Mike is the President and co-founder of ACIS, Inc. He has over 25 years’ experience in the HVAC industry. Mike worked as an HVAC technician for 13 years until starting ACIS with Kevin Self, a lifelong friend. Kevin & Mike had a vision of a company that was employee centric while providing exceptional HVAC service to their customers.
Mike is a native of Dallas Texas. His interests include traveling, mountain biking and spending time with family.
Owner/Senior Vice President
Kevin Self is the Vice President and co-founder of ACIS, Inc. He too has over 25 years in the HVAC industry working as an HVAC technician for 13 years until starting ACIS with Mike Nichols, a lifelong friend.
Mike & Kevin had a vision of a company that was employee centric while providing exceptional HVAC service to their customers. Kevin enjoys helping young people get into the HVAC industry and he is active with local high schools. He also raises cattle for youth to show as FFA projects.
Owner / Chief Financial Officer
Curtis Rippee has more than 25 years of financial and business management experience. He joined ACIS as an owner and CFO in 2012. Prior to joining ACIS, Inc. Curtis was the founder of StratiFi Partners, LLC, a CFO and consulting services firm that assisted companies in becoming more successful by providing financial intelligence. Prior to starting StratiFi Partners, his leadership roles included serving as the Chief Financial Officer of several small to mid-sized private companies, and as the Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration for a publicly traded company.
Curtis has a passion for teaching, speaking, and serving the community. He is a member of the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees, is active in his church and has served on several non-profit boards.
Curtis graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.
Vice President of Service
Kenneth Hetzel is the Vice President of Service and has been with ACIS for almost 15 years. He is primarily responsible for day to day service and operations including overseeing managers, field leaders, and technicians. He enjoys helping in the development of the technicians. He has over 30 years in the HVAC/R industry.
He started his career with a grocery store chain servicing air conditioning and refrigeration in 1986. He moved toward commercial HVAC service about 19 years ago.
His hobbies include doing triathlons and spending time with his family.
Vice President of Construction
Chris Stringer, a member of the senior leadership team serves as Vice President -Construction. Chris’ primary responsibilities include the comprehensive administration of the construction division at ACIS. In his leadership role Chris provides direct supervision for project managers/estimators and company field representatives who have daily customer contact.
Chris graduated from Texas A & M University with a Mechanical Engineering degree and has been registered as a Professional Engineer since 2003. Chris has 17 years experience in engineering design, project and construction management.
Chris supports and participates in activities of the youth group in his local church, and he and his family are actively engaged in school organizations, including FFA.
Vice President of Controls & Electrical
Andrew Arnold is a member of the senior management team at ACIS. He joined ACIS in 2016 as VP of Building Automation and Electrical. Andrew brings with him a variety of experience in Building Automation System Design and Energy Management. He is committed to bringing the highest stand of quality and expertise to our customers.
Andrew spent three years working in Germany as a Project Manager for a leading Electrical and Automation manufacturer.
Andrew graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering.
Vice President of Finance
Steve Riley has over 20 years of financial and business management experience. He joined ACIS as VP of Finance and Administration in 2016. Prior to joining ACIS, Steve was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for one of the largest tax consulting firms in the U.S. Steve has performed in Finance and Accounting management roles for several large national and international companies, and as a financial consultant to small and mid-sized companies throughout North Texas.Steve is passionate about making the company better every day and values loyalty, dedication, and appreciation. Steve enjoys photography, aviation, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Steve graduated from the University of North Texas and is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas.