Gentry’s Comfort Consultants

Dean Owensby

Dean Owensby – Comfort Consultant

Dean has been married to his beautiful wife, Cathy, for 33 years. They have three wonderful children, with his youngest son, Levi, having special needs. From a very large family, they all look forward to family cookouts, volleyball, camping, and beach trips.

Dean is very active in his church, which he has attended since 1980. He came to work for the Gentry family in 2001 in sales and has truly enjoyed being a part of the growth and culture of great excellence at Gentry.


John Tate – Comfort Consultant

John Tate is a true local. Born and raised in the Asheville area. He has worked as a heating and AC technician/installer since 1997. He is new to sales but brings his years of hands-on technical experience and knowledge to all his Gentry clients.

John lives in Weaverville with his wife, two adorable children, and many pets. He has a lifelong passion for classic cars and is a very talented mechanic. He enjoys tinkering in his garage, building his koi pond, and spending time with his family.

Bill Sears

Bill Sears – Comfort Consultant

Bill and his wife have three sons and a dog, Molly. Bill has been in the HVAC industry for over 30 years and has held mechanical, electrical, and gas fitting licenses. He enjoys home projects, traveling, family time, and camping. He and his family have lived in New York, Maryland, and Colorado, and are happy to be here in North Carolina.

Michael Young

Michael Young – Vice President and General Manager

Mike has worked in the residential heating and air conditioning industry for 27 years. He started as an apprentice and has progressed through the ranks to the management level. Mike holds an NC H3 – Class 1 Mechanical License. He attended Blue Ridge Community College where he attained his Journeyman’s card from the Department of Labor. He also attended multiple schools related to the design, service, and installation of HVAC equipment.

A resident of Fletcher, NC, Mike and his wife, Tricia, have two daughters. He enjoys his church, Biltmore Baptist, loves hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.


Shawn Toelcke – Comfort Consultant

Shawn moved from Minnesota to Weaverville, NC in 2002. He loves to spend time with his beautiful wife, Casey, and son Bennett. Shawn is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys camping. If you can’t find Shawn, he’s probably on the golf course or riding his motorcycle. As a pet lover, you will find that Shawn loves being greeted by the furriest of customers.


Talbott Ingram – Comfort Consultant

Tal started working in heating and cooling in 2004. He moved to North Carolina in 2008 to pursue a career in the solar industry. Tal has both a H1-1 and H3-1 HVAC license and is a NABCEP certified solar installer. When not working, he is spending time with his family and dog. He also enjoys riding bicycles and motorcycles and enjoying the outdoors any way he can.

Justin Wells

Justin Wells – Comfort Consultant

Justin was born and raised in Asheville. After graduating Erwin High school, Justin joined the Marine Corps. After serving 20 years, he retired in September 2020. During his career he held multiple billets including helicopter mechanic, quality assurance representative, recruiter, supervisor and manager roles. He and his wife Beth have a 9 year old son. He enjoys spending time with his family, motorcycles, wood working, and old muscle cars.


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