San Antonio’s Most Trusted HVAC TEAM

We are confident that we can deliver the service you need because we have an AC service staff we can stand behind. Our whole team is certified to offer and perform air conditioning repair and installations. Our HVAC engineering team has more than 35 years of experience handling and designing for all San Antonio HVAC needs.

Champion Leadership

Champion AC is a veteran-owned business with passionate leadership – meet the team:

Benjamin Hubbert

Benjamin Hubbert

President

Ben is a former USAF Combat Controller who served 12 years in active duty. Ben deployed four times to the Middle East and was awarded two bronze stars with valor. He is happily married to his best friend Raquel and attends St. Matthews Catholic Church.

Ben is committed to helping San Antonio reduce our community’s demands on the energy grid. Ben brings an innovative perspective to customer service and marketing. Ben is also a firm believer in community involvement, education and training.

Favorite Movie

Gladiator

Favorite TV Show

Game of Thrones & House of Cards

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Kawhi Leonard

Top Bucket List

Travel throughout Europe

Hidden Talent

Ninja Skills!

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Tony Martinez

Tony Martinez

Co-Owner

Tony has been in the HVAC industry for 10 years. His top goal is for every customer to know that Champion AC cares about their health, safety and quality of its workmanship.

Favorite Movie

Top Gun

Favorite TV Show

ESPN Sports Center

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

David Robinson

Top Bucket List

Visit Italy

Hidden Talent

Still athletic at 45

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Chris Stokes

Chris Stokes

General Manager

Chris has 4 years experience in the air condition field. He has been working at Champion AC since June 2014. He was born and raised in Houston, TX. Chris is the father of two daughters, Makenzie 6, and Ashlynn 4. Chris graduated from high school in The Woodlands, then enlisted in the Marine Corp. where he spent the next 10 years of his life. Chris enjoys his time off by spending time with his wife and kids. He enjoys being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and golfing.

Favorite Movie

Tombstone, The Patriot

Favorite TV Show

Sons of Anarchy

Favorite Sport

All of them!

Favorite Spurs Player

Kawhi Leonard

Top Bucket List

Marlin Fishing, Big Game Hunting, Vacation in Maldives

Hidden Talent

Voice Impressions and Juggling

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Champion Staff

Service is about the personal interactions between customer and technician – meet the team:

Ross Upshaw

Ross Upshaw

Install Manager

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Sarah Gudknecht

Sarah Gudknecht

Operations Manager

Sarah Has been with the company two years and has been in HVAC for ten years. She is our Operations Manager. Her hobby is Girl Scouts and being an assistant troop leader.

Favorite Movie

Dirty Dancing

Favorite TV Show

Grey's Anatomy

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Kawhi Leonard

Top Bucket List

Visit New York

Hidden Talent

She is Super Woman

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Mandy Parker

Mandy Parker

Customer Service Manager

Mandy was born and raised in Lytle, Texas and currently lives in Devine.

She has been in the customer service industry for 19 years, and joined the HVAC industry in 2008.

In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family – usually around a fire pit or sitting on the back porch story telling. Just a real simple, low key, country life. She is dedicated to healthy cooking, a healthy lifestyle and fitness. It is her new found hobby and she enjoys learning more about discipline and drive in that area daily.

Favorite Movie

Million Dollar Baby/Trouble with the Curve (couldn't choose)

Favorite TV Show

Ray Donavon

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Manu

Top Bucket List

I want to visit every state in the USA preferably via road trip and all at once. I'd love to see as much nature and scenery stateside as I can and do as many adrenaline pumped activities in the process.

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Kevin Leigh

Kevin Leigh

Dispatch Manager

Kevin was born and raised in Houston, Texas and moved to the San Antonio area in 2003. He has been in customer service since high school and joined the plumbing, heating and air industry in 2004. His favorite sports teams are the Houston Texans and Houston Astros. He enjoys going to games as often as possible. Last year he started a weight loss journey and has lost over 60 pounds. He looks forward to continued success achieving his weight loss goals.

Favorite Movie

The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV Show

Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful

Favorite Sport

Football

Top Bucket List

Travel and see the world

Hidden Talent

If it's a hidden talent, why make it visible?

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Matty Marshall

Matty Marshall

Outreach Manager

Matty hails from Shreveport, Louisiana. He is an avid sports fan and dog lover. In his free time he loves listening to music (live or at home), playing indoor soccer, and spending time with his wife and dogs.

