James Beris: President
James was born in Brooklyn NY, and attended Apex Tech in New York City in 1987. In 1989, he moved to Virginia and began his career in the HVAC industry. He quickly found the job he was meant to do and formed Frosty’s Heating and Cooling. In 1994 James received his master’s license and became incorporated. He has been in this trade his entire adult career and remains active in the field. “Some people jump from company to company, or from industry to industry, me, I knew what I wanted and I went after it. I love the interaction with people, and with my customers. I love the ability to help someone when they are cold or hot and I can help make them comfortable again.”
Mary Murray: Vice President
Mary started her career in Restaurants. Focusing on Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, while in college her focus began to shift away from the culinary arts and more to the business side of things. After graduation Mary moved out of the kitchen and into the dining room. “After almost 15 years I knew I wanted out of the restaurant industry, but trade wise that was all I knew, I needed someone willing to take a chance on me, and then I met James. I still remember sitting in his office during my interview. He looks at me and asks, “You know restaurants, what can you do for my company?” My response “Yes I know restaurants, I will honestly tell you, I know absolutely nothing about HVAC, put me in the field and I can do little more than throw rocks at the system, but I do know business and I’m good at it. Give me a chance and let me prove it to you!” And he did. I started as his office manager, and learned the trade. Now I’m Vice President of the company. It was the best career move I could have ever made. I am thankful every day for the opportunity that was presented to me, and that I was smart enough to snatch it up.”
Larry Ward: Service Manager
Larry Started his HVAC career in the Navy. He wanted to serve his country but knew it was not to be his main career. When his service came to an end, he went into the private sector of HVAC. He has extensive knowledge with residential as well as commercial units. Larry is very much a people person. He will be the first to tell you the best part of his job is not the work itself, it is the talking and getting to know the customers and when it boils down to it, it is that he gets to help people. When Larry isn’t working he is spending his free time with his family, playing the guitar in his band, or riding his motorcycle.
Dixie Ross: Customer Service Representative
Dixie has been working in the customer service field for more than 20 years in a variety of positions, and enjoys helping customers and making sure they are satisfied with their service. She enjoys digging into problems and finding solutions, which she attributes to her love of jigsaw puzzles. In her spare time she watches roller derby, plays D&D and video games, and likes to garden.
Bryan Silke: Commercial Technician
Bryan is a wizard when it comes to commercial units. He thrives in the difficult wiring situations when a commercial roof top unit has lost its schismatic, or it has become so sun bleached it is not legible. Bryan has come to Frosty’s to head up a Commercial division. His daughter is truly the light of his life.
Leo Marte: Installer
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Leo came to the U.S. as an adult to find a better life for himself. He dedicated himself to his family, his education, and his work. Leo acquired a position with Frosty’s and quickly proved himself to be eager for more and loyal as ever. Leo has continued to further his education that has helped propel him to be a fantastic installer. When Leo isn’t working he is spending time with his son.
Patrick Murray: Service Technician
Patrick has been in the HVAC industry for over twenty years. He has worked for larger commercial outfits like Calvert Jones but truly found a home in the residential side of the industry. Patrick loves the face to face interaction with the customers and has a real knack for explaining things in a way that anyone can understand. Patrick is a real animal lover, be sure to ask him about his “zoo” at home. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, doing projects around the house, getting muddy on his four wheeler, and traveling with the family.
Paul Candido: Installer
Paul has been in the industry as an installer for more than fifteen years. He has perfected his efficiency and time management while on a job site. Earning the nick name of “Hulk” when he isn’t working Paul is at the gym, spending time with his daughter, or making a much needed trip home to El Salvador to visit his family.
Paul Stambaugh: Service Technician
Paul has been in the HVAC industry for more than thirty years. He started in the commercial sector, and found that he was more suited for the personal interaction with the customers on the residential side of the industry. He has been with Frosty’s for more than fourteen years and has formed quite a customer base. Paul is very much the family man. In his spare time he is attending his daughters many sporting events, taking family vacations, or fishing.
Phil Robrahn: Service Technician
Phil came to Frosty’s with over thirty years hands on experience in the industry. He has worked his way from the bottom to the top of his profession. Phil has worked as a service technician both residential and commercial, he has been an installer, a service manager, general manager, and even a company owner. His knowledge is top of the line and he is always willing to share his wisdom. When he isn’t working he is traveling with his wife, or riding his motorcycle.
Thea Chea: Service Technician
Thea came to the United States from Cambodia in search of love, and success. He found both in Northern Virginia. With fifteen plus years of hands on training he has found his success as an HVAC technician. And with his wife, son, and daughter he has found the love he was seeking.
Tim Luckett: Service Technician
Tim came to Frosty’s after many years of working in Southern Maryland on oil systems. A few short years ago Tim became a father. He has embraced the joys of family life, and has found a perfect balance between work and play.