Meet Our Team

It’s no coincidence that Kalos is a great place to work. We have made company culture a top priority since we opened in 2005. This was highlighted when we recently were named a “Top Company Culture” nationally by Entrepreneur Magazine and CultureIQ 

We also recently received the Carrier Presidents award as well as the Angie’s List Super Service Award (4 years in a row!).

We know our team is the absolute difference to the success we have seen and any we will experience in the coming years. We always hire for competency AND character! As a company, our employees represent us and are our most valuable asset. Professional, courteous, and honest, our team always strive to help our customers “Experience the Difference”

Check out their short bios below to learn more about our team and their background!

 

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Sean Blackburn -Comfort Consultant / Replacement Estimator
How/When did you get started in your trade: I began studying and working in businesses in 2007. I’ve since learned to love branding and seeing things grow!
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2014
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: Family, Music, and Faith
Favorite Quote: That there’s some good in this world…and it’s worth fighting for- Sam Gamgee, The Two Towers

 

img_6421Name: Jesse Claerbout – Service Director: The Villages
How/When did you get started in your trade: I got started in 2007 because Bryan Orr (Kalos Co-Founder) is my brother in-law, I like the challenge of HVAC, Electrical, and working in a hands on environment.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since the Start
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: Family and Sports
Favorite Quote: Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.


 

FoldenName: Nathan Folden – Lead Electrician
How/When did you get started in your trade: I started in 1997 with the US Air Force.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2015
Community you reside in: Leesburg, FL
Interests outside of work: Spending time with family and watching sports.
Favorite Quote: Love is patient, love is kind . It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. — Apostle Paul 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 

Nathan BishopName: Nathan Bishop – Customer Service Manager
How/When did you get started in your trade: I started as the Parts Coordinator before the summer of 2012, but my unofficial title at Kalos is ‘The Bishop of Service’.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2012
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: The Family
Favorite Quote: “Lord, to whom else can we go? You have the words of eternal life.”—Peter the Apostle, Gospel of John, Chapter 6

 

 

Untitled design (7)Name: Leslie Rocha – Lead Dispatcher 
How/When did you get started in your trade: 
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2015 
Community you reside in: Minneola, FL
Interests outside of work: Movies, Golf, and Reading.
Favorite Quote: “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life is A Great Balancing Act.” –Dr. Seuss

 

img_6393Name: Nathan Orr – Service Manager
How/When did you get started in your trade: I started doing AC work 2 weeks out of high school.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2007
Community you reside in: Eustis, FL
Interests outside of work: My Wife and 3 Children, Playing Golf (badly), and Flag-Football
Favorite Quote: Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.- Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

 

 


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Leslie Broadbent – Residential Replacement Supervisor
How/When did you get started in your trade: I have been in the A/C industry for about 12 yrs. I got into it when I was looking for work after moving to Florida.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2010
Community you reside in: Montverde, FL
Interests outside of work: I don’t have a lot of hobbies, my life is pretty much my family.
Favorite Quote:

 

Grant A.Name: Grant Anderson – Lead Replacement Tech
How/When did you get started in your trade: After graduating high school as valedictorian, I went searching for a job. Through family connections, I applied for Kalos and got the job. I did not begin working for two months however, as I was in a car crash in which I fractured my hip bone in three places. My injuries were very minor for the intensity of the crash hence, I am well again and very much enjoying my job.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2014
Community you reside in: Groveland, FL
Interests outside of work: Guitar & Music, Doctor Who, Disc Golf, Magic Tricks, and Puzzles.
Favorite Quote: “You don’t know what you don’t know until you know you don’t know it.” – Mr. Swain (My high school physics teacher) 

 

Untitled design (1)Name: Britton Bingham – Lead Replacement Tech
How/When did you get started in your trade: I was given an opportunity in this industry after being in hospitality for 14 years.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2014
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: Spending time with my family, watching movies, and golfing. 
Favorite Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile , you could miss is.” – Ferris Bueller

 


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 Rebeca Leninger –  Executive Assistant
How/When did you get started in your trade: In 2006
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2015
Community you reside in: South Texas
Interests outside of work: Geocaching, Off-road 4X4 trail driving/mudding, and pretty much anything involving the wild and wonderful outdoors.
Favorite Quote: “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” –Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

 

 

img_6442Name: Jeff Crable -Service Specialist 
How/When did you get started in your trade: After 4 years of  service in the United States Marine Corps, I moved to Florida to start a family and career. I went back to school and earned my Associates Degree in HVAC. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA and earned Valedictorian of my campus, I knew I had chosen the right path.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2013
Community you reside in: Mascotte, FL
Interests outside of work: Playing the guitar, recording music and collecting comic books
Favorite Quote: So, that’s me in a nutshell. Help, get me out of this nutshell!

