James Christopher

James Christopher

HVAC Business Owner


Christos HVAC LLC

Albion, IN USA


Learn to be a 'yes' person and communicate everything. Happy customers mean future business.

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Wood shop. Mr. Cole set me with Mr. Leatherman cause I was good at carpentry.
Mr. L at D and L taught me to build heating boxes that looked nice.
Started to get that people need heating and cooling no matter what.
Got a factory job and realized it was not for me.
Went to Ivy Tech for construction and HVAC
Been in hvac for 23 years on and off
Worked for lots of companies but always knew I would have my own.
Pushing forward to provide comfort at affordable cost to help people live easy. I can do what I want.

Education

High School
Central Noble High School
Associate's Degree
HVAC Management
Ivy Tech Community College

Career

HVAC Business Owner

I service and maintain as well as install new heating and cooling comfort systems in residential homes and businesses.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Numbers
Helping People

Day to Day

Drink a gallon of coffee, contact customers to set up jobs, take calls for new jobs, and either load up truck or go to the supply house and get the days material. Drive all over creation to customers houses and businesses. Do the magic and get paid, drive back to home base then do the books.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You'll need mental toughness, grit, strength to lift, and organization is key. I spend at least two hours a week trying to keep all the pieces and parts together. Become a great note and photo taker. Keep yourself covered in case bad things happen. Watch out for low ceilings and keep a first aid kit handy. Learn to be a 'yes' person and communicate everything. Happy customers mean future business.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

If your into fixing things as well constructing items that serve a purpose to provide comfort for human beings then HVAC is for you.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

certification
Associate's Degree
HVAC Management

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I didn't hear discouragement but I felt it from the locals when they did not call upon me for my services when HVAC problems needed solutions."

Challenges I Overcame

Missed/absent