Staff Congratulations to our quarter 2 contest winners: New Preventative Maintenance Agreements -- Judy Davis with 22 new agreements. Google Reviews -- Scott Robert. Congratulations, good work and enjoy the $$$ prizes! Steve Hale President Steve Hale is the President and namesake of the company he started 30 years ago. During that time he has seen a lot of advancement in the technology of the AC and heating equipment, but believes excellent customer service is always cutting edge. In his spare time he enjoys golf, boating and spending time with family. Greg Sanden Vice President Greg Sanden is Vice President of Hale’s A/C. His catch-phase is "The greatest compliment to our business is a referral, so remember to treat all customers with the utmost respect, and thank them for their business." Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends, family and his dog Gus. Beth Sanden Office Beth Sanden has been with Hales AC since June 1 2007. She works part-time performing the back office tasks of accounting, marketing and HR. She has two children and two grandsons. In her spare time, she likes yoga, riding ATVs and playing with her chocolate Labrador Retriever Gus. Veronica Perez Office I have worked with Hale's Air Conditioning since 2006. I have been working in the air conditioning business for over 18 years. I work closely with our customers and service technicians in customer service and dispatching. I am the mother of 2 amazing boys. I have an identical twin sister and come from a huge family with 6 sisters and 3 brothers. My favorite thing to do outside work and family is reading. I am also a big fan of anything to do with comics, superheros and The Walking Dead. George Thomas Sales I have been the Comfort Advisor with Hales for 7 years. In my free time, I enjoy golf, boating and spending time with my wife and 4 year-old daughter. Harold Leininger Install Department Harold Leininger has been with Hale’s since 2001 and is our Production Manager, overseeing the Installation and Commercial departments. He is NATE certified in air conditioning, heat pump and air distribution, and is a certified Lead Renovator. He is also a qualified Service Technician and works very closely with our Sales and Service Departments, as well as participating in continuing education to keep up-to-date with changing products and building codes. In his spare time, he enjoys playing pool and golfing. Rick Veldhuis Office I have worked for Hale's Air Conditioning since 1988. I am the go to guy for parts and equipment pick up. I also work closely with the city and counties getting permits and meeting inspectors for our inspections. In my free time I ride my Harley and spend time with my wife and daughter. Daniel Littlefield Service Department Hi there... My name's Daniel... God and Steve Hale the owner of Hale AC has given me an opportunity too respond to their customers needs and requests. I'm a lead service technician and I value my ability to listen and delegate in a fashion that gains the respect and trust of our customers and everyone involved in our day-to-day operations. Anything outdoors is my forte. Family and friends, it's a great time to be alive. Ryan Downs Service Department I was born and raised in Rochester, New York and moved to Florida 11 years ago to escape the cold weather. I've been in the air conditioning industry 11 years and have been with Hales A/C Services for 6 years as their Home Energy Solutions Manager working hand-in-hand with Duke Energy doing blower door testing and duct designs. The past 11 years or being in the A/C industry, I have earned and achieved a Journeyman's in HVAC and Refrigeration, HVAC Excellence Certified, and EPA certified. I am married with a 6 year old daughter and 2 year old son. Bob Double Hello everyone: I have recently begun working The kiosk at Costco for Hale's AC and I look forward to helping both Costco and Hales's grow in continuing sales. Previously I worked for C.R.Laurence Co.Inc for 20 years in Orlando florida managing a distribution facility and 10 years prior with the company as regional sales manager in the Chicago area. My wife, Mary, and I have been married for 36 years and have 3 children. We also have a therapy dog named Savanna, who likes to do hospital visits at Northside hospital. Andreas Paredes I am 25 years old and originally from Chile. I enjoy AC work and am going to school to get additional certifications. In my spare time I like soccer, tennis, pool, chess and fishing. Michael Oglesby Helper Hi, my name is Michael and I recently started as a helper with the hopes of becoming a lead installer in the near future. I am also currently attending PTEC for their HVAC program to help further my career in the A/C industry. Outside of work I enjoy all outdoor activities and am also an avid billiards player. Santi Villamaria I earned my degree in Business Administration with a minor in Financial Banking. As soon as I graduated, I knew I wanted to pursue a trade in HVAC. It has been three years in the field now and I continue to evolve and grow while polishing my skills. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, eating good food and traveling. In the future, I plan to obtain my contractors license and continue my success in the industry. Scott Robert I have been enjoying my new career in the HVAC trade thus far. After a fulfilling Film & Television career in Los Angeles doing Editing and Visual Effects, my wife & I decided to move back to Florida so our two kids could grow up near their grandparents and family. I was also eager to switch gears and get away from a desk job and into something that required getting outside for more physical work. I’ve always enjoyed trouble shooting in all aspects of any job and with HVAC you get to do just that. It’s very rewarding to be able to help people and troubleshoot issues with their systems. When not working, I love hanging out with my family, playing video games with my kids and finding new, exciting places around town to eat with my wife. Nicole Ketz Nicole was born in Ohio and moved to Florida in 2003. She has enjoyed working in the HVAC field for 3 years and is happy to be a part of the Hale's office staff. In her free time she enjoys taking her dogs to the beach, reading and yoga. Spencer Kemp Installer Spencer has been working in the AC field for six years. He likes to play pool and is a football fan--especially the Gators! Judy Davis Judy Davis joined Hales as a dispatcher in April 2018. She is the cheery voice customers hear when they call. Judy has lots of AC experience throughout the years. She is an accomplished flutist and plays with several groups. She has a sense of adventure; on her last birthday she tried out zip lining! Anthony D. I would like to say hello to everyone in the St. Petersburg/ Tampa area. I have currently relocated from New York with a 4-year stay in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have never been to Florida in my life until a visit to see my son who was on leave from the Air force. I immediately fell in love with the beaches and area surrounding. Well the rest has yet to be written. Thank you and look forward to meeting as many as I can.