Our Five Owners/Managers Have 100+ YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE!!!
John W. Colontrelle: Co-owner/Sales: John began working at Barker Air Conditioning in 2003. He is a 1996 graduate of St. Edwards high school here in Vero Beach, and a 2000 graduate of Boston College where he earned a BA in Communication. While at Boston College he was a four year Walk on for the football team. John posses a Florida Class “A” State Air Conditioning License (CAC1816135). He is married to Emily and has three sons, Nicky, Jackson, and Chase. While the business takes up much of his time, he is a big proponent of youth sports and you can find him on some field court dedicating his time to coaching the youth of Indian River County.
Danny Colontrelle: Co-owner/Comptroller: Danny began working at Barker Air Conditioning in 2008. He is a 1998 graduate of St. Edwards high school here in Vero Beach, and a 2002 graduate of the United States Military Academy. After graduation, he served 5 years in the Army, where he performed two year-long tours in Iraq. Danny is married to Shelly and has two sons, Dylan and Luca, and a daughter, Camilla. Danny has continued his support of the military as he contributes his time to helping the local chapter of Team Red White and Blue.
Mark Matakaetis: Vice President: Mark has been at Barker Air Conditioning since 1981. While at Barker Mark has served in many positions (service technician, dispatcher, estimator, head of sales, etc). Mark posses a Florida Class “B” State Air Conditioning License (CAC057252). Mark has a son, Mark Jr., who works in the installation department.
Todd Hampson: Manager of Sebastian branch: Todd has been at Barker Air Conditioning since 1985. Todd has also served in many positions (service technician, dispatcher, estimator). When the Sebastian office opened in 1994, Todd became the manager of the location, and has remained there ever since. At the time, the Sebastian office was only Todd. Today it consists of 9 employees.
Buddy Potter: New Construction/Ductwork/Sheet Metal Manager: Buddy has been at Barker Air Conditioning since 1985. Buddy has served as an installation technician and installation manager. Buddy currently takes care of all of Barker’s new construction, ductwork, venting, and sheet metal needs. Buddy is a United States Army veteran, and is active in the Vero Beach 4-H Club. He has a son, Dustin, who currently serves in the Army today.
Joe Lorino: Service Manager: Joe has been at Barker Air Conditioning since 1997. During Joe's tenure at Barker he has served as an installation technician, service technician, and estimator. He is responsible for dispatching our 14 Vero Beach service technicians ensuring that our customers are serviced in a timely manner. Joe’s job is to make sure that you are without air for as little time as possible. Outside of Barker, Joe is a music enthusiast and volunteers his time helping the Vero Beach Indians Marching Band and Pageantry Arts Concepts.
Peggy Bolton: Office Manager: Peggy has been at Barker Air Conditioning since 1994. Peggy is in charge of Barker's 6 person office staff. We aim to have the most professional and polite staff to answer your calls, and Peggy ensures that this happens.
Steve Spencer: Estimator: Steve has worked at Barker since 1988. Steve started as an Installation helper, spent 18 years as a service technician, and has been an estimator since 2006. Steve is always available to provide you with an estimate, and can use his many years of field experience and knowledge to help you.
Jay Koleno: Estimator: Jay has worked at Barker since 2003. Jay spent 9 years here as a service technician, before becoming an estimator ín 2012. Prior to his time at Barker Jay spent 15 years in the HVAC business in Illinois. Jay is always available to provide you with an estimate and can use his many years of field experience and knowledge to help you.