Our Boise Management & Administration Team
Keeping Western Heating & Air Conditioning Running Smoothly
Bob Barnes, Owner
Born and raised in Idaho, my family started Western Heating in 1967. I began working here when I was 12 years old and have fulfilled almost every position involved in running this company. I took over as General Manager in 2000 and by 2009 was the sole owner. We are proud to be experts in residential HVAC, long time members of the community, as well as innovative leaders of the trade. We greatly appreciate being a part of a community that made our most recent honor, the Better Business Bureau Integrity Counts Award, possible- thank you. We take great pride in our reputation in the Treasure Valley which is why I assure each and every one of our customers that I would not send someone to your home that I would not trust in my own. I am married with 3 kids who have each contributed to the success of the company. My hobbies include golfing, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, boating, and spending BSU game days tailgating under the Western tent.
Chance Oswalt, Service Manager
Here at Western my job includes maintaining the level of excellence throughout the Service Department. I am BPI certified and skilled in full system design. I graduated from Alabama’s finest, Auburn University with a degree in Anthropology in 2001 and soon moved out west where I started working back in the HVAC industry. Fourteen years in the business, I started in service, moved to sales, and have now been here at Western Heating for seven years. My wife and I have two daughters and two dogs. I spend the weekends golfing… and golfing.
Dustin Rich, Installation Manager
I started work with Western Heating in 1993. Worked as an installer for 11 years and in 2005 became the Installation Manager. I was born and raised here in Boise. Wendy and I have been married for twelve years and have two kids. When I am off work I enjoy softball, hunting, fishing and camping with the family.
Max Schreiber, Sales Manager
I was born in Idaho, moved to Colorado for a few years before moving back to Idaho. I have lived in Boise for nearly 20 years and love it here. I have been involved with the HVAC trade for nearly a decade and love it. I immensely enjoy ensuring the best solution is presented to every customer and delivering unrivaled customer service. As a bonus, I get to work for the preeminent heating and cooling company in Idaho! Outside work, I am always with my son and doing anything outdoors!
Zac Barnes, Commercial Accounts Manager
Dan Soho, Commercial Accounts Representative
What customers are saying about Dan:
“Dan was above and beyond anything I had experienced! He was concerned and checked out everything and was so good at answering any questions I had. He did a wonderful job –way exceeding my expectations!” – Bill; Star, ID
Jock Perkins, Field Supervisor/Safety Manager
Jock started at Western in 1987 and is field supervisor and safety manager. His hobbies include riding his bike along the Boise Greenbelt and being outdoors.
Ben Welgan, Inventory Control
Ben was born in the village of (place) in the winter of (year). The (pl. noun) were (tr. verb) and life was great. At age (single digit) he was captured by (evil organization) and forced to live in a (crude dwelling). For (single digit) years his only companion was a (wild animal) and he came to know (emotion). Luckily after making a bonfire from leftover (adjective) (pl. noun), he was rescued by (adjective)(spcl forces assn.) After returning to the United States, he went to work for (business) as a (profession). One day as he was (adverb) (tr. verb) he (horrible accident). After this harrowing experience, he swore off (profession) and went to work in the (adjective) heating and air conditioning industry here with Western Heating where he is the Chief (noun) Officer of the Service Department.
Mike Bolthouse, Install Admin
I was born in Oregon but raised in Idaho. I have a fiancé and a seven year old boy. I like to ride dirt bikes, fish, and go camping. I started my HVAC career at western in 2012. I have completed my apprenticeship schooling. I was an installer and also a service tech. Western heating will by my home forever!
Mary Shaner, Marketing and Advertising Coordinator
I was born and raised in South Dakota and moved to Southern California after high school to study Broadcast Communications at Cal State Los Angeles. I worked in the Television industry for 25 years as a Director and Producer. My husband, Kevin, and I moved to the Boise area in 2000 and currently live in Eagle. Before joining the Western team as Marketing Coordinator. I worked as the Promotions Manager at KTRV Channel 12 for 11 years. We love being here in the Treasure Valley and enjoy all that it has to offer – great people, lots of outdoor activities and terrific city.
It has been a great experience working here at Western Heating & Air Conditioning. Everyone works together as a team and is committed to the company philosophy of excellence.
Samantha Guzman, Human Resources
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