The heating and cooling industry is rapidly growing—industry experts predict that more than 400,000 jobs will become available in the next 10 years. Think about it, you’ll always need someone who knows how to install an air conditioner or fix your furnace. 

One reason for the increase in open jobs in the heating and cooling industry is because the average age of skilled tradesmen is 55. As many are starting to think about retirement, this opens the doors for young tradesmen to come in and take their place. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, for every three skilled tradesmen that retire, there’s only one to replace them.

The lack of college debt is another reason why many are choosing to pick up a wrench and give the trades a try. Did you know that 69% of college seniors graduating with a four-year degree had student loan debt and the average debt from public and nonprofit college in 2019 was $29,900 which is a 2% increase from 2018? (Source: )

“The Department of Education reports that the typical repayment period for borrowers with between $20,000 and $40,000 in federal student loans is 20 years.” Meanwhile, the median salary for an HVAC service technician starts around $47,000 and can quickly and exponentially grow with a few years of experience under their belt. 

Roland Black Heating and Cooling is proud to have been Gastonia’s premiere HVAC company for over 47 years, and we’re excited for what the next 50 years will bring. But we can’t do it alone! As the trade continues to grow, as our business continues to grow, and as opportunities arise, we are looking for detail-oriented, self-motivated, problem solvers to start or continue their careers at Roland Black. Based on experience, we are offering up to $3,000 dollars when you join our team—it’s the start to your exciting journey with us and capless additional earning opportunities.

Our family culture is only one of the distinguishing factors that set us apart from the rest. As part of the Roland Black team you’ll have capless additional earning opportunities, the tools you need to succeed and a team that supports your career goals. 

If you’re ready for a career change, feeling stuck or under appreciated at your current job and are looking to find a rewarding career, you’ve found it. We’re currently hiring for several positions and would love to talk with you about our open opportunities. Give our team a call at 980-269-0803 or email

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