WHERE DID YOUR PATH TAKE YOU AFTER GRADUATING FROM PENN COLLEGE AND BEFORE RETURNING TO TEACH?
After graduating with a degree in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology in 1997, I started my career as a HVAC designer, project manager, and estimator for a small HVAC Mechanical firm.
One year later, I decided to head back to my roots at the family business. My goal was to help expand the services we offered to the HVAC mechanical industry with the knowledge I gained from the Penn College HVAC degree program. The family business was started in 1942 by my great grandfather as a small plumbing and heating business and has been through three generations of family ownership.
The primary focus of the company was to design, fabricate, and install custom air distribution systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in commercial buildings. Throughout the years at the family business I was an estimator, project manager, designer and project coordinator that developed detailed drawings designing and laying out the complex systems for fabrication and installation. I still work at the family business today.