Academy Director       -     Richard Larsen


Rich has been the owner of J.R. Perkins Company since 1995. He is a retired military pilot and has been married to his wife, Sue, since 1978. Rich is NATE certified and is a Master Heat Pump Mechanic certified by both, APS and SRP. Rich's primary responsibilities include company administration, in-home sales visits, engineering consultations, and the continuous education of co-workers.


  • Richard Larsen- BA ASU 1977

  • History minor in Chemistry 

  • Master Heat Pump Mechanic

  • Nate Certified twice

              Academy Instructor          -        Ivan Flores
Ivan is a senior HVAC technician at the J.R. Perkins Company and has over 10+ years of experience in the field. He has been a great asset to the Academy with his wealth of technical knowledge and customer service. 

Administrative Director  -       Caitlin Scott

Caitlin has been apart of the J.R. Perkins team since 2016. She has an extensive background in customer service, a B.A. in Psychology and continues to grow her HVAC knowledge.

Arizona Academy of Air Conditioning 

9319 N. 94th Way, Suite 500 ,Scottsdale, AZ 85258 

(480) 937-1300