Instructor Profile: Memphis HVAC Program Chair James Flood

“Respect the training, honor the commitment, cherish the results.”
That’s the philosophy that Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program Chair James Flood tries to instill in every student who is a part of our HVAC diploma program at our Memphis Campus.

Memphis HVAC Program Chairperson James Flood.

Memphis HVAC Program Chairperson James Flood.

Over his more than 17 years in the HVAC industry, Mr. Flood has gained a wealth of experience and has built numerous relationships in the business, which he feels has given him the edge needed to keep Remington’s HVAC training department moving forward in Memphis. 

Mr. Flood said, “We’re all about training and skills development here. Our department is geared toward commercial and industrial applications and is designed to help our students become the best HVAC technicians possible.”

About Mr. Flood

  • 1976: Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1995: Started HVAC career with United States Navy, first as aviation mechanic and later became boiler technician.
  • 1999: Continued career as HVAC/maintenance technician with Memphis International Airport. Also completed HVAC/R technician certification with Tennessee Technological Center and earned associate’s degree in Refrigeration Technology from Vatterott College.
  • 2001 to 2005: Employed as maintenance supervisor for CLK Management and Fogelman Properties. Also worked as lead technician for local companies including Greenway Home Services, Hill Services, and Arctic Heating and Cooling.
  • 2008: Became technical services representative for Goodman Manufacturing.
  • 2010: Joined Remington College in Memphis; helped to build new HVAC diploma program on Campus.

Goals and Strategies to Help Memphis Students and Graduates Achieve Success
Mr. Flood noted that his approach to HVAC training is: “In order to be the best, you must produce the best, and that includes two things:

  1. Staff. I look to employ those whom I consider to be the best of the best in HVAC knowledge and tenure in the industry.(1)
  2. Academics and student participation.  I hold my staff and students to a very high standard when it comes to the training and encourage exceptional behavior, a positive outlook on academics, and active student participation. Motivation is the key.” 

Mr. Flood added, “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. And what you have to do to get where you want to be may not be pretty or may not come easy. It takes desire and commitment, along with patience and perseverance. But in the end, it’s worth the hard work.”

Latest Developments for HVAC Department in Memphis
As to what’s new in the Memphis HVAC Department, Mr. Flood said, “We’re in the process of making equipment upgrades which will help enhance the training experience for our students.” He added, “I feel that this will benefit our students by giving them that edge in training and industry knowledge to help them stay on top of new and upcoming advancements in the HVAC industry.”

Memphis Campus Director of Education Jules Scalisi, noted: “I think our HVAC students in Memphis are in great hands. I see an exceptional level of commitment from Mr. Flood. He’s really devoted to preparing our HVAC students for the field and is devoted to making our training program the best it can be.”


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