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Awards

Commercial HVAC has been recognized locally and nationally for excellence in design/build work. Following are a sampling of some of the recent awards we have received.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Bob Stiens
President

Bob has 30+ years of experience in the HVAC industry from the field to the boardroom. His experience includes drafting, estimating, engineering and design, project management, sales, sales management, and personnel management. The majority of his focus in the HVAC industry has been on the design of systems and explaining the benefits of these designs to customers looking for a professional Design Build Contractor.

Mr. Stiens' extensive industry experience includes clean rooms in the semi-conductor industry, surgery centers in the medical industry, manufacturing and distribution facilities, low and high rise office buildings, high rise condominiums, office / warehouse facilities, research laboratories, churches, hotels, schools, theaters, and assembly / conference centers. He is also knowledgeable about HVAC piping and process piping, as well as sheet metal and air flow.

Schooling:
- Associates Degree in Air Conditioning Technology (Cincinnati Technical College)

Certifications or licenses:
- Master HVAC and Refrigeration licenses held in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia.
- Boiler licenses held in Ohio and Kentucky.
- City licenses held in Columbus, Middletown, Hamilton, Oxford, and Dayton, Ohio.

 

Andrea Luck
Director of Human Resources

Andrea started with Cinfab in 1997 as an Administrative Assistrant. In 1998, she assumed the duties of Human Resource Administrator for Cinfab and in 2000, she became the Director of Human Resources for the Grote Companies.

Schooling:
- BA in Human Resource Management

Associations:
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

 

Rod Ritter
Field Manager

Rod has over 37 years experience in the HVAC field. After starting out at King Heating and Air Conditioning for two years as an installer, he worked at Perfection Heating and Air Conditioning for 25 years, starting as an installer, and after two years was promoted to Field Supervisor.

Mr. Ritter hse been working at Commercial HVAC for over 5 years now, first as a field supervisor and now as the Field Manager.

Schooling:
Associate's Degree from Cincinnati Technical College

Licenses:
Kentucky Journeyman
City of Hamilton - warm air and wet heat

 

James Potts
Director of Operations

Following his graduation from Purdue University, James worked for ERMCO Electrical Contractors and Engineers in Indianapolis, Orlando and eventually Cincinnati. He joined the Grote Family of Companies in 2003 as the Manager of Construction Planning, assisting all companies with scheduling, labor planning/tracking, budgeting, cost control, and project management. In January of 2007, he joined the Commercial HVAC team and assumed the role of Director of Operations. His responsibilities involve overseeing project management and field operations.

Selected Projects:

Education:
BS in Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University

Other Associations/Activities:
Worship Leader at the Park United Methodist Church

Chip Branscum
Engineering Manager

I currently manage a group of engineers and designers with responsibility for design-build projects for the Grote Family of Companies (Commercial HVAC, Cinfab, TJ Dyer). I assist in the pre-design phases and marketing of design-build projects as well as scope definition for budgeting and value-engineering solutions for plan-spec projects.

I have overseen cost-effective designs instrumental in current design-build project commissions including The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge, Columbia Sussex World Headquarters, Crème de la Crème day care, Alkermes Headquarters, and recent award-winning Crossroads Church Expansion of 3,500 seat auditorium.

Schooling:
University of Cincinnati College of Engineering – BSME

Licenses:
Professional Engineer (OH/KY/IN License)

Associations:
Hamilton County Board of Building Appeals Member
Past-President Cincinnati Chapter ASHRAE
Mission Partners Guatemala (non-profit)

 

Bob Walters
Director of Business Development

Bob has over 21 years of experience in the HVAC industry starting in the field as a foreman. His experience includes drafting, estimating, engineering and design, project management, as well as managing business, sales, and business development. His career has taken me through all aspects of mechanical contracting leaving him with a comprehensive knowledge that he uses now to help build strong relationships with new and existing customers.

One of the most important aspects of his position is to insure that we are living up to our commitments while maintaining our core values and beliefs as a company. In doing this, he measures our success by our repeat business and our positive reputation.

Schooling:
Associate's Degree - Mechanical Engineering Technology

Licenses:
Master HVAC licenses held in Ohio and Kentucky
City licenses held in Dayton, Middletown, and, Columbus Ohio

Associations:
Design Build Institute of America

 

Roger Clark
Special, Medical & Service Projects Mgr

NEED ROGER'S BIO

 

Commercial HVAC: Because Reputation is Everything

Bob Cartwright
Project Manager

Bob has over 38 years of Mechanical Design, Engineering and Installation experience including 6 years as a Design Draftsman, 16 years as a Facilities Industrial Engineer specializing in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, 6 years as a Project Manager for a major controls company, and 10 years as a Project Manager for HVAC Installation Companies.

His experience includes drafting, engineering and design, project management, personnel management and cost accounting. He has successfully managed projects in churches, retail, schools, government and industry. He is versed in Environmental Health & Safety, OSHA requirements, Hazardous Materials Identification and Abatement and held Dept. of Defense and Energy Confidential Clearances for 20 years.

Schooling:

Associate's Degree - Mechanical Design Technology (Penn State University)
Associate's Degree - Mechanical Engineering (University of Akron)

Certifications:Red Cross First Aid and C.P.R.

Awards: “Award of Excellence” from American Builders Association (Cincinnati Chapter) in 2006, 2004 & 2001


 

Brandon Eyer
Project Manager

Bob has over 38 years of Mechanical Design, Engineering and Installation experience including 6 years as a Design Draftsman, 16 years as a Facilities Industrial Engineer specializing in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, 6 years as a Project Manager for a major controls company, and 10 years as a Project Manager for HVAC Installation Companies.

His experience includes drafting, engineering and design, project management, personnel management and cost accounting. He has successfully managed projects in churches, retail, schools, government and industry. He is versed in Environmental Health & Safety, OSHA requirements, Hazardous Materials Identification and Abatement and held Dept. of Defense and Energy Confidential Clearances for 20 years.

Schooling:

Associate's Degree - Mechanical Design Technology (Penn State University)
Associate's Degree - Mechanical Engineering (University of Akron)

Certifications:Red Cross First Aid and C.P.R.

Awards: “Award of Excellence” from American Builders Association (Cincinnati Chapter) in 2006, 2004 & 2001


 

Laura Kamphaus
Designer

Laura Kamphaus is a Mechanical Designer responsible for producing and designing HVAC ductwork plans and calculating heating and cooling loads. She has a special expertise in energy analysis of commercial buildings (per the state codes).

Laura is proficient in several computer programs, including Microstation, AutoCADD, Carrier HAP, Cook (Compute-a-Fan), EnvStd, Carrier AHU Builder, Costworks, and Comcheck EZ. She has worked on several building types, which include airports, barracks / dormitories, commercial / retail buildings, corrections facilities, garages, laboratories, municipal buildings, office / administration buildings, and daycare centers.