Brent Jacobs is the second generation owner of the company and serves as its President.
Over the years, Brent
has assembled a top-notch management team of experienced professionals.
"The smarter they are, the smarter I am," says Brent
"We don't assume our employees know everything, but we do ensure they are the most knowledgeable and well-trained professionals in the market by investing in them."
Every employee, including office staff and production people, receives training - both in-house and externally at industry seminars.
involves its field people in role-playing exercises where they pose situations that solicit responses to "What happens when..?" Personality tests are administered to determine employee strengths and weaknesses.
Shop people are all industry trained, and some are involved in teaching others.
All of this is done not just to make them better long-term employees, but better people, too.
We believe we are the best and make sure our employees have the tools and the training to be the best.
currently employs more than 80 people, many of whom have been with the company 10, 20, and even 30 years.
As the second generation President of Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., Brent Jacobs has taken a critical role in the current success of the company.
Born and raised in Portland, living and breathing HVAC, Brent
is a fundamental part of the company's evolution.
From installing his
first furnace before he
could drive to now overseeing its four divisions, Brent
has seen it all!
I started my career as a sales rep for a HVAC equipment company working with many manufactures, engineers, and contractors, including Jacobs.