Friday is my last day
I’ve seen the shop grow from three people to 36. All three of us rode in the same truck to do AC work, and that was it. That was it. I’m going to say there were maybe 40-ish schools at the time. We were just getting started with AC. I graduated in 1972 from Kempsville High, and First Colonial and Kempsville were the only high schools that had air conditioning at that time. Then there were a couple of middle schools. That is my biggest reflection; I’ve seen a lot people come and go in my shop. I’m going to miss the people a lot.
Are you retiring?
Yes. Friday is my last day.
What are you going to do in retirement?
I’m not really sure. I’m going to do some work for a couple guys that do side work. My wife, all she’s worried about is me laying around and not doing anything. We’re kind of remodeling the house right now so family can take it over and then we’re moving and downsizing.