Winston Petrey, President / Owner

Mountaineer-Winston-1aOriginally from Boone, NC, Winston established Mountaineer Heating & Cooling in 1980 after attending Watauga High School, Mercer University and Appalachian State University and became the sole proprietor in 2002. He recognizes the ever evolving landscape of the HVAC industry and maintains MHC as a leader in the High Country. He takes pride in overseeing a company that continues to grow with the community and provides an essential service with the utmost integrity. Winston also serves as Project Supervisor/Installation Manager, specializing in project design and fruition, and will often be found accompanied by his best friend Emmi, the office mascot. Winston is a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and in his free time is a skilled fisherman. He lives in Boone with his wife Karen and daughter Molly.


Drew Petrey, General / Service Manager

Mountaineer-Drew-1aDrew Petrey, from Boone, NC, grew up in the heating and air industry. He joined his father full time with MHC as a Service Technician in 2003 after attending Watauga High School and after several ventures as an entrepreneur. He spent time in the Sales Division before heading the service department in 2010. Drew holds many industry certifications and is a NATE certified technician. He enjoys the challenges of the industry and finds great satisfaction in seeing projects completed with excellence. Drew is a board member for the Hope Pregnancy Resource Center and is a member and music director at Highland Christian Fellowship. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing guitar and is a true sportsman enjoying a variety of outdoor activities. Drew lives in Fleetwood with his wife Fran, and children Evie, Mary Fran, Ward, and Cade.


Dave James, Sales & Marketing Manager

Mountaineer-Dave-1aDave James, from Sugar Grove, NC, joined MHC in 2011 with over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and attended Watauga High School and Appalachian State University. He works with home and business owner’s daily, providing education on the latest innovations in the HVAC industry and enjoys helping customers find the best solution for their unique projects. He is also the resident expert in home assessments and has extensive training in load calculation and system design. Dave is an avid sports fan and member of the ASU Yosef Club as well as several community recreational leagues. He also enjoys reading, traveling, golf and what he describes as a “tailgating culinary adventure.”


Lisa Byrd, Accounting Clerk

Mountaineer-Lisa-1aLisa Byrd, from Boone, NC, joined MHC in 2001 serving primarily as bookkeeper with extensive experience in small business accounting. She enjoys overseeing daily administrative operations in the office and greeting customers both in person and on the phone. She attended Watauga High School, is a member of the High Country Dance Group and Union Baptist Church where she serves as President of the Baptist Young Women’s group. Lisa lives in Zionville with her husband Kelvin and daughters Brittany and Briana.




Mountaineer Heating & Cooling employs a number of HVAC Technicians and Installers. For employment opportunities, please contact Drew Petrey by sending an email to All Mountaineer Heating & Cooling employees are screened for background and must submit to random drug tests. Mountaineer Heating & Cooling employees are perform installations and service under North Carolina H3 Class 2 license #11342 and all employees are insured.