Henry Ford once said: “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

As our Mission: HVAC students are starting out in their HVAC careers, we feel it’s important to make sure they are aware of what will be expected of them in the future.  Those values like integrity, fairness, honesty and more that will lead them to success and help them to build a great reputation for themselves and the companies for which they work.

Derick: Pride, Honesty and Integrity

I am a true believer that pride and honesty go a long way in the HVAC trade.

Having pride in your work represents your work ethic and you as a person. When showing pride,  a tradesmen holds value to his or her work. No matter what the job is or how long it takes, you give 110 percent effort.

We are humans, we will make mistakes at times. That is where honesty comes in. Being honest when you have made a mistake, instead of making excuses, shows what kind of person you are. How you own up to the mistake will determine how the situation plays out.

Along with honesty comes integrity. Integrity to me, is doing the right thing when no one is watching.

I believe having these values will take you far in this industry. No matter what situation you’re in, just take pride in your work, be honest to yourself and others, and do what’s right – even when no one is watching.