HVAC Sales & Operations Recruiting

AllSearch Builds HVAC Sales & Operations Teams for Mechanical Contractors Nationwide

Commercial HVAC Recruiters

This niche Recruiting Practice is a deeply focused two team powerhouse focused within the realm of commercial HVAC sales and management recruitment.

Our HVAC / Mechanical Systems Recruiting Team (some might call us “HVAC Headhunters” – we’ll take that as a compliment) targets the very best sales and service talent within the realm of commercial and industrial HVAC manufacturers, heating – cooling – refrigeration component part distributors, facilities services, as well as with mechanical contractor service firms dedicated to the HVAC trade.  Alanna Cochran started the HVAC / Mechanical Systems Division several years ago and it has quickly become AllSearch’s #1 Recruiting Division. 

Our Building Automation System (BAS) Recruiting Team focuses on BAS manufacturers, automation system installers, facilities maintenance, access control providers, building control service firm, and more.

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"Alanna Cochran is the most professional, thorough and considerate recruiter I have ever worked with. She provided first class service throughout, and made what is typically a stressful process go seamlessly. I highly recommend her to anyone who is in the market. Working with her was truly a pleasure."

- Horace, February 2020

Values & goals

We aim to build long term mutually beneficial business relationships with HVAC career professionals. In building those deep relationships, we verify their true HVAC and Mechanical Systems knowledge, aptitude, passion and past success.  On the  Business Development side, we verify sales success through extensive screening, brag book review, peer networking, and much more. Our recruiters source and place only those with the most prolific and long standing HVAC oriented experiences, top producers, president’s club winners, master technicians, and highly competitive sales hunters.   

Both teams work in between HVAC companies and candidates, determining what both parties need to be successful for the long-term.  A mission based on creating a true win/win result for everyone involved is one of the primary reasons this team has been so successful.

Client Partnerships

Our most successful client relationships come in partnering with small to mid-size privately owned companies dealing in HVAC, plumbing, and mechanical systems including building automation systems (BAS) / controls.  We build high powered sales & operations teams for mechanical contractors, manufacturers reps, and HVAC distributors all across the country. 

As a Company, Do You:

The combination of those company factors and our world-class recruiting services result in the type of team-building growth success that most companies can only dream of.

We choose to work with the very best companies, thereby allowing us to maximize our efforts on your behalf to both attract and land the very best candidates. The motivating factor for candidates to leave their jobs almost always comes back to culture. Working with the very best mechanical systems companies gives the deep database of qualified candidates we network with all the reasons they need to make the big career change they’ve been hoping to find. 

It’s the combination of progressive minded companies and world-class recruiting that equates perfect matches. When our clients trust our recruiting processes honed over the past 18 years, it allows us to move through the process quickly and effectively, ensuring we secure the top talent for our clients during their HVAC hiring process.

"Getting a message from a stranger about a job opportunity can lead to a lot of skepticism. When I got a message from Alex Cutler he was so warm and conversational. I am SO glad I went with my gut, interviewed and got the job! Leaving my old position after 3 years was scary, but I was so unhappy. Being with this new company going on 3 weeks, I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. I am so glad I took a chance and let Alex match me with a fantastic company that treats me with so much kindness, respect, and genuinely cares for my success. Thank you Alex! You knocked it out of the park!!"

- Allison, February 2022

Why trust your business to AllSearch HVAC Recruiting?

Our team has mostly come from industrial sales and management backgrounds, so we have intimate knowledge of the types of candidates you are looking for. We are relentless, just like the candidates you want to hire.

We work hard to make sure we have a good understanding of exactly what you are looking for in each role. And, our best relationships are just that: relationships! We aim for and provide world class customer service and communication in our partnerships throughout the search process and beyond, to insure that we are fulfilling your critical hiring and staffing needs.

" Kelsie, if all goes as planned I would like you to find me another person before the end of the year. You will be my first call. I have passed your information onto the owners for future hires. I reached out to at least 10-15 recruiting companies and no one came close to what you did. You understood what I needed and put the right candidates in front of me. "

- Chicago area HVAC Contractor, May 2021

" Alex Cutler at AllSearch Recruiting was GREAT to work with! I had been at my previous role for about 3 years, and he worked hard to find the right fit for me. The first opportunity wasn't quite a fit. He listened to my feedback about what I was looking for, and the second opportunity was a perfect. He helped me find the role that matched my financial and professional goals, and worked with me throughout the entire interview process. I highly recommend AllSearch. "

- Billy, HVAC Sales Engineer, May 2022

Where do we find our talent?

