Chad Cowan, CEO/Founder
Chad has been in the Disaster Clean Up and Commercial Duct Cleaning Industry since 1996. His knowledge of Disaster Clean Up and Indoor Air Quality is second to none having been an owner and co-owner of a national franchise system specializing in water, fire, and duct cleaning for over 15 years. Duct Detectives, Inc. was formed in 2006 after seeing the importance of Post Construction Duct Cleaning in the Commercial/Health Care Market. Chad has taken the idea of “eyes on” and “hands on vacuuming” to a new level: “It is very important when we are hired by a hospital administrator, or a general or mechanical contractor to get all systems cleaned to NADCA’S ACR 2006 Standards. Our technicians are trained to get their eyes and hands on as much of the duct system as possible to obtain the very best outcome.”
Chad resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Karen, whom he met in October 2006. They have two daughters, McKenna & newly welcomed Macie. Chad also has three teenage boys Justin, Alec, and Travis. The Cowan family is a proud member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Cloud, Florida. Chad is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #15357. Chad is an avid golfer and in his free time you can often find him on the course or enjoying time at the beach with his family. Chad is on the Public Relations and Marketing Committee, as well as the Education & Certification Committee for NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association). Chad was also a NADCA Region 7 coordinator in 2008 & 2009. Chad is ASCS, VSMR and CVMR certified and is a 1993 graduate of Austin Peay State University, with a B.A. degree in Business Administration. Chad is also a Certified Renovator through Seagull Environmental Training.
Mato Barisic, Senior Estimator
Team Member since 2011
Mato started his career in the HVAC business by installing complete HVAC systems in apartments and residential houses as an apprentice. After 5 years of residential and light commercial installs, Mato transitioned into the commercial ductwork installation field with South Seminole Sheet Metal. The 3 years of experience in the commercial installation of ductwork allowed Mato to move into an estimating roll as a blue prints estimator. Mato’s expertise in ductwork installation and estimating was a key component in bringing him on board with Duct Detectives, Inc. as our lead estimator for commercial projects. Mato resides with his wife, Laura, and their daughter Isabella, in Davenport, Florida.
Bo Levesque, Operations Manager
Team Member since 2012
Bo was born and raised in Maine, He moved to Orlando after an Honorable Discharge from the USMC. With 20 years experience in the construction industry, he worked for his Dad and IUPAT Local 1010 as a painter for about 5 years until he took over as a paint contractor working in custom homes and high end commercial property for another 15 years where he began building retail stores for The Van Heusen group throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Bo completed more than 15 stores from Demolition to framing, to painting, HVAC and finishing with product displays. He joined the Duct Detectives team in April of 2012 where he began working as a field tech and quality control specialist. He took over operations in September when he attended the NADCA Fall Technical Conference in Chicago and received certification as an ASCS. Bo is ASCS & VSMR certified. He is married to his beautiful wife Lindsey and lives in Champions Gate, FL.
Shane Taylor, Sales Manager
Team Member since 2016
Shane Taylor has been in the HVAC trade for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge from this industry to Duct Detectives. In his 30 plus years he has performed in several different facets of the HVAC industry such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Business Owner, Service, Mechanical Sales, Design Build and Consulting. His most notable achievements have been in the sales area and he attributes that to his ability in establishing new client relationships, aligning client needs with company services/products and leading personnel through daily tasks. Having served in the Sales Management operations during his entire work career, with continued success in meeting targeted revenue growth and sales growth objectives, he is confident in making a valuable contribution to Duct Detectives future projects and initiatives.
He is married to his wife Nancy and they together have five children from the ages of five to 25. They currently live in Winter Haven, Florida where he spends most of his off work time serving the community by being involved in a couple church organizations that feed and clothe the homeless and less fortunate thru-out the year. He loves to spend time with his wife and children, make new friends, fish, hunt and swim and especially loves to play the game of basketball.
Angel Lopez, Senior Project Manager
Team Member Since 2012
Angel was born and raised in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Coming from a family of construction workers and teachers, Angel grew up in the industry, and embodies a remarkable ability to learn and to teach others. After a long stretch in manual labor, he decided to pursue a degree in Physical Education at the University of Puerto Rico. In 2005, he moved to Florida. Due to his experience of teaching and previous expertise in construction, it did not take long for Angel to become a lead and project manager for companies like Tilt-Con, Olp Construction, AED Construction, and Van Heusen. Angel joined Duct Detectives, Inc. in 2012. He started out in an entry level position, and has proven his knowledge of the industry which has earned him the position of Senior Project Manager. Angel has become a huge asset to the Duct Detectives team. He takes initiative within his position, and portrays leadership and self-pride in our group of technicians to form a strong team. Angel is also NADCA certified as an ASCS (Air Systems Cleaning Specialist.
Brooke Tilley, Office Manager
Team Member Since 2015
Brooke was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. She moved to South Florida when she was three years old, before settling in Orlando in 2012. Brooke has several years of office experience, as well as an Associates of Arts degree in General Education, and an Associates of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts Management. In her spare time, Brooke loves to spend time with her sister, Ashton, and her nephews, Wyatt and Cole. She enjoys movies, live music, being outside, and is an avid animal lover. Brooke resides in Lake Nona with her boyfriend of eight years, William, their three cats, MJ, Smokie, and Dutchess, and two dogs Lugnut, and Penelope.
David Santiago, Inventory Control & Fleet Management
Jim Van Wicklin, Web Designer