Frazier & Deeter’s Business Beat: Craig Harrison and Kevin Van Horn, HVH Mechanical Partners
Craig Harrison and Kevin Van Horn, Co-founders of HVH Mechanical, grew up in the business, starting out in trade school and apprenticeships, with an eye to starting their own business. Once they did that six years ago, they’ve not looked back, and they shared their inspiring story with host Roger Lusby on this edition of Business Beat. Craig and Kevin covered why they’ve grown so rapidly, how their field experience helps them manage the business today, why mechanical trades present such a wonderful opportunity for young people today, and much more. Business Beat is presented by Alpharetta CPA firm Frazier & Deeter.
HVH Mechanical Partners
HVH Mechanical Partners is leading the next generation of mechanical contractors in the Greater Atlanta Area.
The company and field team was formed by lead technicians and managers with years of experience from some of Atlanta’s top mechanical contractors. Their team has the ability to tackle small service jobs as well as large central plant turn-key retrofit projects made possible by having Atlanta’s top highly trained technicians, managers, and relationships with highly experienced subcontractors and vendors.
They primarily offer services to high-end commercial and industrial accounts, including pharmaceutical facilities, research labs, data centers, hospitals and healthcare, colleges, high-end luxury hotels, heavy industrial, and Class A office buildings. HVH Mechanical offers very responsive quote times, prompt service, and direct contact with the company’s executive team.
They service all manufacturer’s equipment with factory-certified technicians from chillers, cooling towers, VRF Systems, piping, Med Gas, stainless work, pumps, AHUs, WSHP’s, refrigeration, etc. They also offer full-service plumbing from hot and cold water jetting, cameras and locators, service on lift and booster pump stations.
Craig Harrison, Co-Founder and CEO, HVH Mechanical Partners
Craig Harrison began his career in the mechanical industry just out of high school by attending HVAC-R training in technical school. He attended MTI while working for one of Atlanta’s leading mechanical contractors.
While in the field Craig focused on the following:
- Chiller Install, maintenance, Repair, Overhaul
- Managing Base building contracts for Atlanta’s Prestigious Clientele
- Assisting with new construction startup issues
- Providing solutions to customers’ concerns after new projects have been delivered to the end-user.
His focal point was chillers and assisting the company with start-up issues when a building was turned over to customers, resolving customer issues, and managing large base building contracts to high-end clients in the downtown Atlanta area. Refrigeration consultant for Innovative Air Technologies throughout the country on large desiccant dehumidifier projects, he assisted in designing systems to run with low ambient conditions while maintaining below-freezing dry air.
Craig has served as a refrigeration consultant designing systems that deliver subfreezing discharge air for the purpose of dehumidification in industrial arenas throughout the country.
Kevin Van Horn, Co-Founder and President, HVH Mechanical Partners
Kevin began his career in the plumbing industry at a very early age. He can vividly remember long, hot days working for his dad’s plumbing company on his high school summer breaks. He often credits this chapter of his life with developing a lifelong passion for working with his hands. When he graduated high school, Kevin knew that four years at a university did not suit his personality. Knowing that he needed a career and not just a job, he joined Local 72 as a plumbing apprentice.
After working on construction sites with pipefitters and welders, he developed an interest in pipe welding and rigging. After long consideration, he decided to concentrate on hydronic heating and cooling systems and move away from domestic water and sanitary systems.
Using his past work experience and achievements, he was able to move into the mechanical service industry. It was here that he gained extensive knowledge in the operation of mechanical equipment and how to troubleshoot and repair this equipment.
Once he reached his goal of learning everything in this industry, from install to service, it was time for him to start on his lifelong goal of business ownership. This led to the birth of HVH Mechanical Partners.
At HVH Mechanical Partners, Kevin meets with customers to discuss solutions to the concerns they have with their building’s mechanical and plumbing systems. He interacts with suppliers and vendors to ensure HVH can service its customers efficiently and economically. He works with the office and field teams to ensure that customer service is the highest priority.
Frazier & Deeter
The Alpharetta office of Frazier & Deeter is home to a thriving CPA tax practice, a growing advisory practice and an Employee Benefit Plan Services group. CPAs and advisors in the Frazier & Deeter Alpharetta office serve clients across North Georgia and around the country with services such as personal tax planning, estate planning, business tax planning, business tax compliance, state and local tax planning, financial statement reviews, financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits, internal audit outsourcing, cyber security, data privacy, SOX and other regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions and more. Alpharetta CPAs serve clients ranging from business owners and executives to large corporations.
Roger Lusby, host of Frazier & Deeter’s Business Beat, is an Alpharetta CPA and Alpharetta Office Managing Partner for Frazier & Deeter. He is also a member of the Tax Department in charge of coordinating tax and accounting services for our clientele. His responsibilities include a review of a variety of tax returns with an emphasis in the individual, estate, and corporate areas. Client assistance is also provided in the areas of financial planning, executive compensation and stock option planning, estate and succession planning, international planning (FBAR, SFOP), health care, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and service companies.
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