations Officer Keith started his career in finance and accounting and has held numerous positions in the construction industry. Keith, who is originally from San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors degree in Business and Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to his current position as Chief Operations Officer for Conditioned Air Corporation, Keith was Vice President for an Austin based construction and land development company with revenues exceeding $100 million. Prior to that, Keith was Senior Accounting Manager for a San Antonio based general contractor with revenues exceeding $250 million. Keith started his career in public accounting as an auditor and tax accountant. In that position, he served the finance and accounting needs of many Texas based general contractors. Keith also spent 8 years in the United States Army. Carol Papesh Chief Financial Officer Carol brings over 33 years experience in construction accounting to Conditioned Air. Originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area Carol began her career with a general contractor and then went to E. B. Katz, a large mechanical contractor where she worked for over 22 years. Carol also worked for an electrical contractor, a sheet metal contractor and did consulting work for a local accounting firm in their construction division before moving to the Naples area in 2004. Carol attended classes at Miami University, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga County Community College to enhance her education in construction accounting. Carol also was a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association and Women in Construction. Carol originally began her career with Conditioned Air as assistant controller. In 2006 Carol was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
  10. 10. Frank Fenzel Director of Sales & Engineering With more than 24 years of experience in all phases of design, estimating, and project management, Frank Fenzel’s expertise includes installation, service, and automatic temperature controls for residential, commercial, and government projects. He attended college in Maryland and Virginia, served in the United States Marine Corp, and was an honor graduate from engineering school. Frank holds a master mechanical license and a Florida Building Energy Efficiency Rater license. His numerous certifications include: gas piping, Mitsubishi Diamond Designer, UNICO High Velocity, fire caulking installation and OSHA construction safety and health. Frank has been Director of Sales and Engineering with Conditioned Air since 2004. Jeffrey Zanella Replacement Manager Jeffrey L. Zanella was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He started his career working for his father’s plumbing and heating business. In 1977, he transitioned into the HVAC field and left his father’s company. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he started his own business in 1983 and specialized in light commercial and custom residential HVAC. Jeff is a past member of local 265, a sheet metal workers union. Since 1983, he has held a state certification in air conditioning in Florida and Illinois. From 2001 through 2003, Jeff served on the planning and zoning board in Minooka, Illinois. Jeff has been with Conditioned Air Corporation since he moved to Naples in 2004.
  11. 11. Joe Modzelewski Service Manager Joe Modzelewski was raised in Detroit, Michigan where he perused a career in the HVAC field. He earned associate degrees in Climate Control Technology and Electro Technology, as well as an Unlimited Refrigerant Journeymen’s License. Joe moved to Naples in 1981 and took a position with an HVAC company and was shortly promoted to service manager, where he retained that position for over twenty years. He joined Conditioned Air almost four years ago and has grown the service department to forty-five people with thirty-six field personal and supervisors. Joe brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience along with a unique understanding of air conditioning in Southwest Florida. Vito DiPalma New Construction Manager Vito DiPalma is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He started working in the HVAC industry in high school as an air conditioning replacement installer. Vito later graduated from Triton College, where he focused on and studied HVAC. Five years later, he started and successfully ran his own air conditioning company for 10 years. In 1989 Vito moved to Naples, FL and a few years later started with Conditioned Air. Vito is now responsible for 40+ employees, including both field and administrative staff and has been with Conditioned Air almost 16 years. Vito’s department specializes in Custom New Construction, Retrofits and Commercial HVAC projects.
  12. 12. Tim Dupre Tract Manager Tim started his construction career at the age of fourteen to pay his own way through a home schooled education. He was working for his grandfather who was a local general contractor. This is where he learned the basics of general construction. After high school he came to Conditioned Air as a helper where he worked on several different types of projects from custom homes, multi- family, light commercial and tract homes. In 2004 he was promoted to Tract field supervisor and more recently, in December of 2008 Tim was promoted again to New Construction Tract Manager. Tim has been with Conditioned Air almost 12 years. Joyce McVaugh Purchasing Manager Joyce has over 30 years experience in purchasing and inventory control. Prior to relocating to Florida in 1994, Joyce worked for 17 years at Numonics Corporation, a peripherals manufacturer of white boards and digitizers. Locally, Joyce has worked in office management and purchasing in the high-tech and construction industries. She joined the Conditioned Air team in 2002.
  13. 13. Mike Henry Warehouse Manager Mike joined Conditioned Air 5 years ago with the goal to utilize his knowledge and experience to maintain proper warehouse control. Mike brings many years of warehouse and facilities management to Conditioned Air. His current responsibilities include monitoring inventory, managing fleet activities and handling shipping and receiving. With his systems controls, our technicians are able to expedite great service. Tony Cucchiara, MCSE, CCNA IT Manager Tony Cucchiara has over 13 years of experience in the information technology field. He holds multiple professional certifications in IT and attended college in California and Georgia. He has worked with all business types from large corporate to small business models. Tony has been keeping our company connected through IT since 2008.
