I worked for a chemical company for 10 years, and due to a layoff in December 2004, I found myself unemployed at the age of 38. I wanted a change, and due to the layoff, I was afforded the opportunity for schooling and chose HVACR. It appeared to be challenging and appealed to my mechanical nature.
I began the program in August 2005, & completed my HVACR certificate in December 2006 & A.A.S in May 2007 w/honors. After not securing employment with a local company, I immediately opened my own business.
While I don’t recommend stepping out in business like this for everyone, I’ve enjoyed this industry more than any other work I’ve done in my life. I’m challenged daily to be the best technician I can be, becoming acquainted with product lines and offering superior service to my customers.
If I’m selected to attend the entire HVAC Comfortech 2007 Convention, I expect to learn strategies to grow my business, be exposed to more product lines & cutting-edge technology, and meet some of the finest technicians, teachers, and business owners in this industry. I’ll also be afforded the opportunity to put faces to the many screen names I see on HVAC-TALK daily.
I will attend the Technician Day & any open exhibits, since, being new in business, I simply can’t afford to attend the entire conference. I look forward to this educational experience, as it brings me closer to my future goal of becoming Contracting Business’ HVACR Woman of the Year.