This month we acknowledge the talent and contributions of one of our Service Foreman, Tom Batty. Tom has been involved in the mechanical / HVAC industry his entire life. Growing up in Arizona, Tom helped his dad install HVAC units. The trade has stayed in the family as his brother took over their father’s business and Tom, moving to the Seattle area, worked for a local mechanical construction firm before eventually starting his own HVAC Service business. Tom built a large following of loyal customers, and when he made the decision to join the Hermanson team two years ago, he brought many of these customers with him. Tom joined Hermanson because he likes the direction our Service Department is heading and wanted to be a part of a growing operation. Tom was also impressed by the wide variety of talents and skill sets our company has to offer and is happy that he relates to Hermanson’s attitude and values. Tom’s primary focus has been working on Data Center facilities. His knowledge and expertise have resulted in his strong reputation as an HVAC expert among Data Center operators in the region. He is also specialized in large tonnage screw compressor replacements and retrofits. He is currently working on a project for one of our largest tech clients in which he is replacing a Turbocor compressor with a Bitzer screw compressor.