MEET THE TEAM 

Meet Our Experienced Team

We have a team of dedicated professionals, who have the expertise to understand your particular needs. At ACE Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of your positive experience with us and make sure to get the job done right the first time. We strive for perfection and make sure that the job is completed on time. Call us for free estimates - on new installations!

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Nick Berendt

President and Founder | Nick@acerheem.com

After working for several years in the HVAC industry, in 2009 Nick had the opportunity to open ACE Heating & Cooling and utilize his knowledge and expertise to run his own company. Starting off as a one-man operation with a single truck, and now a multi-van outfit, Nick is backed by a team of dedicated, highly trained technicians and employees making ACE Heating & Cooling a reputable local HVAC company. Although it’s rare to see Nick out working in the field, he mostly spends his time in the office working on marketing and running quotes.

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Ellana Berendt

Ellana is the driving force behind the ACE Heating & Cooling team. Ellana takes pride in her day to day work behind the scenes of the office. With Nick by her side, Ellana keeps the team and office work on track. She effectively balances both ACE Heating & Cooling and home life seamlessly. Anytime you call ACE Heating & Cooling after hours you’re bound to get Ellana on the other end. Aside from the running the business, Ellana and Nick have two children at home, who encompass most of their spare time. Ellana and Nick both like to travel, wither it be too Nashville or to Jamaica for some fun in the sun.

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Amber Windels

Office Manager | Info@acerheem.com

Amber has been with ACE Heating & Cooling since May 2018, as our Office Manager. She is the friendly voice you will hear answering the phone and scheduling appointments during office hours. Amber came to us with years of customer service and dispatching experience. Her dispatching, clerical skills, and organizational skills are a major attribute to our company. In addition to general administrative responsibilities, Amber is in charge of handling our customer’s financing and warranty needs. In her spare time, Amber likes to spend time with her husband and their dog, Lilly; either out on the boat fishing or she enjoys quiet time at home with canvas and paint or watching her beloved Chicago Bears.

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Jeremy Becker

Service Technician

Jeremy has been with ACE Heating & Cooling for over 7 years. When Jeremy started with ACE Heating & Cooling, he was trained by working with Nick every day and learning from the best. Over the years he has furthered his HVAC skills through the completion of various ACE training programs. His troubleshooting and analytical skills make him an asset to our business. Our customers greatly appreciate Jeremy’s friendly demeanor and the knowledge he possesses to be able to explain his work. His hard work and skills led him to greatly excel in our company. In his spare time, you can find Jeremy spending time with his family or hammering golf balls on the golf course. 

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Rick Link

Installation Technician

Rick has been with ACE Heating & Cooling for over 5 years, but in the HVAC field for well over 15. Rick is our primary installer when it comes to residential, new construction and light commercial projects. He finds satisfaction in the details involved with seeing the installation through from start to finish. Rick’s vast knowledge of the HVAC field has made him extremely valuable to ACE Heating & Cooling. In his free time, Rick enjoys hanging out with his kids, fishing and traveling to the blue Rocky Mountains.

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Matt Hansen

Installation Technician

Matt has been with ACE Heating & Cooling for a year and a half. He came to us after working at a mechanical company and plumbing company, he decided to make a career change and join ACE Heating & Cooling. He enjoys working at ACE Heating & Cooling for the challenges involved with the day to day jobs and because of the relationships with his co-workers. The company and his Mom encourages him to do his best and continue to grow and learn. Outside of work Matt enjoys spending time with his fiancé and daughter; as well as playing basketball, softball and video games.

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Tony Rhodes

Service Technician / Installation Technician

Tony is the newest member of the ACE Heating & Cooling family, though he is not new to the industry. Tony came to us after working with us as a welder and prior to that another HVAC company. In his free time, Tony loves to spend time with his fiancé and his large extended family as well as being a total outdoorsman who can bake a mean pecan pie.