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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Chris Stokes

Chris Stokes

General Manager

Chris has four years of experience in the air conditioning field, joining Champion AC in June 2014. 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. He enjoys his time off by spending time with his wife and kids. Chris 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

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

Sarah Gudknecht

Sarah Gudknecht

Operations Manager

Sarah joined Champion AC two years ago, with more than 10 years of experience in the HVAC field. In her free time, she enjoys serving as a Girl Scouts 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

Born and raised in Lytle, Texas, Mandy currently lives in Devine. After 19 years in customer service, she joined the HVAC industry in 2008. She enjoys sitting around a fire pit or storytelling on the back porch with family.

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 Stuart

Kevin Stuart

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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Kevin Leigh

Kevin Leigh

Dispatch Manager

Born and raised in Houston, Kevin moved to San Antonio in 2003 and joined the plumbing and HVAC industry in 2004. He enjoys going to Texans and Astros games and lost over 60 pounds last year.

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 and 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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Tim Britt

Tim Britt

Comfort Advisor

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Jaime Camarillo

Jaime Camarillo

Service Technician

Jaime is a native San Antonian. When he isn’t at work, he 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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Terri Carter

Terri Carter

Customer Service Representative

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Joe Garcia

Joe Garcia

Installer

Joe joined the HVAC industry in 2012 and is passionate about his work. Always striving for quality installs, he is also enthusiastic about teaching others about AC installation. Joe enjoys golfing in his spare time.

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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Aaron Christiansen

Aaron Christiansen

Service Manager

A fourth-generation HVAC technician, Aaron has been in the AC business since he joined his father’s AC company in Wisconsin in 1994. He loves traveling and spending time at the coast with his wife and four children.

Highly skilled in sheet metal fabrication, Aaron has 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 his spare time, Aaron 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.

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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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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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Jason Kidwell

Jason Kidwell

Comfort Advisor

One of our top installers, Jason has not had a single call back on any of his installations. A true pro, he’s been in the industry for 14+ years. He was born and raised in San Antonio, graduating from MacArthur High.

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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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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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, 36, has been doing HVAC for 15 years and ultimately hopes to become a Service Manager. He’s currently transitioning 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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Alexander Ries

Alexander Ries

Commercial/Residential Technician

Alexander and his wife of 9 years, Jessica, have two sons, Caiden and Trent. NCI Certified, he has been in the industry for 8 years. He specializes in airflow diagnostics, residential mechanics and light/heavy commercial.

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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