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GreenTech's focus is on Residential Heating and Cooling. We opened for business back in the glory days of 2007. Our specialties are energy efficient heat pumps, AC's and gas furnaces. Over the last several years "Ductless" Heat Pumps are proving to be our strongest niche. While ductless units are not for every GreenTech client, they are a huge part of what we do.

Whether you choose traditional ducted heating and cooling or a ductless version, I only go out and buy you the best built gear going AND we take our time putting it in. "Brands" do matter and installation quality means everything. Because I've dug in my heels on which models I offer and I've been almost religious in our installation methods, we have trouble free systems all over Portland. It is this narrow business model that has driven our business year after year.

Don't let my firm stance on brands and my views on how this stuff should be installed create a "high price" worry. Because we are a small company you can still get the best equipment, put in by an install team at the top of the Portland heap skill wise but at a price that makes us the easy choice. My elevator speech about GreenTech is that because we keep our overhead low, we can give you the best stuff for less than others charge you for the cheap stuff.

When you call on me for a bid, I'll come visit your site, find out what you want to accomplish, then after our chat, I'll email you a bid outlining my route to your goal. No selling, no "good-better-best" shenanigans, no pressure marketing manuavers at the kitchen table. You won't have to endure a long drawn out salesy jaunt around your house with techy gadgets and laptops and other such sales trickery. Beware of the dreaded tucked in shirt/shiny name tag errrrr...Commissioned Sales Rep!

With GreenTech, from my intial visit, to the equipment I choose, to the way we go about installing your gear, our aim is to KEEP IT SIMPLE, Keep it fun. As long as my system is in your house we are in this together so what I put in has to be good for both of us. All my business motives are based on what scenario keeps me in your good graces/keeps you bragging about us.

Back to us being a small company. Because we do fewer jobs each year, everybody gets VIP treatment. We don't chase service and repair work on systems we did not install, so this frees us up to respond to our exisitng clients imediatley, should anything come up, over the life of the gear. You are not just a number to us.

We try and reserve our services to folks who are close in to the City of Portland. If you end up being out in an area we don't service I'll steer you to some good folks in your area.

Residential Heating and Cooling retrofits are not rocket science but it does take a careful, trained hand to do it well and we do it well. Technology is constantly changing and this makes process, method and business model more important today than ever. If you are in need of an HVAC company, we'd love to come compete for the work. If you need a bid, reach out!

For a good selcection of "customer stories" about us, check out GreenTech Heating on Google Reviews, Portland Yelp and Angies List.

Scott and Abe doing some team building in Seattle.

The GreenTech Team

In the summer of 1993 I started my apprenticeship in residential HVAC. Early on I knew upgrading existing homes was where I excelled and I have remained focused on this area of our trade.

After spending almost 15 years installing, managing and selling for other major metro Portland HVAC companies, I decided I could do it "better than everybody else" and I dreamt up GreenTech. Early in 2007 I started the company and we've since installed over one thousand high end systems all over metro Portland. I'm most proud of our client base and the word of mouth that drives our business.

I keep the tool belt on for all our projects. Even when I step aside to let Abe run the show on a job, I'm still hands on throughout. A big part of the GreenTech brand is the "owner of the company is still onsite" angle. My name is attached to every job.

Abe is my HVAC co-pilot over here and often takes the lead on the projects. He started his apprenticeship in his early 20's and now in his 30's he's a certified Journeyman right in his prime. Homeowner's love him which is a must for me but equally important to me is that other trades people really like working around him on the job. This easy going vibe is huge for me as far as how smooth the projects go and the quality of our finished product.

Why Abe is so important to GreenTech is that he gets that we are trying to build a business that allows for the M-F grind to be fun and something to look forward to. He wants to create a catalog of well built systems around town with his name on it, all owned by clients who are happy they chose us and who tell others about us. For Abe it is a simple formula; do good work, make the people love us, build a good a life. He's GreenTech gold as far as I'm concerned but for you, the client, he's gold too! I try and make sure there is a strong list of reasons why you should hire GreenTech and Abe is way up at the top of that list.

One hurdle for Abe and myself is we both love the same live music and music festivals so trying to not both be gone at the same time is brutal. He joined our jamband live music crew back way before he joined the GreenTech crew so we've got our groove down after many years hang outs. Balancing work and play once festival season hits is hard. Summers are tough on us!

The "master plumber", Terry has been plumbing his whole adult life. Over the last few years I have used Terry on just about every kind of residential plumbing project there is. Clients love him because of how easy going he is in the home. Many tradesmen avoid talking to the client if they have concerns. With Terry, I get great feedback from people on the way he handles issues as they come up. Trying to retro fit plumbing in some of these old homes can be a nightmare and coming up with unique solutions is Terry's specialty.

I have worked with Don for over 20 years. He's wired countless HVAC systems for me and been my guy for remodel work too. Many homeowners want to upgrade their meters and breaker panels when they add Heating and Cooling equipment and with Don onboard we can handle everything in one project. I've met few people in the last 20 years that can match his speed or problem solving skills. He helps our jobs run smooth and is a big part of our success.

Here is a member of the team who can do it all when it comes to residential construction. Like most of us, he's spent his whole career in the trades. Carpentry and framing ties him up much of the time but his focus is on his roofing business. He has spent over 20 years specializing in roofing.

Many of GreenTech's projects include cutting into existing roofs for new piping or mounting equipment. Having Justin on the team allows us to retro fit our gear with no worries about creating water leaks. He rolls in behind us to make sure the roof has been retro fitted properly and can stand up for the life of the roof. It's a small part of the work we do but some of the most important.

If it's gotta be demolished, it's gotta be Der! Many projects have parts of the structure that need to come down without harming other parts of the structure. Often times chimneys need to go away, so the kitchen can grow or the new attic remodel can gain some space. This type of demo work needs a careful hand, not the wild swing of a hammer.

I asked trusted friends in the industry to point me to a demolition guy I could trust. I was told about Der and his crew. I'm leery of working with new people, but the gentleman who referred me to him was right on. Der is a pro's pro, and the work they do is amazing.

We use an old established company that uses proven methods of cleaning ductwork. There are several ways to go about cleaning ductwork. The style of duct cleaning you get, when GreenTech does it, is the only style that doesn't risk making your air dirtier after the cleaning. I've partnered with them because they are a family run outfit and make us look good after every job. If you'd like more details on what makes a duct cleaning worthwhile versus a waste of money, ask me for more details.

GreenTech uses a team of expert drywall techs. These guys are borderline artists in how they texture match. Often opening up a wall and hiding new pipes or wires can really add to the overall quality and appearance of our work. Clients are understandably hesitant to have the walls and ceilings cut into. Not to worry, I've used this outfit for almost 10 years on countless patches and I don't bat an eye when cutting holes into plaster or sheetrock. When they are done you'll never know we were there.


If you've made it this far down the page...thank you for taking the time to look us up. We work hard to stand out from the crowd and I'm very proud of the GreenTech Team. As I stated at the top of the page, if your are out shopping for someone to take on a project for you, then your search is over. We're right here, ready to go.

Scott Akin


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