Hello dear friends, my name is Mark Gresin and I was born and raised right here in Phoenix Arizona back in 1950. I started Sun State HVAC also known as Sun State Refrigeration in 1979. The short story below is a clip of our History of how it all started.
As a younger person, people knew me as an ambitious, almost obnoxiously curious and inquisitive child, especially when it had anything to do with mechanics, motorcycles, electricity, and or building or repairing just about anything fixable.
That said, it is my belief that everyone on this planet has at least one gift – or even genius if you will – in some area. For me this area is the ability to repair things in a way few other people can.
When I turned 17 (1967), because of the Vietnam conflict it became mandatory that all men of my similar age sign up for the draft. Soon after I received a letter from dear Uncle Sam stating that my lucky number had arrived and it was #11. Instead of being drafted into the Army I decided to join the Air Force.
After being discharged (honorably), I went to work for my parents who owned and operated a well known, established and basically the only combination kosher delicatessen, restaurant, and fresh meat market in town. It’s name was Gross’ Delicatessen and was located about 3 blocks north of Indian School Rd on Central Avenue. Today there is a tree Nursery in the space where back then occupied a small but thriving strip center including an appliance store and a bakery named Karsh’s Bakery.
Because of simple necessity, owners and operators of restaurant businesses are always looking to find a reputable dependable air conditioning, refrigeration service and repair company. It was considered a special blessing to find one that could not only perform needed repairs and service but who also possessed the quality of what I call “Restaurant Sense”, which basically means the company and their specialists understood the nuances regarding working around food and the importance of a clean and proper appearance especially when viewed from the customers point of view.
The task of finding a reputable AC company seemed easy in theory, but in reality, not so much. Because of this we constantly found ourselves searching for a service and repair company that might suit our needs. During that time the most prevalent way to search was through the Yellow Pages Book ads which is where business advertisements were found.
So like good (consumer) sheep we would find and choose the biggest, prettiest and most expensive advertisements in the book – not realizing that by choosing those companies we would be sacrificing ourselves as the ones to fork out extra $$ to pay for those expensive ads.
It seemed that we were always drawn to the companies who had the largest ad campaigns usually with a jingle or a cute catch-phrase designed to attract attention only to finally realize one day that those big HVAC&R companies have to pay for those ads and that ad money come from the customers pockets who called on them for service!
Companies like these are very easy to recognize once one becomes attuned to they’re tactics, you know… the ones that promise the moon but deliver little more than a cheap flashlight; the ones that always seem to see on the TV, on radio, billboards or flipping through a favorite magazine or newspaper. You see them everywhere, they wear cowboy hats and do their best to deride other companies through bullying tactics line name calling. As an example, I pity anyone with the given name Melvin!
While working in the Delicatessen Restaurant business I came to feel very strongly that there was a need for an honest and caring air conditioning company that also had integrity and some scruples. In late 1970’s my parents were getting ready to retire so since I already had previous experience in the HVAC field and I felt a strong calling toward this career I decided to start an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration company of my own and this is when SUN STATE HVAC aka Sun State Refrigeration was born into existence.
Soon after I married an angel, Dorena, who just so happened to have a ton of experience in office management, and with her help we were able to build this business into a modest living.
Along the way we had a son, Sean Gresin, who after experiencing several different fields on his own decided Air Conditioning and HVAC-Refrigeration was where he wanted to focus his knowledge and attention. Since then he has taken a major interest in taking SUN STATE HVAC into the 21st century and beyond.
It’s important to know that if your Phoenix, Scottsdale or other service area home is in need of service, repair, or even a completely new Air Conditioning Heating system, choosing SUN STATE HVAC to provide your Air Conditioning Repair and Service needs means you are choosing a small reputable FAMILY Native Phoenix Owned Business who will be here when you need them long after any AC service, AC repair or heating repair or air conditioning system installation has been provided!
Dear folks, those advertisements cost a ton of money and that money MUST be collected from YOU to pay for all that advertising cash.
Dear friends in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Valley areas (service areas). It is true that in the Valley of the Sun winters are mostly mild, in fact they are mostly gorgeous, full of sunshine with the smell of desert sage.
In fact normal winter temperatures rarely fall below the low 30’s, and sometimes into the high teens but even so, because of the area’s low humidity, 30 degrees can actually feel much, much colder and again when it is really dry you can feel bone-shivering chills even at temperatures up into the 40’s and above! Read More…
Sun State HVAC has been the forerunner in HVAC maintenance services since it’s inception in 1979. In fact we practically invented the whole HVAC preventative maintenance process before a few other companies even realized the importance and value of HVAC maintenance to the customer. Because of the bigger companies greedy focus on unit sales, what they do is use high dollar advertising to pull unsuspecting customers into sales funnels and then create sales tactics to close high dollar sales deals. Read More…
Restaurant Service HVAC & Refrigeration has been the backbone of Sun State HVAC since its inception.
The reason is because Sun State HVAC restaurant service was literally born as a direct result of the founders 25 years of restaurant operations background by way of being born to parents who owned and operated a Phoenix AZ family delicatessen, restaurant and fresh meat business for 52 years. Mark Gresin says – Read More…
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