Darren Knoll has been doing Heating and Air Conditioning for over 30 years. He successfully owned and operated A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning Service in Greeley Colorado for 19 years. In 2014, Darren sold the company in Greeley and opened up a new company in Berthoud A+ Heating & A/C, LLC.
Darren has continued the business with the same principles he used for 19 years in Greeley. Customer Service is #1. Darren is married to Silja Knoll and has a daughter Anya Knoll. Darren and family lives on a small Ranchette, have horses and always a few other critters running around.
Biography for Darren G. Knoll
Work History –
I grew up near Hershey NE and graduated from Hershey High School. I started working summers and weekends for a local farmer when I was eleven
years old. Just before graduating from high school I got a job working for the University of Nebraska working in the experimental station. I worked in the swine nutrition department where we ran studies with feed and pigs. The main purpose was to find better mixes of feed that would increase litter size and increase weight gain of pigs. When I graduated from high school I was offered a free apartment to live in on the University of NE station. Being only a few miles away from Mid Plains Community college in North Platte it gave me a great opportunity to go to college with free rent. I went to school and received a diploma in Electrical Technology. Since I had such a good deal with my job I decided to continue my education and go for another two years. I received an AA degree in Refrigeration. After College I said goodbye to my small town area and moved to Greeley, CO where I started working as an electrician for J & H Electric then worked for a couple of other companies and finally got a job with Coors working in the Brewery in Golden. I worked as an electrician for 5 years and got my Journeyman License. In 1989 I decided that I wanted to try a different occupation and go into the Heating and Air Conditioning business. I got a job working for A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning in Greeley. January 1st of 1995 I purchased the company from Don Smith. I owned A-1 for 19 years and in 2014 sold it to Slade Joines. Just before selling A-1, I opened up my new company in Berthoud called A+ Heating & A/C LLC.
Family Life –
In 2002 I met my wife Silja and we married in 2003. Our wonderful daughter was born in 2004. At that time we lived in a one bedroom apartment in Loveland, but it was just the 4 of us. Silja, Anya, myself and our dog Alex. We felt it was a little cramped in the apartment with the 4 of us, so we set out to find a larger place to live. Since Silja is an extreme horse fanatic we had to find a place a horse friendly place which is what brought us to our current place of residence just outside Berthoud, CO.
Member of the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce