Thomas has been in the HVAC industry for 50 years; he started as a small boy working in a family-owned business doing sheet metal work; during high school & college, he worked summers and part-time as a Sheetmetal mechanic installing residential overhead systems. After college, he went to work full time in the family business supervising all commercial installations. Thomas was one of the first people in the industry to buy a power vacuum truck and develop a methodology for cleaning residential air duct systems; later he returned to school again and studied computers, earning another diploma in computer support. I then moved into the office as a purchaser. Thomas later moved into asset management managing all purchasing, inventory, and warehousing.