By Jeff Shultz
After six years of owning and operating his own heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business, Michael Beach has taken his knowledge of heat and air to the classroom.
Beach began teaching HVAC at the Pontotoc Technology Center this week in Ada.
“Last spring I heard the career tech in Ada was starting a heating and air conditioning class and they were looking for someone to teach the class,” Beach said.
Beach applied for the position but was turned down as the technology center already had found an instructor.
“Then a few weeks ago they contacted me and asked me to send them an updated resume and application. As soon as I did that they hired me for the job,” he said.
Beach said there are about 14 or 15 students already enrolled for the class.
“I’m really looking forward to doing this,” he said.
Beach said he plans on keeping a few of his core customers, but he doesn’t plan on taking in new business.
“I’ll service the customers I keep,” he said. “Of course it will be primarily after hours. I’ll have to work them in around my class schedule.”
Beach is married to Maysville Superintendent of Schools Dr. Shelly Beach. They have one daughter, Elise.