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Owners:

Brian Driggs

Brian Driggs

Business Owner

Brian began his career Purl’s in July of 1984. He learned all aspects of the industry from an early age. He likes working with people and helping to improve the quality of their life by providing quality comfort solutions for their home and business. Brian earned a degree Industrial Engineering from Fresno State.

Brian manages the sales department which includes replacement and new equipment sales. He also oversees the construction projects and daily business operations. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family and watching his two sons play baseball.

Kurt Davidson

Kurt Davidson

Business Owner

Kurt has worked at Purl’s Sheet Metal since November of 1985. During this time he has perfected his talents in the HVAC industry.  Kurt is EPA certified. His interest in the business began at a young age as he worked on his first cooling system at the age of 9. These days he enjoys getting to work early and begins his day with a cold Rock Star.

Kurt manages the service department which includes service, sales, inventory and parts. He also oversees sheet metal fabrication and handles daily business operations. Kurt enjoys cooking/BBQing lunch every Friday for all the employee’s. It is a tradition that employees looks forward to each week. Outside of work he spends time with his off road racing team. He enjoys biking, cooking and spending time with family and friends. He also likes to rock out with his guitar and ride his motorized bicycle.

Office:

Karen Rawls

Karen Rawls

Karen Rawls joined Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning in 2004. Karen handles marketing, human resources, accounting, payroll and various other duties. She is active in the community with many organizations including Camp Fire Board of Trustees and Alegria Guild Children’s Hospital Central CA. She enjoys keeping busy with outdoor activities, photography and spending time with her friends and family.

Sheryl Berry

Sheryl Berry

Sheryl Berry joined the office staff in August of 2006. She brought years of experience in the accounting field. Sheryl is a member of Alegria Guild Children’s Hospital Central CA, Madera Historical Society and the Madera Method Wagon Train. (And many more)– She is famous for her amazing cookies, pickles and salads. She donates beautiful baskets of baked & canned goods to numerous community events. Sheryl’s top hobbies include gardening, canning and quilting... Sheryl spends free time with her 12 grandkids and loves doing things for others!

Staff Member

Laura Bettencourt

Laura joined Purl’s Sheet Metal team in 2020. She works in the corporate office handling accounting, customer relations and many other tasks. HVAC and sheet metal are new to Laura, and she is enjoying learning about the industry. She brings years of customer service experience to our team, so taking great care of our customers is a concept she knows well. Laura enjoys the friendly family atmosphere of the Purl’s Sheet Metal team and especially loves that someone is always bringing homemade food and desserts! Laura enjoys gardening, fishing and all outdoor activities. She is also active in Camp Fire in Madera. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She also devotes lots of time to her horses, dogs and many chickens. Laura’s favorite movie is Tombstone.

Service Department:

Kurt Davidson Jr.

Kurt Davidson Jr.

Service Administration

Kurt was officially employed at Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning in May of 2003. He also grew up around the HVAC business and has learned from the best. He enjoys being busy and always having a new challenge to tackle. He handles daily operations in the service department including technical support to our technicians, inventory control and overseeing the parts department. Away from work, he enjoys off road racing, target shooting, riding his dirt bike and spending time with his family.

Jeff Fagan

Jeff Fagan

Comfort Advisor

Jeff joined Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning team in 2015. He is a comfort advisor for our customers. Jeff said he was excited to join Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning and be part of a company leading HVAC in the Central Valley. Jeff brings over 30 years of knowledge of customer service and sales.

Jeff is very involved in the local community. He is a member of Madera Sunrise Rotary and helps with the Madera Interact Club. Jeff and his family also volunteer their time supporting Camp Fire in Madera. He also donates platelets every two weeks. He enjoys cooking, gardening, camping and traveling with his wife. Jeff’s favorite movie is Schindler’s List.

Rick Gamiz

Rick Gamiz

Service Technician

Rick has been a Service Technician at Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning since April of 2004. Rick takes great satisfaction in his quality work and doing the job right the first time. He is Nate, EPA and MIG Welding Certified. Rick enjoys traveling and spending time with his grand babies.

Adrian Egure

Adrian Egure

Service Technician

Adrian began in the freight department in August of 2004. He is now a fulltime service technician and is EPA Certified. He enjoys meeting new people and doing quality work for our customers. He enjoys working with his friends and looks forward to weekly lunch "FRIDAY BBQ’s" at Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. He enjoys snowboarding, camping, fishing and spending time with his kids.

Kenny Wittman

Kenny Wittman

Service Technician

Kenny joined Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning team in 2014. He started as an installation technician and also worked in sheet metal fabrication. Today he is EPA certified and works in the service department. He enjoys working hard and knowing he is doing a good job for the company. In his spare time he enjoys camping, fishing, and riding dirt bikes. He also enjoys working on trucks and spending time in the mountains. Kenny’s favorite movies are the Star Wars Saga.

