When Abel Christopher was 15 years old his uncle offered him a summer job working for the family air conditioning and heating business. Fourteen years later, he is the production and installation manager for One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and was selected as one of the Top 40, Under 40 by ACHR the News, the leading trade publication for the HVAC industry.
“It’s an honor to be included on this prestigious list which includes manufactures, vendors, and contractors. With new advances in technology and smart home applications, the HVAC industry is an exciting place to be and I am learning something new all the time,” Christopher stated.
Christopher was highlighted in the national list for helping Modern Mechanical LLC, and now One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, grow into a nationally recognized, award-winning company. He also started and manages the company’s metal recycling program, which has kept more than 100 tons of metal and debris out of landfills each year. His goal is to create a universally recognized installation process for contractors in the HVAC industry to follow.
“We are extremely proud of Abel and appreciate all of his contributions. Many assume the heating and cooling industry is just for older guys, but I think this shows that we offer an excellent career choice for young people and millennials too,” stated Shawn Mitchell, CEO and president of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky, based in Loudoun County.