“We want to hire for heart and want people to charge that battlefield with us,” said Wintersteller. “Just do the right thing by your people and your customers. That builds momentum. Growing up in San Diego, I’ve always had a strong appreciation of the military. We wanted to work that into our brand
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) March 19, 2020
Jonathan Wintersteller spent the past seven years in Northern California, dreaming of one day owning his own home services outfit.
Years of hard work through the ranks, along with a job opportunity with home service entrepreneurs Curtis Moore and Jon Diamond, afforded him that chance with Same Day Heating & Air Conditioning, which opened its doors to homeowners last month on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.
“This is a sort of homecoming for my family,” said Wintersteller, who resides with his family in Ramona. “I’m happy to be here. My wife is happy to be here. This is our home, and always has been.”
Wintersteller cut his chops in management/operations for various Northern California home service outfits, including Culligan International, Walnut Creek Heating & Air, and One Hour Heating and Air. In 2015, he took on the role of President for Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling, a fast-rising Santa Rosa-based company.
He helped grow the company into a regional HVAC powerhouse, as it was featured on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies six years in a row. It expanded its regional footprint in the winter of 2018 into the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. By end of Q4, revenue hit $31 million, a five-year growth margin of 790% from 2013 ($3.1 million).
The leadership team of Diamond, Moore and Wintersteller achieved success by bringing their personal values of workmanship and family. They envisioned a loose, fun, but experienced and intelligent team of service technicians and representatives. It wasn’t something they always had in their previous jobs as HVAC employees.
“It’s something we wanted for ourselves at other companies,” said Diamond. “A lot of companies talk about what makes them different from the competition. But we never worked for anyone that lived that. When push came to shove, they made the decision that was best for the house, not for the employee or the customer.”
The true dedication to fostering a unique work culture that doesn’t focus simply on the transactional nature of HVAC repair and replacement -- but instead looks to foster personal relationships with employees and educate customers – made Moore a favorite of North Bay homeowners. They’re hoping the same business model works for Same Day, which promises homeowners no service fee if the team can’t get a system fixed the same day of the service call, as well as discounts for seniors and military personnel.
“We want to hire for heart and want people to charge that battlefield with us,” said Wintersteller. “Just do the right thing by your people and your customers. That builds momentum. Growing up in San Diego, I’ve always had a strong appreciation of the military. We wanted to work that into our brand and reflect it in our offerings.”