Written on: December 15, 2022 by ICM
HomeServe USA technician Matthew (Mack) Shwert has won the 2022 ServiceTitan HVAC National Championship. A seven-year HomeServe employee based out of the company’s Woburn, MA location, Shwert competed in and won the multi-round, live-action competition in Tampa, FL on Nov. 2.
In its inaugural year, the 2022 ServiceTitan HVAC National Championship, part of the Elite Trades Championship Series, sought to identify the top professional HVAC Technician through a series of skills-based events. The first round of the competition, completed by more than 1,200 HVAC technicians nationwide, consisted of an online quiz from NATE, the nation’s largest nonprofit certification organization for HVAC Technicians.
Based on quiz scores, the field was narrowed to 76 for round two, where contestants were sent an at-home kit to test their brazing skills. Round three started the semi-finals at the Tampa Convention Center where the field of 15 professionals competed in live timed events, and were judged on their efficiency, accuracy and overall quality of work. In the semi-finals and then the finals, Mack and his fellow competitors had to completely install an HVAC system, according to written specifications, over two rounds. HomeServe’s Shwert proved victorious, winning the title of 2022 ServiceTitan HVAC National Champion and a $40,000 cash prize.
“We’re all incredibly proud of Mack’s accomplishment,” commented Mark Crook, Senior VP, HomeServe Energy Services. “It’s a well-deserved win for him, and a testament to the skills he’s perfected throughout his career. Mack, like all the people working in skilled trades roles with us at HomeServe, is key to our company value of putting our customers at the heart of everything we do. We’re glad to have him on our team.”
In his seven years at HomeServe, Shwert has performed nearly 6,000 HVAC repair and installation jobs. Shwert consistently receives five-star reviews from the customers he services.
“When I started this process, I never imagined I’d make it to the finals, let alone win the entire competition,” said Shwert. “I’m really excited about winning and being able to showcase not only my skills in the trades, but show that this can be a great career for people everywhere. Winning the competition means a lot to me, my family and the people I work with at HomeServe. I’m really proud to be the first HVAC National Champion.”