Favorite Movie

Caddyshack

Favorite TV Show

Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

Favorite Sport

Basketball

Favorite Spurs Player

Kawhi Leonard

Top Bucket List

Seeing a World Cup Final

Hidden Talent

I know really obscure sports facts!

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Richard Andre

Richard Andre

Quality Assurance/Senior Technician

Favorite Movie

The Departed

Favorite TV Show

Supernatural

Hidden Talent

Cooking

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Tim Britt

Tim Britt

Comfort Advisor

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Ryan Burtscher

Ryan Burtscher

Installer

Ryan has the need for speed! Outside of work, he enjoys racing and going to the track.

Favorite Movie

The Fast and the Furious

Favorite TV Show

The Last Man On Earth

Favorite Sport

Nascar

Top Bucket List

Have a Family!

Hidden Talent

Fast Learner

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Jaime Camarillo

Jaime Camarillo

Service Technician

Jaime is a native San Antonian. When he isn’t at work, we enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, fishing and watching football.

Favorite Movie

American Sniper

Favorite TV Show

First 48

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan

Hidden Talent

Fishing

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Justin Cavazos

Justin Cavazos

Lead Install Specialist

Justin is Twenty Five years old, he has been in HVAC for two years and strives to become an Install Manager. He has four children and loves them all equally!

Favorite Movie

Taken

Favorite TV Show

Breaking Bad

Favorite Sport

Basketball

Favorite Spurs Player

Kawhi Leonard

Top Bucket List

Sky Diving

Hidden Talent

Barber

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Aaron Christiansen

Aaron Christiansen

Lead HVAC Technician

Aaron is a fourth generation HVAC technician. He has been in the AC business since 1994 when he began working for his father’s AC company in Wisconsin. In his 20 years in the industry, he has perfected sheet metal fabrication and worked as a service technician, field supervisor, performance coach and service manager.

In 1994, Aaron started a 5-year union apprenticeship at Gateway Technical college in Racine, Wisconsin. He completed it in 1999 and became a journeyman HVAC technician. His education included blueprint schematic reading and design, system engineering and design, all types of welding, sheet metal fabrication, electrical controls, electrical trouble shooting, refrigeration and trouble-shooting. He received his NATE certification in 2009, and in 2010 he became NCI certified in airflow and duct design.

In Aaron’s spare time, he enjoys coaching his kids in baseball and softball. He loves being in the stands and cheering his kids on at all of their games. When he isn’t watching sports, he stays active by playing in softball leagues with his wife. He loves traveling and spending time at the coast with his wife and four children.

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Kelsey Day

Kelsey Day

Finance Administrator

I was born and raised in Houston, but spent time living in New York and different parts of Asia. I moved to San Antonio in 2012 for school and am currently pursuing my Masters in accounting. My hobbies include basically anything outdoors: running, hiking, snowboarding, etc. The things I love most in this world are my family, traveling, and my dog, who pretty much runs my life.

Favorite Movie

Batman Trilogy

Favorite TV Show

Bones

Favorite Sport

Hockey

Favorite Spurs Player

"Go Rockets!" (Who are the Rockets, right?)

Top Bucket List

Learn to Fly a Plane

Hidden Talent

Karaoke

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Joe Garcia

Joe Garcia

Installer

Joe started HVAC in 2012. He is passionate about his work and strives to provide quality installs. He is passionate about teaching others how to install. His hobby is Golf.

Favorite Movie

Trouble With The Curve

Favorite TV Show

Game of Thrones

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan

Top Bucket List

Climb Mount Everest

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Gerry Giles

Gerry Giles

Install Specialist

Favorite Movie

Fight Club

Favorite TV Show

Deadliest Catch

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan

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Jason Kidwell

Jason Kidwell

Lead Install Specialist

Jason is one of Champion AC’s lead HVAC installers and is a team leader. To this day, Jason has not had one call back on one of his installations. He is a true professional who constantly strives to exceed the standard.

Jason was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from MacArthur High School. He has been in the heating and air conditioning industry for the past 14 years.

Favorite Movie

The Goonies

Favorite TV Show

The Goldbergs

Favorite Sport

Basketball

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan

Top Bucket List

Skydiving

Hidden Talent

Woodworking

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Alfredo Martinez

Alfredo Martinez

Service Technician

Outside of work, Alfredo enjoys relaxing at home and fishing.

