MEET THE TEAM

HIGH PERFORMANCE HOME SYSTEMS

PROVIDING AIR CONDITIONING AND INSULATION SOLUTIONS TO HOUSTON’S BEST BUILDERS AND HOMEOWNERS SINCE 2016

Lee Kurtas

President

Lee began his professional journey at Perfection Supply in 1995, a local provider of fireplaces and insulation, beginning in inside sales before advancing to an outside sales position. His eight-year tenure in sales was marked by overwhelming success which lead him to pioneer a specialized role aimed at expanding the burgeoning insulation division. This role saw Lee masterminding a comprehensive array of operations, including procurement, scheduling, customer service, installation, IT development, and sales education and training, among others.

From 2003 to 2009, under Lee’s stewardship, insulation sales soared from a monthly $250k/month to an impressive $2M/month, even amidst intense national competition. After a battle with the recession, Lee transitioned out of his role at Perfection in 2014 while maintaining a $1.2M/month in insulation sales.

After a short stint with a local energy consultant, Lee was struggling with not being able to “do the work” and fix the problems he was diagnosing. Lee had been methodically planning his new business adventure for many years and aligning his experience and relationships to ensure a successful business start-up.

In 2016, he established Contigo Consulting, LLC, doing business as High Performance Home Systems, channeling years of meticulous planning into the foundation of his own company.

Sales have been a cornerstone of Lee’s career, and this entrepreneurial venture was no exception. Beyond driving sales initiatives, Lee’s true impact lies in fostering team growth, setting the strategic direction for the company, and crafting a roadmap for sustained success. His approach involves setting bold, realistic growth targets, alongside recruiting and mentoring a team capable of realizing these objectives.

Scott Lyon

Vice President

Scott’s professional career in construction sector in 2012. He learned to speak Spanish, and learned foundational leadership and customer service principles. His passion for the field led him to a local startup specializing in residential electronic air purifiers. There, Scott worked under the former CFO of Academy and learned countless valuable business principles including accounting, finance, treasury, corporate structure, customer service, human resources, insurance, marketing, reporting, and supply-chain management.

His two-year stint at the startup paved the way for a project management role at a local HVAC company. In this capacity, Scott steered the installation department towards an impressive streak of 100% growth for three consecutive years. Saturated with hands-on experience, training, dedication, implementation, and paired with the business background undoubtedly helped create a unique asset that understands how to install a condenser, how to run a business, and everything in between.

Scott’s journey took a brief detour to South Carolina, but plans changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading him to collaborate with Lee at High Performance Home Systems (HPHS). In the fall of 2020, Scott had officially joined HPHS, joining a team that then comprised three employees in total. Under their combined efforts, HPHS has witnessed a remarkable expansion, quadrupling its annual gross revenue, enhancing profitability, and growing to employ over a dozen staff members alongside numerous subcontractors responsible for the company’s installations.

As the holder of the Environmental and Refrigeration license issued by the State of Texas, Scott’s focus remains on implementation, mechanical design and application, operational procedures, profitability, employee management and retention, revenue generation, and the overall continued success and growth of the Company. His commitment to driving revenue and fostering the ongoing success and expansion of HPHS underscores his integral role in the company’s dynamic growth trajectory.

Jennipher C.

Jennipher C.

Accounting Manager

Jennipher joined the High Performance Home Systems Family in December 2022 to help develop our purchasing and warehouse management needs. With over 21 years of experience at other HVAC companies doing bookkeeping, purchasing, customer service, and dispatching, she seemed the perfect fit for our growth trend. Shortly after joining, however, our needs shifted and Jennipher was pivotal in helping with a scheduling and inventory software and accounting shift that eventually landed her the Accounting Manager role. Like so many of our team, Jennipher’s willingness to do “whatever is needed” makes her a tremendous asset and we look forward to a sound future with her aboard. When she’s not at work, Jennipher loves playing with her dogs, her kids, and her “grandbabies”!

Juanita B.

Juanita B.

Dispatcher & Customer Service

Juanita joined the HPHS team in May of 2023 as our Dispatcher and Customer Service Representative. She came with 10+ years of experience in the HVAC industry, bringing the above skills as well as warranty claims and an amazing amount of patience when the temps get hot! She loves her hometown of Houston, where most of her family lives, and enjoys hiking, biking, and socializing when not at work. She “looks forward to growing old at HPHS, it’s a great atmosphere!”

Joel M.

Joel M.

Inside Service Manager

Joel first joined the High Performance Home Systems in 2021 as a Senior Technician with 17 years of HVAC experience. After the struggles of COVID Joel had to search out a different opportunity, but he came back to us as soon as he could! Rejoining the Team in September 2023, Joel now serves as the Inside Service Manager to help ensure the information from the field is properly handled and the Technicians are supported throughout their day. He’s also working to ensure all retail sales opportunities are being handled efficiently and with the highest level of Customer Service. Born and raised here in Houston, Joel loves watching the Astros, cycling, running, and spending time with his amazing daughter.

