Bobby Caffrey is a commercial HVAC specialist with a professional background in manufacturing and manufacturer’s representative. After graduating from the University of Missouri Columbia with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Mathematics and Business, he joined Ruskin, a Johnson Controls Inc company. As a Product Application Engineer, he grew his knowledge of air distribution and the industry as a whole. After Ruskin, Bobby accepted the SE Florida Regional Sales Manager role for Tom Barrow Company’s (TBCo) Xpress Products Division. In this role, Bobby managed an $3 million book of business for Big Ass Fans.
Bobby has always been an entrepreneur. At 14 years old, he started a lawn mowing business which grew to +20 acres of contracts. Then, he pivoted to his asphalt driving sealing business, C&C, which was his most lucrative venture in high school. At 17 years old, Bobby raised $30k and invented an automatic scrambled egg machine with the Rockhurst High School Science Club. This endeavor lasted for 5 years which led to his Entrepreneurs Scholars and Intern Program with the University of Missouri Systems.
Bobby enjoys spending time with his parents, David and Mary, and three brothers, Jack, Tim, and Chris. Both parents had seven siblings and the immediate family enjoy spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins. His hobbies include duck hunting, golfing, fishing, and Netflix
Greg Vaughn joined Bobby at ChopAir in the summer of 2021, seeing an opportunity to grow and establish a business with a friend as something he could not pass up. Greg and Bobby were fraternity brothers at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where Greg majored in Finance and Banking, with a minor in Real Estate. Upon graduation, Greg began his career in sales, selling medical devices for Orthopedic giant Arthrex. This is where he learned the ins and outs of sales processes, procedures and management. Being in the operating room everyday, he learned to become comfortable in uncomfortable situations, and has brought that skill to the HVAC industry.
Greg and Bobby talked often about Bobby’s new venture from day one. Once Bobby had grown the business to the point he needed a steady presence in Florida, Greg joined the team and moved to Tampa. With ChopAir, Greg runs the sales and client management side of the business. In his free time, Greg loves to golf and softball, and explore his new home state.