MEET OUR TEAM
OUR TEAM MEMBERS
Doyle joined our team in 2014 and he says,
“I have never worked with a better group of guys. If there is a problem, then it is everyone’s problem. We all take ownership of the work we do, and when there is an issue, we all work together to fix it”.
When Doyle is not at work, he is working in his barn at his home in Jasper. Doyle’s dream is to take a cruise to Alaska one day.
Mike joined our team in 2011 and now serves as the Installation Manager. Mike got started in the HVAC industry when he graduated high school. A lot of his friends were in the field at the time, and Mike was attracted to the field because of the comradery between the different trades. To this day, Mike’s favorite thing about the job is still showing up on a jobsite and working together with the other trades to create something that the customer will enjoy. Mike says,
“Working with R&D and working in this industry just feels like a big family. I love the guys I work with and I love that we all put in our best efforts every day to create something that we know that the customer is going to appreciate”.
When Mike is not at work, he loves to spend time at the pool or at the lake. Mike says that his favorite thing in life is being a dad and a husband.
Ricky loves being presented with a challenge and figuring out how to overcome it. That is why he chose to work in the HVAC industry. Ricky has mastered the art of adding a warm personality to every situation. Ask anyone and they will undoubtedly tell you that Ricky always chooses to see the best in every situation, and that’s what makes him so good at his job. Ricky said,
“One reason it is so easy for me to have a positive attitude all the time is because I love what I do. I love the people I work with every day, and I love that my team is always open to hear my ideas and also to allow me to train them on areas that I may have more experience in”.
When Ricky is not at work, he loves to play music with his family. Every member in his family plays a different instrument so they regularly have band sessions in their living room.
Sheena has been the Office Manager at R&D for over 6 years. Sheena joined the team at R&D because she likes to train and develop other team members. She really enjoys seeing growth in an organization and seeing the business evolve over time. Sheena says,
“The work environment at R&D is very encouraging and open. This environment is what creates growth in our organization. Everyone here feels like they have the freedom to learn and ask questions”.
Sheena loves to go to the shooting range when she is not at work or to spend time on her parents’ farm in Jasper. Sheena’s dream vacation would be to stay in a cabin with a front porch swing, in the middle of nowhere.
Steve has worked for R&D for almost 3 years. Steve loves the comradery that exists between the team members at R&D and among the other workers in the other trades. Steve said,
“I feel like everyone that we work with is just a part of the big R&D family. Our customers, the other guys that work here, and even the guys we run into on the jobsites. We’re all in it to see the customer succeed so it’s easy for us to work together”.
On the weekends, Steve loves to spend time with his son. They love to play outside, fish, play baseball, play Frisbee golf, and bowl.
Brett has been a Service Technician at R&D for 3 years. Brett’s favorite thing about working at R&D is the family environment. Brett said,
“I know that my time is important to management. I know this because Heath, Robbie and Amanda make every effort to make things as efficient as possible. I know they respect me and my time with my family away from work”.
Brett loves to go hiking with his family, and although Georgia doesn’t have as many trails as his home town, Wisconsin, Brett and his family love to get outdoors and explore.
Michael is a service technician with R&D, and he has served on our team for about a year and a half. Michael loves the initiative that the other technicians take while working at R&D. He appreciates the team atmosphere and feels like he is working with a team of family and friends, not just co-workers. Michael said,
“The R&D team has been there for me through some hard times, and I feel so grateful to be a part of such a supportive team”.
When Michael is not at work, he is spending time with his two children, Chance and Kaylee. Michael is from Pickens County and he loves to fish and hunt.
Obadiah, more commonly known as “Obie”, used to be a farmer in Montana. He came to R&D looking for an opportunity to learn new things, work hard and love what he does. Obie has opened his mind to learning and he has mastered many new skills in a very short time frame. Obie said,
“If you have a good attitude and are determined to work hard, R&D will give you the training you need to excel in this industry. I never thought I would be doing some of the things that I am doing at R&D and I am so thankful for the investment R&D has made in my development”.
Obie loves to work on cars and spend time with his friends and family when he is away from work. Obie is also about to buy his first home here in Canton. This Montana farmer is finding a new life here in the South!
Tim has served as a Service Technician at R&D for 5 years. Tim is all about traveling. He and his wife have visited 39 of the 50 states! Tim loves that he has the freedom at R&D to spend so much time with his family. Tim said,
“I love that everyone at R&D takes ownership of their work. We put in the best work that we can during the week, and when it is time to be with our families, R&D respects our time away from work”.
Tim has worked in the industry for over 36 years and firmly believes that R&D has improved his quality of life, by allowing him to invest in the things that are important to him and his family.
Charlie has been the Residential Sales Coordinator at R&D Mechanical Services for a little over a year. Charlie likes that the HVAC industry allows him to meet and serve new people in the community every day. Charlie said,
“The people at R&D are real, authentic and allow you to be yourself. This makes my job so much more enjoyable and allows me to make genuine connections with people in the community. I can just be myself, and enjoy getting to know the people that we serve”
Charlie loves serving others so much that when he is not spending time with his family, he devotes his time to the mission field. Charlie enjoys volunteering with the Saints Prison Ministry on a regular basis. He and a team of others volunteer their time to go into prisons around the nation to play baseball, basketball, and volleyball with inmates.
Kim was brought on to help answer the phones and direct calls to the appropriate team member. This job requires a very positive and helpful person and we couldn’t have picked anyone better for the job. Kim loves that she gets to be genuine with the people she speaks with on the phones. Kim has a lot experience in the customer service arena and she said,
“I have never worked with another company that is so genuine and loyal to its customers. R&D is a great place to work because they are serious about serving their customers AND they are serious about having fun!”.
Kim loves spending time with her nieces and nephews. She just recently went to the beach with her entire family. Kim’s family regularly gets together for dinners and game nights and she loves that she is able to spend so much time with them.
Michael loves working in the HVAC industry because there is always something new every day. He loves the positive and optimistic work environment at R&D mechanical Services and he said,
“I love that everything is so family oriented here. Everyone here genuinely loves working together as a team and we are there for each other when we need someone to lean on”.
When Michael is not at work he loves to play sports with his friends and spend time with his family.
Raul has been with R&D mechanical for almost 3 years. He does both installation and service at R&D. Raul says that his favorite thing about working at R&D is the friendly atmosphere. Raul loves to fish when he is not at work and loves to spend time with his family and his two dogs.
WE LOVE OUR PEOPLE
We have a very diverse team here at R&D. We understand that our team’s success depends on how well we serve each other, and how well each of us contributes to the team effort.Sheena Johnson