For nearly 10 years, Christopher Brightman has been part of the Sanibel Air Conditioning team, contributing to its record of great service in the island community. His most recent achievement was receiving his North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. NATE is the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration field and the only test supported by the entire industry.
Brightman began his career with the business as an install technician, at the time deciding that air conditioning would be good field to try out in Florida. He then traded three jobs and attending Edison State College for a four year Certified Apprentice degree at the Tri County Apprenticeship Academy. Over the years, he was promoted as Sanibel Air’s Install Manager and has taken several courses in field-related subjects, and has additional certifications that include OSHA, EPA, etc. In addition, Brightman can boast at least 1,500 completed
air conditioning installations during his career with Sanibel Air.
He particularly enjoys working in diagnostics and likes to train the other technicians whenever opportunities present themselves. “I like to figure out how and why things work,” Brightman said. “I really like helping someone figure out why something isn’t working and seeing their response when they do.”
As far as working for a small island business, Brightman says that he enjoys the being a part of a team rather than a number on a truck. “I like my bosses. I like where I work and my drive to and from work,” Brightman said. “The best part of working here are the people. Air conditioning is a tough enough field as it is, and if you don’t like the people you work with, it just compounds on top of it.”
Born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, Brightman like to spend time with dog, Boca, plays softball for his company’s team, hunts and goes fishing.
About Sanibel Air
A family owned and operated business since 1988, Sanibel Air Conditioning is the number one quality specialist air conditioning company on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Florida.
The company provides homes and businesses with the best quality air conditioning service available on the market. Voted the ‘Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company 2010’ in the Best of the Islands Awards – and have been winners of this award every year since 1991. Their highly trained, expert, service engineers continue to hone their skills through manufacturer training and regular workshops. Sanibel Air Conditioning offers a full range of air conditioning services, including:
- air conditioning
- indoor air quality
- new construction and remodels
- service agreements
Sanibel Air Conditioning is located on 1213 Periwinkle Way, Ste A, Sanibel, Florida 33957, visit their new website on www.sanibelair.com