Unprecedented growth continues at Shafer Mechanical with four new experienced team members

Over the past five years the commercial division of Shafer Services Plus, Shafer Mechanical, has grown at over 40% per year. This unprecedented growth positioned Shafer to support the hiring of four new experienced team members and continue to fill the growing demand for quality commercial services in San Antonio and Central Texas.

“We’re honored that so many San Antonio businesses have turned to Shafer Mechanical for commercial HVAC and plumbing services,” said Chase Anderson, President and CEO of Shafer Services Plus. “Our approach of assembling a team of highly talented individuals that are all laser-focused on customer service has been well received by decision makers in our market and has given us the opportunity to grow our organization.”

Industry veteran, Jimmy Sewell, has been hired as Commercial Vice President for Shafer Mechanical. Jimmy has more than 45 years of HVAC and leadership experience. More importantly, his values align with how Shafer wants to do business.

“After spending some time looking for the right home to continue my career, it quickly became apparent that Shafer Mechanical would be the best fit,” said Sewell. “The team at Shafer has done an impressive job building their commercial platform over the past five years. I have a calling to coach others and share with them what I’ve learned over the past 45 years and I’m excited to be working with an organization that will allow me to do that effectively.”

Joining Jimmy will be Shafer’s new Commercial Service Manager, Chris McCracken; Commercial Account Manager, Kenny Morgenroth; and Commercial Account Manager, Braden Berry.

Meet Shafer’s newest editions to the commercial leadership team:

Jimmy Sewell, Commercial Vice President
With more than 45 years of HVAC experience, Jimmy Sewell is an industry leader and beloved mentor to countless technicians. He worked his way up from field tech, to manager, to Vice President. What’s kept him in the industry for nearly half a century? Helping people. Jimmy is first and foremost a service-based leader. “I have a passion for what I do. It’s not a job. I work with friends.” His daily goal is to make Shafer Mechanical the best service provider in Texas, bottom line. He does this by providing solutions for customers and ensuring a great working environment. Jimmy is a member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and has served in the local chapter of Air Conditioning Contractors of America.


Chris McCracken, Commercial Service Manager
Chris McCracken has a knack for solving problems. It’s one of the biggest reasons he’s devoted 27 years to serving the HVAC industry. Born in Victoria, Texas; Chris began his HVAC career in San Antonio in 1996 and has been here ever since. His goal at Shafer Mechanical is to help continue to build the most skilled service team in Texas. Chris is EPA-certified and holds a state mechanical contracting license. He is a member of the Knight of Columbus and coaches the sporting clays team for John Paul Catholic High School.


Braden Berry, Commercial Account Manager
Braden Berry is a dedicated commercial account manager for Shafer Mechanical. With eight years in the industry, he enjoys helping others, providing solutions, and is excited to be a part of a growing organization. Braden’s goal is to leave a lasting impact on the commercial service industry by providing unmatched customer service. He holds a filtration certification, serves on the San Antonio Rodeo Auction Committee, and enjoys time outdoors.


Kenny Morgenroth, Commercial Account Manager
For 45 years, Kenny Morgenroth has helped San Antonio, Central, and South Texas businesses and residents find solutions for their HVAC needs. His favorite thing about working with Shafer Services is aligning with the organization’s mission to improve lives. Kenny loves a challenge and solving mechanical problems no one else can. This is one of the many reasons why Kenny received the Daikin Applied Presidents Club Award in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Outside of work, he is a chili cookoff enthusiast and a member of the CASI Chili Association where he competes with his wife in chili cookoffs to support charities throughout Texas. Kenny is also on the Board of Directors for the Texas State Open and local Chili Pods, ACES, and San Antonio PODs.



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