About Geothermal University

Here at Geothermal University, we're continuously working to advance our training program to give technicians and sales representatives the edge in the geothermal industry. That's what it's all about; helping those in the HVAC industry do their jobs with high efficiency, have more satisfied customers, and ultimately grow their business. That's why we're constantly improving and updating our curriculum with new equipment and industry information as it comes available. With Geothermal University, we're raising the bar on geothermal training.

Establishing roots and building on a solid foundation is something that we believe in here at Geothermal University. To us, there is no substitute for a quality product installed to perfection. You can attribute our ideals to our heartland mentality, where nothing beats hard work and the knowledge to get the job done right. After all, you can purchase the best equipment all day long for your customers. But without the knowledge to install it correctly, the equipment's quality isn't going to matter.

That's where Geothermal University brings everything together. Stemming from the grass roots of geothermal technology, backed by manufacturing expertise, and supported by field experience, courses are designed to provide the knowledge and confidence of designing, selling, installing and servicing Enertech's innovative geothermal systems. It's a better training program from the company that made geothermal better.

“It was by far the best training I have been to in 30 years!” Robert W. – Olathe, KS

“The training was presented at a level that was easy to understand and the materials provided will be an asset to me from here on out.” Jeff R. – Chillicothe, MO

“I attended your class the past two days and wanted to let you know I enjoyed it. I found it to be one of the most informative and structured classes that I've been to. I was worried that with my lack of Geothermal knowledge I would be lost in your class, or it would be way over my head. However, that was not the case as you started with the basics and built up from there. I feel much more confident that I could properly diagnose a geo system with the knowledge I learned and the reference material you provided. Thanks again for the great class.” Rob H. – St. Louis, MO

“Just wanted to say thanks and what a good class you put together. We covered a lot of info in three days. It is tough to keep everyone interested, but Dave did a great job as well as the others that taught topics during the class. I would also like to say thanks to the rest of the staff at the office who went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable! We all have a lot of products to sell, but the best products of all are the employees that set us apart from the competition.” Frank C. – Des Moines, IA

"This was a great class. I would recommend it to anyone in the HVAC industry.” Al S. – Adams, MN


Instructor Bios

When it comes to choosing our instructors, we’re extremely selective. With varied backgrounds and extensive education, you'll find that our training staff is among the most knowledgeable in the geothermal industry. After all, we think having the best instructors is what helps make you the best! Learn more about our experienced staff below.

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John Pendleton

As a third generation HVAC Tech, John brings a unique perspective to our training team. He has 15 years of field experience within the industry, with 10 of those specifically servicing and installing geothermal systems. John also spent two years studying business at St. Louis University, which extends his vast skill set. In his training sessions, he takes a hands-on approach making sure his students gain the real-life experience and knowledge to be successful in the field. Never one to back down from a challenge, John is a two-time state wrestling champion, and he brings that same tenacity into teaching you what you need to know about geothermal. Having worked on all levels of equipment from large factories to small residential units, you’re going to love learning from John’s expertise.

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Jim Cusack

Jim has been involved in every phase of geothermal installation: from design, to service and installation, to sales. If it's geothermal, Jim has done it! He has been in the construction industry for his entire career and was a geothermal contractor for over 16 years. His experience looking at the whole house as a system as a contractor gives him a unique perspective when it comes to training. Jim is an IGSHPA accredited trainer and installer, and is also a member of the NGWA, ASHRAE, and the Radiant Panel Association. Jim comes from a family of educators, and he is passionate about using his background in building science to help contractors be the best they can be!

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Glen Bowen

Glen is as skilled in the classroom as he is in the field, with over 15 years of training experience. His strong background in training gives him an edge in keeping his classes a perfect blend of fun and factual. Most recently Glen was the manager of Technical Education at Bard Manufacturing. Glen has over 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry, including previous experience as an HVAC installer/technician, sales engineer, design engineer, adjunct HVAC instructor, and inside sales representative. With a degree in education from the University of Toledo, you can count on Glen to use the latest educational tools to keep Geothermal University up to date and on point.

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Brian Urlaub

Brian is truly a contractor's trainer. After completing an associate's degree in HVAC Technology and Design, he started out his career in the field installing and servicing all types of HVAC systems. In 1996 he moved to inside sales and design, and was introduced to his first IGSHPA geothermal course. He quickly caught the proverbial bug and shifted his focus to solely geothermal. Through the course of his career, Brian has been involved with over 1000 installations of geothermal systems and has trained 400 contractors and counting! After over 20 years in the industry and 13 years with Enertech, Brian knows geothermal technology inside and out. Brian is an IGSHPA Accredited Installer, IGSHPA Certified Geothermal Designer, IGSHPA Certified Trainer, and IGSHPA CDG PLUS Trainer.

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Rob Shaulis

Rob is a seasoned veteran of just about every aspect of the HVAC industry. He began his career more than 35 years ago as a distributor of geothermal equipment. During the course of his career, he has been involved with every facet of the design, manufacturing, sales, installation and service process of geothermal systems. In fact, Rob’s work has earned him patents on multiple hot water heating circuits and geothermal control boards used in Hydro Heat and GeoSystems brand equipment. Rob is a licensed HVAC technician and holds Master Plumbers, Mechanical and Architectural Drafting licenses. He is an experienced electrician and has also contracted many construction and geothermal projects throughout his career.

About Enertech Global

Enertech Global is a leading manufacturer and visionary in the geothermal heating and cooling industry. With corporate headquarters in Greenville, IL, and production facilities in Mitchell, SD, Enertech Global's award winning products are proudly made in the heart of America and are distributed throughout the United States and Canada. The company's product lines consist of GeoComfort®, Hydron Module®, TETCO®, ECONAR, and GeoSource brands. For more information, visit us online at www.enertechgeo.com.