Favorite Movie

Man on Fire

Favorite TV Show

Street Outlaws

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Danny Green

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Eduardo Martinez

Eduardo Martinez

Install Specialist

Favorite Movie

Man on Fire

Favorite TV Show

Counting Cars

Favorite Sport

MMA

Favorite Spurs Player

Kawhi Leonard

Top Bucket List

Go to Paris

Hidden Talent

Dancing

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Desere Moreno

Desere Moreno

CSR

Desere Moreno is from San Antonio Texas and is a Customer Service Representative at Champion AC. She has been in the HVAC business for 5 years.

Favorite Movie

Gladiator

Favorite TV Show

Game of Thrones

Favorite Sport

Volleyball

Favorite Spurs Player

LaMarcus Aldridge

Top Bucket List

Travel The World

Hidden Talent

Musical Genius!

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Kristen Murry

Kristen Murry

CSR

Kristen enjoys fishing, hunting, shopping and spending time with her family.

Favorite Movie

Liar Liar

Favorite TV Show

Game of Thrones

Favorite Sport

Softball

Favorite Spurs Player

Boris Diaw

Top Bucket List

Sky Diving

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Roland Olachea

Roland Olachea

Lead Install Specialist

Roland is Thirty Six years old and has been doing HVAC for Fifteen years. His goal is to become Service Manager. Roland is currently is in the time transition from Installer to Technician and wants to climb that ladder fast.

Favorite Movie

Wolf of Wallstreet

Favorite TV Show

Seinfeild

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan

Top Bucket List

Retire!

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Seth Ortega

Seth Ortega

Install Specialist

Favorite Movie

Man of Steel

Favorite TV Show

Street Outlaws

Favorite Sport

Baseball

Favorite Spurs Player

Manu Ginobili

Top Bucket List

Visit Outer Space

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Thomas Payne

Thomas Payne

Install Specialist

When Thomas isn’t at work, he loves to relax at home and watch his favorite baseball team, The Rangers.

Favorite Movie

Star Wars

Favorite TV Show

That 70's Show

Favorite Sport

Baseball

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan

Top Bucket List

Travel

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Jake Ramirez

Jake Ramirez

Install Specialist

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Chris Ricketts

Chris Ricketts

Install Specialist

Chris Ricketts is an HVAC installer here at Champion AC and has been in the industry for the past seven years. He was born in Dallas and raised in San Antonio, where he graduated from The Winston School. He is currently engaged and has four kids ranging from 3-7 years old.

Favorite Movie

Goodfellas

Favorite TV Show

King of Queens

Favorite Sport

Basketball

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan & Sean Elliott

Top Bucket List

Travel to see the Great Wall of China

Hidden Talent

Rapping

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Alexander Ries

Alexander Ries

Commercial/Residential Technician

Alexander is originally from Sacramento, CA. He and his wife of 9 years, Jessica, have two sons, Caiden and Trent.

He has been in the HVAC industry for 8 years and his experience spans airflow diagnostics, residential mechanics, light and heavy commercial. He is NCI Certified.

Favorite Movie

Terminator Series

Favorite TV Show

Street Outlaws

Favorite Sport

Football

Top Bucket List

Travel Outside of the U.S.

Hidden Talent

Woodworking

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Roy Salinas

Roy Salinas

Technician

Outside of work, Roy enjoys riding his motorcycle, camping and fishing.

Favorite Movie

Blood In, Blood Out

Favorite TV Show

WWE

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Tony Parker

Top Bucket List

Visit Paris

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Kevin Stuart

Kevin Stuart

Assistant Install Manager

When Kevin isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time outdoors.

Favorite Movie

Wild Hogs

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan

Top Bucket List

Hunt in Alaska

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Jon Weixel

Jon Weixel

Service Technician

Jon is a family man from New Jersey who enjoys going to concerts, visiting the beach, and spending time with his kids and family.

Favorite Movie

Goodfellas

Favorite TV Show

The Sopranos

Favorite Sport

Football

Favorite Spurs Player

Kahwi Leonard

Top Bucket List

Travel to Italy and Sicily

Hidden Talent

Cooking

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Scott Wilde

Scott Wilde

Comfort Advisor

Scott is a husband and father of 7 grown children.

Favorite Movie

Revenant

Favorite TV Show

Blacklist, Game of Thrones

Favorite Sport

Baseball

Favorite Spurs Player

Tim Duncan

Top Bucket List

Go on an Alaskan Cruise with my wife

Hidden Talent

Writer/Author

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