About
Zephyr

You deserve total comfort, peace of mind, and a higher quality of life—from start to finish.

Whether your home is too hot or too cold, your electric bill recently shot through the roof, or you want a second estimate on that recommendation for a full system replacement, we’re here to make your life easier.

THE ZEPHYR DIFFERENCE

  • We’re not contractors, we are consultants. So we treat you like a partner, not another job on our list.
  • We’re not random strangers, we’re guests in your home—and we act like it.
  • We have decades of HVAC installation and expertise (and a minor obsession with new product research).
  • We practice smart, sustainable problem solving. No “good enough” workarounds here.
  • We truly enjoy engaging and educating you, our client, so you can make the best decision for your life.

Simply put, we focus on people first. We’d rather have long conversations with you and take the time to get it right than do a sloppy job and just get it done.

WE BOTH DESERVE BETTER.

THE ZEPHYR TEAM

JESSE R. FAIRALL

My parents owned an HVAC company, and growing up, I worked alongside my brother to help the family business. I remember the thrill of finally getting my driver’s license and using product delivery to cruise the neighborhood.

After I received my Master’s in oil and gas in Central Asia, I worked in energy infrastructure and long-range planning. My decades-long career included management for the Defense Intelligence Agency and Royal Dutch Shell.

As I developed my expertise in long-term planning and delivering balanced, research-based recommendations to clients, I never forgot the pleasure of delivering immediate results to my parents’ clients. I left government and corporate life to return to my small business roots, founding Zephyr Environmental Solutions in 2014.

Today, I’m passionate about delivering progressive, intelligent, best-in-class solutions to our clients. I also run and ride motorcycles, owning two but wanting so many more.

HORACE E. “SKIP” FAIRALL

With more than 55 years of experience as a heating and air conditioning contractor, I am truly committed to setting higher standards in our industry. I’m a licensed Master Tradesman in Electrical, Gas Fitting, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, and Plumbing, and for 47 years I owned a large, successful HVAC company in Northern Virginia.

I’m happiest when I’m in the field, chatting with clients and solving difficult problems like ductwork design and tricky installations. After all these years, I find home renovations and whole system replacements the most fun of all.

Every job is as different as the homeowner who requests it, and this constant engagement continues to stimulate my heart as well as my mind. When I’m not developing the best solution for one of my beloved clients, I’m with my grandchildren and fishing offshore.

To see how Dad and I put our experience to work for you, check out the comprehensive services that we offer.