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Meet the Team

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Randy Keys

Owner

Randy is the Owner of Schaal Plumbing, Heating & Cooling and has been in the HVAC industry for over 10 years. His favorite part of the job is working with customers and showing them how their HVAC system works. His goal is to make sure his customers are happy. In his spare time, he enjoys boating & spending time with his family.

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Phillip Keys

Operations Manager

Phillip has been in the HVAC industry for 12 years and the last 5 of them have been with Schaal. His favorite part of his job is the CULTURE we’re creating. Where our employees hold each other ACCOUNTABLE to SERVE our clients with integrity and ASPIRING to be LEADERS in our industry and community. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his wife and 3 kids. He loves to golf. He also coaches his son’s soccer team!

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Victoria Keys

Administrative Professional

Victoria has been in the industry for almost 3 years, all of which have been spent with Schaal. She loves that every day is something new, so it keeps her on her toes! Victoria loves spending time with her family. Her girls keep her very busy, and it is always an adventure! She also enjoys playing recreational sports and spending time outdoors.

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Justin Riddle

Warehouse Manager

Justin has been with the Schaal team for 3 years. He loves helping his teammates do their job more effectively and efficiently. Justin is a proud father of 3 and has been married for 10 years. He volunteers for his church and loves to spend his free time with his family. He has a degree in business finance from Iowa State University.

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Jamie Simpson

Apprenticeship Program Administrator

Jamie is our longest running employee at 33 years with Schaal and over 50 years in the industry! He loves helping others and being a part of the Schaal team and culture. Jamie is very involved with the Boys Scouts. He is an Eagle Board Chairman and an Eagle Coach. Jamie likes to canoe and has floated the Big Salmon River in the Yukon Territories and paddled many lakes in the Boundery Waters Wilderness Canoe Area.

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David Cleek

HVAC Senior Service Technician / Apprenticeship Instructor

You won't find a more experienced technician than David with his 44 years in the industry. You can find Dave with family, woodworking, or golfing when he is not meeting people's HVAC needs.

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Jonathan Marchand

Director of Sales and Marketing

Jonathan has been with Schaal for 5 years and has spent the last 19 years in sales. His favorite part of working at Schaal is writing and producing commercials. In his spare time, he likes to travel, and he is a big fan of Iowa Hawkeye athletics. Go Hawks!

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Dan Halstead

Comfort Consultant

Dan is a proud lifelong resident of the Des Moines Metro and has been in the construction industry all of his life. Since 2015, Dan has worked for Schaal in several capacities from helping customers with their home comfrt challenges as a technician to providing replacement solutions when it's appropriate. When Dan is not working, you'll find him enjoying time with his family and giving back to the community.

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Ryan Renfro

Comfort Consultant

Ryan enjoys helping people fully understand their heating & cooling system while providing customers with options to maximize their comfort and save money while doing so. He has been in the industry for 10 years and has done a wide range of things from answering phones to inventory to plumbing, heating, and cooling technician. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with Dana, his wife, and their dogs. He is also involved in many ministries with his church, enjoys fishing, hunting, and watching football.

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David Hulling

Comfort Consultant

Dave has been working in the industry for 33 years. His priority is to make his customers happy! When he isn't working, he enjoys fishing, camping, and traveling. He also enjoys raising his children and working on their cars.

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Joe Anderson

Comfort Consultant

Joe has been with Schaal for one year and has been in the HVAC industry for over 5 years.  The best part of his day is getting to help customers with their heating and cooling needs.  Outside of work, Joe enjoys time with his family and getting outside to hunt and fish.

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Todd Christensen

Install Manager

Todd has been in the HVAC industry for 7 years. Outside of work, he enjoys fishing, doing home renovations, and spending time with his two sons.

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Chad Ofstad

Lead HVAC Installer

Chad has been in the HVAC industry for 10 years and has worked at Schaal for 4 years. His favorite part of his job is working directly with customers. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting with his sons and building custom metal at home.

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Marshall Halverson

Lead HVAC Installer

Marshall has been with Schaal for almost 5 years. He prides himself on providing quality work to his customers. Outside of work, he is a semi-professional Bass Fisherman.

