Clarkstown Heating & Air Conditioning Receives 2014 Carrier President’s Award

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., May 23, 2014 – The Pastore family is pleased to announce that Clarkstown Heating & Air Conditioning, an HVAC company located in Pearl River, N.Y., has received the 2014 Carrier President’s Award, which are presented annually to an elite group of Carrier dealers who exemplify the company’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering the best in cutting-edge technology to consumers. Winners must show a commitment to providing excellent customer service, as well as dedication to the Carrier brand.

Since 1976, the Pastore family has been providing residential and light commercial HVAC services to Pearl River and the surrounding areas of Rockland, N.Y., Westchester, N.Y., South Orange County, N.Y., Bergen, N.J. and Passaic, N.J. The father and son team of Tom Pastore and T.J. Pastore are at the helm of Clarkstown Heating & Air Conditioning, providing full-service HVAC contracting that includes air conditioning, heating, boilers, generators and indoor air quality solutions. The company currently employs 20, and owns a fleet of 12 trucks.

Clarkstown offers customers both NATE and EPA certification, and are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. They pride themselves on specialization in high-efficiency equipment and solutions, and specialize in high-end new construction homes, and offer a broad spectrum of equipment to meet any consumer’s needs, from entry level to the highest efficiency equipment available on the market today.

According to T.J. Pastore, the reason his company has succeeded is simple – customer satisfaction. “It starts with sales – focus on good marketing strategies, generate leads, and close them. As long as your quality control is good, you will keep that customer,” Pastore said, adding, “Don’t just expect that the customer is satisfied. You need to inspect that for yourself with either a survey for them to complete, or even a quick, random phone call to see how their experience was.”

Receiving the Carrier President’s Award holds a great deal of meaning for the owners and staff of Clarkstown Heating & Air. “It was just six short years ago, in 2008, when I felt that there was no light at the end of the tunnel for Clarkstown. When the new construction market became non-existent, our company, along with many others, went through some very hard times. Our sales staff was cut in half, and my father had pretty much given up at this point.”

For the Pastores, it was clear that the business needed to change and evolve to the current marketplace. That’s when Tom asked T.J. to spearhead this initiative. “For some reason, my father trusted me to do this – a 29 year-old with only two years in the HVAC business. I will never forget that he took this chance on me.” For this reason, winning the President’s Award is truly poignant to Pastore. “Being presented with this award is truly as sign that my team and I have made a complete 180-degree turn in the right direction. We’ve all worked hard to restore this company to its former glory. I hope that we have many more successful years to come.”

Pastore attributes some of his company’s success to their partnership with Carrier. “Being a Carrier FAD dealer is very important to our business.  It allows us to differentiate our company from our competition. Carrier’s products have always been on the leading edge, and have been a catalyst for changing HVAC technology.” Pastore went on to say that Carrier’s innovative products are what he believes keeps them on the cutting edge of the industry. “They are the ones who worked with DuPont to develop a R-410A Puron refrigerant, which is now an industry standard. This is just one of the many innovations that Carrier has brought to the field.  It is great to have our company paired with a prestigious company like Carrier.”

To learn more about Clarkstown Heating & Air Conditioning, and its home comfort products and services, call (845) 620-1000, or visit them online at www.clarkstownhvac.com.

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