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Direct Recruiters has been recognized as the relationship-focused executive search firm that assists organizations with recruiting, acquiring and retaining USA HVAC industry employees for mission-critical positions. We provide executive search, recruitment and staffing services to fill HVAC/R jobs in HVAC/R, Energy Service, and MEP Industries. For employee recruiting assistance, placement assistance or to be considered for an HVAC/R job, please contact our HVAC Recruiter, Matthew Cohen at 440-996-0860 or

Finding Top Talent

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is essential in building structures from residential homes to industrial buildings. Top HVAC/R industry companies rely on Direct Recruiters for the best professionals in the consulting engineering, HVAC/R, mechanical contracting, temperature controls, and energy services industries, including Distributor Sales, Performance Contracting, OEM Sales, Design/Build Sales & Project Management, DDC BAS BIM Systems, Sales Engineering, Energy Management, Commissioning, and Engineering Design.

Our HVAC/R executive search consultants place job applicants in positions that they find to be the most agreeable. Specialized search consultants and HVAC recruiters at DRI do more than just find people new jobs, we find Americans the jobs that best suit their lifestyle and career objectives.  DRI is a third-party (3rd) recruitment agency that recruits experienced HVAC specialists and executives for full-time, temporary and part-time employment opportunities within HVAC/R companies.

Direct Recruiters HVAC/R provides retained, contingency and temporary solutions for organizations looking for top HVAC/R talent. Our team is dedicated to sourcing, identifying, acquiring, and retaining top performing professionals to elevate the success of our clients' organizations. In addition, DRI's HVAC executive search specialists are experienced in working with Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity firms to recruit their portfolio company leaders and teams.

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HVAC/R Recruiting Areas of Focus

We specialize in the following HVAC/R areas:

  • Chillers
  • Rooftop Units
  • BIM Systems
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Boilers
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Refrigeration
  • Commissioning
  • Air Handling
  • Design/Build
  • IAQ
  • Building Automation
  • Performance Contracting
  • Dehumidification
  • Smart Building Technologies
  • Commercial Fans
  • Energy Efficient Services
  • Energy Management Software
  • HVAC Wholesale Distribution

HVAC/R Roles We Place

Your DRI search team is comprised of HVAC/R Senior Recruiters and Research Associates who have a thorough understanding of the Industry, current job market and how to fill open positions. On a daily basis, we are in contact with executive management and hiring authorities looking to hire top professionals in the areas below:

Sales/Acquisition, Management & Marketing

  • VP Sales
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Engineer
  • Regional, National Sales
  • Account Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Product Manager
  • General Manager
  • Manufacturer's Rep
  • Vertical Market Sales


  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Applications Engineer
  • CEM (Certified Energy Manager)
  • Energy Engineer
  • Service Manager
  • Safety Manager
  • Integrator
  • Graphics Generator
  • Training Manager
  • Commissioning Expert
  • In-House Counsel


  • MEP Design Engineer
  • Senior Engineer
  • Plumbing Designer
  • M&V (Measurement & Verification) Engineer
  • Forensic Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • P.E. (Professional Engineer)
  • LEED Engineer/Designer
  • Performance Contracting Engineer

Contract Services

  • IT job costing system rollout/implementation/upgrade
  • Legal Staffing
  • General IT Contract Positions

Private Equity and Portfolio Company Roles

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Get in Touch with Our Team

To Fill a Position or Discuss a Recruiting Assignment in HVAC/R, contact Matthew Cohen, Partner, Energy & Sustainability and HVAC/R Practice Leader and HVAC Recruiter, at 440-996-0860 or 

Matthew Cohen | Partner | Practice Leader of Energy & Sustainability and HVAC/R | HVAC Recruiter | 440-996-0860 |

Ryan Lange | Managing Partner, Government, Energy & Security | 440-996-0593 |

Aaron Kutz | Partner, Security | 440-996-0869 |

Tess Lepore | Partner | HVAC Executive Recruiter | 440-261-4322 |

Kayla Mackenzie | HVAC Researcher | 717-683-8722 |

Tyler Manning | HVAC Executive Recruiter | 440-627-2645 |

Erin Shepard | HVAC Executive Recruiter | 440-971-1207 |

Amy Ruddle | HVAC Executive Recruiter | 717-731-8550 |