MEET THE AIR CRAFTS TEAM
KELLY HERNANDEZ - President / Owner
Kelly has been in the HVAC trade for over 37 years. She spent 24+ 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 a Board Member for Valley Center Business Association, Vice President of the Valley Center High School Foundation, and Vista and Valley Center Chambers 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 Center Professional Referral Organization.
Ron and his wife Margie have been married for over 40 years and have lived in Valley Center for over 25 of them. They have raised 2 daughters and have one precious grandson.
ANDY - Installer
Andy joined Air Crafts in 2023 as an Installer after graduating HVAC school.
BERNNIE - Lead Installer
Bernnie joined our field team in 2021 and has been in the heating and air conditioning trade for over 9 years.
GENE - Service Technician & Field Supervisor
Gene brings a lot of knowledge and over 26 years of experience to our team. He joined Air Crafts in 2022.
JIM - Service Technician
Jim has worked in the field for over 9 years, and he became a part of our team in 2017.
JOSE - Lead Installer
Jose brings 17 years of installation and service experience to our team. He rejoined Air Crafts in 2023.
MARY - Customer Service / Dispatcher
Mary joined our team in 2022. She brings with her 25+ years in customer service experience.