The Man Behind the Business

Erik Bryan’s Rise to the Top of the HVAC Industry

Two days after graduating from Scottsdale’s Coronado High School, Erik Bryan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“Special forces was my angle. It fit my personality,” he says. 

Erik served in the L.A. riots, Operation Desert Storm and Somalia, where he was part of the first SRIG (Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Intelligence Groups), a recon team involved in Black Hawk Down. He received a medal of achievement for his services in Somalia. 

In 1995, Erik ended his Marine Corps career and moved back home to Scottsdale and enrolled at The Refrigeration School (RSI) to get his HVAC certifications. After graduating from RSI, he and a colleague, Paul Hardin, started Precision Air & Heating. (Hardin died in 2010 in a skydiving accident.) 

“We had $200 to our name. We would sit there and call straight out of the phone book and offer $40 air-conditioning tune-ups,” he says. “We eventually bought a dialer and some phone numbers and hired two people to make calls. One day, we booked 65 calls.”

That day was a game-changer.

Since then, Precision Air & Heating has grown into a $20 million business and is consistently ranked as the No. 1 A/C company in the state by Ranking Arizona. 

“Our motto is ‘people over profits.’ We concentrate on taking care of people the right way and know the profits will take care of itself,” he says. Erik and his wife, Gina, who is Precision’s executive office manager, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year. 

“I could not do this job without her,” he says with a smile. “She’s irreplaceable, and she’s kinda good looking, too.”

"Our motto is ‘people over profits.’ We concentrate on taking care of people the right way and know the profits will take care of itself."

Precision Air & Heating 
3045 N. Colorado St., Chandler, Arizona, 602.349.6922, PrecisionAirAndHeating.com