Nashville Staff

Leadership and Sales

Chris Reeves. LEED Green Associate :

Chris Reeves. LEED Green Associate

Chris is the Senior Vice President of Middle TN Operations and is responsible for managing the Nashville office of REA, Inc. Chris has been with REA, Inc. since 1998. Prior to REA, Inc., Chris was a branch manager with Southeast Pump & Equipment in Knoxville and Nashville. Chris is active on the Board of Governors for Nashville’s ASHRAE Chapter and is a Past President. Chris has a BS degree in Business Management from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Jeff Cooper :

Jeff Cooper

Jeff is an Outside Salesman who has been with REA, Inc. since 2003. Jeff spent 23 years with the Carrier Corporation prior to coming to REA, Inc. In addition, Jeff has experience as a mechanical contractor.

Jim Elwell :

Jim Elwell

Jim Elwell is a Senior Sales Engineer with REA, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in the Nashville TN HVAC industry and has a comprehensive knowledge of all applications and equipment. Jim attended TN Tech University.

Elizabeth Franklin :

Elizabeth Franklin

Elizabeth Franklin is an Outside Sales Associate. She holds a Business Management degree from Cumberland University where she graduated Cum Laude. She also holds a minor in Marketing/Computer Information Systems.

Sean Gilbert :

Sean Gilbert

Sean is an Outside Sales Engineer, joining REA in 2013. Sean graduated from TN Tech with a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Dylan Coffey :

Dylan Coffey

Dylan joined REA in 2015 and is an Inside Sales Engineer.  He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.

Inside Sales

Micaiah Ballard :

Micaiah Ballard

Micaiah joined REA in August 2017. She comes to us from the Healthcare industry with 10 years of Office Management and Sales experience.

Kinetics Architectural Specialist/Marketing Coordinator

Kierston Cook :

Kierston Cook

Kierston is our Kinetics Architectural Specialist and Marketing Coordinator, joining REA in July 2017. Kierston graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing and Communications and a minor in Business.

Building Automation Controls

Richard Crowe :

Richard Crowe

Richard is Controls Sales Engineer with over 25 years in the industry.  Richard began his career as a consulting engineer where he earned his P.E.  Richard has been involved with Honeywell Controls for 15 years and is Honeywell AX and N4 Certified.

Raymond Griffith :

Raymond Griffith

Raymond has over 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry, first as a Service Technician and then a Controls Technician. Raymond has been involved with programming, installing, commissioning and troubleshooting Honeywell control systems for over 12 years. He is both Niagara R2, AX and N4 certified.

Matt Harlan :

Matt Harlan

Matthew has over 18 years of controls experience, beginning as a Controls Technician. Matthew has been involved with Troubleshooting and commissioning Schneider Electric Controls. He is Certified in Niagara R2, AX and N4.

Brian Ferguson :

Brian Ferguson

Brian joined REA Controls in 2018 as a project manager. Brian has 20 years in the HVAC industry, 15 of those years in controls. He has certifications in Honeywell AX and Honeywell Enterprise Security.


Martin Wicks :

Martin Wicks

Martin has 18 years experience as a commercial technician.

Service Department

We have a dedicated team operating our service department. They provide factory certified start-up services, warranty services, and strategic preventive maintenance contracts. They have a combined experience of well over 150 years.

Mike Harnish : Service Manager

Mike Harnish

Service Manager

Mike is the Service Manager for REA Service, Inc. in Nashville.  Mike has over 25 years of service and management related experience.  Mike has owned his own business as well as served as a GM for a local contractor.

Our Service Department provides factory certified start-up services, warranty services, and strategic preventive maintenance contracts. They have combined experience of over 70 years. They are well above average mechanically and with controls.

Parts Department

Anita Mullis :

Anita Mullis

We have a parts department and warehouse where we stock major components for all of our manufacturers. Anita Mullis is our Aftermarket Manager. She has been involved in the local HVAC community since 1988. Anita has a B.A. degree in Business Management and Human Relations from Trevecca University.

Phyllis Blakeburn :

Phyllis Blakeburn

Phyllis Blakeburn has over 24 years of experience in the local HVAC community. She worked with Andrews Distributing and Thermal Dynamics prior to joining REA in 2010. She is currently working in our Parts Department. Phyllis has a long track record of having attention to detail and being customer oriented.

Administrative Assistants

Bethney Adams :

Bethney Adams

Bethney provides Accounting and Administration for REA Controls and REA Service in the Nashville Office. She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and she has previously held several executive positions with various financial institutions. She has over 15 years of experience in accounting, banking and financial services. Bethney joined REA in April 2017.