T F O'Brien President Kerry O’Brien

HVAC Expert, Kerry O’Brien Speaks at Metropolitan A/C Contractors of New York’s Survive and Thrive Event

September 18, 2019

Kerry O’Brien, president and co-owner of T.F. O’Brien Cooling and Heating in Long Island, spoke at the Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York’s (MACC) “How to Survive and Thrive in the HVAC Industry” event held on Thursday, September 12.

T F O'Brien President Kerry O’Brien
T F O’Brien President Kerry O’Brien

The seminar for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals began at 6 p.m. at Trattoria 35 in Bayside. O’Brien, a Long Island native, discussed his experience building his company, how he got into the HVAC industry, what challenges he has faced in his 15 years as company president and how he overcame them.

At the event, Kerry O’Brien detailed how much of the company’s ability to survive for 85 years in business is attributed to adaptability.

“My father and grandfather taught me: ‘The one constant is change.’”O’Brien said. “Since we opened our doors, we’ve evolved with the times and updated everything from the equipment and tools we use to our customer service. For us, it’s a thrill keeping up with modern challenges and advancements.”

The Survive and Thrive event also featured Joseph DeMicco, founder and CEO of Amplify Industrial Marketing + Guidance.

About T.F. O’Brien Cooling & Heating

T.F. O’Brien is a Long Island-based HVAC company founded by Thomas Francis O’Brien in 1934. Their team of over 40 employees has been family-run since its inception and strives to offer the best service and technical expertise on the island.

About MACC

The Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York MACC is a non-profit association whose membership is comprised of HVAC industry professionals in the New York City metro area. MACC members are given the distinct opportunity to network with other industry professionals and are provided with the tools and resources necessary to grow their businesses. Membership is comprised of two categories: Contractor and Associate. A contractor is any firm, or corporation that designs, installs, services and/or repairs environmental systems. An associate is an industry-related company that supplies products or services to contractors.