Meet The Team

 


Owners

David Simons : President and Founder

David Simons

President and Founder

daves@simonshvacny.com

After working for several years in the industry, in 2006 Dave decided to utilize his knowledge and expertise in the field and establish his own company. Starting off as a one-man operation with a single van and now a multi-truck outfit, Dave is backed by a crew of dedicated, highly trained, experienced technicians and employees making Simons’ a leading and reputable local HVAC company. In addition to his technical skills, his work ethic, extreme attention to detail, and his ability to problem solve have made him the successful businessman that he is today. Although he does still get out there in the field from time to time, he mostly spends his time in the office or running quotes.

Jason McCormack : Owner and Operations Manager

Jason McCormack

Owner and Operations Manager

jasonm@simonshvacny.com

Jason joined our company in June of 2015 after he and his wife, Madeline, returned to the area to be closer to family and begin own of their own. Jason’s previous professions have given him both knowledge and experience in the HVAC field, as well as in general construction, irrigation, water treatment procedures, business management, and more. As the operations manager, he spends his workday running our crew of technicians and salespersons, on-site and from the office. He also is one of our home comfort advisers, meeting daily with our residential and commercial customers guiding them through their equipment installation options.


Office Personnel Service Department

Honey MacEwan : Customer Service Representative

Honey MacEwan

Customer Service Representative

honeym@simonshvacny.com

After working in the industry for many years for another reputable HVAC company, Honey joined our team in 2018 to continue her career in the field of customer service. Her expert communication, dispatching, and clerical skills are a major attribute to our company, as precise coordination between our staff and customers is critical to our success. In addition to general administrative responsibilities, Honey is in charge of our commercial accounts, as well as, handles our customer’s financing and warranty needs. She is a great team player and she takes pride and joy in helping everyone around her, as well as, seeing that our customers are taken care of and all of their needs are met. She finds the high-demands that this industry brings to be exciting and is rewarded by solving people’s problems. In her spare time she enjoys animal advocacy, movies, and hanging out with friends.

Tammy Tifft : Customer Service Representative

Tammy Tifft

Customer Service Representative

tammyt@simonshvacny.com

After spending many years in the customer service sector, with a variety of positions, Tammy decided to come join our team at Simons’ in 2014 and has been the main face that our customers see when they walk in the door. She also previously worked for a gas supply company, which is where she became further equipped with the experience and knowledge to allow her to succeed in the HVAC industry. In addition to general administration responsibilities, Tammy handles the daily coordination of our service technicians and scheduling. She genuinely enjoys helping our customers to make their home improvements and takes the extra time to get to know people on a personal level. She can often be found laughing and joking around with our customers. This bubbly, nurturing attitude is also why she spends much of her free time with her large family, cooking and baking for them, as well as, caring for her many animals. She also has a unique interest in fossil hunting.

Danyan Garcia : Marketing Director

Danyan Garcia

Marketing Director

danyang@simonshvacny.com

Prior to joining the Simons’ team, Danyan received her degree in Nutrition and Health Policy, then becoming a certified health coach. With having many years in the customer service industry, combined with her education and innate desire to help others, she took the position at Simons’ in 2017. She finds reward in utilizing these skills and passions in order to improve the quality of our customers’ lives through healthier and more comfortable indoor environments. Outside of work, she enjoys being outside gardening, hiking, camping, and swimming. Her other interests are cooking, traveling, going to the movies and hearing live music.


Home Comfort Advisers

Jason McCormack : Home Comfort Adviser

Jason McCormack

Home Comfort Adviser

jasonm@simonshvacny.com

Jason’s previous professions have given him both knowledge and experience in the HVAC field, as well as in general construction, irrigation, water treatment procedures, business management, and more. As the operations manager, he spends his workday running our crew of technicians and salespersons, on-site and from the office. As an estimator, he provides options for both our residential and commercial customers. Outside of work, he is busy spending time with his family, and they often take camping trips or are checking out food or music festivals together. When he can find the time, Jason also enjoys snowmobiling, dirt biking, working on his cars, and listening to a variety of music.

