The Guys Behind the Mic

Rhydon and Dennis first met on the other side of the country at a 2017 HVAC Conference for a major brand in Las Vegas, Nevada. They didn’t know it then, but their future paths in the industry were soon to be connected by a roll of the dice.

The two became co-workers in 2018 when Dennis joined the same company and from the moment they shared next door offices and had their first ride-along day together, they knew they were going to be inseparable.

After years of trying to get their employer to see the value of using social media to fuel a community based movement for the trades to grow their customer base, the 2020 pandemic saw the two of them take their ideas into their own hands with creation of their collaborative efforts resulting in the HVAC R&D Podcast in the later half of that year.

Create a Podcast they said, it’ll be fun they said…and you know what, they were right. It took a few shows to get everything to click and thanks to some help from a few good friends and harsh critics they got their sound ironed out and have never looked back.

Rhydon brings years of installing mechanical contractor knowledge and field sales plus a decade of awarded distributor Territorial Management to the table while Dennis brings an unmatched wealth of technical understanding of residential and light commercial products to the show with his in-home technical experience and awarded Contractor Training background.

While you may think R&D stands for Rhydon and Dennis, which it does, it more importantly means Research and Development. Through their show they hope to inspire their listeners, contractors, customers, to do their own research and development for themselves to experience future growth in both their personal and professional lives.

Whenever the two have some spare time together they are typically found at a Craps table throwing a 4-2:2-4 set looking to win it big so that they can travel the country as HVAC R&D and be kings of the counter day.


Rhydon is HVAC R&D’s resident “Sales Guy”.


Technical guru extraordinaire, Dennis.

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