Meet the Team at Aire Serv of Katy
Allow Us to Help You Breathe a Little Easier
At Aire Serv of Katy, each member of our team brings individualized experience and passion to our heating and cooling business. We work together to deliver quality results and lasting solutions for all your Cypress heater repair and AC needs. As a locally owned company, we treat our customers like family.
Joe Severson is originally from Eugene Oregon. He previously worked on a fishing ship in the Bering Sea and then spent eight years in construction before starting in the air conditioning industry. He began working in air conditioning in 2006 and became licensed in 2009. Joe started his AC business, Cool Hands Air Conditioning, in 2009. In 2016, Cool Hands was franchised to become Aire Serv Houston Northwest. When not helping the residents of Houston Northwest, Joe enjoys competition BBQ, hunting, fishing, and motorcycles.
Rick JonesOperations Manager
Rick Jones is a native Texan and Army Veteran. After his Military service, Rick worked in the machine shop industry for over 40 years. He was owner and operator of High Tech Machine for 15 years. Rick belongs to several business networking groups including Jersey Village Professional Networking Group, Network in Action Katy, Network Texas, and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. Rick’s hobbies include golf, hunting, and riding motorcycles.
Kristin SeversonOffice Manager
Kristin Severson was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Kristin spent the majority of her career in Customer Service and began working in the Air Conditioning industry in 2007. In 2009, started Cool Hands Air Conditioning with her husband Joe. Kristin is very active in the business community. She is a long-time member of Business Networking International (BNI), the Cy-Fair Express Network of The American Business Women’s Association, and the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce. She has held several positions in her business networking groups and has received a number of accolades. In 2015, Kristin was named the Cy-Fair Business Partner Member of Excellence for BNI, and in 2019, she was named a Woman of Excellence for the Federation of Houston Professional Women. Kristin’s hobbies include competition BBQ, hunting, and cooking.
Eileen Jones was raised in Cypress, Texas. Before co-owning the Aire Serv franchises, Eileen worked in law-firm administration for 20 years, and worked 10 years in sales and management for the Insurance industry. She is an active member of Network in Action in Cypress and the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce. Eileen’s hobbies include cooking, organization and volunteering for several non-profit organizations.
Candi BainesCustomer Service Representative
Candi Baines has lived in Tomball, TX most of her life, and most recently, is living in Normangee, TX. She has been in the Customer Service Industry most of her career. When she is not answering phones and helping customers, Candi is busy volunteering and being a mother. For the past 8 years, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Auxiliary to VFW Post 2427 in Tomball, TX assisting Veterans, their families, the local community, and the youth. Candi’s hobbies include extracurricular activities with her children, watching football, and painting yard art.
Shelby BlackwellOffice Assistant
Shelby Blackwell was born and raised in Cypress, Tx. She went to college in East Texas and found her way back to Houston a couple of years later. She will be working on her degree in office administration and human resources. Shelby is a proud dog mom to her shihtzu, Bella. Her hobbies include camping, bicycling, lounging by the pool, going to concerts, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Allen SoldaniService Professional
Allen Soldani is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. Allen served in the United States Marine Corp as a Jet Engine Maintenance Technician. He then spent 10 years in Business to Business Sales before deciding to go to HVAC school. He graduated in 2019 and then began working for Aire Serv as a maintenance technician. Allen's hobbies include Paintball, Formula One, movies and Science.
Giovanni SandreService Professional
Giovanni Sandre is originally from Mexico and Italy and has lived in other countries around the world experiencing other cultures and people. Giovanni was from the oil and gas industry working as a field engineer. A few years ago, he decided to change careers into the HVAC industry due to his engineering background. Giovanni and his wife support events for kids with Autism by providing special equipment and time. Some of his hobbies include Radio Controlled airplanes, bodybuilding and chess. As he now has small kids, his current hobbies include playing and enjoying everyday with his family.
Ivan HallService Professional
Ivan Hall moved to Houston from Kansas City, MO, home of the Chiefs. In 2011, after working in construction, parts fabrication, and quality assurance, he began his career in heating and air conditioning. Ivan was Valedictorian of his college, a member of Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society, and he is educated in Green Awareness. His hobbies include playing and watching basketball, barbeque, and fixing things around the house.
Arthur MerschatHome Comfort Designer
Arthur Merschat has lived in Katy, TX most of his life. His diverse professional career includes Law, customer service, management, and sales. For 6 years, Arthur was the CSR/Dispatch for the Aire Serv of Katy, and is now our Home Comfort Designer. He oversees new HVAC installation from start to finish. When he is not at the office, Arthur encourages and assists his children in community involvement. His hobbies include camping, bicycling, kayaking, and watching Houston Astros baseball games.