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Dave Simons : Home Comfort Adviser

Dave Simons

Home Comfort Adviser

daves@simonshvacny.com

After working for 7 years for other HVAC companies as a lead service technician, he went on his own to establish this company and has since expanded to the multi-tech and staffed operation that we have today. His tireless efforts combined with his expertise and innovative problem solving has helped him to become a well-known, respected leader in the industry, locally and throughout New England. During his personal time, if he is not caring for and spending time with his children, he can be found out on his boat, working out at the gym or outside. His other interests include watching sports and movies, comedy, and traveling.

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Jake Saunders : Home Comfort Adviser

Jake Saunders

Home Comfort Adviser

jakes@simonshvacny.com

Prior to joining our team, Jake worked in sales for Dick’s Sporting Goods before he went on to excel in our Lennox sales training program. He stays up to date products, services, and the latest HVAC information by attending yearly Lennox meetings and online webinars, as all of our sales, office staff and technicians do. Jake is a great team player, always willing to help everyone out, regardless of the task. In addition to providing our residential customers with installation options, he is our designated Lowe’s estimator. Jakes witty sense of humor never goes unappreciated, as he is always cracking jokes. During his spare time, if he is not spending time with his family and friends, you can find him on the ice rink. He has been playing hockey since he was a child and continues to tend goal to this day, and we heard he is pretty unstoppable!

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Service Technicians

Don Principe : Service Technician

Don Principe

Service Technician

Prior to entering into the field of HVAC, Don spent 10 years in the Army where he specialized in medical trauma. A combination of his training in the Army and his degree in biochemistry invoked his interest in mechanics and engineering. He was recruited to attend school in Fort Meyers, Florida where received his HVAC, EPA, and OSHA certifications. This education, along with Lennox training programs, Don is now one of our lead service technicians. His troubleshooting and analytical skills make him a major asset to our business. Our customers greatly appreciate his friendliness and how well he explains his work. Outside of work, he is a busy husband and father of two young kids. He also enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, hunting, and skydiving. For relaxation, he likes to draw and sit on the beach.

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Ken Colon : Service Technician

Ken Colon

Service Technician

Before joining us as a service technician, Ken worked doing HVAC maintenance and repairs, as well as, winterizations of homes on the lake. He was 609 certified to work on automotive AC units, which gave him much of the knowledge required to succeed at his current position. He also trained with our lead technicians until he was ready to go out on his own. His skills and hard work ethic led him to greatly excel in our company and in the industry. For fun, Ken likes to partake in many outdoor sports and activities such as wakeboarding, camping, and 4-wheeling. He also has a passion for cars and, what we call an obsession, with Jeeps (he has 3).

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Jake Prevost : Service Technician

Jake Prevost

Service Technician

After graduating from trade school with his certification, Jake joined our company where he furthered his HVAC skills through completion of our Lennox training programs. He chose this field because he values being part of a team and doing hands-on work. He specifically enjoys being able to work on new equipment, but still likes the challenge of the older units as they give him the opportunity to put his skills to the test and to solve problems. During his free time, he is spending time with his family. He is also a football fanatic, and catches as many games as possible, or gets outside to play.

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Rob Passino : Service Technician

Rob Passino

Service Technician

Rob is the newest addition to our team of technicians, yet he is not new to the industry. After holding a salesperson position, as well as an inventory specialist position at local businesses, he went on the become a service technician for 4 years with another plumbing and heating company. In addition to this experience, he has completed our sponsored Lennox training. Rob enjoys being a part of the service side of the HVAC field, as he finds it rewarding to help people out when they're in a jam. He also finds seeing the before and after changes of an installation projects rewarding. Outside of work he is busy spending time with his wife and 3 young children. They have season's passes to 6-flags and are always out having fun together! During his other free time, he enjoys squeezing in a game of basketball or a round of golf.

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Installation Technicians

Tom Hoover : Installation Technician

Tom Hoover

Installation Technician

Before his position at our company, Tom worked in welding and construction. He has since been one of our lead installation technicians since 2014. He works a lot on new construction projects and finds satisfaction in the details involved with seeing the installation through from start to finish. Outside of work, Tom spends his time with his wife and two young sons. When he can, he likes to spend time outside hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling.

