Today we’d like to introduce you to Colton Kitzman.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Colton. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started my learning of the AC industry very early with the advantage of having a father that owns and operates a duct-work fabrication/installation company in Brenham TX. Starting around the age of 14 I began working for Triple C Sheetmetal as “shop boy”. Working every summer until I graduated high school I moved up to Job Foreman running crews of up to 10 men. At this time I was ready to move forward with my education so I began studying at Sam Houston State University. During this time I was still working for Triple C Sheetmetal during all breaks. About two years into my college career the business started to do duct cleaning and restoration as well as fabrication/installation. Seeing this big need in the industry my mother started a separate company called Green Duct services. I was the head technician along with one other trained staff member that started this company, and within two years the company had doubled in size and customers. Noticing the huge need for this service it made for an easy answer for my job search once completing my Bachelors of Science at SHSU. After about 6 months of job searching I decided that Houston needed a Full Service, Certified HVAC system cleaning company with actual AC experience. Green Duct Decontamination launched around November 2014. The company started servicing all areas of Houston for the first year while I still lived in Round Top, TX. In August 2016 my wife and I got married and made our home Willis, TX. With this move Green Duct Decontamination has been focusing most of its servicing to the North Houston area.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When it comes to starting a new business, getting your name out there can be tough and tackling a metropolis such as Houston can bring many struggles but consistency has been key. The hardest part of this business is the competition. The problem with the Air duct cleaning industry is its lack of the need to hold a license in order to do the work. This has allowed many competitor companies such as carpet cleaners or even AC companies to perform a non-certified duct clean that is not following NADCA (National air duct cleaners association) standards.
These companies are stating they are cleaning ducts but not actually doing the process correct and causing damages or just simply not fixing the indoor air quality problems. When this happens many consumers automatically think all Duct Cleaners are the same and that it’s a scam. The biggest struggle that I am constantly battling with are low rated non-certified companies performing a so called duct clean and leaving the consumer unhappy. Green Duct Decontamination is certified under NADCA with trained staff members following all of NADCA’s standards and code of ethics. This ensures the correct process is being used to remove and keep contaminants from re-entering the system.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Green Duct Decontamination – what should we know?
Green Duct Decontamination is a NADCA certified full-service HVAC cleaning and restoration company that inspects and cleans full duct work systems, including dryer vent and exhaust systems. We specialize in our HVAC system cleaning. By using state-of-the-art negative air and HEPA filtration system. This systems allows us to eliminate the dust, allergens, and other contaminants without contaminating your home or office space. We guarantee the quality of our work and ensure the latest NADCA standards are met. As a company it makes me proud to leave a job knowing we have improved the quality of the air that our customers are breathing. Helping customers with issues.
- Address: 12117 Old County Rd. Willis, TX 77378
- Website: Greenduct.com
- Phone: 9794512026
- Email: Greenductdcon@gmail.com