Meet The Team
Heating & Cooling Team of Experts In Bakersfield, CA
If your AC or heater is acting up, our highly trained team of experts are here to help! Holders Air Conditioning & Heating is proud to have dedicated and talented people in our company. From our office staff to our technicians on the field, you can expect only friendly, accommodating, and skilled professionals. As a family-owned company, we are fortunate to have employees that treat each other like family as well. Together, we strive hard to achieve not just the company’s goals but also our personal goals. We understand what is expected of us and we go above and beyond to exceed those expectations.
To learn more about the men and women behind the success of our Bakersfield heating and AC service company, please take the time to read their personal bios below.
ROGER & ROBERTA HOLDER
I have been a resident of Bakersfield California since the age of 3, after attending school I wasn’t sure what line of work I would do but knew I needed to enhance my work skills. In high school, I was excellent at doing accounting work so it made sense for me to gain more of those skills. I attended a county work training course to gain the skills of bookkeeping and clerical skills. I ended up landing my first office job in an HVAC business here in Bakersfield. I gained a lot of knowledge in the HVAC business to then use later when my husband and I started our own HVAC business.
He too started working in the HVAC trade and gained the needed skills to install HVAC systems and ductwork. Together we were able to build our own success as HVAC business owners over the course of 15 years employing 100’s of people who had limited skills and grew into excellent employees or highly trained employees who assisted in our growth. It’s been a great pleasure for me to be able to provide jobs to the people of Bakersfield and great service to our customers and contractors here locally and not only to Bakersfield but outlying counties around us. I hope we continue to bring outstanding services to our community and more opportunities for the people of Kern County to find a place at home with Holders Air Conditioning & Heating.
Heidi grew up in Bakersfield, CA, and moved to a small town on the outskirts of Bakersfield. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. She started working at Holders Air Conditioning & Heating in 2011, in Residential as the Administrator, and continued to learn Commercial and the Accounting side of the Company. As the company has grown over the past few years she became the Account Manager. She enjoys working side by side with Roger and Roberta Holder, and really enjoys the atmosphere and personal relationship of a locally owned business than working for a large corporation.
Jason has worked for Holders Air Conditioning & Heating since 2003. He takes great pride in craftsmanship and customer service.
Renee has been part of the Holders Air Conditioning & Heating Team since 2006. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Kayla has been with Holders Air Conditioning & Heating since 2015. She has 3 children and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Ashley has worked at Holders Air Conditioning & Heating since December 2016. She graduated from Centennial High School in 2014 and from Bakersfield College in 2019 with a degree in business. She married the love of her life, Evan in 2020. They have two dogs, Athena and Rhea. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Residential Project Manager
Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 230 College: The Bakersfield College HVAC Service Certified. Over 5 Years with Holders Air Conditioning & Heating Quote: I am proud to be the residential project manager here at Holders Air Conditioning & Heating. Let me tell you, it is a project!!
Cora started working for Holders Air Conditioning & Heating in 2015 and is now the Residential Administrator. She is married and has 2 amazing sons, one of which is in the Army, and has an amazing step-daughter. She enjoys spending time with friends and family on the weekends and also enjoys photography.
Fabrication Shop Manager
Jesse was born and raised in Bakersfield. He's been a Holders employee since 2018. Started in commercial install and worked his way up to Fabrication Shop Foreman. When he's not working, he enjoys shooting pool and fishing with his wife and dog.
Brylon is the 3rd generation of the Holders Air Conditioning & Heating family business, After graduating High School he wanted to pursue a career HVAC and carry on the family name so in 2017 he enrolled in the HVAC training at SJVC, after graduation he became a service technician in training and has now become a great asset to the service department. Now, he has moved to business relations covering a wide variety of duties including sales, quality control, and customer service. Brylon has a beautiful family and has built a foundation for a long life here in Bakersfield.
Residential New Construction Manager
Juan started with the company in 2009, he started out as a new construction installer and has worked his way up with the company, we are lucky to have him on our management team. Juan is a great family man and enjoys the outdoors and riding horses.
ROBERT “AUSSIE” BEATTIE
Senior Commercial Estimator & Project Manager
Robert has been with Holders Air Conditioning & Heating for 16 years, he says “I have seen the company grow so much in that time, its been a great adventure! I’m not sure how much longer until I retire…The golf courses are calling louder and louder all the time! I do know that I will retire from Holders Air Conditioning & Heating.
