When I, Matthew McDonald, founded the Elevated Comfort HVAC company, I had a vision for providing the highest quality heating and cooling services to his community. With over two decades of experience in the home improvement industry, I was confident in my ability to succeed. I joined an elite business mentorship group and surrounded myself with top experts in order to accelerate my personal and professional growth. Through hard work, dedication, and loyalty to my clients and team, Elevated Comfort has become one of the fastest-growing HVAC companies in the region!
The Backstory of an HVAC Company Founder
Hi, my name is Matt McDonald. I just wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. I got into the construction industry about 22 years ago. I learned how to work hard and work efficiently. Construction was a tough job, working outside all the time. But my wife and I got married, she was pregnant with my son, and I realized that I wanted a better life for us. I knew a lot of guys in the industry, and I had a tight group of guys. So I eventually had the epiphany: I started to think of ways to start my own business.
I thought this industry needed another honest company to fill the void in the market. As a top producer at a local company, I felt I knew what the market needed from an HVAC company. So finally, I joined the Arete Syndicate group. Andy Frisella and Ed Mylett lead it. There’s a lot of fear behind taking the next step and being able to talk with like-minded people. This network of professionals at my back gave me the courage to start my own business.
Starting an HVAC Company
The hardest thing is just to start from day one. We try to do everything the right way–financially, practically, and ethically. We pride ourselves on being honest with customers and providing five-star quality service. You’d be surprised how far that goes. HVAC is a very old industry and it’s very easy to do things the wrong way or take shortcuts and we just don’t operate that way.
My vision for this company is to be number one. I want to own the most profitable, best customer service, largest HVAC and plumbing company in northern California. I want to have a hundred employees who all have amazing jobs, everybody loves to come to work, and everybody makes money. Our customers are happy, we’re doing good work in the community, and we’re taking care of people. That’s really my vision.
I also want to take care of my team. I have a great group of young men working for me now and I want to see them succeed. I want to see them make a lot of money, buy houses, have families, and just be happy. That’s important to me too.
The Buck Stops at the Top
Every issue that comes into the company, whether you’re a customer or an employee, everyone’s problems come through me. So I make sure that everybody is taking care of customers and employees and everything is going to come through me so that we’re doing the right thing.
I just want something I can pass down to my kids and have them grow up learning the trade as I did. That means helping the guys clean the trucks, learning how to do the trade from the bottom up, starting to do ductwork, plumbing, digging, and then working their way up to service management and then eventually owner. I’m really proud of my team. I have an incredible staff and great technicians, so we’ve just been able to build something really special.
Final Thoughts on Building an HVAC Company
Thank you for reading! The HVAC industry has a lot of room for growth, and we’re excited to be a part of that evolution. If you’re looking for the best HVAC company in Northern California, look no further than Elevated Comfort! We offer top-quality HVAC services at competitive prices, and our friendly staff is always available to answer any questions you may have. If you require HVAC services like AC installation, heat pump repair, duct cleaning, and more, we’ll be happy to help you out in any way possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a visit from one of our highly trained and experienced technicians!