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Staff Member

Andrea Navarrete

Co-Founder

Andrea has 17 years of experience in Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.  Andrea has her MM98 Mechanical Contractor’s License.  She has lived in Albuquerque, NM for 35 years.  Her previous jobs include, working in her family restaurant business and working her way up in the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling business. She has 1 daughter, Hannah and they have two dogs, Hershey and Star. When Andrea is not working she enjoys, hiking, biking, boating, jet skiing, four wheeling, attending church, spending time with family and most important to her, being involved in all aspects of her daughters life as well as taking time to enjoy playing her daughters favorite sport volleyball with her. Her burning desire is to become a business consultant and motivational speaker, something nobody knows about her, she enjoys writing/journaling.  Andrea’s key to success is “Never stop learning, always go above and beyond the call of duty, treat everyone with respect and have compassion.”

Staff Member

John Barner

Co-Founder

John has 32 years of experience in Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.  John has his MM98 Contractor's License, Journeyman Plumber, Journeyman Gas, and Boiler Operators License. He has lived in Albuquerque, NM for 53 years.  His previous jobs include farming, ranching, machine shop apprentice, and in addition to his current Plumbing, Heating and Cooling career, he is his wife’s slave (haha).  John is married to Michele A. Barner.  Their children are John, Jacob, Johnathan and Mariah.  They have two dogs, Bruni and Jill.  When John is not working he enjoys, skiing, golfing, hiking, biking, guns and audiophile.  His burning desire is to be young again.  Something nobody knows about him, his favorite music is Reggae.  John’s key to success is “Work Hard, there are no shortcuts”

Staff Member

Shirley Aguilar

Customer Service Representative

Shirley has 1 year experience in Plumbing, Heating and Cooling and 40 years experience in customer service.   Her previous jobs include working at the unemployment office, book keeper, bartender, server, in home child care owner, state funded food and nutrition field representative, and wellness checks for patients being taken care of at home.  Her husband of 12 years is Jonathan, she has twins (1) boy and (1) girl, a step daughter and step son.  She also has 3 dogs.  She has  lived in New Mexico for 55 years.  When she is not working she enjoys cooking, spending time with family, gardening and helping the elderly or anybody in need..  Her burning desire is to travel more.  Her key to success is care about others and always have integrity. 

Staff Member

Terry Grier

Bookkeeper and Executive Assistant

Terry has been in the Plumbing and HVAC business for 6 years, her previous jobs are working for a Law Firm doing Payroll, Human Resources and 401(k).  She is married to James Grier, she has 2 children and she has lived in Albuquerque, NM for 37 years.  Terry’s hobbies are reading, movies, walking and traveling.  Her burning desire is to be a motivational speaker, something nobody knows is that she has always wanted to race cars or be in a band.  Her key to success is “organization and reminders.”

Staff Member

Sean Montaño

Service Supervisor

Meet Sean Montano, Service Supervisor for First Rate Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Inc. Sean has 22 years of experience in the HVAC Service Industry. He also has his HVAC/R Associates Degree, Journeyman Refrigeration License, NATE Certification (a nationally recognized certification), and his EPA Universal Certification. When Sean was just a little boy, he and his family visited Phoenix, AZ often. As a little boy Sean asked his mother "why is it so hot outside, yet so cold inside?" His Mother informed him that it was because there were "refrigerators on the roof" This is what sparked Sean's interest in learning about the industry. He has never looked back since then. As the leader of our HVAC Service department, Sean ensures your problem is fixed, you receive a fair price and above all, you are 100% satisfied! "Over my many years in the HVAC Service Industry, I have seen and repaired just about every make and model out there."

Staff Member

David Long

Installation Supervisor

David Long has 17 years experience in Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.  His previous job for 13 years was a “Roughneck in the oil & gas industry for 13  years”.  His spouse is Jodi, he has 1 step daughter Madison and they have 4 dogs.  David resides in Los Lunas, New Mexico.  When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and Barbecuing.  His burning desire is to be independently wealthy.  Something nobody knows about him is that he really likes flowers.  His key to success is “approach every task with a positive attitude.”

Staff Member

Benjamin Dudley

HVAC Service Technician

Benjamin was born in Maine, he moved to Albuquerque, NM to go to college 18 years ago.  He has 18 years of experience in the HVAC Industry.  He completed T.V.I’s HVAC Certification Program, and he has obtained a Journeyman Refrigeration License, NATE Certification (a nationally recognized certification), and his EPA Universal Certification.

