Air Comfort Corp. is proud to announce Krista Bulow as the company’s new director of business development. Air Comfort — originally founded in 1935 as an engineering company and equipment distributor — has grown to become one of the Chicago area’s top full-service commercial and industrial HVAC providers.
Bulow brings 40 years of experience in the mechanical contracting industry to Air Comfort. Her diverse background includes all levels of management and supervisory roles within both large corporations and small family-run operations in commercial and industrial markets. For 34 years, she played an integral part in the growth of a prominent mechanical contractor, successfully running and building their service organization. Most recently, she developed and implemented a successful company infrastructure for a refrigeration business, which afforded the company the platform to double their business over the past four years as a result.
“There was such a small group of women in this industry during the time that I first started that I feel like I have been somewhat of a pioneer in my role. I am so happy to see more women entering the mechanical industry,” Bulow said.
“My successes are hands-on, and I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge,” she continued. “In the service industry, you’re doing something different all the time and I believe you must have a strong work ethic, enjoy working as a team, have the ability to pivot quickly and have a common-sense approach. Technology is changing, equipment is changing, and now with hybrid working environments, people are changing the way they do business. My role at Air Comfort is to evaluate the markets they are currently in, expand those markets and pivot to opportunities that exist within their current customer base and develop strategies on how to retain that.”
Mike Devito, Air Comfort President, created the director of business development position in response to the company’s 2021 partnership with Orion Group, a business move that will focus on continued growth and quality solutions for clients.
“In every role Krista has held, she has demonstrated strong leadership qualities. We look forward to her tremendous commitment to make Air Comfort better,” Devito said. “With Krista’s background of 40 years in the mechanical industry, she will help drive our efforts to build a stronger team and drive Air Comfort’s course to even greater success.”