Meet Jason Rockson, our lead mechanic
Jason has been working in the heating, ventilation, air condition and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry since 1993. He completed his apprenticeship training in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was exposed to virtually all facets of the industry. From heavy industrial and manufacturing to light commercial and residential, he has a wide base of knowledge and the ability to apply it. Jason moved with his family to Vancouver Island where he took on the new challenge of working as a sales person and area technical rep for one of the larger national wholesalers and manufacturers reps in the industry in 2003. However, Jason’s true calling was working hands on so in 2007 he, along with his wife Mari Ann, founded Mercury Refrigeration Products and Services Ltd.
Jason is a red seal (inter provincial) qualified refrigeration journeyman and has taken additional training in gas fitting, electrical, hydronic and geothermal heating systems. Currently Jason is one of the few Canadian GeoExchange Coalition accredited installers and designers on the island. As a sales person Jason became a product and troubleshooting expert perfecting his professional skills as the person who was called in when no one else could solve a problem. During these years he also took regular training on new products and innovations.
In 2006 Jason was asked to become the island trainer for the Thermal Environmental Comfort Association of BC (TECA - www.teca.ca). Several times a year he teaches other industry professionals and qualifies them for residential ventilation requirements and heat loss & heat gain calculations. Late in 2008 Jason was called upon as an industry expert to collaborate on the writing of the exam material for the Certified Geothermal Technician program developed by TECA and GeoExchange BC ( www.geoexchangebc.com )and sponsored by the Residential Construction Industry Training Organization. Jason is on the TECA ventilation committee that helps recommend improvements for the ventilation section of the BC building code.
Jason was part of a technical committee asked by CITO to write the new curriculum and exam bank for the refrigeration apprenticeship program in BC in 2011 and 2012.
Jason joined Vancouver Island University as an instructor in their Green Building & Renewable Energy Technician diploma program in the fall of 2009 and 2010. He taught the Geoexchange Systems course.
He participated as a respresentative to write the National Occupational Assessment for the Refrigeration Interprovincial program in 2013.
At the Geoexchange BC 2011 Conference Jason joined the board of directors of Geoexchange BC. He is now Vice Chair of Geoexchange BC.
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Meet Mari Ann Rockson, our business manager.
Mari Ann was raised on the Saanich Peninsula, earned a BA from the University of Victoria, as well as a BCom from Royal Roads University. After graduation Mari Ann worked for 15 years as the business manager/controller for her family’s business, Kotini Stores Ltd. These days Mari Ann is responsible for all the administration and accounting at Mercury Refrigeration.
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Meet Trevor Shaw, one of our journeymen
Trevor was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley and graduated from Frances Kelsey in 2007. Working various jobs, ranging from sheet metal fabrication to automotive repair, he found his calling when he enrolled in the HVAC-R pre-apprenticeship course at Malespina, which was completed in the summer of 2008. Hired by Jason in the winter of the same year, he has been happily employed ever since. He passed his Inter-Provincial exam spring 2013 and recieved his Journyman ticket fall 2013.
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Meet Jeff Lederer, one of our apprentices
Jeff is a native of the Cowichan Valley and attended Francis Kelsey high school. He graduated the pre-apprentice program at VIU and is now working towards his refrigeration ticket.