Angie Snow, a former elementary school teacher turned HVAC shop owner, is a great example of a business owner that works just as hard for the service technicians she employs as they do for the customer. Angie and her husband, Ryan, own and operate Western Heating & Air Conditioning, a residential/light commercial/maintenance HVAC company based in Orem, Utah. Women technicians and installers are welcome here, and other HVAC companies are taking note of their innovative philosophy. Want to work for this company or one like it? Come prepared with a great attitude and
Angie Snow knew from the time she was a young girl, she wanted to gain an education and inspire others. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from BYU, and her Master’s Degree in Math from SUU. Angie’s career began as an elementary school teacher. For seven years, she enjoyed teaching and motivating her students to achieve their goals. In 2007, she and her husband Ryan made the entrepreneurial leap by purchasing Western Heating and Air. Angie is the Vice President of Western and
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The Social Security Administration estimates 22 percent of the U.S. workforce will retire over the next eight years. For the HVAC industry, which is chock full of retiring baby boomers, that percentage is probably much larger.
While HVAC’s experienced veterans continue to disappear into retirement, the industry has struggled to replenish its crop of skilled workers. Recent studies from the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) quantify the need, estimating that 115,000 new HVACR workers must be trained by 2022 to meet an anticipated demand that is set to increase 14 percent, which exceeds the average growth rate for all other