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Benton Frey

Lead HVAC Installer

Benton has 5 years of experience in the HVAC industry. He has been part of the Schaal family for over 3 years. He is also a Diesel Mechanic for the United States Marine Corp. In his spare time, Benton enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working on vehicles, watching football, and camping.

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Matthew Newquist

Lead HVAC Installer

Matt began his career with Schaal 4 years ago, and he quickly found his favorite thing is helping customers when their HVAC system is down. In his spare time, he is an outdoorsman.

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Michael Lloyd

Lead HVAC Installer

Michael started his career with Schaal over 3 years ago with his favorite thing about it being the customers. In his spare time, he enjoys being outside and cycling.

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Chris Beckman

HVAC Installer

Chris has been with Schaal for 2 years. He loves meeting new customers everyday and learning from the best HVAC lead installers in the industry. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and working on cars.

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Nathan Marchand

HVAC Installer

Nathan enjoys working with his customers and helping them with all their home comfort needs.  Outside of work, Nathan enjoys working on cars and playing rugby.

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John Gioffredi

HVAC Installer

John has been in the HVAC industry for 2 years. What he loves about working at Schaal is how caring everyone is who works here. Outside of work, John loves to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family.

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Travis Speed

HVAC Installer

Travis enjoys being able to provide top notch quality service to his customers. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and fishing.

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Brayton Frey

HVAC Installer

Brayton's goal is to serve our customers to the best of his ability. He will do anything he can to help. When he is not at work, you can find him working on cars or putting his Eagle Scout skills to work.

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Spencer Morgan

Indoor Air Quality Specialist

Spencer has been with Schaal for over a year. He loves working with great co-workers and making sure our customer’s duct work is clean. Outside of work, he loves sports, fishing, camping, and golfing. Spencer has the unique ability to cook 1-minute rice in only 58 seconds!

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Chris Gesink

HVAC Service Manager

Chris has been with Schaal for 5 years and has been in the HVAC industry for 13 years. He enjoys making homeowners comfortable and coaching his team of service techs to ensure they are successful in meeting their goals.

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Justin Bailey

HVAC Service Team Lead

Justin can solve any problem thrown his way with his 10 years of experience in HVAC, 7 of which have been at Schaal. When he has free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

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Dylan Albrecht

HVAC Service Team Lead

With nearly 7 years in the HVAC industry, Dylan strives to give each customer the best experience he can! When he's not working, he is spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.

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Chris Serck

HVAC Service Technician

Chris has been in the HVAC industry for 15 years. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his 4 kids. Chris enjoys hunting and fishing. He is also an avid golfer, and once he shot a hole in one!

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Matt Bailey

HVAC Service Technician

Matt has been in the HVAC industry for 9 years. His favorite part of the job is working directly with customers and showing them how their HVAC system works. His goal is to make sure his customers are happy! In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering at his children's school.

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Craig Thomas

HVAC Service Technician

Craig enjoys solving problems.  He knows every day on the job will be different, and he looks forward to helping his customers get the most out of their HVAC equipment.  When he's not working, you can find him enjoying sports and the outdoors. He also likes traveling to see his family whenever possible.

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Pete Eoriatti

HVAC Service Technician

Pete has been with Schaal for 2 years. His favorite part of his job is helping customers understand their HVAC system. In his free, time Pete enjoys participating in outdoor activities with his son.

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Billie Dick

HVAC Service Technician

Billie has been in the service industry for several years. Her favorite part of working at Schaal is working with customers and assisting them in achieving their home comfort needs. In her free time, Billie enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.

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Chaz Machamer

HVAC Service Technician

Chaz enjoys working directly with customers and helping them with their HVAC needs.  He loves learning something new while out in the field.  When he's not at work, he's at home spending time with his wife or in his shop woodworking.

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Joey Palizzolo

HVAC Service Technician

Joey looks forward to meeting new people each day and helping them find a solution for all of their HVAC needs. Outside of work, you can find him outdoors, gardening and landscaping, or spending time with Luger, his adorable fur baby!

