Jerry Cott, PE
Jerry’s primary role is to build the kind of cohesive and effective service team required to ensure clients receive the innovative solutions, high-performance facilities heating and cooling systems, and customized care they need to succeed in today’s business environment.
As a result, he is involved in virtually every aspect of the company’s day-to-day operations – overseeing and coordinating a range of activities in their Upstate, NY HVAC service territory. Jerry works very closely with his team of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning service experts to reduce customer owning and operating costs by employing the latest technologies to optimize the use of their mechanical systems.
His passion is for continuous improvement and enhancing performance in the areas of customer service, technology usage, safety, and employee training. His specific responsibilities include developing the company’s overall growth strategy, improving service delivery through infrastructure changes and technology implementation, participating in new business development activities, generating value-oriented relationships, and ultimately bearing overall responsibility for the success of the company.
Upon completion of his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at RIT, Jerry began his career at IBM. He started as a facilities engineer and worked his way up through the ranks to manage over 1.5M square feet of clean room and semi-conductor manufacturing space. While at IBM, Jerry was invited by senior management to participate in an Executive MBA program at New York University (NYU), Stern School of Business. Upon completion of his MBA in Finance at NYU, Jerry left IBM to go back to his roots working with his father at Betlem Service Corporation.
Jerry received his professional engineering license and held positions of controls manager, service manager, and eventually took over as General Manager of Betlem Service in 2005. Jerry is also actively involved in several industry associations (ASHRAE, BOMA, and AFE) and currently serves on the board of the Joint Apprentice Training Committee (part of the National Mechanical Contractors Association) and the local board of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America.
Jerry’s expertise is in working with clients to help them address their most pressing challenges, analyze their requirements, and identify effective energy efficient solutions. By offering clear options, he acts as a trusted advisor to a variety of companies and organizations. The result is unbiased commercial HVAC equipment options and systems that are installed on time and within budget, consistently exceeding expectations.