Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Orlando
Orlando, Florida | March 11-14, 2024

Problem Solvers Contractor Panel

Tuesday • March 12, 2024
1:15 PM -
 2:15 PM
Grand Caribbean 11-12
DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wondered…how would Bryan Orr train my greenest helper? How would Alex Meaney design a duct system for that house I was in last week? How would Dustin Cole take down a bull elk at 600 meters (or resolve a home performance problem)?

Wait no longer. Hosted by ACCA’s Director of Technical Services, Wes Davis, this panel is packed to the hilt with decades of technical expertise, more answers than you have problems, and they can’t wait to help you be a better HVAC professional.

SPEAKERS
Dustin Cole
Dustin Cole
Cole Air

Dustin Cole began saving the world one air conditioner at a time in 1998 at 15 years old. He currently assists with the day-to-day operations as well as works in the field at Cole Air, a business founded by his father, John “Brack” Cole.

Dustin aspires to be one of the best in his trade and strives to provide the best services and solutions to customers’ comfort issues. He is proficient in system diagnostics, system designs, Manual J, Manual D, and is certified to perform Duct Envelope and Building Envelope Tests. Dustin continues to educate himself in HVACR and Building Performance and looks forward to what the future brings for the HVACR industry.

Bryan Orr
Bryan Orr
Kalos Services, Inc., HVAC School, and Blue Collar Mind LLC
HVAC repair and training have been the backbone of Bryan Orr’s career, and along the way, he learned to be a writer, podcaster, and, begrudgingly, a marketer. Leading Kalos is his most important role and greatest professional honor, working daily with many talented and passionate people.
Bryan is interested in ethical and sound business practices and is motivated by long-term team development and outstanding customer service. His specific pursuits include audio storytelling, writing, business coaching, small business growth, and working to shape and change the HVAC/R trade for the better. Bryan’s wife and God inspire him, and he loves his children and would give anything to see them develop into men and women of character.
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Alex Meaney
Mean HVAC Consulting and Design
Alex Meaney is the owner of Mean HVAC Consulting and Design (with an emphasis on consulting). He primarily provides training on HVAC Design and general building science. Alex was the head of training for Wrightsoft for 17 years prior to starting Mean HVAC at the beginning of 2022. He works closely with The HVAC School, ESCO, and the ACCA, with whom he is EPIC certified and has served on multiple advisory groups (Manuals S, D, etc.).
Alex has spent nearly 20 years teaching HVAC design, primarily through hands-on learning. In that time, he has taught hundreds of classes to over ten thousand professionals (and so has flown over 1.5 million miles in the process). His goal is to improve the quality of HVAC installations through good design and a better understanding of the principals involved.
WES DAVIS
Wes Davis
ACCA

Wes Davis serves as the Technical Services Director for ACCA. He manages development and maintenance of ACCA’s American national standards, technical manuals. He oversees HVACR education and supervises the Quality Assured contractor accreditation. He oversees representation of HVAC contractor interests in the model code development process. He directs responses to ACCA member contractor inquiries, as well as those from consumers and code enforcement officials. Wes was a NATE certified technician, a licensed South Carolina HVAC contractor, he wrote Bob’s House, serves on ASHRAE technical committees, and the RESNET’s Standards Management Board.