Enrique B.

Enrique B.

Comfort Specialist

One of our salesmen, Enrique joined the High Performance Home Systems family in September 2021. While only 2.5 years in the HVAC industry, Enrique brings almost 10 years of insulation experience to the table and understands the ins and outs of residential new construction as well as retrofit insulation strategies. Born in Venezuela, Enrique is a true transplant Houstonian and loves his Astros! He actually loves all his Houston sports teams and watching them compete with his friends.

Tim N.

Tim N.

Comfort Specialist

Tim joined High Performance Home Systems in January 2023 as a “whatever you need me to do” guy. After several years as an HVAC technician, Tim moved into working with a home remodeling company. With his former employer, Tim was selling and then installing HVAC systems. When the company decided to go in a different direction, it led Tim back into the job market where we saw his potential. After about 11 months as a technician with High Performance Home Systems we moved him into a role where he’s able to fulfill his passion to help guide people in their HVAC purchases through his years of prior experience. Born and raised here in Houston, Tim loves live music and cooking when he’s not watching the Astros or Texans.

Victor G.

Victor G.

Residential Construction Supervisor

Victor recently joined the High Performance Home Systems team as our residential new construction install supervisor. At the competition, he started off as a helper, became an installer, eventually working his way up as their new construction quality control inspector. After 24 years with the same company, we were delighted to bring Victor aboard with his invaluable experience and calm demeanor. In his free time, Victor enjoys woodworking, art, and reading.

Edgar M.

Edgar M.

Retrofit Installation Manager

With less than 1 year at High Performance Home Systems, Edgar has already proven himself as an invaluable part of the team. His 21+ years in the industry has given him the skills, both personal and professional, to be our retrofit installation manager. Edgar also holds an HVAC contractor’s license, something extremely hard to obtain in our industry. With Edgar’s experience, his demeanor, and his focus on a quality install and great customer service, we know we have a true treasure in Edgar. When Edgar’s away from work he loves bass fishing and hanging out with his 2 boys and wife, his high school sweetheart.

Ruben G.

Ruben G.

Outside Service Manager

As our outside service manager, Ruben is responsible for the technical training for the entire technician team. But with over 21 years in the HVAC industry, there’s no one more qualified for this role than Ruben. Ruben earned his stripes by being a helper, an installer, a technician, a refrigeration tech, and eventually a specialized troubleshooter. He’s a loving husband and father to 4 great kids and loves hunting and fishing whenever he can – second only to watching the Astros!

Orlin B.

Orlin B.

Technician

Orlin came to the High Performance technician team in October 2022. He started with only 3 years of technician experience but has embraced all the online and in-person trainings we can get him, and his technical expertise has grown tremendously, making him a valuable asset to the team. We love his passion to figure out the unknown, his tireless work ethic, and team-first attitude. Orlin prides himself on his vast collection of quality tools for his trade and his van cleanliness. If he’s not at work, he’s probably either eating or sleeping, two of his favorite things…and based on what he eats at the staff meetings, THE BOY CAN EAT!

Angel V.

Angel V.

Technician

s one of the company’s youngest team members, Angel started with the company in June 2023. He came to us with 4 years of experience as an installer and start-up tech. We quickly saw the potential in Angel and enlisted him to the technician team. Since then he’s shown a tremendous aptitude for learning, a commitment to a quality job, a tireless work ethic, and a team-first attitude. We’re looking for all the “Angels” we can find! In his free time, Angel loves playing the guitar and collecting vintage vinyl.

Joe G.

Joe G.

Technician

 Joe joined the High Performance Home Systems technician team in November 2023. But as a 20+ year veteran to the industry, he’s “seen it all!” A native Houstonian that loves his Astros and Texans, Joe also loves playing pool and spending time outdoors. He’s got 2 kids and a wife, in addition to his dog, cat, and snake. With his easygoing personality and team player attitude he makes a great addition to the High Performance Home Systems family.

Seve L.

Seve L.

Technician

Seve (short for Seveyano) is one of the newest team members at High Performance Home Systems. His 20 years in the HVAC industry was a welcome addition. He started out as an installer and gradually worked his way into a technician role where he’s spent more than half of those years. After realizing he didn’t enjoy the high-pressure sales role in the home warranty field, Seve decided it was time to utilize his skills where his talents are appreciated both by the client but also the company, that’s when we grabbed him. When he’s not working, he loves hunting and fishing with his dad, playing with his dogs, and cheering on his Houston sports teams.

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ADDRESS

963 Wakefield Dr
Houston, TX 77018

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HIGH PERFORMANCE HOME SYSTEMS

Texas State License:  TACLB 135147C

Professional HVAC and Insulation installations for Houston’s best Builders and Homeowners!

Regulated by The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, 1-800-803-9202, 512-463-6599, www.tdlr.texas.gov