Introducing Rick Shopek: American Energy Air
8615 Laurel Mist Court, Granite Bay, 916-782-3139, americanenergyair.net
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
In 1978, I worked for a solar company in Minnesota. My first job in California was installing solar panels in Beverly Hills. I came to Sacramento on October 5, 1979, and it was 105 degrees. Where better to start an air conditioning business? A year later, I founded American Energy Air, and we’ve been helping clients in Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties keep cool ever since. When you schedule a service with us, we send a highly qualified technician who’s prepared to solve your problem—not a salesman trying to sell you an expensive new HVAC unit. We do installations, but we never recommend a new air conditioner just to make a buck. We also service commercial refrigeration needs for numerous businesses. Our new product—an intelligent solar battery system—allows customers to easily manage their energy consumption, resulting in maximum savings and independent power in the event of an extended power outage.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
We support Wellspring Women's Center. I’m also an animal rescue supporter, environmentalist, father, and small business owner.
What's your favorite place to eat out locally?
The Chef's Table.
Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?
Sky Zone Trampoline Park.
What's your favorite local business other than your own?
Granite Bay Veterinary Clinic.
And finally, customer service is…?
Job number one for us. Our website states we have someone on call 24/7, and the testimonials validate our commitment. During the heat wave of 2017, we worked around the clock and are proud that we handled all service requests within 24 hours.