Meet Our Board
Angie Snow | Ben Stark | Charlie Greer | Chris Hunter | Dave Squires
Angie Snow is the co-owner and Vice President of Western Heating & Air Conditioning in Orem, Utah. She and her husband, Ryan, purchased Western in 2007. At that time, the company had four technicians and was run out of their home. Today, Western has 31 employees and they are looking forward to continued growth. At Western, Angie manages the office staff, HR, Marketing, and continues to focus on business development as she looks for ways to best serve her customers and her employees. In 2015, Western was awarded the Ron Smith Trailblazing Award given by the Service Roundtable for their innovative systems and processes. Angie was also awarded the Service World Woman of the Year Award at the first Service World Expo in 2016.
Angie is currently serving on the Executive Board of Directors for Women in HVACR. She has a strong desire to improve and give back to the industry and open the doors for women in this industry. Angie is also a coach, presenter, and mentor with Snow Business Coaching. She enjoys helping her clients (both in and out of the HVAC industry) find a balance between home and business, all while reaching their business goals. She has given numerous presentations to contractors around the world with her husband, as well as contributing articles for national HVACR magazines.
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In 1978, Ben Stark started in the HVAC industry working as a service technician while attending college in Dallas. In 1986, Ben started Stark Heat and Air, which he sold to Service Experts in 1997. In May of 2000, Mr. Stark opened the doors of DFW Comfort Experts, dba Stark Air as a new startup company providing residential service, maintenance, replacement, and indoor air services. By 2011, Stark Air’s annual revenue was over $6,500,000.00 with 48+ employees. Stark Air was successfully sold in May of 2012.
Ben helped create Service Nation Alliance and worked for the Service Roundtable group from September 2012 through May of 2013. Ben served as Business Consultant for Service Nation Alliance for over six years. Some of Ben’s industry accomplishments include serving on the Board of Directors as well as serving as president for ACCA North Texas in 1995 and 1996. Ben served on the ACCA Texas board from 2003 to 2012. Stark Service Company was a founding member of Service Nation Alliance, AirTime 500, and Contractor Success Group.
Currently, Ben is the President of Outlook LLC and Outlook Texas L.P. (holding companies), and Stark Dedicated Service LLC dba Sunny Service. He has opened a new training company called ‘Growth and Profit Systems’ to pass on the systems and knowledge he has gained over the years to help contractors succeed and grow their HVAC business.
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Charlie Greer started in the HVAC industry in 1985 as a sales trainee at Ron Smith’s old company, Modern Air, in Fort Myers, Florida. Within a few years, Charlie was receiving national recognition for his high closing ratio and high average sale.
While at Modern, Charlie started running service calls with the technicians to learn more about the industry and the equipment. While working with them, Charlie couldn’t help but observe that they were stepping over and around replacement opportunities galore because they weren’t interested in sales.
In 1989, Charlie stopped running sales calls and began working out of a service truck. By 1990, Charlie made the decision to start his consulting practice, specializing in sales training for the contractors, service technicians, salespeople, and CSRs of plumbing, electrical, and HVAC service companies.
For 15 years, Charlie traveled throughout North America, running sales and service calls with HVAC contractors, their salespeople, and their service technicians. Charlie has worked with every kind of company, from large to small, in both metropolitan and rural markets, teaching technicians to be more effective and profitable.
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Chris Hunter and his wife, Nickie, started Hunter Heat and Air in 2006. Since then, Chris’s business has grown to over six locations throughout Oklahoma. Chris currently holds an unlimited mechanical contractor license, 7 different NATE certifications, NCI air balancing certification, membership with several technical organizations and serves on three local non-profit boards.
Chris unashamedly points to the source of his business and life philosophy as originating from the ultimate instruction manual, the Bible. In Colossians 3:23 it states, “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as to The Lord and not to men”. That type of mentality is what led him to seek out the industry best to learn from, assemble the best team he could and always be looking for ways to better serve his customers.
Chris’s business has seen great growth over the last 11 years, and he loves being able to focus on building his team. Since he started his business, Chris has been nationally recognized as the Contractor of the Year in 2016 by the ACHR the NEWS, Best Contractor to Work For, Top 40 under 40 in the HVAC industry, PHC magazine Top 20 Contractors, and the winner of the Ron Smith Industry Trailblazer Award. Currently Chris has started to work with contractors, helping them prosper as a business coach and consultant.
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For over 20 years, Dave Squires has been a pioneer in using the Internet to market residential HVAC & plumbing businesses. Dave is an active HVAC/plumbing contractor, with over 40 years of industry experience with his family business that he co-owns with his brother, Daniel.
Dave enjoys educating contractors and helping them get past all the hype and understand the Internet’s best role in their marketing efforts. A regular presenter on Internet marketing specifically for the HVAC & plumbing industries, he has been invited to educate contractors at conferences and training organizations including Comfortech, CMX/Ciphex (Canada), International Service Leadership, AirTime 500, Michigan ACCA, Service World, International Roundtable, and ASHRAE. Dave has been featured in and written articles for Contracting Canada, Contracting Business, and the ACHR News.
Currently, over 400 contractors use Dave’s services, to successfully provide them with a cost-effective online solutions that will work in any contracting business.
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