MEET OUR TEAM
OUR TEAM MEMBERS
Ashleigh serves as the Billing Specialist on the R & D team and is coming up on her 7-year work anniversary. Ashleigh said, “I love being able to work with family and people who’ve become family through my time here. I also think we have some of the best customers and I really enjoy working with them and getting to develop relationships with them.”
When she’s not at work you’ll find her enjoying a good book, cooking or reading. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband Colin and their dog Roxy.
Warehouse Logistics Coordinator
Andrew serves as the Warehouse Logistics Coordinator on the R&D team. Andrew said, “My favorite thing about working for R&D is that it feels like family every time I walk through the doors and it’s so comforting.”
When Andrew isn’t working you’ll find him either playing basketball or hanging out with friends.
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.
Bryan serves as a Service Technician on the R&D team. When asked what his favorite thing about working with R&D this is what he shared “I love that this company is all about serving others, it’s never about me. The selfless act of serving someone else motivates me to do better and be better.”
When Bryan isn’t working you’ll most likely find him on the water fishing. He also enjoys sports and watching movies.
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.
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 serves as a Project Manager on the R & D team. 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.
Chad serves as a Project Manager at R & D. Chad loves the family and team environment at R & D. Chad said “I love how the company has treated me like family since day one. This place is the definition of a team. I love the way we give back to the community, that’s what makes us different!”
When Chad isn’t working he enjoys the great outdoors whether at the beach, camping or riding four wheelers. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids and coaching football.
Charles serves as a Project Superintendent on the R&D team. Charles loves the flexibility of his schedule at R&D which allows him to do another thing he loves which is preach.
When not at work or preaching Charles enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends. He also enjoys sporting events, and helping others!
Chas serves as a Project Manager on the R&D team. Chas loves the family environment that exists at R&D. Chas said, “I love how everyone is a family, not just co-workers. We not only work together but we serve the community together as well.”
When Chas isn’t at work you’ll find him enjoying time with his wife Wendy and their two kids. Chas enjoys volunteering at church and during the summer enjoys taking his boat out on the lake.
David serves as a Service Technician on the R&D team. When asked what he liked most about R&D David replied “I like working at R&D because it’s a different culture. Everyone has a desire to better each other and help in any way possible. It truly is a TEAM environment!”
When he’s not at work David spends time chasing his two girls around. David loves spending time with his wife and girls doing anything outside, ideally at the beach.
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.
Jamie serves as an Install Technician on the R & D team. Jamie said, “I love the family atmosphere at R & D and I love that we are involved in the community.”
When Jamie isn’t at work he enjoys dirt track racing, working on cars and doing anything outdoors. He enjoys hanging out with friends who are like family.
Director of Team Development
Jessica has been with R&D for about a year and a half. She is the Director of Team Development and is passionate about growing the R&D team. Whether that is through coordinating training opportunities, facilitating coaching & development, or having conversations with potential team members, her role is to make sure that team members have the resources they need to succeed. Jessica said, “There is so much room to grow and learn at R&D. Managers and coworkers are more than willing to invest in you, and help you learn anything you may be interested in learning. I have gained so much experience and knowledge in the brief time I have been here, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future!” When Jessica is away from work, she loves to spend time with her husband Marshall, and their new puppy, Zinga. As a family, they enjoy getting outside, playing Frisbee and going on walks in downtown Woodstock.
Jessica serves as a Customer Service Representative at R & D. Jessica loves the family focused atmosphere at R & D.
Jessica said “I love the way R & D is so involved with the community and so many other charities it’s absolutely amazing.Everyone makes it feel like home.”
When Jessica isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. Jessica enjoys volunteering at her church, attending her kids sporting events and playing with her two wild and crazy dogs.
Kris has served as a Service Technician on the R & D team for five years. When asked what he liked most about working with R&D Kris had this to say, “I love the people that I work with, I see everyone as a friend not just a co-worker. Everyone here makes work easy and fun.”
When he’s not at work Kris can be found practicing mixed martial arts. He also enjoys Brazilian jujitsu and training his son Bryce to box. Kris enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and two kids Bryce and Alythea.
Lori serves as a Customer Service Representative on the R&D team. Lori loves how involved R&D is in the community. Lori said “At R&D you’re not just an employee, your family. R&D gives new meaning to the word integrity. Our customers and our team are top priority in this family owned business.”
When not at work Lori enjoys camping, swimming and spending time with her three daughters and two dogs.
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.
Nick serves as an Install Technician on the R&D team. Nick loves how R&D is not only involved in the community but also a ministry outside the US. Nick said, “It’s a reassuring feeling knowing that I work with people who care about more than just themselves.”
When Nick isn’t working you’ll find him hunting, fishing, or spending time with family and friends. He enjoys building things from scratch and spending time with his new puppy.
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!
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.
Tanner serves as a Project Manager at R&D. Tanner said “I love the people I work with and the family atmosphere at R&D. Everyone genuinely cares and supports each other which makes R&D a great company to work for.
When Tanner isn’t working he enjoys being outdoors 4 wheeling, hiking with his two boys, hunting and watching sports. Tanner also enjoys traveling to new destinations and exploring.
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