Women Find a Home in HVAC

Air conditioner repairmen work on home unit. Blue collar workers.

If you’re searching for a job that provides stability and ample growth opportunities, look no further than the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. On top of providing year-round work, it’s projected to reach $120 billion by 2022.

Do you want to join a rapidly growing industry? There are plenty of jobs available for the taking. And as HVAC continues to shift onward and upward, many industry leaders realize that female staff members bring a vital skill set. In turn, more women are calling the HVAC industry their home.

We spoke to Cherie Rodgers Lange, Admin to the Construction Manager at Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing. After all, who better to give advice about being a woman in HVAC than a woman in HVAC?

Cherie’s been in the HVAC industry for 36 years, and she’s been an integral member of the Lindstrom team since 1998.

She took a dispatcher job right out of high school when she was seventeen and has stuck with the HVAC business ever since. When asked what her favorite part of working in HVAC was, Cherie laughed, “The fact that you’re able to make hot people happy again!”

Cherie’s not alone in her love for Florida’s HVAC industry. Lindstrom sits at an advantageous #5 on the Best States to Work in HVACR.

When Cherie reflected on her past experiences, she noted her sharpened communication and business skills. “Another advantage, I think, is because most of the people in the field are men. Most of the women are in the office. It’s taught me how to handle everything on a business level and never take things personally.”

After working at Lindstrom for 20 years, Cherie has one final piece of wisdom for women looking to make the jump to HVAC: “It’s a good field to be in. It’s a good career to have—especially in Florida because people always need air conditioning! It’s a career for life.”

Feeling inspired? Browse our careers page for current job openings. Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing is excited to welcome you home!