Commercial Project Manager
Michael Willingham was born right here in Kern County. He has over twenty – five years experience in construction. He’s been with Holders Air Conditioning & Heating for a little over a decade and is known for his quick wits, analytical expertise and a wealth of knowledge in controls. He’s a die hard Buffalo Bill’s fan and enjoys fishing, cooking gourmet meals for his foodie wife and learning all the trends of investing in the stock market. He’s a Father to four amazing children. He’s definitely a jack of all trades – from troubleshooting I.T. to building a unique table.
JOHN “ORION” BOCKOVER
Orion’s family has been residing in the Bakersfield area since the 1920s with deep roots in the community. He was introduced to the HVAC trade by his brother in law in 2015. He started here at Holders Air Conditioning & Heating in the commercial new construction department as an installer and has moved up to his current position. He has three children and enjoys camping, coaching youth sports, and going to the beach with his family.
Emily was born and raised in Bakersfield. Emily has a 26 year old daughter and a 21 year old son. She enjoys going and watching sporting events. She is a big Dodgers, Lakers, and Raiders Fan!
Hector has been with the company since 2011. He has 10+ years of experience in the HVAC industry. He is also NATE certified in HVAC. He enjoys exercising, working with his hands and spending time with his daughters.
Jorge entered into the HVAC trade as a service tech in 2011. He is a great team member. He enjoys going camping and bike riding with his wife and three children. You can find him enjoying the weekends near the BBQ and always with family.
Eddie was born and raised in Oxnard CA and moved to Bakersfield in 2018. He started his career with Holders Air Conditioning & Heating in the New Construction department but always had his eyes set on becoming a service tech. In 2020 he was transferred and is now enjoying life in the service world. Eddie has a beautiful family that is completed with 4 children. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with the kids and watching his favorite sports team.
Hank was born and raised in Arvin, CA. After moving to Bakersfield a few years back, he enrolled in SJVC where he graduated with his AS Degree in the HVAC field. Hank has been a member of team Holders Air Conditioning & Heating since 2021. Although Hank and his wife don’t have kids, they are animal lovers and consider their cat and dog as their children. When not working, Hank loves to BBQ and to watch sports with his wife. They also enjoy traveling. Hank is proud to be a part of Team Holders Air Conditioning & Heating.
Cristian was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He and his family moved to Bakersfield in 2022. Cristian graduated from Downey High School in 2017 and then on to HVAC School the same year! He has been a great addition to Team Holder’s as our refrigeration specialist. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family or working on his customized modified vehicles.
Rony moved from L.A. to Bakersfield in 1997. He attended Bakersfield High School and graduated class of 2004. While going to CSUB he began to work in construction in different trades like roofing, electrical, and concrete. He graduated from CSUB in 2010 and started working in outside sales offering energy-efficient products in the Kern County area.
Marketing & Sales Manager
Steve joined Team Holders Air Conditioning & Heating at the beginning of 2021. He was born and raised in Bakersfield. Steve has been involved in local media for nearly 20 years and has announced local short track racing for nearly 30! He has 4 awesome kids, 3 boys and 1 girl, ranging in ages from 15 to 27. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family and friends.
RICKY CHILDRESS JR.
Head Fleet Mechanic
Ricky has been a part of the Holders Air Conditioning & Heating team since 2010. He is the fleet mechanic and keeps all of our vehicles up and running. He was born and raised here in Bakersfield and enjoys fishing, sports, and racing at our local dirt track. He has a girlfriend and 2 dogs (aka his kids).
Chris joined Team Holders Air Conditioning & Heating in mid 2021. He was born and raised in Bakersfield and graduated from Ridgeview High School in 2016. When he’s not working he enjoys racing RC cars, shooting, golf, and traveling. Chris is a big sports fan and likes racing, hockey, football, and baseball. His teams are The Denver Broncos, The L.A. Kings, and The L.A. Dodgers.
One of the newest members of Team Holders Air Conditioning & Heating, Drew was born, raised, and attended school in Bakersfield. Some of her favorite things are sweet tea, the color green, her puppers (dogs), and white daisies. She also enjoys binge watching VMD (Vampire Diaries) and exploring new places with her loved ones. Drew is a project administrator as well as Holders Air Conditioning & Heating receptionist.
Arlen was born and raised in Bakersfield. He is a proud Arvin Bear and has worked in the HVAC industry for over 30 years. When he not taking care of Holder's large warehouse, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his 2 grandkids.