Ben’s original plan for his career was to become a computer specialist, after taking a class on it he said it was too boring.  He then thought he would become an electrician but his High School no longer offered that class.  Instead he was put in a Oil Burning Boiler class.  He exceled in the class, and decided to pursue an HVAC Career.

While Ben was in college he worked as a HVAC Sheetmetal Installer and as a Lowes Associate.  He has been an HVAC Service Technician for the past 16 years. 

Ben is married to Jad Dudley and they have one son Johnathan, 2 dogs (Bella and Cesar), his hobby is video gaming, his burning desire is to play borderlands, something nobody knows about him is, he has a very large movie collection.  His key to success is “always be punctual”.

Staff Member

Mario Martinez

HVAC Consultant

Mario Martinez has 10 years of experience in Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.  His previous jobs include HVAC Service Technician, Sales and Customer Service.  His wife is Bernadette, they have 2 beautiful children (twins boy and girl age 7). They have 3 dogs, a cockatoo and salt water fish.  He resides in Albuquerque, NM.  When he is not working he enjoys church, spending time with family, cycling, all water activities, swimming, snorkeling, boating and gardening.  His burning desire is to be successful in his career and family life.  Something nobody knows about him “I sleep with a poodle”  His key to success is “work hard, do what you say you are going to do and follow up!”

Staff Member

Jake Barner

HVAC Installer and Plumbing Technician

Jake Barner has 10 years of experience in Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.  His previous jobs include heavy equipment operator, welder and truck driver.  His spouse is Kayli, no children but they do have some great dogs.  Jake has lived in New Mexico for 25 years.  When he is not working he enjoys hunting, fishing, ATV riding and riding horses.  His burning desire is to do out of country big game hunting.  His key to success is Hard work and reliability. 

Staff Member

Brad Bray

Plumbing Technician

Meet Brad Bray, Plumbing Technician for First Rate Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Inc. Brad has 10 years in the plumbing /HVAC industry from residential to industrial repairs and has provided services in multiple states. Brad has a Journeyman Plumber License and Universal EPA Certificate. He is capable of providing service and repairs of all your plumbing, heating and cooling needs. As a leader of the Plumbing Department, he is here to ensure that your problem gets fixed, you receive a fair price and above all, you are 100% satisfied! When asked why he joined the industry, Brad's response was "I needed money and I can't dance for Sh**" haha! BUT the real reason was "My step dad learned HVAC and plumbing in the navy and I followed in his foot steps"

Staff Member

Kyle Duran

HVAC Installer

Kyle Duran has 10 years of experience in Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.  His previous jobs include Warehouse/Delivery, Office Assistant and Sales Associate.  Kyle resides in Albuquerque, NM.  When he is not working he enjoys producing music (mostly electronic music), playing video games, DJing, cooking and traveling.   His burning desire is to produce a track that is played on the radio worldwide.  His key to success is drive, determination, responsibility, integrity, and hard work.

Staff Member

Daniel Haynes

HVAC Service Technician

Daniel has worked on the job for 5 years and attended trade school for 3 years.  He has a total of 8 years  Plumbing, Heating and Cooling experience.  His previous jobs include cable installation, master control operator at a T.V. station, 1st veteran to do a work study for SBA and he was in the Navy.  His spouse is Chrissy.  He has 1 daughter and 1 dog Lucy.  He has lived in Albuquerque, NM for the past 10yrs.  When he is not working he enjoys golfing, music, playing guitar and sports.  His burning desire is to travel more and play different golf courses.  His key to success is “attention to detail.”

Staff Member

Sean Iverson

HVAC Service Technician

Sean has worked in the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling industry for 2 years.  Majority of his career he has worked in general contracting for residential and commercial.  In addition, he has also done elevator installations and has been a heavy equipment operator.  Sean is a New Mexico native.  Sean is married to Shanna (in his words “my beautiful wife Shanna”), he also has a son (in his words “my blessing of a son, Shea”).  He has no pets, says its too hard to say goodbye.  His hobbies are fly fishing, camping and riding dirt bikes, his burning desire is to move to northern new Mexico to be closer to his favorite fishing holes.  Something nobody knows about Sean “The Lord is the love of my life.”  His key to success is “Don’t lie, don’t steal, and don’t cheat.  Always be honest.”

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