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Providing Akron Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric Services Since 1931

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Mike Foraker

Owner

Mike Foraker is the President of Jennings Heating and Cooling and has been with the company for the entirety of his 39-year career in the HVAC industry.

Mike graduated from Bowling Green State University with a 4-year degree in Business and is certified in Energy Management and Energy Procurement. He is a Business Energy Professional as well as being a member of the Association of Energy Engineering (AEE).

His favorite part of the job is business development and taking part in helping people reach their full potential.

Outside of work Mike likes to spend time with his wife and kids, reading, kayaking, working out and enjoying the outdoors.

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Meet the Experts

Art Klatt

INTERNAL REVISIONS MANAGER

Hometown: Villa Park, IL (Chicago Suburb)
High school: Willowbrook High School
College: Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio)
Certifications: Business Finance Degree
Favorite aspect of my job: Carrying on the legacy of faith-based business practices and pouring into our culture to make a better place for my coworkers, their families, our customers, and community.
Your biggest motivation or guiding purpose in life: Living out the mission God has for me in every aspect of my life by sharing the unique gifts and talents he has given me.

Andy Agrawal

HVAC INSTALL MANAGER

Hometown: Akron
High school: Singapore American School
College: Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Certifications: HVAC I and II
Favorite aspect of my job: I love problem solving. And I enjoy helping people resolve their heating and cooling needs! We have a great company culture!
Your biggest motivation or guiding purpose in life: My family and their happiness.

Chris Redman

CSR MANAGER/PERMITS

Hometown: Akron
High school: Akron East H.S.
College: University of Cincinnati
Certifications: Child Dev. Assoc. Degree
Favorite aspect of my job: Talking with customers and supporting the techs.
Your biggest motivation or guiding purpose in life: Being a good role model for my children-my family.

Don Truex

SERVICE MANAGER

Hometown: Louisville, OH
High school: Louisville H.S. (Go Leps)
College: Oklahoma Christian College
Length of time with Jennings: 25 years
Best advice for my customers Maintenance on your system pays for itself with the savings in energy use, preventing costly breakdowns, and extending the life of your system.

George Vrabec

ELECTRICAL MANAGER

Hometown: Beloit, Ohio
High school: West Branch, Timken Career Center, Glen-Oak High School
College: Akron University
Certifications: High School diploma, Criminal Justice/ Forensics Science Associates degree, Safe Land Training, Ultimate Tech Academy, Briggs and Stratton Advance Generator Training, Electrical Maintenance, Arc Flash certified, Electrical Safety, 2020 Electrical National Code
Favorite aspect of my job: Providing a safe home, peace of mind, and great relationships with my customers.
Your biggest motivation or guiding purpose in life: Building a legacy for my kids to look up to.

Matt Deeken

PLUMBING MANAGER

Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls/ Pittsburgh
Best advice for my customers: Don’t hesitate to call me or ask me anything. I will always be happy to educate you on any info or facts I can give you. I love teaching.
Favorite aspect of my job: I love the challenges I face and working on solving them. I love a challenge.
Your biggest motivation or guiding purpose in life: My biggest motivation would be me. I will always want to better me so that I may better those around me in my team and family.

Melissa Francis

SALES MANAGER

Hometown: Akron, OH
High school: Central Hower High School
College: University of Akron
Length of time with Jennings 8 years
Favorite aspect of my job: There are never 2 days that are the same.
Your biggest motivation or guiding purpose in life: My daughter, that I help lead & guide her in finding her purpose & joy in her life.

Mike Catalano

GENERAL MANAGER

Hometown: Akron, OH
High school: Akron North High School
College: Akron University
Length of time with Jennings 31 years
Favorite aspect of my job: Implementing processes that can be completed with repetitions easily.
Your biggest motivation or guiding purpose in life: To be happy, you just need to be happy.

Ricky Marez

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Hometown: Hudson, OH
High school: Hudson High School
Length of time with Jennings 4-5 years
Favorite aspect of my job: Talking with customers
Best advice for my customers: Maintenance

Adam Hoover

INSTALLER

Andrew Rose

ELECTRICIAN

Andy Cagle

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Angel Massaro

CSR

Becky Porter

AR/AP SPECIALIST

Brain Goga

ELECTRICIAN

Carrie Lyn Hayden

CSR/WARRANTY

Chris Greathouse

HVAC INSTALL

Chris Rohrer

HVAC INSTALL

Dave Brown

SERVICE FIELD SUPERVISOR

Dave Hazel

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

David Erzen

ELECTRICAL FIELD SUPERVISOR

David Kraft

ELECTRICIAN

Dayne Oppihle

HVAC INSTALL

Drew Emnett

COMMERCIAL TECHNICIAN

Dylan Myers

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Greg Browning

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Heather Cook

CSR/JOB COSTING

Jacob VanMeter

METAL

Jeff Cockill

DISPATCHER

Jeremy Lukens

DELIVERY DRIVER & WAREHOUSE SUPPORT

Joe Reagan

DELIVERY DRIVER & WAREHOUSE SUPPORT

Jon Novak

FINANCE

Josh Lueck

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Josh Sword

PLUMBER

Levi Harris

COMFORT ADVISOR

Logan Wardwell

DELIVERY DRIVER & WAREHOUSE SUPPORT

Mark Tucker

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Martese Winston

WAREHOUSE SUPPORT

Matt Lewis

SENIOR TECHNICIAN

Matt Wagoner

COMMERCIAL HVAC TECHNICIAN

Mike Ellis

HVAC INSTALL

Nick Gressman

INSTALLATION SUPERVISOR

Paulie Geraldi

PLUMBER

Preston Marx

ELECTRICIAN

Rob Krager

HVAC TECHNICIAN

Russell Stanley

WAREHOUSE SUPPORT

Ryan Kilpatrick

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Ryan Trump

HVAC INSTALL

Sam Walker

PLUMBER

Sean Palko

SENIOR TECHNICIAN

Steve Racin

QUALITY CONTROL

Steve Tandarich

COMFORT ADVISOR

Susan Laforme

OFFICE/HR MANAGER

Tami Kirby

SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

Terry Mansell

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Timothy Bowman II

SERVICE TECHNICIAN
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