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Phil Smith

President

Why did you get into the HVAC industry?

Originally, I started in the HVAC industry as a way to earn money during college. I was attending NC State for engineering at the time and needed a break from the books. I took a job in sales with Carrier. Eventually, I went back to finish my engineering degree but continued working for Carrier.



How long have you been in the HVAC industry? With G&M Service?

I worked with Carrier for thirty-two years, rising through the ranks at various places across NC: Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh. When I retired from Carrier, I knew I wasn’t done with the HVAC industry.

I’d known Randy Dickens for about twenty years, since G&M has been a long-time Carrier dealer. When Randy mentioned he was ready to step-down from running the company, I decided to purchase G&M from him. That was in 2006, and I have been proud to run G&M ever since.



What activities, hobbies, or other interests do you have?

I enjoy golfing and spending time with my family. I’m still a big NC State fan and like watching them play football and basketball.

I also work with a local philanthropy, Military Missions in Action. MMIA helps to support our local veterans through various programs. We have donated a lot of used equipment to this organization to help them in their mission in aiding our service men and women.



How long have you lived in the area? Do you have a family/kids? Pets?

I have lived all over North Carolina my entire life, but have been back in the Raleigh area since 2006. My wife, Debbie, and son, Jeff, work with me at G&M. We have two daughters, Kimberly and Lizzie.


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