Timothy Hayes ~
(printed in a local newspaper article)
Wouldn’t we all like to be listed in the prestigious Who’s Who book listings… to be acknowledged for our accomplishments in life would be an outstanding tribute! Tim Hayes has done just that by taking those extra steps, making those extra efforts, and having the attitude of not wanting to just settle for “getting by.”
Hayes Heating & Air Conditioning has been in business for over 30 years. Tim has an extensive background in related fields that made opening his own heating and air conditioning place a natural course of events. He started the company in 1978 when he had no assets, a wife and two young children to support.
And now, Tim’s daughter Chandra graduated from Western Washington University as a manufacturing engineer and works for Boeing. His son, Kirtan, works at the family heating & air conditioning business alongside his dad while continuing his education. Tim hopes his son will continue with the business in the future. Today, Tim is still the Owner/President of the business, supervises a staff of 20 employees and has 15 trucks and vans to handle the volume of calls they get. Definitely a ‘family affair’ here and even though their company has been successful and has had this kind of growth, the smaller business attitude still remains and reflects the way they conduct their business.
Tim Hayes has a diverse background in mechanical engineering, solar heating, HVAC (Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning) design and installations, radiant floor and hot water baseboard heating system design, operation and residential gas heating equipment. He received a Bachelor of Science teaching degree in 1973 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Over a period of 30 years. he has had training in HVAC from a variety of educational sources and manufacturers. and has taught weekly classes on HVAC to his staff and service techs for many years. He has also taught at Griffith Business College in Seattle. His current educational project is writing a textbook on learning to service and repair HVAC equipment, with an ultimate goal of teaching the subject to techs in a school of his own.
In 1975. Tim got his start in the solar heating industry with Pioneer Energy Systems in Lynchburg, VA. The company expanded into four states with over a dozen privately owned dealerships that serviced and sold many types of heating and air conditioning equipment. As a system design engineer, he developed solar assisted heat pump systems for a large federally funded project, and he also designed and engineered several other multi-million dollar heating and air conditioning projects.
In conjunction with his system design expertise. Tim has also spent a great deal of time as a training manager. He has taught over 5,000 heating service technicians in seminars all over the Northwest, Western Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. While employed for an international solar manufacturer out of New York State, he set up and formatted businesses in the solar industry and did consulting work for their design systems.
It is easy to see why Tim Hayes got to be listed in Who’s Who just by skipping over the highlights of his career. I was impressed by his unassuming manner and the whole company’s down-to-earth direct approach.