Cortez Heating & Air Conditioning

David ShepHard

general manager

David Shephard brings more than 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry to his role as the General Manager for Cortez Heating and Air Conditioning.

Shephard studied business and accounting at the State College of Florida, completed the MACCA apprenticeship program when he first started in the trade, holds a Class-A Air Conditioning and Plumbing Florida Contractor’s License. Before being promoted to the General Manager position, David was Director of Service Operations at Cortez for 10 years.

David, a Florida native, has been married for 20 years, and has three children.


Steven L. Dobbins

Vice President of Sales

Steve Dobbins is a seasoned sales and operations executive with extensive experience developing and leading service teams and driving operational growth in the commercial mechanical HVACR & BAS industry.

Prior to joining Cortez Hearting and Air Conditioning in 2020, Dobbins spent four years with Harper Limbach as Area VP/GM of Service for Florida and fourteen years as Sales Manager with Comprehensive Energy Services. With his 35 years of experience, Steve actively supports industry organizations including the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA), the International Facilities Managers Association (IFMA), and the Central Florida Hotel Lodging Association (CFLA).

Steve is located in Orlando, Florida where he lives with his wife Cynthia, high school sweethearts, now married for 42 years.


joel ross

accounting manager

Joel Ross has over 10 years of finance and accounting experience in a broad range of industries including manufacturing and medical fields.

Joel obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida. He is currently working towards becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida.

In his free time, Joel enjoys lifting weights, cycling, and watching sports….and counting numbers.



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