We are hunters, just like the positions we recruit for! We will set up an intake call with you to find out what exactly you’re looking for. Once we know what we are looking for, we set out on our search. Do we have a database of people we’ve worked with before? Sure, we do! But people’s situations are constantly changing, so we can’t depend on that to get results. We’ve got to go find people. That’s one of the biggest determining factors in our success. Depending on the complexity of the role, we have been able to fill positions as quickly as one week to one month.

We would love to help you with your HVAC staffing needs. 

Why trust your career to AllSearch HVAC Recruiting?

Our HVAC Sales & Mechanical Service recruiters have worked with thousands of talented sales, operations, and management professionals across the United States. We know what it takes to help you find the very best home, how to thrive within it and how to take your sales career to the next level. AllSearch didn’t become one of the country’s top recruiting firms overnight, instead, we’ve been building all-inclusive, long-term, win/win relationships with talented professionals like yourself for 18 years, having placed over 4,000 career minded candidates within hundreds of client sales teams spanning 48 states and 8 countries. Our entire mission statement is based around the notions of Changing Lives and Making an Impact. In fact, the theme of coming to work at AllSearch is “Build Your Career Helping Others Build Theirs.” If you don’t succeed, we don’t succeed.


Typical Areas of HVAC Recruitment we Serve

Meet Our HVAC Team

Alanna Cochran and Emma Georgantis started the HVAC Division several years ago with help from Pete Wisnom, who provided the much needed technical knowledge, and Kyle Hullmann, who provided overall sales support and strategy. As the business grew and demand was overwhelming, Hannah Kuhn, Alex Cutler, and Cathy Unruh joined the team to to insure that our HVAC clientele always has access to the best possible staff.    


Our HVAC client base uses a vast array of recruiting techniques to find, land, and retain the best possible talent within this highly competitive employee landscape.  The best bet is to approach staffing and recruiting challenges using a wide variety of techniques, and not overly rely on just one avenue.  Our many polls on this subject over the years have cited the following areas to be the most powerful:

  • Networking with existing peers in the HVAC industry
  • Building a long standing relationship with the right industry specific HVAC recruiting firm
  • HVAC Trade association memberships and sponsorships
  • Employee referral programs
  • Industry specific and standard resume boards, if you have the time and expertise to properly search, vet, contact, and follow through with candidates who are also being contacted by dozens of other companies
  • Job postings, with the same caveat as above, if you have the proper time and expertise to aggressively pursue the respondents to your Ad, with the understanding that they also applied to a dozen other similar Ads that same day. 
  • Trade school internship programs and partnerships.. heavy on your time investment up front, but can be a great way to land talent early in their path

We use a variety of platforms to find talented HVAC specialists in your area. Typically we'll begin the search within our unique internal database of HVAC & Mechanical Contracting talent that has been grown and carefully curated over the last 20+ years.   We also subscribe to and expertly use the most premium versions of every single modern job board, tool, website, medium that you could possibly think of. 

By working with the right HVAC recruiters, you too will "have access" to all of that power.  A good recruiter will also post your jobs online, but not in the way most companies and agencies will.  Instead having invested FAR more in the process than most, your HVAC job will show up near or at the very top search spot for any candidates who are seeking the type of job you are offering.   

Your HVAC Recruiter will research, locate, contact, build a relationship with the right talent, help them understand the nuances and benefits of potentially joining your company.  At the same time helping you to see through the abstract, and genuinely understand what the candidate you are considering is capable of, how they compare to other peers, and if they are really the right match for you. 

A good HVAC Recruiter will conduct very thorough research, screenings, and comparative analysis prior to introducing any interested candidates to you.   The goal during those conversations is to get to know the candidate, insure that their skillset is a match, determine exactly why they are looking for a new opportunity, confirm salary expectations, and often most importantly determine if they'd be a culture fit.  This is what we do for a living, all day, every day.  We know what to ask, what to look for, we know what the red flags are, we've seen what works and what doesn't.  If the candidate checks most or all of the boxes, we will send them your way for consideration. 

We typically allow at least 7-10 business days for the recruiter to get the message about your hiring need into the HVAC market and gain traction.  During the search process the recruiter will provide weekly check in’s to provide timely market feedback as to what we’re seeing and any challenges we’re facing.   In some cases we may need to adjust the parameters of a search in order to open up the candidate pool and have a better chance in finding talent.  We will be upfront and transparent if we are unable to identify any candidates for your role.

The typical hiring timeline to place an HVAC candidate depends on several variables, but if you assume that there will be two weeks of sourcing qualified candidates, roughly two weeks of interviewing, at which point the candidate submits their two weeks’ notice at their current employer, the process is likely to take roughly 6 weeks.  The timeframe could be shorter or longer, but we find 6 weeks to be our average.  A good recruiter will keep you well informed throughout the course of the search, as we are well aware that your teams success can often be dependent upon finding, landing, and bringing your new hire up to speed as quickly as possible.