 

img_6417Name: Dan Riggs – Project Manager
How/When did you get started in your trade: I have had experience as an electrical engineer (a generator mechanic) in the United States Marine Corps. Later I worked as a diesel mechanic for Caterpillar. Bob (Kalos CEO), hired me to begin in AC and Electrical in 2008. I think he wanted to provide for his daughter (my wife) in a roundabout way! I’ve enjoyed it since!
How long you’ve worked at Kalos:  Since 2008
Community you reside in: Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
Interests outside of work: Spending time with my family and Home Improvement
Favorite Quote: I will not be seen lurching through the doorway some half-human, half robot-monster.

 

img_6428Name: Jesse ‘Bert’ Testerman – Service Specialist
How/When did you get started in your trade: I originally started as painter with my brothers and father in our family owned business. Then I started with Kalos as an A/C tech helper and now I’m a service tech.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2014
Community you reside in: Groveland, FL
Interests outside of work: Archery, Traveling and Camping, Wife and 3 Children (2 newborn twins!)
Favorite Quote: This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

 

Untitled designName: Andre Beckford – Service Tech 
How/When did you get started in your trade: I started working in the trade in 2013. I went to tech school for 1 1/2 years.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2016
Community you reside in: I reside in the great city of Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: I am a big basketball fan. Favorite team is the New York Knicks. I’m into technology; I’m a big fan of Apple and Andriod products.
Favorite Quote: Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.

 

img_6403Name: Travis White – Service Tech
How/When did you get started in your trade: My Aunt (Cindy White) got me an interview here at Kalos. After a rather awkward meeting, Bryan decided to hire me. Started 3 days later and began learning from masters of the trade.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2013
Community you reside in: Minneola, FL
Interests outside of work: Music, Movies, Reading, and Intelligent Conversation.
Favorite Quote: “If you don’t listen, you gotta feel” – My Dad

 

Untitled design (2)Name: Paul Bennett – Service Technician 
How/When did you get started in your trade: In 1994 after serving in the US Air Force as part of a program they offered to return to civilian life.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2014
Community you reside in: Mascotte, FL
Interests outside of work: Jesus, my family, music, medieval fighting, and golf. 
Favorite Quote: For rarely will someone die for just a person, though for a good person someone might dare die. But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. –Romans 5:7-8

 

img_6414Name: Larry Dion – Service Specialist
How/When did you get started in your trade: Started in 2011 wanting to learn the HVAC trade. Kalos was looking for apprentice and this was a trade I had always wanted to learn. 
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2012
Community you reside in: Groveland, FL
Interests outside of work: The Outdoors, Fishing, Family, Cooking on the Barbie and Church
Favorite Quote: If you ever stop learning your trade, find something else to do. Things change in your trade on a constant basis.

 

Untitled design (1)Name: Scott Higgins – Tech Assistant 
How/When did you get started in your trade: I began working for Kalos through family. Originally my plan was to work in the construction field, but after being transferred to the HVAC division I realized it was a better fit for me.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2015
Community you reside in: Groveland, FL
Interests outside of work: Spending time with my family.
Favorite Quote: Memories are only as good as the people you make them with.

 

Untitled designName: Sam Behncke – Tech Assistant 
How/When did you get started in your trade: I got started for Kalos when my brother-in-law Nathan Orr offered me a job. I had been working in my own family’s business since I was young, and thought this would be a great opportunity to learn a bunch of great skills with a great company!
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2016
Community you reside in: Umatilla, FL
Interests outside of work: Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, any outdoor activity, traveling, going to the movies, long walks on the beach.
Favorite Quote: Laziness is the mother of all bad habits. But ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her.

 

img_6397Name: Mike Klokus – Service Specialist
How/When did you get started in your trade: I’ve worked in the construction field for over 25 years, and originally ran my own shower door company in New Jersey. 10 years ago, we relocated to Florida and I became a NATE Certified HVAC technician in 2009.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2009 
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: Family and Fishing
Favorite Quote:

 

img_6412Name: Cindy White – Office Administrator
How/When did you get started in your trade: I became involved in my trade working for the school system for 17 years and most recently in property management for 3 years.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2013
Community you reside in: Minneola, FL
Interests outside of work: My Grandchildren, Genealogy, and The Beach !
Favorite Quote: The lack of responsibility on ones part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

 

img_6448Name: Bryan Orr – Vice-President of Service
How/When did you get started in your trade: I got my first A/C job at age 17 and worked 5 years. We then started Kalos Services, Inc. in 2005 out of a passion to build a company on integrity and ‘Simply Great Service’!
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since the Start (Bryan is a Co-Founder)
Community you reside in: Center Hill, FL
Interests outside of work: Family, Entrepreneurship and the San Francisco 49ers
Favorite Quote: I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.- Mitch Hedberg

 

Untitled design (4)Name: Shaunda Claerbout – Permitting Tech 
How/When did you get started in your trade: Shortly after graduating from high-school I was given the job opportunity by my brother-in-law. I’ts turned out to be a wonderful fit, and I really enjoy being on the team!
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2014
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: Beach volleyball, long-boarding, spike ball, being outside, babysitting any of my 32 nieces & neffs.
Favorite Quote: You are not responsible for how people respond to truth. Your responsibility is to give it. – Lecrae

 

Untitled design (2)Name: Rick Rocha – Parts Coordinator / Quoting Beardy Guy
How/When did you get started in your trade: 
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2014
Community you reside in: Minneola, FL
Interests outside of work: Family, Home Beer Brewing, Grilling Out, Sports of all kinds.
Favorite Quote: I’m just a dude, playing another dude, disguised as another dude.