Joshua Reyes

Joshua Reyes

Service Technician

Joshua joined Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning in 2015. He is a service technician and he is EPA certified. He enjoys interacting with customers and coworkers. He likes learning new things in the HVAC industry. Joshua likes to help out at events for a local cigar company and enjoys spending time with friends and a good cigar. He also enjoys bass fishing and spending time with his 2 boys.

Gabriel Villanueva

Gabriel Villanueva

Service Technician

Gabriel joined Purl’s Sheet Metal team in 2016. He works in the service department as an service technician. He likes working hard and he enjoys working with people with positive attitudes. In his spare time he enjoys playing football, basketball and soccer. He also spends time drawing and painting. His favorite move is "Phantom of the Paradise."

Staff Member

Sergio Alcaraz

Service Technician

Sergio joined the Purl’s Sheet Metal team in 2018.   He works in the service department and is EPA certified.   One of his favorite things about his job is that there is always something new to work on and new to learn.   He enjoys video games, playing tennis and tinkering with electronics. Sergio likes building gaming PC’s and spending times with friends and family.  His favorite movie is Iron Giant.

Staff Member

David Maciel

Service Technician

David joined Purl’s Sheet Metal team in 2019. He works in the service department and he is EPA certified. He likes that every day brings something different. He enjoys learning new things and developing relationships with our customers so we can all provide the best service.

He enjoys working hard and helping people. In his spare time he likes fishing and playing soccer. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his friends and family.

Staff Member

Juan Trujillo

Service Technician

Juan is new to the team in 2019. He works as a service technician, he is EPA certified.  He enjoys helping customers and seeing them smile when the job is completed.   Juan likes that his job includes something new and different every day.

Juan enjoys BBQ’s and spending time with his family and friends.  In his spare time he enjoys soccer, hiking and travel.  His favorite movie was The Fast and Furious.

Staff Member

Stephen Arellano

Service Technician

Stephen joined Purl’s Sheet Metal in 2020 as a service technician. He is EPA certified and enjoys working with people. He likes learning all the ins and outs that the HVAC industry and career have to offer. Away from work, he enjoys spending time fishing with his Dad.

Staff Member

Eddie Vasquez

Service Technician

Eddie joined the team in 2020. He works as an install technician with experience in the field and he is EPA certified.

He enjoys meeting new people and working on something different every day. The thing he enjoys the most at Purl’s Sheet Metal is working with a great team Eddie enjoys painting, drawing and artwork in general. He also enjoys watching UFC and football and spending time with his family. His favorite movie is “Lone Survivor”.

Cristian Moreno - Service Technician

Cristian Moreno

Service Technician

Cristian joined the Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning team in 2018. Cristian is EPA certified. He began working in installation and is now a certified and trained service technician with our team. 

He enjoys working in a team environment and learning new things every day.   In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and working on projects at home.   His favorite movie is “Tombstone”.  

Staff Member

James Deniz

Service Technician

James Deniz joined our service department and team in 2020. He is EPA certified. He enjoys meeting new customers and helping them with their HVAC systems. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He spends some extra time playing video games and his favorite movie is The Legend of Zorro.

Kylie Bowe

Kylie Bowe

Service Department

Kylie joined Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning 2014. She works as part of the service dispatch team. She maybe another of the cheerful voices you hear upon calling the service department for scheduling. She enjoys the family atmosphere at work and enjoys meeting new people at work. In her free time she enjoys riding and training her horses. She also loves barrel racing, camping, hunting and fishing. She is also involved in The Central California Houndsmen Sporting Dog Association. Most of all she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Staff Member

Pat Gilson

Service Department

Pat joined of our service dispatch team in 2019.  She returned to the Purl’s Sheet Metal team to work part time in our dispatch area.   Pat previously worked for Purl’s Sheet Metal for 18 years and has been enjoying retirement. She enjoys the work atmosphere and being around people, so the return to work has been a lot of fun.  She admits that things have changed a lot over the years but she brings valuable experience in customer service and the HVAC industry to the team.

Pat enjoys traveling the United States.  She and her husband have been able to camp host in some beautiful areas during their retirement.  She loves spending time with her family, especially every week at taco-Tuesday.  Pat has 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren!  Pat loves reading and watching Nascar on the weekends.  Pat’s favorite books are Dances with Wolves and Lonesome Dove.

Staff Member

Alicia Rodriguez

Service Department

Alicia joined the Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning team in 2021. Alicia is part of our service dispatch team. She enjoys working closely with our customers and the community and helping people be comfortable in their homes. Alicia specializes in customer service and is returning to Purl’s Sheet Metal after working here while earning her degree at Fresno State University.

She enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She loves cooking, baking and watching Disney movies with her daughter. She is an avid fan of Star Wars and all Marvel Movies.

Sheet Metal Fabrication:

John Deniz

John Deniz

Fabrication Technician

John Deniz is a long time employee of Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. He started working in the fabrication department in January of 1990. John has the ability to fabricate just about anything! He loves a good challenge. He enjoys meeting new people, as well as working in a team and family environment. He is active in the P.F.S.A. (Portuguese Fraternal Society of America) and enjoys fishing, football and spending time with family.

