Shattering Glass Ceilings

July 10, 2015
These five women convey confidence, intelligence and leadership in the workplace everyday.

HVACR Distribution Business is proud to feature five women who have made giant strides in the HVACR industry. These five women convey confidence, intelligence and leadership in the workplace everyday. Introducing the five women:

Keresa Richardson, CEO, Lawton Group, Cedar Park, Texas — Lawton Commercial Services (LCS) provides HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing and electrical service and repair to its clients.

Michelle Shearer-Rodriguez, President, SHEARER SUPPLY, INC., Carrollton, Texas — SHEARER SUPPLY, INC. is the American Standard distributor of residential, commercial, geothermal and ductless brands in the northern half of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, northern Louisiana and eastern New Mexico. SHEARER SUPPLY, INC. also carries the parts for residential and light commercial American Standard product, as well as the equipment lines of ClimateMaster geothermal, Honeywell, Daikin Ductless, Sterling Unit Heaters, LG PTACS and many other specialty equipment brands. SHEARER SUPPLY, INC. also has a complete line of accessories for the residential and light commercial contractor.

• Kathie Todd, Administrative Manager, Central Oregon Heating & Cooling Inc., Redmond, Ore. — Central Oregon Heating & Cooling is a service company that offers all HVAC repair/replacement/new installation services and products for both residential and commercial.

• Alana Ward, President, Baggett Heating & Cooling, Inc., Clarksville, Tenn. —Baggett Heating & Cooling specializes in the installation, service and maintenance of residential HVAC systems for homeowners in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area in Tennessee.

Lorraine S. Wright, Owner/Manager, Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc., Fort Meyers, Fla. — Gulf Shore Cooling (GSC) provides all aspects of residential and light commercial sales and service for air conditioning, as well as residential, light commercial and new construction electrical and whole-home generators services to customers from Bradenton Florida south to Marco Island. GSC also is a Home Depot Service Provider for all 15 HD stores from Bradenton to Marco Island for air conditioning sales and service.  

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