Comox Valley Company Features 40 Employees to Service Customers on Island
COMOX VALLEY – It has been a phenomenal journey over the last decade at Temprite Climate Solutions, with a focus on making their customers happy, creating a supportive environment for their team and being dedicated to their community.
Lance Petty started Temprite in October, 2013 with one employee. Through excellent customer service, a wealth of refrigeration and sheet metal experience, the company started to thrive and grow.
Keanan Egeland soon came on as a co-owner of Temprite Climate Solutions and along with a skilled and forward thinking leadership team, they have recruited some of the most caring and knowledgeable HVAC professionals on Vancouver Island.
Temprite strives to build an environment of support and flexibility for their crew, constantly looking for feedback and suggestions from the team while they work towards a superb workplace.
They consciously provide work schedules that accommodate family commitments, encouraging and mentoring promotions from within as well as making sure to balance it with the fun stuff like: Team breakfasts, family barbecues, frequent Starbucks Coffee treats, family skating – and it’s always “bring your dog to work day”.
Temprite is proud that they have had five of their team work through their entire four years of apprenticeship work hours and schooling to become certified as HVAC Journeypersons with Temprite all the way.
In full support of diversity and women in the trades – three of their talented technicians are females – one in refrigeration, one in sheet metal and a Journeyperson electrician (who is also a refrigeration apprentice).
Being the recipient of the 2018 Family First Award from the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce mirrors the reciprocal support that the team feels toward the company and the com-pany towards their crew. This is paralleled by Temprite’s ongoing support of Habitat for Humanity projects that are building afford-able housing for families in the Comox Valley, as they provide volunteer technician time for ventilation installation, as well as equipment and labour at near cost. In 2023 alone, Temprite delivered a gift in kind to the North Island Habitat for Humanity worth over $20,000.
Ten years in – and with 40 amazing technicians and administrative professionals – Temprite is outgrowing their space on Moray Avenue in Courtenay and an exciting move is in the works for this winter. They’ll be off to new digs and bigger space in Cumberland, where they can better service customers from Parksville to Port Hardy.
This move will allow for the crew to efficiently coordinate and execute the Installation and Servicing of heating, cooling, fireplaces, tankless hot water, ventilation and all the while putting smiles on the faces of the customers who trust the Temprite Team to keep them warm in winter and cool in summer.
Always striving to build a rewarding experience for every customer and every team member, Temprite values what each one of their crew is bringing to this HVAC journey. The generous contribution of their crew of 40 phenomenal individuals, who have lent Temprite their talent, their knowledge, their caring, are now making it possible to celebrate 10 amazing years and 40 amazing crew members – and growing.
By Business Examiner Staff