“Try to stay with your local businesses,” advised Jeff Hunter. “That’s what helps pay the taxes and keeps our children going to school over here.”
Not only does Jeff Hunter and his wife, April, have local businesses, but they also do the best they can to support the other businesses in Clarke County.
Jeff originally started his business after the job he originally had closed. Although he wasn’t sure how it would go, his business took off and kept him busy.
“I worked at Burlington for about 12 years, and then it closed. I didn’t know what we were going to do, so I decided to start my own business, H&H Services, and see how it worked out. That was almost 21 years ago, and so far everything has been great,” recalled Jeff. “I’m thankful to my dad for helping me get started. At first, we were asking to come help do different things, and before we knew it we were working eight hours a day. That’s how it got started that first year. After that, I went back to school while drawing unemployment for six months and got my HVAC license.”
He mainly focuses on air conditioning now, but when he first started his business, Jeff was willing to do whatever he had to do to make sure his family was provided for.
“When I first started the business, I did anything. I’d cut grass or anything else because I was just trying to provide for my family,” explained Jeff. “Now, I’ve gotten busier. We do some electrical work, but most of it is HVAC because everybody is hot, and that’s what I went to school to do. I try to make sure I do all the HVAC work before I do the electrical work.”
Jeff is a very hard worker and stays busy. He doesn’t take his customers for granted and wants to do everything he can to make sure that they are satisfied with his work.
“We try to take care of our customers one at a time and try to please everybody. I love our community. Everyone has supported me greatly in what we’ve been doing. We appreciate all of our customers, especially for being patient with us and relying on us to service them the best we can,” stated Jeff. “The hardest part is trying to get to everybody. We can only get to a place one at a time, and most everyone understands. I appreciate that. Sometimes it may take a couple of days, and I can’t blame people if they decide to get someone else to do it because they’re hot. We do try to do our best to get to everyone. The best part is just making customers happy. The people trust me to come to their house, and I appreciate them trusting me because I wouldn’t take anything from anyone.”
He even tries to help out other organizations as much as he can with his skills through his job.
“We’re trying to help our church, Barnett Independent Church, out now as much as we can,” said Jeff. “I try to only charge for the material and just a little at the end for me to pay my guys with.”
His dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed over the years. In fact, his business was recognized several years ago.
“Our company got Best of the Best in the Meridian Star for HVAC several years ago, and they gave us a little plaque for it,” expressed Jeff.
Most of his time is spent working, but Jeff does have other things he enjoys doing when he isn’t working.
“I like dealing with antique cars and trucks,” declared Jeff. “I’ll go to car shows and look at cars. I have three at home that I’ll fool around with.”
No matter what, Jeff will continue to work hard. He values his family and all the members of the community, and he will do whatever he can to make sure that he is able to help everyone that he can.