  14. 14. Completed Projects
  15. 15. Signatures Gallup Craig Construction & Restoration, Inc. (239)430-1127 The Capital Grille Deerfield Construction Company, Inc. (513)984-4096 Jos A Bank Tri-River Design & Construction (412)885-4400
  16. 16. Stride Rite Treehouse Development Corp. (407)805-0861 Solstice Retail Construction Services, Inc. (651)704-1727 Picture People Lin-Dan Corporation (918)696-1427
  17. 17. Lifestyle Family Fitness Andrew Maxx Construction (614)839-5803 FedEx Office DeAngelis Diamond (239)594-1994
  18. 18. Germain BMW DeAngelis Diamond Construction (239)594-1994 Trek Bicycle Store J. Miller (239)948-5486
  19. 19. Hyatt Place Hotel Harrell Contracting Group (601)206-7600 Naples Academy of Ballet The Williams Group, Inc. (239)643-1760 Creative Events and Rentals Heatherwood Construction Company (239)949-6855
  20. 20. SunTrust Bank McIntyre Elwell & Strammer (941)377-6800 Fifth Third Bank Gates Builders, Inc. (239)593-3777 780 5th Avenue Bldg Gulfstream Developments (810)523-9000
  21. 21. Bath & Body Works Horizon Retail Construction, Inc. (262)504-6127 PUMA Complete Construction, Inc. (502)297-8030
  22. 22. References Jeff Caligiuri, Project Manager Mario Valle, Project Executive Boran Craig Barber Engel Professional Building Systems Construction Co., Inc. 4395 Corporate Square 3606 Enterprise Ave. Naples, FL 34104 Naples, FL 34104 Phone: (239)643-6527 Phone: (239)643-3343 Andy Morgillo, Director of Purchasing David Kovalik, Project Manager Pulte Homes DeAngelis Diamond 9420 Estero Parks Commons Blvd. 6635 Willow Park Drive Estero, FL 33928 Naples, FL 34109 Phone: (239)495-4800 Phone: (239)594-1994 George Westgate, Project Manager Claude Cowart, Project Manager Surety Construction Co. Gates Builders, Inc. 28441 Tamiami Trail South , Suite 109 12810 Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134 Naples, FL 34110 Phone: (239)992-6030 Phone: (239)593-3777 Mr. John Takach, Project Manager Greg Schlabach, Project Manager Kraft Construction McIntyre Elwell & Strammer 3520 Kraft Road General Contractors, Inc. Naples, FL 34105 1645 Barber Road Phone: (239)643-6000 Sarasota, FL 34240 Phone: (941)377-6800
  23. 23. References Randy Kurtz, President John Clements, Project Manager Kurtz Homes Collier County Department of Facilities 1055 Crosspointe Drive 3301 Tamiami Trail East, Building W Naples, FL 34110 Naples, FL 34112 Phone: (239)594-1501 (239)252-8380 Joe Beauchamp, President John Kiefer, Vice President The Williams Group, Inc. E3 Design Group and Building Sciences 381 13th Avenue South 8891 Brighton Lane, Suite 102 Naples, FL 34102 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Phone: (239)643-1760 Phone: (239)949-2405 Walter Crawford, President Heatherwood Construction Company 8880 Terrene Court Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Phone: (239)633-7696 Ryan Benson, Project Manager A Vernon Allen Builder 1175 1st Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239)261-5300 David Rogers, President Newbury North Associates 1010 Central Avenue Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239)434-2668 Rohan Alexis, Project Manager Harrell Contracting Group 368 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 Phone: (601)206-7578
  24. 24. Licenses
  25. 25. Our Professional Affiliations The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is the nation’s premiere trade association of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration contractors. With 68 state and local chapters across the country, ACCA’s member network of more than 9,000 contractors nationwide also includes manufacturers of HVACR equipment, wholesalers and distributors, vocational and technical schools, facilities operators, and others. National trade association representing merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms in the United States. The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals. The Florida Chamber is Florida’s largest federation of businesses, chambers of commerce and associations. The Federation’s more than 137,000 member businesses represent three million employees in every legislative district in Florida. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving the local business climate. They believe that when your business succeeds, our community also prospers. The vision of the Hispanic Chamber of Southwest Florida is to foster economic development and to serve as a bridge between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic community by facilitating business, social, educational and governmental relationships. The Chamber is a major contributor to the growth and progress of the community, making Cape Coral a better place to live and work. The Lee BIA serves its members and advances the building profession through a community of knowledge sharing and education.
  26. 26. This logo signifies that Conditioned Air Corp. is a Trane Comfort Specialist Dealer and meets Trane’s highest standards for customer satisfaction and technical expertise. North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air- conditioning, and refrigeration industry and is the only test supported by the entire industry. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers advances technology to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. CBIA (Collier Building Industry Association) is an organization of dedicated industry professionals who are inspired to make a real difference in our community through advocacy, education, networking and philanthropy.
  27. 27. In the News