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Edward DeAngelis
"The VRF Professor"
President and Founder

Mr. DeAngelis founded HIGHTEC HVAC in 1994 and currently plays an active role in its every day operation and management. He has over 40 years of experience in HVAC industry and an additional four in electrical construction. He is a licensed electrical contractor along with a licensed warm air installer. Mr. DeAngelis founded a previous business where he built the design, sales and service operation revenues from $0 up to $5,000,000. In his years there he served on the Carrier Dealer Advisory Council from 1986-1988 and was elected President in 1987. In his volunteer work, he served on the Board of Directors for Benjamin Rush (1980-1988) as a Treasurer and Chairman of Finance Committee, Northwestern Corporation (1984-1986) and the American Cancer Society, Northeast Division Fund Raising Chairman (1978-1980). His education includes attending college at LaSalle College, Montgomery County Community College and the Wharton School of Business. He has received industry training from Carrier, York, Lennox, Weil McClain and many other HVAC related companies. He continues his education and training to stay up-to-date with the latest in technology, codes and standards. Mr. DeAngelis is a past member of DBIA (Pennsylvania Design Build Institute) where he served on the board of directors, ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors), a Certificate Member (CM) of RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineers Society) and a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Refrigeration Air Conditioning Engineers).

Anyone that knows Ed, knows he is a always a step ahead of everyone else!


Joseph J. Dial

Executive Vice President

Joe has been in the industry since 1985 and has learned the business from the ground up working in the installation, service, purchasing, engineering, project management and sales departments. Joining the company in 1995 he has worked closely with the company president in setting budgets, plans and policies while establishing procedures and priorities. He possesses tremendous experience in a vast array of areas including cost estimating, value engineering, senior project management, labor relations management and cost control. His design build experience combined with his strong customer relations skills constantly prove itself invaluable to our management team. His work experience includes hospitals, office buildings, retrofits, industrial projects, central station plants, computer facilities, restaurants, retail stores, shopping centers, parking garages, schools and places of worship. With mechanical costs ranges for small renovations to single complex aggregate over $20,000,000.

Joe attended Penn State University and in addition has completed numerous accredited continuing education courses from Penn State, along with technical development programs from ACCA, Burnham, Carrier, York and Lennox. He is a current member of ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors). His hobbies include classic cars, golf, traveling, sporting events, fitness and the construction of home projects.


Steve Gosser

Director of Service

Steve Gosser joined the HighTec Team as the Director of Service in late January 2023.  He has made tremendous changes in the Service department and has brought in talented service techs and new customers which rave about the unsurpassable service!

Steve comes to HighTec with over 30 years experience in the HVAC and Refrigeration fields.  Working in senior roles in the past, he has the knowledge to build the Service Department and the all around managerial skills from owning his own company.  Steve's technical skills cover a broad spectrum.  Steve's last tour of duty was a technical advisor assisting service mechanics for the Trane Company.  He has held management positions running service departments for two other major HVAC servicing contractors.   He brings not only his knowledge of HVAC service but also a strong knowledge of HVAC installation and replacement to the team.

Steve's hobbies are fishing, boating, hunting, golfing and spending time with his kids and granddaughter - and one on the way!!!  Family is everything!


Karen Doolittle

Service Coordinator / Administrator

HighTec is lucky that Karen joined the team in May of 2022 after relocating from Virginia.  Karen worked  the previous 11 years for one appraisal company where she was the "Jack of all trades - employee of one!"  Her job responsibilities included scheduling/dispatching appraisers, marketing, payroll, business insurance, onboarding new appraisers and mortgage companies and more!  Karen is currently dispatching the service technicians along with rebuilding procedures in the service department.  When calling into HighTec she will be that sweet voice you hear at the other end.  Again we are lucky to have her and appreciate the dedication and knowledge she has brought to HighTec.

Karen is currently updating our dispatch system to serve our customers even better than we have in the past!  


Crucita "Cris" Mayer

Special Projects


Cris was with the HighTec Team from 1996 to 2011 as Office Manager and returned in 2019 to do Special Projects.  Cris is all about "Working Hard and Playing Hard".  Currently she is handling payroll, HR, IT and trying her best to find time to do the Special Projects she was hired to do.  What is Special Projects?  Keeping the company LEAN.  What does that mean?  Continually reviewing the company procedures and management practices in order to  improve efficiency and effectiveness.   Cris' biggest passion outside of work - constantly having fun with her husband of 37 years and her 2 grandsons - and of course their parents! 

(2024 we will be building a home in Tuckerton - shell by contractor - everything else by us - electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, yada, yada, yada - we do it all and most of all we have FUN!)

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