Meet Our Staff

Andy Cross – President

Our President and Lead Instructor has more than 39 years in the HVAC business, which also includes others to be professional HVAC personnel. My name is Andy Cross and I am the founder and lead instructor here at CTI. I have been in the HVAC business for 39 years now. I love this business because it has provided me and my family a wonderful living. And for the past four years I have putting this program together to give back and to help improve the opportunity for individuals that are trying to get into the air conditioning and heating field.

Stacy Hardemen – Counselor & Finance Specialist

Stacy will likely be your first contact at CTI. She will help you through your enrollment process as well as guide you through financial planning. She has an extensive background in post-secondary education and has held roles such as registrar, admissions advisor, and financial planning specialist. She has a passion for helping people to achieve their goals and guiding them to success. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and is also in the process of obtaining certification as a Life Coach.Stacy is here to help guide you through your journey with Champion Technician Institute.

About Champion Technician Institute

It doesn’t matter what age you are trying to start your career in the industry. You can be right out of high school, college, trade school, or something that has nothing to do with the HVAC industry. If you can get a good foundation of what it means to be a professional service technician, installer, maintenance tech or whatever position you want to achieve in the industry, you can make a fantastic future for you and your family.

I have had the privilege of teaching at several technical colleges. I have also owned and operated a very successful heating and air conditioning company here in Mobile. As an owner, I constantly look for professional technicians. Imagine what it would be like to hire a professional technician that you could provide a uniform, your company price guide, go over your dispatch procedures, provide them with a truck and a stock sheet and give them half a day to organize it.

With this program that individual would be ready to go out and start making you and themselves money with a happy customer. It has taken me four years to put this program together. Our 30 day “fast track” residential/light commercial course comes with a “No risk, you can’t lose” money back guarantee* so call now and ask for Stacy, our counselor and student finance specialist.

Let us see how we can help you start building your future.I want to thank you for this opportunity and for letting us be a part of building your successful future in the HVAC industry.”