Jacob Davidson

Jacob Davidson

Fabrication Technician

Jacob is the first face you will see across the counter for fabrication orders. He works with our customers for custom sheet metal projects. He oversees the fabrication department, onsite security and assists with vehicle maintenance. Jacob is both EPA and NATE certified. He has been helping around the company since he was about 10 years old and became officially employed in 2009. He enjoys working with a great team and loves that we ALWAYS have great food at Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. He enjoys working with the community and volunteering with the youth at his church. Jacob enjoys off road racing, working on cars and macgyvering things in general.

Pat Reese

Pat Reese

Fabrication Technician

Pat joined the Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning team in 2014 as part of the fabrication department. He brings over 35 years of experience in the sheet metal industry. He is EPA certified. Pat was a volunteer fireman in Pennsylvania for more than 41 years before moving to California in 2011.

In his free time he enjoys camping, fishing, boating and waterskiing. He likes spending time with his wife and family, and he especially enjoys helping his grandkids with sporting events. His favorite movie is "Back Draft".

HVAC Install:

Charles Pepers

Charles Pepers

Installation Technician

Charles is an experienced installation technician who is both EPA and NATE certified. He has been with Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning since April of 2002. He likes working at different project locations and working on many types of equipment. Charles spends time outside of work camping, boating and fishing. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Arthur Neff

Arthur Neff

Installation Technician

Arthur Neff is an installation technician and duct testing specialist, he began working at Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning in February of 2004. Arthur has many years of experience in the HVAC industry.  He is EPA and NATE certified. He enjoys the aspect and challenges of working on different projects and never knowing what the day might bring. He enjoys watching sports, collecting rare coins and spending time with family.

Lucas Beeler

Lucas Beeler

Installation Technician

Lucas is an installation technician and duct testing specialist. He likes working with his friends and making a difference on a project to make it look as good as possible. In his free time he enjoys target shooting, working on cars and trucks. He joined the team and began working at Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning in April of 2004. We are proud that Lucas is EPA certified and NATE certified as well!  

Omar Tinajero

Omar Tinajero

Installation Technician

With his EPA certification, Omar joined the Purl’s Sheet Metal team in 2016 as an installation technician. Omar enjoys coming to work and likes the fact the everyday his job is different and he is constantly learning new things. He enjoys helping people and overcoming new challenges. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, and spending time with his friends and family. Omar’s favorite movie is “Never Back Down”.

Salvador Galvan - Installation technician

Salvador Galvan

Installation Technician

Salvador joined Purl’s Sheet Metal team in 2017.    He works in the installation department as an installation technician.  He enjoys working with new people and learning new things.  In his spare time he enjoys welding, off-roading and hiking.   He enjoys watching movies and his favorite movie is “Fast and Furious”.

Staff Member

Jerry Samounty

Installation Technician

Jerry joined Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning  in 2020.   He works in the installation department as a Technician.   Jerry is trained and EPA certified and he enjoys that fact that there is always something new and everyday is a learning experience.  Jerry said that growing up in a hardworking family made him appreciate working in a hands-on job atmosphere.   In his free time, he enjoys fishing, watching movies, BBQing and helping his friends and family.    His all-time favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan.

Staff Member

Ernesto Perez

Installation Technician

Ernesto joined the Purl’s Sheet Metal team in 2020 as an Installation Technician. He is EPA certified and a graduate from the HVAC program. He said likes the hands-on aspect of the HVAC industry and that every day brings something new.

Ernesto enjoys watching and playing sports. He is fascinated about learning how things work, by taking them apart and putting them back together. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. He likes to watch, action, war and history movies.

Staff Member

Josiah Celio

Installation Technician

Josiah joined the Purl’s Sheet Metal in 2021 as part of the installation team.   He likes that everyday brings a new challenge and enjoys the hands-on HVAC work.   He enjoys working out, watching movies and hanging out with friends. 

Staff Member

Avie Olivares

Installation Technician

Avie joined the Purl’s Sheet Metal in 2021 as part of the Install team.   He likes the teamwork atmosphere, learning new HVAC skills and helping customers.   He is EPA certified.   In his free time, he enjoys working out, walking his dog and watching movies.  His favorite movie is The Dark Knight.

Support Staff:

Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson

Material Handling & Freight

Andrew works in material handling and freight. He is EPA certified. He has been around Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning his whole life and became part of the staff in 2011. He enjoys the friendly interaction with his co—workers every day. He looks forward to "Friday BBQ" at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. He is involved in Davidson Motorsports and the SNORE racing series. He spends his free time desert racing, go–karting and working on cars. He also enjoys freestyle BMX racing, riding dirt bikes and painting cars.(Favorite movies: The Fast and Furious movies.)

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"Owning a rental home out of town makes it hard to get companies to do service for you via just a phone call. So many wanted me to drive to the business and make the necessary arrangements and made me feel as if I was inconveniencing them with my questions"

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