Greetings from Cape Coral, Florida! My name is Cary. Not Gary, Cary. Like Grant, but better looking (IMHO). I’m a retired LEO from New York who joined the wave of refugees fleeing to Florida. I’m new to InterNACHI as of last week, just started the online courses and hope to have my Florida license by mid-summer.
Well, it’s a long story, so I’ll try to keep it short. I used to be an HVAC tech… did installations and service for about 12-years for a family-owned outfit in Westchester County, NY. I was doing fine and considered one of the top techs but for some reason I can’t quite explain, I decided to hang up my gauges and put on a duty belt at age 32. I was the second-oldest recruit in NYPD Company 97-08. 23 short years later I’m retired from my 3rd LEO job. Not a single regret. In fact, that dumbass 32-year old made a pretty good career move. I bought and sold a few houses in the past 2+ decades and like to think I have a pretty good eye, but the inspectors who I used for my purchases were top-notch guys and saved me literally tenfold what I paid them. You might not know this, but cops aren’t really appreciated that much in NY. I’d love to be able to save people thousands of dollars all day long.
OK, I said I’d try to keep it short. Another failed attempt, so please pop a cold one on me and feel free to ask any HVAC (or cop) questions you may have. I’ll do my best to keep the replies short!