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Residential & Commercial HVAC Experts
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Professional HVAC Technicians in Charleston, South Carolina

Not Pictured: Bradley Davis  |  Jake Elliott  |  Josh Richards 

men working on air conditioner

Blake Miller

Mr. Miller has 18 years experience in the HVAC business and has been in many different divisions --- Residential and Commercial Sales, Territory manager for equipment and supplies, Marketing Consultant, and Owner/Manager/ Consultant for many companies throughout the United States.
He is a graduate from Salisbury University in Maryland, Class of 2001, with a major in Marketing Communications and a minor in Business Management. He founded Healthy Air Services on July 5, 2007 and merged it into Charleston Heating and Air on January 1, 2009. 
Charleston Heating and Air has received the following accolades with his guidance:
  • Voted #527 in Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Company in 2012
  • Trane 2009 Rookie of the year
  • McCalls 2010 Fastest growing company in North and South Carolina
  • Ruud 2011 Highest annual Sales in Territory
  • 2015 & 2016 Angie's List Super Service Award Winner
  • 2015, 2016 & 2017 Charleston City Paper Best of Charleston Winner
  • 2016 Roaring Twenties Winner
  • 2016 Yelp "People Love Us" Award
Blake's hobbies are business publications, dining out, beach volleyball, any type of exercise, traveling and making Charleston Heating and Air the best company of our heating and air generation.

Office Team

Chelsea Mercuri

Chelsea has been in the accounting field for 10 years, beginning with a Corporate Pool Builder and now approaching her fifth year with Charleston Heating and Air. She is always expanding her knowledge in the field and is currently working closely with Business Development Resources Inc., where she is training with a Financial Coach to learn more on HVAC driven accounting.
Chelsea is a mother of a precious boy and loves nothing more than her family. A "true southern girl" who enjoys hunting, fishing, the great outdoors, and cooking. She takes much pride in her work and plans to continuously grow with the industry.

Melissa Gross

Installation Manager
Melissa has been a part of Charleston Heating and Air since January 2011. She is extremely proficient in Excel and database management and her main focus within the company is Internal Organization.
Melissa went to Charleston Southern University, Class of 2009, and graduated with a Major in Business Finance. Her hobbies include tennis, horseback riding, and kayaking.

Meghan McGaha

Marketing Manager & Account Representative
Meghan is a native to South Carolina, originally from the Greenville area. As a 2004 graduate of Clemson University, specializing in Marketing and Communications, she moved to Charleston and began her career as a Marketing Coordinator. To date, she has over 13 years of sales and marketing experience in the Charleston area and understands the importance of building lasting customer relationships.
On the weekends you can find Meghan running the bridge, playing kickball, cooking and boating.

Elizabeth (Bess) Thornton

Service Manager
Bess is a vital part of our Charleston Heating and Air team. She is a 2003 graduate of James Madison University specializing in Business Management. As a former property manager in Ohio and Charleston she knows the importance of prompt, efficient and courteous service. During her free time she enjoys hikes with her husband and dog, reading a good book and crafting.

Melissa Bridges

Customer Service Representative
Formerly a resident of North Carolina, Melissa moved to the Charleston area over 10 years ago. She has over 20 years experience working in sales, management and customer service. She enjoys being a part of helping people maintain comfort in their home. When not at work she stays busy spending time with her dogs, creating mosaic art, refinishing furniture and making jewelry. 


Nathan Yeager

Customer Service Representative
Raised in Michigan, Nathan chose to move south and currently resides in the Charleston area. He has over 10 years experience in sales and customer service. He values building long lasting relationships with customers as well as his co-workers.  When away from work he enjoys spending time traveling with his wife and 2 children, reading and trivia.

Leroy Miller

Office Dog
Two years of experience – He enjoys greeting people at the front door, receiving copious amounts of treats, having his back scratched and sitting under the kitchen table at lunchtime catching crumbs.

Service Team

Jim Hopkins

Service Technician
Mr. Hopkins has 25+ years in the heating and air conditioning business. Originally from Boston, he excels in furnaces and "no heat" calls. Since moving south, Jim has become more than familiar with systems used in the Lowcountry and secured a role as a lead service technician. He is EPA, recover, gastite, indoor air quality, R410-a, and R-22 certified. He has also attended numerous manufacturer training courses, including a Ruud factory tour and inside training.
When Jim is not working, he loves to spend time with his family that consists of 4 kids.

