Gentry’s Comfort Consultants

Dean Owensby
Comfort Consultant   Email:

Dean has been married to his beautiful wife, Cathy, for 33 years. They have three wonderful children, with his youngest son, Levi, having special needs. From a very large family, they all look forward to family cookouts, volleyball, camping, and beach trips.

Dean is very active in his church, which he has attended since 1980. He came to work for the Gentry family in 2001 in sales and has truly enjoyed being a part of the growth and culture of great excellence at Gentry.

John Tate
Comfort Consultant   Email:

John Tate is a true local. Born and raised in the Asheville area. He has worked as a heating and AC technician/installer since 1997. He is new to sales but brings his years of hands-on technical experience and knowledge to all his Gentry clients.

John lives in Weaverville with his wife, two adorable children, and many pets. He has a lifelong passion for classic cars and is a very talented mechanic. He enjoys tinkering in his garage, building his koi pond, and spending time with his family.

Bill Sears
Comfort Consultant   Email:

Bill and his wife have three sons and a dog, Molly. Bill has been in the HVAC industry for over 30 years and has held mechanical, electrical, and gas fitting licenses. He enjoys home projects, traveling, family time, and camping. He and his family have lived in New York, Maryland, and Colorado, and are happy to be here in North Carolina.

Michael Young
Vice President and General Manager   Email:

Mike has worked in the residential heating and air conditioning industry for 27 years. He started as an apprentice and has progressed through the ranks to the management level. Mike holds an NC H3 – Class 1 Mechanical License. He attended Blue Ridge Community College where he attained his Journeyman’s card from the Department of Labor. He also attended multiple schools related to the design, service, and installation of HVAC equipment.

A resident of Fletcher, NC, Mike and his wife, Tricia, have two daughters. He enjoys his church, Biltmore Baptist, loves hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.