John Walden

John Walden

Work History

Work History
Feb 2006 - Dec 2008


J.Walden & Daughter

      Started class C construction company focused on H.V.A.C. Subcontracted under several residential builders installing H.V.A.C., mostly remodels. Designed and installed forced air heating and cooling systems. Performed service on various name brand equipment. Sold and installed mostly Heil (I.C.P.) products.

Jul 2000 - Feb 2005

Supervisor/Exec. Assistant

Arena Refigeration

Started as installation helper. Worked up to lead installer. Became executive assistant to Joe Arena. (owner) Performed various duties. Answered main business phone via wireless connection. Scheduled all service, maintenance, and installs; including change-outs and new construction. Collected, monitored, recorded, and forwarded to owner all payroll; cash receipts, Invoices, messages and information about general operations of company. Performed service on residential and commercial comfort systems as needed. Monitored installation crews, informing installers of state and county codes. Meet with building contractors to discuss various details and concerns of H.V.A.C. systems.

Nov 1995 - Jan 2000

Foreman/ Exec. Assistant

D & L Construction, L.L.C.

    Was directly responsible for maintenance of 60+  rental housing and apartments units. Ordered, transported and installed building materials needed to upgrade or remodel. Supervision of up to 5 company employees. As a working foreman, I supervised and installed electrical curcuits; including main service panel boxes, plumbing rough and trim, roof reshingle and repair, windows, doors, rough and finish carpentry, insulation, flooring, drywall installation and  repair, gas and electric appliance installation and repair, cabinetry layout and installation, painting, drop ceilings, sidings, additions from the ground up, porches, stairs, tile work, and countertops.

    I answered directly to the owner. Advertised, ran background checks on potential tenants, and leased out units. Was responsible to collect deposits, rents, and perform evictions as necessary. During evictions; I represented owner in court as agent.


Sep 1973 - Jun 1975

High School Diploma

Glens Falls Sr.High School

Played soccer and baseball.




I have vast array of tools; including but not limited too: Bosch framming nailer, cordless and corded drills of various sizes, including hammer. Recip, circular, table and compound saws. All hand tools, squares, levels, hammers, etc.


I am looking to work with a company that maintains high standards of operation. A company ran by individuals with integrity and direction. I'm seeking a progressive company  with vision. I am looking for a career utilizing the skills I have developed over the years; not just another job. I enjoy  learning, leading and implimenting a plan of action; wether at work; or at play.


    I enjoy helping people when ever I can. Its not always about money.

    I have begun producing vegetables and eggs on my property.  I'm at the present time reading and learning about solar power for my home. My goal is to become semi-independant from commercially produced good and services.


    I have been learning and understanding building practices for 45 years. Although I will be 52 in May of 2009; I can recall holding lumber for my dad when I was 7 years old. Using hand and power tools when I was 10 years old. Working in electrical panel boxes when I was 13 years old. Remodeling apartments when I was 16 years old. During most of my highschool years; when my school friends were roaming the streets; I was working with my dad. It seemed hard on me at the time. Now that I reflect back; they learned how to play; I learned a skill; and foundation of work ethics that would remain with me for the rest of my life.

    I believe a project done right the first time, (no matter the obsticles)  will endure longer, ultimately cost less, and remain structually sound.



HVAC Technician Certification

Mainstream Engineering Corporation