Joseph Rogers, 30, Owner of Rogers Heating & Cooling recently received national recognition as a 2019 Top 40 Under 40 HVACR Professional. This prestigious award was presented by HVACR business. This magazine is distributed to HVACR contractors nationwide and stands as the only information resource totally dedicated to helping the leaders of HVACR businesses improve their business performance.
“It is a great honor to receive this award, and I feel privileged to work in the HVAC industry and to be able to give back to our community and customers,” said owner Joseph Rogers. “As a business owner in Halifax County, it is my goal to always strive to provide superior HVAC services to each area we serve.”
The HVACR Business Top 40 Under 40 article stated, “The HVAC industry needs an influx of young talent. The simple fact is that people are retiring from this industry faster than others are joining. However, that does not mean the industry does not also have dynamic younger people preparing to take the reins. In fact, a lot of these younger professionals are already in leadership positions.”
It is easy to forget how many young people are doing truly great things for the industry. The Top 40 Under 40 list highlights some of the best and the brightest coming up in the HVAC industry.
The Top 40 Under 40 recipients were announced in the Aug. 26 edition of HVACR Business, and Rogers was highlighted for the following:
Ever since he was a child, Joseph Rogers had a desire to run the family HVAC business.
“So much so, that I dedicated most of my life to learning the HVAC industry from the ground up,” he said. “Starting at the age of 12, I accompanied my dad on service calls on the weekends and decided to pursue a degree in air conditioning and refrigeration upon graduating high school in 2007.”
After graduating top of his class from Danville Community College, he began working for Trane’s commercial office as a service technician.
“With five years of commercial experience, I decided it was time to go back to my passion of residential HVAC, which led me to join the family business in 2015,” he said. “I learned the ins and outs of the business and officially became owner of Rogers Heating & Cooling in 2018.”
Since taking over ownership, Rogers has grown Rogers Heating & Cooling from three to 10 employees. He initiated and successfully rebranded the company with a fully wrapped fleet that won an honorable mention in the 2018 Tops in Trucks competition awarded by HVACR Business. The Rogers Heating & Cooling brand is now highly recognized throughout the community, attaining over 50 percent company growth since its release at the beginning of 2018.
At the end of 2018, Rogers purchased a 10,000-square-foot building to house Rogers Heating & Cooling with renovations beginning this year.
Rogers said, “I couldn’t have received this award without the help and support of the entire Rogers Heating & Cooling team, because without them, there would be no Rogers Heating & Cooling,” said Rogers. “I would also like to thank HVACR Business for selecting me as a Top 40 Under 40 recipient this year.”