 

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Name: Michael MidKnight – Network & Computer Systems Administrator 
How/When did you get started in your trade: I always had an interest and curiosity with computers as a kid growing up. Really got my first chance at IT and Helpdesk in High School. I had volunteered my time and introduced myself to the lead academy teachers my very first day, and I was the go to student for computer issues within the academy during my 3 years there. I honestly would have intentionally failed a year to stay back and help out more; those teachers really did change my life. 🙂 
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2016. One of the best decisions of the year hands down.
Community you reside in: Port Orange, FL
Interests outside of work: Video Game Design & Development, Stand Up Comedy & Theatresports, New Tech, and finding new gluten free eateries. 
Favorite Quote: “Without difficulty, there cannot be creativity.”

 

 

img_6464Name: Robert ‘Bob’ Orr – President and CEO
How/When did you get started in your trade: My brother helped me get an electrical apprentice job in the summer of 1982. Originally I was only going to work for the summer but I obtained my electrical license in 1985.  I obtained my State Builders license in 1994.
How long have you worked at Kalos: From the start (Robert is a Co-Founder)
Community you reside in: Eustis, FL
Interests outside of work: Grandchildren and Golf
Favorite Quote: For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

 

img_6368Name: Keith Huntington – Service Director: Construction 
How/When did you get started in your trade: In 1984
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since the start (Keith is a Co-Founder)
Community you reside in: Groveland, FL
Interests outside of work: Aviation
Favorite Quote: Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life

 

Jeff Milroy in colorName: Jeff Milroy – Construction Project Manager
How/When did you get started in your trade: Both of my grandfathers enjoyed working with their hands, so they helped me develop my interest.
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2015
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: Following my boys sports, and enjoying time outdoors with family.
Favorite Quote: 

 

img_6379Name: Ronnie Dittrich – Construction Specialist
How/When did you get started in your trade: I got my first full time job working for Opus South at age 18 as a carpenters labor, but I began using the gift that God gifted me with by building forts in trees when I was 10 years old. I love building!
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2011
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: Being home, fellowship with people, and my family!
Favorite Quote: Do You Really Believe What You Believe Is Really Real?

 

img_6383Name: Alan Yanik – Electrical Specialist
How/When did you get started in your trade: In 2005, I had friends and family who worked for an electrical contractor. I was 19 and needed a job. I’ve worked hard to learn and have had been lucky enough to get a lot of interesting experience since. I love what I do… and pretty electric lights!
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since 2013
Community you reside in: Clermont, FL
Interests outside of work: Technology and science. I try to spend as much of my time studying, experimenting, and wondering-why as I can fit in-between naps.
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Name: Kelli Brown – Service Auditor & Bookkeeper 
How/When did you get started in your trade: In 1990 I started working for Ogemaw County Building & Zoning Dept. in Michigan.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2015
Community you reside in: Leesburg, FL
Interests outside of work: Scuba diving, kayaking, church events, and playing with my dachshunds. 
Favorite Quote: It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.

 

img_6434Name: Jim Stearns Sr. – Controller
How/When did you get started in your trade: In 1979, I enrolled at University of Central Florida. Since I was working in the Finance division at Walt Disney World at the time, I decided to take some classes in Business Administration. I was introduced to this cool ledger paper (with a little rectangle for every digit) and I knew Accounting was for me!
How long have you worked at Kalos: Since way back in 2011
Community you reside in: Minneola, FL
Interests outside of work: Playing real baseball in a senior adult league (senior meaning with other old, washed-up men), camping, taking my grandchildren on motorcycle rides, watching my Minnesota Twins, doing income tax work (oh wait, we’re supposed to list things we actually enjoy, right?).  
Favorite Quote: I have two favorites – (1) meaningful: “Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account” Romans 4:8 (2) funny: “There are three kinds of people in this world; those who can count and those who can’t”

 

RonaldName: Ronald Veneracion – Phone Support & Data Entry
How/When did you get started in your trade: I responded to an online job post from Bryan Orr.
How long you’ve worked at Kalos: Since 2014
Community you reside in: Secret location somewhere in the Pacific
Interests outside of work: Health, Fitness, and Investments.
Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”  –Coach Carter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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