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Josh Kurtz

HVAC Service Technician

Josh has joined our team here at Schaal after two years in the HVAC industry.  He is a team player and really enjoys helping his customers and his fellow employees. At home, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.  He also volunteers with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Iowa in his spare time.

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Bryan Fundermann

HVAC Service Technician

Bryan joined the Schaal family almost a year ago. His favorite part of the day is getting to help his customers.  When he's not working, Bryan enjoys remodeling homes, hunting, and coaching sports.

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Neil McGuire

HVAC Service Technician

Neil has been the Schaal family for over a year. He looks forward to meeting our customers and helping them in any way he can.  Outside of work, Neil loves spending time with family and friends and is an avid sports fan.

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Colin Blaske

HVAC Service Technician

Colin has been working in the HVAC industry for 5 years. He loves being able to find solutions for clients to help fit their home comfort needs. In his free time, Colin likes to play disc golf, video games, and spend time with Rosie, his dog!

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Aaron Waseskuk

HVAC Service Technician

Aaron enjoys being able to help customers with their HVAC needs and learning new things every day.  When Aaron isn't working, he likes to spend his time with family, working on his podcast, and find new recipes to cook.

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Darien Smith

HVAC Service Technician

Darien enjoys working with his customers and helping them with all their HVAC needs. In his down time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

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Riley Schwab

HVAC Service Technician

Riley's favorite part of his day is getting to help his customers. He prides himself in his work ethic! In his spare time, he enjoys biking.

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Logan Black-Marchand

HVAC Service Technician

Logan loves working with people face to face every day. He can be quite the comedian, but all in good nature. Logan is passionate about dogs, the NFL, and rugby. He played rugby in high school and continues to play to this day on a club team here in Iowa. He hopes to play nationally somday! Logan is also in the military. He has a very competitive nature, which came in handy when he anchored a four-person team in a west coast competition to victory at the age of 19!

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TJ Hodge

Plumbing Manager

TJ's plumbing experience of almost 20 years makes him the perfect fit as the Schaal Plumbing Department Manager. In his down time, you can find TJ with his family, volunteering at church, or drag racing.

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Matt Coad

Plumber

Matt has been in the plumbing industry for 17 years. He enjoys serving his customers and working to resolve their Plumbing needs. Matt served in the Iowa Army Guard for 12 years. His family is his pride and joy.

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Anthony Smith

Plumber

Tony has been plumbing for 4 years. His favorite part of the job is finding a solution to his customers plumbing problems. In his spare time, he enjoys boating and sporting events.

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Lake Manship

Plumber

Lake has multiple years’ experience in plumbing service. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dogs. Lake also enjoys spontaneous road trips with friends.

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Scott Ault

Plumber

Scott has been in the plumbing industry for almost 4 years. One of those has been spent with his Schaal family. He loves facing a new challenge each day. In Scott's free time, you can find him watching football and going to the races.

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Justin Toomey

Plumber

Justin has 17 years of experience in the plumbing industry. His favorite part of his job is finding the issue, solving it, and making the customer happy. In his free time, he likes to camp, fish, play sports, and spend time with his family. He is a huge Hawkeye and Yankees fan!

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Devin Gulick

Plumber

Devin loves a good hard day at work. When he goes home, he loves to be outdoors spending time with his friends and family. He is also a big animal person, especially dogs!

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Kyle Kaestner

Plumber

Kyle has been in the industry for one year and is new to Schaal! He loves going out to each job, meeting new people, and helping them fix the issue. Outside of work, Kyle loves to fish.

