Reitmeier University is a two-year continuing education program, developed to train and certify new Reitmeier employees in commercial HVAC services.
The program is held in the training room at our corporate headquarters. “Our student apprentices are all very eager to learn, which makes my role extremely fulfilling,” says Adam, RU instructor. “It’s exciting to hear stories from students who take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in the field. I encourage students to bring up on-the-job experiences and challenges, so we can discuss as a class.”
In addition to traditional classroom instruction, each new hire is partnered with an experienced Senior Level Technician in a structured mentorship – sharing best practices for tackling real-world HVAC issues.
A new paradigm for our industry, the program was created not only to foster institutional knowledge, but also to orient team members to the Reitmeier way and culture.
Why we started Reitmeier University
“I finished a trade school before attending Reitmeier University – and I still walk away after each lesson having learned something new.” - Sergey
At Reitmeier, we’re passionate about making the world a better place for future generations, leading the way in our field, and bringing the absolute best service to our customers. This means hiring the best team members, ensuring that they are well-trained, and providing ample growth opportunities within our company.
Reitmeier University allows us to serve this commitment while supporting the skilled trades industry, creating a sustained workforce, and providing best-in-class technicians for our clients.
Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to empower our employees and other HVAC professionals to achieve excellence in both skill and service. Our goal is to transform the industry approach to continuing education, and set the bar for excellence.
Is the HVAC industry right for you?
“Reitmeier University is a great learning environment for anyone wanting to grow as a technician. If anyone has an HVAC-related question, we have an open conversation about it – no matter what chapter we’re working on.” - Wyatt
HVAC isn’t a job – it’s a career. With Reitmeier University, you’ll gain valuable field experience, work through an apprenticeship, and be mentored by a senior technician. This opportunity is perfect for those with a strong work ethic and a commitment to continuous improvement.
If you thrive on complex problem-solving and enjoy challenging, fulfilling work, we invite you to consider the field of commercial HVAC. It’s an industry with an increasing need for mechanics and installers. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates the number of HVAC jobs will increase by 21 percent through 2022, nearly twice the growth of employment overall. So, you will always have ample, good-paying opportunities throughout your career.
To learn more about growth opportunities in the HVAC industry, here are several resources:
- Website: Careers in HVAC
- Report: Heating Up – The Sweltering Demand for HVAC Workers (PDF)
- Report: The HVACR Workforce – Demand Heats Up as Supply Melts Away (PDF)
What you’ll learn at RU
Reitmeier University will teach you everything you’ll need to know about the HVAC industry, including:
- In-depth, practical knowledge
- Functional skills
- Reitmeier’s core values & ethics
- How to be best in class journeyman-level technician
Sample course offerings
Our two-year program covers a variety of topics, including:
- Field Practices and Safety
- HVACR Basic Training
- Boilers and Hydronic Systems
- Control System Design and Fundamentals
- Mechanical Piping Methods
- Duct Systems
- Sustainable Practices
“We’re very fortunate to have a dedicated and talented instructor to work with! Reitmeier University is planting the seeds of a better future and our success.” - Manuel
Client / Partner / Vendor Opportunities
Our commitment to continuing education and opportunity extends beyond the walls of our office. Stay tuned for more information on how our partners, vendors, and clients can get involved.
Interested in joining the Reitmeier team? Visit our Career Center for open positions!