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Management Team

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Mike Nichols 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 in 2002 with Kevin Self, a lifelong friend. Kevin & Mike had a vision for their 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.

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Owner/Senior Vice President

Kevin Self is the Vice President and Co-Founder of ACIS, Inc. He too has over 25 years’ experience in the HVAC industry, also working as an HVAC technician for 13 years until starting ACIS in 2002 with Mike Nichols, a lifelong friend. Mike & Kevin had a vision for their company that was employee centric while providing exceptional HVAC service to their customers.

Kevin enjoys helping young people develop careers in the HVAC industry and is active with local high schools. He also raises cattle for youth to show as FFA projects.

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Vice President of Sales

Larry Price joined ACIS in 2012 as Vice President of Sales and a member of the senior management team. Larry is responsible for cultivating the sales team, establishing sales goals for all divisions including projects, service, maintenance agreements, plumbing and controls. Larry has been in the HVAC industry for over 30 years and has a diverse background starting as a as a service technician, service management, then in to sales where he has been for the past 20+ years.

Larry participates in ultramarathons running/biking and enjoys being outdoors hiking, fishing & camping.

Larry graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in HVAC technology.

Kenneth Hetzel

Vice President of Service

Kenneth Hetzel is the Vice President of Service and has been with ACIS since 2002. 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 competing in triathlons and spending time with his family.

Steve Riley

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.

Zak Keller

Zak Keller

Director of HVAC Projects

While still in high school, Zak started his career with ACIS in 2003 as a service technician helper. Since that time, he has held various lead & management positions throughout the organization prior to becoming Director in 2018. Zak’s responsibilities include the day to day operations and management of the projects department.

Zak enjoys all outdoor activities with his family.

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Director of Plumbing

Dusty Young joined ACIS in 2011 and is the Director of Plumbing and Responsible Master. He began his career in high school as a plumber’s apprentice and has worked for several large commercial mechanical contractors throughout the DFW metroplex.

Dusty is an avid outdoorsman, specifically fishing and hunting and enjoys spending time with his family.