HVH Mechanical Partners
90 Chamisa Rd
CovingtonGA 30016
Our Team

Meet Our Team

Click on the names below to learn more about the team at HVH Mechanical Partners.
Each of us looks forward to serving you!

Kevin Van Horn

Co-Founder/President of HVH Mechanical Partners LLC


Kevin began his career in the plumbing industry at a very early age. He could vividly remember long, hot days working for his dad's plumbing company on his high school summer breaks. He would often credit this chapter of his life with developing a lifelong passion for working with his hands. When he graduated high school, Kevin knew that four years at a university did not suit his personality. Knowing that he needed a career and not just a job, he joined Local 72 as a plumbing apprentice.

After being on construction sites with pipefitters and welders, he began to develop an interest in pipe welding and rigging. After long consideration, he made the decision to concentrate on hydronic heating and cooling systems and move away from domestic water and sanitary systems.

Kevin excelled quickly in this area of the mechanical industry. After competing in the UA apprentice competition at a national level, he soon became Local 72's Pipefitter Apprentice of the Year. His years in the construction industry provided exposure to complex mechanical piping systems and the equipment that makes it all work.

Using his past work experience and achievements, he was able to move into the mechanical service industry. It was here that he gained extensive knowledge in the operation of mechanical equipment and how to troubleshoot and repair this equipment.

Once the goal of learning this industry from install to service had been reached, it was time to reach for the lifelong goal of business ownership. This led to the birth of HVH Mechanical Partners LLC.

Here at HVH Mechanical Partners LLC, Kevin met with customers to discuss solutions to the concerns they have with their building’s mechanical and plumbing systems. He interacts with suppliers and vendors to ensure HVH can service its customers efficiently and economically. He workw with our office and field teams to ensure that customer service is our highest priority.

At HVH Mechanical Partners LLC, we use the knowledge of our industry to meet the needs of our customers and their equipment — knowledge that can only be obtained by "hands-on experience" at all stages of a mechanical system's life.

Michael Tedesco

Director of Logistics Operations


Introduced into the construction service industry in 2007, Michael has become a proven leader with a progressive record of accomplishments in helping to build procurement and lean process strategies across diverse sections of commercial construction and HVAC service divisions. Michael is a strategic thinker with the ability to execute a vision into action by effectively influencing senior executives and peers, inspiring team members, and building mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers. He knows how to deliver results through proactive planning, collaboration, and timely implementation of cost-saving strategies.

Additional Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration and management – 2004
  • Lean Six Sigma – Greenbelt - Georgia Institute of Technology – Scheller School of Business
  • Held a seat on purchasing board with seven major construction companies across the U.S. (collective revenues of $2.6B USD annually) implementing best practice ideas in the construction/service industry, negotiating manufacture deals, and reviewing new product and process technology
  • Provided procurement services for many major construction projects across the northeast/southeast regions of the U.S. totaling well into the hundreds of millions of dollars

What Michael Loves About HVH


"I love that HVH is run by two guys who used to be field technicians and know exactly what it takes to build jobs and to be successful. Nobody is sitting in an ivory tower barking orders. Our owners are out there selling work and helping us continue to grow our customer base. No more corporate paperwork, intrusive tracking of vehicles, or hidden corporate agendas. Our #1 priority is to provide great and honest customer service. To accomplish this, we do the following:

  • We negotiate multiplier rates and discounts with vendors/suppliers on a quarterly basis to establish best pricing to offer savings to our customers.
  • We pay above scale for top talent in the industry.
  • We provide quarterly training for all of our technicians on different equipment manufacturing brands so that they can continue to grow their knowledge and skill set.
  • We provide opportunity for growth based on performance.
  • We provide exceptional service at a discounted rate to continue growing our customer base."

Tracy Venters

Senior Account Manager


Tracy started his HVAC career in March 1991 as a service apprentice for a growing mid-sized mechanical contractor in the Atlanta area. He worked as a service technician for 12 years, which consisted of maintaining and repairing a wide variety of HVAC equipment, managing tool budgets, recruiting, quality control, in-house field training, and technical support for the entire field force. Tracy always exceeded the customer expectations from start to finish. In 2004, management approached Tracy and offered him a new position as project coordinator in the service department where he excelled for the next three years supporting two separate senior project managers, which created a new opportunity for him as account manager. During the next 16 years, Tracy mined and built a service book of business, consisting of single-unit server rooms to class A 52-story office towers, based mainly on building partnerships, honesty, and providing customers with a high level of service. Tracy has managed projects from $500.00 to $3.5 million dollars in size while providing the same level of customer service. In 2019, Tracy accepted a new position at HVH Mechanical Partners as senior account manager. His new role is to assist with growing the existing service team into the "next generation of mechanical contractors" that provides opportunities to employees and offers customer service like no other mechanical contractor in the country.

Additional Experience

  • JATT five years
  • Factory service training — Carrier centrifugal, Trane centrifugal, all manufacturers' control panels
  • Multiple management classes
  • Customer service training

What Tracy Loves About HVH


"HVH was started by two individuals with a vision of being the best of the best mechanical contractors in the country. I have the utmost respect for the dedication and integrity that has been given to this company by its owners. I love the fact that Craig and Kevin feel it is necessary to invest in the company and their employees to make us successful and create opportunities for employees. HVH has the same views and values as I do — we will exceed our customers' expectations every single time.  HVH is one of the last family-owned and -operated mechanical contractors in the City of Atlanta, which makes working directly for the owners that much more satisfying."

Jamie Pugh

Field Operations Manager


Jamie has always enjoyed working with tools and being challenged. He was working for a great company and saw the country was about to go through an economic crash (2008). Jamie decided then that he needed a career, not a job. He enrolled in Athens Technical College in the HVAC program. He started the apprenticeship program directly after graduation. Working with seasoned journeymen in the trade, He learned many different skill sets and ways to do different tasks. His main focus was on large-tonnage equipment and industrial plants. He has had the pleasure to have been mentored and trained by, in his opinion, the best in the business. He believes he would not be where he is now without them.

What Jamie Loves About HVH


"One of the best things about working at HVH Mechanical is that we are family owned and operated. I have known the owners for over 20 years. If you need anything, they are there to help. Our team here is hands down the best in Atlanta, and I am proud to be a part of making HVH the best mechanical contractor to work for in Georgia. We have a great customer base that is always complimenting us on our field guys and how they are knowledgeable and take ownership of their job.

HVH Mechanical is the 'leader of the next generation of mechanical contractors.'"


  • Factory Trained on York Centrifugal chillers, Trane Centra-Vac, Carrier Centrifugal chillers, Danfoss Turbocor compressors, Multistack chillers, Arctic Chill and Arctic Cool chillers, ABB VFD startup certification; MSCA field supervisor training class
  • Mechanical Trades Institute apprenticeship program
  • Athens Technical College associate in HVAC

Craig Harrison

Co-Founder | Chief Executive Officer


Craig Harrison began his career in the mechanical industry just out of high school by attending HVACR training in technical school. While attending school, he worked as a steamfitter at large power houses retrofitting steam process piping as well as rebuilding burner distribution bundles with some of the industry’s top talent. Craig joined Local Union 72 as an apprentice and attended MTI while working for one of Atlanta’s top mechanical contractors. After pipefitting for a number of years, Craig was recruited to join the building services team. As a service technician, he quickly advanced and became a team leader. After being Apprentice of the Year three years in a row, he was awarded as the top apprentice for his class at MTI. His focal point was chillers as well as assisting the company with start-up issues when a building was turned over to customers, resolving customer issues, and managing large-base building contracts to high-end clients in the downtown Atlanta area. As a refrigeration consultant for Innovative Air Technologies throughout the country on large-desiccant dehumidifier projects, he assisted in designing systems to run with low-ambient conditions while maintaining below-freezing dry air.

Additional Experience

  • Certified in Trane CentraVac Tear Down, York, and Carrier
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership
  • MTI Pipefitter/Service Technician
  • Emory University – Customer Relations
  • Liebert

What Craig Loves About HVH

"One of the best things about working at HVH Mechanical is realizing how loyal customers and friends truly are by helping the company succeed. I love having employees that come from larger firms express to me how much less stress they have on their shoulders by working here. No one at the company feels like they work for another person. We all have the same mentality that we work together. We run the company with old-fashioned “common sense” and not theory out of a book."


  • Factory trained on Liebert, York Centrifugal chillers, Trane Centra-Vac, Carrier Centrifugal chillers
  • Dale Carnegie
  • Mechanical Trades Institute – Top-of-Class Graduate
  • Dekalb Technical College – Associate in HVACR

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