Our Team

Art Ragsdale

Art Ragsdale


As Founder and President of Ragsdale Heating, Air & Plumbing, Art Ragsdale’s mission has always been to provide customers with the best value by offering exceptional customer service with honesty and integrity from the most knowledgeable, dedicated and professional experts in the industry.

Art has very high expectations and sets specific goals knowing his team has the same desire to assure 100% customer satisfaction.  He is a fundamental part of the growth of Ragsdale Heating, Air and Plumbing and is fully committed to providing top quality products and services.

Art is a life-long resident of Paulding County.  He and his wife have two children and four grandchildren.  He enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing and flying in his free time.  Art is active with his church, First Baptist Church of Dallas, and in the community through organizations such as The Paulding Rotary Club, Truth in Nature, Paulding Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.

John Smith

John Smith

Chief Operations Officer

John has accrued over thirty years of experience in the heating and cooling industry and has extensive training in sales management, business administration and marketing. He also holds a Conditioned Air Contractor license in the state of Georgia.

As a leader in the HVAC industry, John has a proven track record in marketing and sales functions, business operations as well as development and implementation of strategic business plans for profit and growth. John is passionate about developing and driving creative strategies and processes that strengthen our relationship with employees, customers and vendors. John has taken his extensive training and applied it to coaching and building strong management teams, sales team, CSR’s, service technicians and installation mechanics to guarantee excellent customer service and 100% customer satisfaction.

Meylena Gutierrez

Meylena Gutierrez

Corporate Controller

Meylena Gutierrez joined the Ragsdale team as Corporate Controller in July 2018. She is an accomplished CPA with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management, operational analysis, reporting and internal controls. Meylena has extensive experience in the service and pharmaceutical industry.  She obtained her MBA from Kennesaw State University and holds a CPA license.

Meylena is married with two children and two grandchildren.  In her spare time she enjoys shoe shopping.

Lynn Blackburn

Lynn Blackburn

Human Resources Manager

Lynn has been a member of the Ragsdale family since 2004. She is a graduate of West Georgia College (now the University of West Georgia) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She is married to Tracy and they have one son, Michael. Lynn enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.

Debbie Leboff

Debbie Leboff

Customer Service Manager / Office Manager

Debbie has been with Ragsdale since 2008 and brings 25 years of management and customer service experience.  Debbie is fully committed to providing excellent customer service to both external and internal customers.  With her diverse job experiences and training, Debbie is able to support Ragsdale’s mission of providing 100% customer satisfaction.  By keeping a positive attitude and promoting a positive work environment, all employees are ready, willing and able to offer unparalleled service to every customer.

Debbie and her husband, Gary, have three children and two beautiful granddaughters.  Debbie enjoys shopping, furniture antiquing, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.


Tricia Strickland

Tricia Strickland

Service Manager

Tricia is very proud of her highly trained technicians.  She is confident that when one of our technicians is in your home, the job will be completed with speed and accuracy and that each one of them will take personal responsibility in your complete satisfaction.

Tricia is married to Stewart and they have two children, Chase and Allie.  In her free time, she enjoys gardening, biking, running and spending time with family and friends.

Ben Slaton

Ben Slaton

Install Manager

Ben has 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry, 15 of which has been with Ragsdale. During his time with Ragsdale, Ben has worked in installation, service and warranty.  He holds many certifications including N.A.T.E   in gas heating, air conditioning and heat pumps.  Ben enjoys working in this industry because it is always changing and evolving.

Ben is married with two children who are both involved in many activities.  He volunteered as the head baseball coach for the past 5 years for all skill levels.  He has lived in Paulding County for 24 years and graduated from Paulding County High School and attended college at Georgia Heritage Junior College as well as Chattahoochee Technical College.  In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with family and friends, coaching, playing golf and overall enjoying life.

Chase Strickland

Chase Strickland

Plumbing Manager

Chase has been with Ragsdale for 6 years and has worked in several positions from our warehouse to customer service to dispatcher and now serves as our Plumbing Manager.  Chase is proud of his accomplishments at Ragsdale but he is most proud of the level of customer service that he has a hand in each and every day.

Chase was born and raised here in Paulding County and loves being a part of the community.  He is married to his beautiful wife Marissa.  In his spare time, he enjoys camping and spending time with his family and friends.

Chris Boyd

Chris Boyd

Team Lead Comfort Advisor

Chris has been with Ragsdale Heating, Air and Plumbing since 2005. He has had a hand in different aspects of the company, managing both residential and commercial new construction service before taking on the role of residential sales. Chris believes in providing knowledge and advice to his customers that will leave them with years of comfort and energy efficiency.

Chris truly believes, as does Ragsdale, that the best way to grow a company is through satisfied customers that refer their friends and family.

Chris is married and has two bright and beautiful children. His hobbies are anything that includes his family.

Alan Ragsdale

Alan Ragsdale

Fleet / Operations Support Manager

Alan has been a part of the Ragsdale team since 2000.  His duties include fleet and facilities management.

Alan has over 20 years experience in the commercial/industrial electrical industry and is a member of IBEW LU613.  Alan has been married to his wonderful wife, Marilyn for 27 years, they have 2 children, who are both attending college.  Alan and Marilyn are active members of First Baptist Church of Dallas.  When Alan is not working he enjoys fishing, gardening and attending church.

Outstanding Knowledge

The gentleman that came out has an outstanding working knowledge of your industry. He supplied all options, therefore I believe he is a valuable employee to Ragsdale H/A. Thanks for the quote.

Friendly and Efficient

Tech was very friendly and efficient was a great experience Office personnel also very friendly and prompt to get my needs taking care of Would and will highly recommend them to anyone and everyone who my need service to their HVAC systems Thank you.

Someone We Can Trust!

Ragsdale is someone we can trust! They always come when they tell us and even call us a few minutes before they arrive. They are honest about what they find and never charge for things we don't need!! We wouldn't trust our home system to anyone else!

Very Pleased

We just purchased a new a/c system and had it installed by Ragsdale. Every step of the process was handled efficiently, and with great courtesy. Everyone was very nice, informative and strove to provide great service. The new system is awesome! Very pleased.

Great Experience

Had a great experience with Ragsdale. I’ve been a customer of theirs for so many years. The technician was nice and friendly. Did my yearly check up and there was no problems. Thank you!

Professional and Knowledgeable

Had an urgent call, chipmunk chewed through wires, and Mark with Ragsdale Heating and Air was out in less than 2-hours as a work in customer. I request Mark for all my maintenance during the year. He is professional, knowledgeable in his trade and an all around nice guy.

Prompt and Professional

Allen was so kind and personable. Diagnosed the problem quickly. Re-lit the pilot light on water heater and warned me I'd have to replace it soon. Gave me an estimate. Unfortunately, I needed to replace the water heater the following day, but the next plumber was able to do it seamlessly based on Allen's report. I would definitely use this service again! Prompt and professional!

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: closed
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