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I came to the US in June of 1979, graduated from Washougal High and attended Clark College. I have been working at Area Heating since 1988. I enjoy traveling and gardening.
I am a native to Clark County and started working at Area Heating right out of high school in 1988. I have 3 sons John 25, Jordan 23, and Jason 10. I also finally got a girl! My granddaughter Jade! I enjoy hiking, camping, boating and time with my family!
I have worked at Area Heating & Cooling for 26 years The best part of my job is leaving a customer happy with the service Area Heating & Cooling provides.
United States Navy Veteran, served in Desert Storm. I’ve been in the HVAC industry since 1994 as an installer and service technician.
I have been married to my best friend for 17 years, we have 2 children. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends.
I left my long time career in the trucking industry after taking an interest in HVAC and never looked back. On my personal time I enjoy good food with my family and friends.
New to the HVAC industry. My hobby’s include brewery and restaurant hopping. I also love to cook and spend time camping.
I have been in the HVAC industry for 6 years. My favorite part of the job is meeting all the great customers and their dogs. In my off time I enjoy going to concerts, supporting the local music scene, camping, and going to the beach with my family.
Valerie Sanchez Barba
Full time student and full time tech here at Area. I love animals of all kinds. In my free time I enjoy hiking, boxing and playing in a band.
I started in the HVAC business with Area, December 1996. I spent the first 12 years doing high end custom home installations in New Construction as well as replacement equipment installations in existing homes.
The last eight years my focus has been new technology, building science, indoor air quality and more efficient duct designs for homes. I'm always looking to push the envelope in unique designs and stretching the capabilities of new technology to better improve people’s indoor comfort and quality of life. I do not consider myself an expert in the field, but rather, well educated. The day I consider myself an expert is the day I will retire, as I will have nothing new to learn each day.
I went to school at Apex Senior High in Apex, North Carolina. While I enjoyed my time in school I wanted to jump straight into the work force. After visiting a local job agency I was pointed in the direction of a commercial HVAC company and have been in the industry ever since.
I had been doing primarily residential HVAC when I joined the Area Heating team back in 2007. I was impressed with the quality of the work being done and the quality of the people at Area. I have never regretted my decision to work here and have learned a lot along the way. As a Comfort Consultant I am focused on providing the best service that I possibly can for the people I get to meet every day. I am excited about current and new technologies in the industry and have an extensive installation and service background that helps me better serve our clients.
I came to Area Heating after 20 years in the HVAC industry, joining the team in the spring of 2019. My journey in this industry began as an installer’s assistant, and since then I have been an installer, service technician, and manager. My experience in every aspect of heating and cooling means I’m able to help you choose the perfect equipment for your family’s unique needs. I really enjoy meeting people - and their pets (especially dogs).
My specialty is solving heating and cooling problems, using my technical background and experience to find an affordable solution to whatever the issue may be. I look forward to finding solutions that will make your family comfortable for years to come.
In my free time I enjoy camping and boating with my wife and boys, and weekends often find me firing up the smoker to make some delicious BBQ.