MEET THE AIR CRAFTS TEAM
KELLY HERNANDEZ - President / Owner
Kelly has been in the HVAC trade for over 36 years. She spent 23+ years at an HVAC business in Vista, CA where she learned her trade and rose through the ranks, from Office Manager to Operations Manager, and finally to Service Manager for their large service department. She then joined another HVAC business in Escondido, CA where she also served as their Service Manager for 6+ years.
Kelly then had the opportunity of a lifetime – to purchase Air Crafts Heating & Air Conditioning from the original owner in June of 2016. She jumped at the chance and has never been happier.
Kelly is very active in the community. She is the board secretary for the Valley Center Rotary Club, Board Member for Valley Center Business Association, Board Member of the Valley Center High School Foundation, and Vista and Valley Center of Chamber’s member. She is also a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), where she was nominated and a finalist for awards in both 2019 (Business of the Year in San Diego) and 2020 (Trailblazer award).
Kelly raised her 2 sons who are now grown and out of the house.
RON JOHNSON - Operations Manager
Ron began his career in the heating and air conditioning trade in 1981 by working in the warehouse of an HVAC company. He was quickly promoted to the Warehouse Manager position. After that, he was given the opportunity to train and become an installer and service technician.
Since then, Ron has had many years of experience managing installation and service departments. He enjoys helping customers with bringing indoor comfort solutions and efficiency to their home or business.
While working in the HVAC trade, Ron has overseen and managed both large and small residential and commercial projects.
He joined the Air Crafts team in January of 2019 to bring his expertise and to offer solutions to our customers. Ron is also a member of the Valley CenterProfessional Referral Organization.
Ron and his wife Margie have been married for 39 years and have lived in Valley Center for over 24 of them. They have raised 2 daughters and have 1 precious grandson.
AUSTEN - Installation Apprentice
Austen joined the Air Crafts team in 2021 after serving our country in the Marine Corp.
DON - Service Technician
Don has worked in heating and air conditioning since 1986. He came to Air Crafts over 25 years ago, first as an Installer and is now one of our Service Technicians.
GENE - Service Technician & Field Supervisor
Gene brings a lot of knowledge and over 25 years of experience to our team. He joined Air Crafts in 2022.
GILBERT - Installer
Gilbert has installed heating and air conditioning systems since 2019. He has been with Air Crafts since 2020.
JIM - Service Technician
Jim has worked in the field for over 5 years, and he became a part of our team in 2017.
MARY - Customer Service / Dispatcher
Mary came to Air Crafts in 2022. She has over 25 years experience in customer service and office management.