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Ryan Bonefant : Installation Technician

Ryan Bonefant

Installation Technician

After working for two years in maintenance and in a local body shop, Ryan joined our company in hopes of putting to use his knowledge of machinery, electrical components and expanding this by learning the field of HVAC. He did this by determination and hard work, along with completing our company’s Lennox training sessions and is now one of our main installation technicians. He specifically takes enjoyment in new construction projects. For fun, Ryan likes to rock climb; and his love for working on cars has not subsided- his other biggest hobby is building model cars along with attending car events.

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Aaron Sokol : Installation Technician

Aaron Sokol

Installation Technician

After working in the construction industry, Aaron decided to make a career change and join our company. He enjoys working at Simons for the challenges involved with the nature of the job, because of the close relationship co-workers are his friends. The company also encourages him to do his best and to continue to grow and learn. He really enjoys the work environment. Outside of work- spending time with family, working on his cars, and outdoor activities. The interesting part of HVAC field- opportunity to learn more every day and to travel around each day. A valuable skill he contributes- the ability to adapt to any situation and come up with a solution efficiently and effectively.

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Derek Mosher : Installation Technician

Derek Mosher

Installation Technician

derekm@simonshvacny.com

Prior to joining our company, Derek has worked in all phases of the construction field. The skills acquired from this experience, along with completion of Simons' Lennox training courses and certifications, is what lead him to become one of our lead installers. Derek enjoys working in HVAC for the variety of daily tasks and job site locations that it provides. He values the opportunity to always be experiencing new things and meeting new people. Outside of work, he likes to hike, fish, take his dog for walks in the woods, and a variety of extreme outdoor sports!

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Sales

Zach Savistano : Sales Representative

Zach Savistano

Sales Representative

zachs@simonshvacny.com

Zach recently joined our company as a part-time sales representative at the local Lowe's stores. He currently holds a position as a marketing director for a successful, local fermentation & brewing company. Previously, after graduating with his B.F.A. in Film & Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design, he ran his own IT business, as well as, tutored business students. He enjoys spending a couple days a week, taking the time to chat with the shoppers, sharing information about the Lennox products and services our company offers. His many years of customer service-related jobs have shaped him to be a great communicator, and his friendly disposition is why so many people go over and chat with him! During his spare time, Zach is super into studying the science of and experimenting with fermentation and brewing, and he enjoys cooking and computer programming.

Kurt Paul : Sales Representative

Kurt Paul

Sales Representative

kurtp@simonshvacny.com

As no stranger to the world of customer service or HVAC, Kurt came aboard in 2018 and has been "rocking out" at the Lowe's stores ever since. Previously, Kurt held a sales position for 10 years at an insurance company, working with Medicare Advantage Plans. He has over 20 years of outside sales experience. He earned a degree in from Skidmore College and was certified in HVAC from Lincoln Technical Institute in New Jersey. He also is a business owner of an invisible fence company. When he is not busy running his business or putting his skills into action interacting with our customers at Lowe's, he enjoys getting outside for a hike with his dog, working out, and doing yoga.


 

About Our Company

Simons Heating & Cooling, Inc. was founded in 2006, and continues to grow as one of the leading heating and cooling companies in the area. We are a family owned business and treat our customers’ home’s as if they were our own. Our company is known for offering top-quality work at fair prices, exhibiting professionalism and paying close attention to detail in all the work we perform. Our staff is continually furthering their education and completing new certifications in order to stay ahead of the trends and to remain in tune with the latest equipment and technology. When we do any type of work, large or small, our goal is to provide the highest quality workmanship and service, leaving you confident with your decision to choose our company for your HVAC needs.

We are a proud Lennox Premier dealer and a Daikin 3D dealer and have access to top of the line equipment, technology and professional training for our employees. This allows us to provide better products and services to our 6,000 plus customers each year, including what no other company does. We attend a variety of annual conferences hosted by our partner companies and vendors that keep us ahead of our competitors and allow us to stand out from the rest. We conduct repairs, installation, maintenance, and inspections to a large variety of residential and commercial customers.

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Our Service Area

We serve clients all over the Upstate New York including Warren, Washington, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties. We work regularly in Glens Falls, Queensbury, Wilton, Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, Gansevoort, Lake George, Warrensburg, Hudson Falls, Fort Edward, Fort Ann, Schuylerville, South Glens Falls, and multiple other bordering towns within the Adirondack region.