I have many acquaintances and plenty of friends.
- But the really close friends I have are few and precious to me.
My buddy Steve is one of those people. Steve really is a great person on every level. There are people out there who see Steve coming and try to take advantage. We’ve been friends since meeting in a commercial HVAC of the office many years ago. He was actually one of the first people in our company to work remotely so he didn’t come into the commercial HVAC every day. So when he did show up at work, I loved to spend time with him. He’s so knowledgeable in our industry and also so willing to help others understand the finer points of what we do. This guy really works to try to help everybody be better at their jobs. And he does it because he cares. We hang out together outside of work and have gotten really close over the years. He even invited me out to his cabin which is something that’s pretty rare. He lives way out on some property and just barely still on the electrical grid. The heating in his house comes from a wood stove and until recently there was no other a residential HVAC. Steve is super technical and can put together or install just about anything. He ended up buying a pair of ductless heat pumps to go in his cabin. Not so much for the heating during the winter but for the air conditioning in the summer. So I went with him for a long weekend and we were able to install the ductless heat pumps ourselves. I have to say that I was really amazed with the sort of quality heating and air that comes with the ductless heat pumps.