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Meet Our Team

Brent Braker


Started out graduating from Bradley University as a Mechanical Engineer, where he was hired on to work at Keystone then moved on to work at CAT. In 1997, Brent came to work for Ralph Garber (Founder & father-in-law), as a service technician & installer. Years later he moved up to project management & sales. In 2004, Ralph retired and left the business management to Brent. When he’s not at work, Brent enjoys boating, fishing and grilling.

Chris Swearingen

Commercial Estimator/Project Management

Chris has been with Garber since 2015, working with our commercial install team to make the jobs run smoothly & efficiently. Chris and his wife have three kids and enjoy his free time hunting.

Jesse Hofmann

Home Solutions Advisor


Jesse has been in the HVAC industry for many years starting off as a service technician and installer for Garber. Now Garber welcomes him to our team as our residential Home Solutions Advisor and looks forward to what new ideas Jesse has for our team. Outside of work, Jesse loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters.

David Hanna

Service Technician/Installer

David has been with Garber since the Spring of 2015, he is a hardworking individual with a lot of drive. David enjoys his free time with his wife and two children, as well as running in charity races.

Cathy Powers

Service Dispatcher

Cathy has been with Garber since November 2014 starting out as our receptionist. Her exceptional customer relations and quick understanding has moved her up in the rank to our service dispatcher. She lives in Peoria Heights with her husband, son, two daughters & their dogs. She enjoys time with her family and motorcycle rides with her husband. When she’s not at work, Cathy is very involved with her daughters’ volleyball practices & games.

Austin Braker

Warehouse Management Planning

Austin has been with Garber for a number of years, starting off young cleaning the warehouse & lawn care. Now he is in college going for his Accounting degree. On his time off, Austin loves to hang out with friends four-wheeling, paintballing or playing games.

Stephanie Braker

Accounting Manager

Stephanie has been with Garber a number of years  and resides in Morton. She went to school for Culinary and loves to travel the world and bake when she has the time.

Mark Alan Bean

Service Technician/Installer

Mark has been with Garber since May 2006. Mark is a member of Steamfitters Local 353.

Jon Wagenbach

Service Technician/Installer

Been with Garber since May 2014. Lives in Tremont with his wife & children. Enjoys spending time with family and friends boating, hunting & playing sports with his boys.

Clint Garbe

Commercial Installer

Has been with Garber since 2006, starting out in service and worked up to Commercial Foreman. Clint lives in Washburn and enjoys fishing & camping. 

Mark Rohman

Shop Fabrication Manager

Mark has been working HVAC for several years. He brings much knowledge to our fabrication shop and works installation as well. Mark and his wife enjoy being grandparents to three lovely grandchildren.


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