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Allison Gibson

Financial Controller

Allison has done accounting in the HVAC industry since 1995. He biggest passions are reading, her two pugs (Chuy & Otis), and spending time with her family. She is currently earning her MBA at Drake University and would ultimately like to earn a PhD in Organizational Behavior. She loves the company culture at Schaal, because "... when you walk through these doors, you are family." Allison has an upbeat "can do" attitude: in 2016 Allison won Schaal's "Rookie of the Year" award, in 2018 Allison won Schaal's "Motivation" award, and in 2019 Allison won Schaal's "Motivation" award and Schaal's "MVP" award. When she is not crunching numbers or working with her teams, Allison can be found singing and dancing around the office. She is definitely not typical, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

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Mallorie Wood

Accounting Clerk III

In 2016, Schaal was lucky enough to have Mallorie join the accounting team. She is currently earning her bachelor's in accounting and is working towards earning her CPA. Mallorie, a huge animal lover, is a fur mom to two shaggy dogs Leo and Piper. When she is not saving bunnies, squirrels, and kittens, Mallorie enjoys yoga, reading, cooking, and competing in game nights with her uber competitive and game-oriented family. She excels at Pictionary, hide & seek, darts, ping pong, and tennis just to name a few. Mallorie has never met a taco she doesn't like, and if there is ever a question of queso, it is always yes!

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Katie Biondi

Accounting Clerk I

Born and raised in Des Moines, Katie earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Grand View University. She has been in the customer service industry for more than 15 years and loves that Schaal has such a family atmosphere. Katie started at Schaal as a customer service representative in 2017 and has since moved to the accounting team, where her incredible organization skills have been put to great use. Katie is a cat mom to a pesky flat-faced Persian cat named Lorenzo. She is a huge fan of the Iowa State Fair, and you can find her at the fairgrounds all ten days of the fair. She is an amazing chef and loves spending time with her niece Evelyn and her family and friends.

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Alyssa Donegan

Human Resource Manager

Alyssa has been with Schaal for 4 years now, and she has been in customer service for over 20 years! She loves helping others and each new day at Schaal gives her the opportunity to do exactly that. She enjoys swimming, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and 3 children. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with her church. Fun Fact – Alyssa learned to drive a skid loader before she learned how to ride a bike!

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Nan Wood

Dispatcher

Nan has been with Schaal for over 8 years as our lead dispatcher and has over 40 years of customer service experience. Her favorite part about working for Schaal is the family atmosphere and taking care of our customers. Her biggest passion is her family and her dogs. She also loves to read and cook delicious treats for the team. Interesting fact about Nan is that she used to work for a company owned by Frank Sinatra!

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Karla Melendez

Sales Coordinator

Karla has been part of the Schaal team for 3 years. She loves the family environment at Schaal, and she loves taking care of our customers. In her spare time, Karla loves shopping and spending time with her family! Being a mom is her true love. Interesting fact – Karla can’t smell but, her listening skills are the best!

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Kim Murphy

Customer Service Team Lead

This is Kim's 3rd year at Schaal, and she has been in the customer service industry for over 7 years. Kim absolutely loves the people she works with! In fact, she states she has found her "forever home" here at Schaal. She loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, go to concerts, and go out to eat (although she admits maybe a little too much going out to eat!) Kim is involved in volunteer work aimed at helping people better their lives, but her passion is definitely working with women.

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Derek McDermott

Customer Service Representative

Derek has been with the Schaal team for 8 years! He really enjoys helping people and the family environment we have at Schaal. He is an avid watcher of films of all sorts. He loves reading, disc golf, and watching baseball. Derek also helps with blood drives for the Red Cross.

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Mallory Strutzenberg

Customer Service Representative

Mallory has over 5 years of customer service experience. She loves helping our customers, taking on marketing projects, and being part of the Schaal family. Outside of ork, you can find her spending time with family and friends and camping.

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Samantha Botto

Pluming Dispatcher

Samantha has been with Schaal since January of 2020. She enjoys working with the fantastic team here at Schaal that feels like family. Outside of work, Sam stays busy with her 2 children and 2 dogs, and she loves to do crafts and spend time with family and friends.

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Deb Van Meer

Customer Service Representative

Deb has been in various forms of customer service all of her life. The interaction with people is always her favorite. She loves the positive interactions and learns from the negative. She has a big yard with lots of trees that she loves to garden and landscape in. She has one daughter, 2 sons, 7 grandkids, and 3 dogs. Deb enjoys spending time with her family, working in her yard, baseball, and hockey.