Brian Sharpe

Service Technician
Originally a native of Ruffin, SC, Brian now resides in Branchville. He is EPA certified and has over 16 years of experience working in the industry. He enjoys the day to day challenge of finding solutions to ever changing technical issues. When away from work, Brian enjoys fishing.

Dustin Richards

Service Technician
As a native of Goldsboro, NC, Dustin chose to move to the Summerville area of Charleston, SC, bringing with him two years of industry experience. He enjoys interacting with new customers on a daily basis and the challenges the job brings to discover solutions to system issues. While not working Dustin keeps busy backpacking and hunting.

Andy Craigie

Service Technician
Originally from Rochester, NY, Andy now resides in the Summerville area. He is EPA certified with over 13 years of experience working in the industry. He enjoys helping customers find comfort in their home and the satisfaction from solving difficult technical issues. When away from work Andy enjoys spending time with his family and playing/watching hockey.

Tony Buenting

Service Technician
Born and raised in the Charleston area, Tony chose to reside specifically in West Ashley. He trained under the Coastal Carolina Training Council, is Universal EPA certified and currently has over 25+ years of experience in HVAC work. He specializes in Trane, American Standard and Carrier equipment, but can figure out the solution to pretty much any HVAC problem. His favorite part of his job is leaving his customer happy and working on commercial projects. He loves Clemson Football, was once voted “Sexiest HVAC Tech of the Year” and enjoys boating, fishing and camping.

Clay Lockerman

Technician Assistant
Now a resident of Adams Run, Clay grew up in the Charleston area. He's the newest member to the HVAC field as he recently graduated from High School, but is quickly learning the industry training under our lead technicians. With his help our technicians are able to complete repairs quickly as he is in charge of gathering and delivering any needed repair parts. The best part of his job is knowing every day is different. When not at work he enjoys fishing.

Install Team

Doug Platt

New Construction
Doug has 25+ years experience and is currently installation field supervisor. Doug is the install departments leader and "go to" for all customer service needs. He is EPA certified and is extremely familiar with working with homeowners and business owners, as well as new construction contractors. He is the driving force behind his department and well respected in the industry.
In his free time, Doug loves to fish and hunt.

Jake Elliott

New Construction Sales
Mr. Elliott has experience in real estate and home contracting. He has been indoor air quality trained, and duct design trained, as well as a vigorous HVAC basics training.
Jake is also a Pro Beach Volleyball player from 1997- present. He is a College of Charleston graduate, class of 1999, and earned a Business Degree.
Additionally, he is the current coach of the College of Charleston 2 on 2 Beach Volleyball Team, and has started Local Carolina Beach Volleyball Camp for children. In Jake's time away from Charleston Heating and Air and volleyball, he spends time with his wife and three children.

David "2.0" Bradwell

Installation Technician
"2.0" has 18 years experience installing HVAC equipment. He is currently a lead installer at Charleston Heating and Air. He is EPA certified and has Ruud factory training as well as Unico experience and training.
David enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and music.

Earl Gallagher

Quality Control Manager
Being California born and raised, Earl currently resides in Summerville, SC.  He graduated from HVAC Technical School and is EPA certified along with holding multiple duct system certifications. He has over 16 years of experience working in the industry and enjoys meeting and helping people on a daily basis. 
He's known as the "jokester" of the office, and in his free time is an avid golfer and fisherman.

Justin Smiley

Installation Technician
Originally from Johns Island, SC, Justin now lives in Summerville, SC. He has 7 years of experience, but is learning the ropes quickly. He is dedicated to satisfying his customers and values the importance of completing his job efficiently and correctly. In his personal time you can find Justin outdoors hunting, fishing and enjoying time with his family.

Jason Wright

Installation Technician
Originally from West Virginia, Jason currently lives in Ladson. He is newer to the industry with just over two years experience. He is eager to learn the field and enjoys the day-to- day challenges of learning in an out of office setting. In his free time he enjoys spending his time boating, fishing or hiking.

Joe Fanning

Installation Technician
As a native of Charlotte, NC, Joe moved to Greenville for his early years and now resides on James Island. He has just over three years experience in the industry, but is eager to learn more. He enjoys seeing new places each day and learning from our experienced technicians. While not working he spends time with friends and family and plays golf.

Other Team Members

  • Josh Richards (Service Technician) - 5 years experience
  • ​Bradley Davis (Installation Technician) - 3 years experience
  • David Cooper (Installation Technician) - 1 year experience