Meet Our Staff

Jeffrey A. Smith
President and Owner

Jeff is the founder and owner of J.A. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., specializing in the residential and light commercial HVAC market in the southeastern Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia and adjacent counties in New Jersey, and has been active in the day to day operations of the company for over 30 years.  J.A. Smith employs 30 people and serves the new construction, retro fit, and service/maintenance markets. Jeff has extensive experience in the renewable energy HVAC field beginning with his involvement in numerous air source heat pump installations starting in the early 1970’s to the company’s current focus on closed loop geothermal installations.

Dedicated to the highest level of service and education within the company and within the industry, in addition to running J.A. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning Jeff has also been active in teaching HVAC related topics on a local and national level since 1981. The agencies that Jeff has presented for include: Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), Home Builders Association (HBA), Pennsylvania Power and Light (PPL). Jeff has also volunteered his time and served as president of the Electrical Association of Philadelphia (EAP), the vice chairman of the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology’s (MBIT) local advisory committee, and as secretary of the Business Referral Network of Delaware Valley (BRN).

John Ragg
General Manager

John joined J.A. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning in 1998 as our general manger. He is responsible for all residential, commercial and industrial duct designs and oversight of all installations. From small residential projects to large, complex commercial planning and build in excess of 250,000 square feet, John brings over 20 years of experience to provide cost effective and energy conscious HVAC design to every customer.  In addition to running the installation department, John has also been active in volunteering his time to our youth by coaching little league baseball in Hatboro, PA for over 20 years.

Laurie Burns
Service Manager

Laurie has been skillfully managing the service department since 2000 handling technician scheduling, customer relations, and service contract fulfillment. She was formerly a dispatcher and office manager at Gerlowin HVAC in Warrington, PA and spent over 8 years as a district manager for a chain of 15 Park Lane Hosiery stores spanning Philadelphia to the New Jersey shore directly responsible for staffing, scheduling, customer relations and inventory control.

Shirley Smith
Office Manager

Joining J.A. Smith in 1983, Shirley handles all of the back end and accounting functions at the company including accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchase orders and payroll.


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