Our Team



With an engineering mindset and lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, Bobby develops turnkey solutions for his customers. His unique ability to analyze problems and create sustainable solutions has been the trademark of his success. Bobby founded ChopAir in 2020 to help better serve an existing market and influence positive change in the construction industry.

Bobby began his engineering career in commercial HVAC manufacturer with Ruskin – a Johnson Controls Inc. company located in Grandview, MO. He developed a genuine passion for the commercial HVAC industry at Ruskin. Bobby transitioned to a commercial HVAC manufacturer’s representative firm in Southeast Florida where he managed Big Ass Fans regional sales with Tom Barrow Xpress Products. Bobby graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a BS in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in business and mathematics.

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Greg joined Bobby at ChopAir in the summer of 2021, seeing an opportunity to grow and establish a business with a friend as something he could not pass up.  Greg began his career selling medical devices for Orthopedic giant Arthrex, where he learned the ins and outs of sales and account management. Being in the operating room everyday, he learned to become comfortable in uncomfortable situations, and has brought that skill to the HVAC industry. 

Once Bobby had grown the business to the point he needed a steady presence in Florida, Greg joined the team and moved to Tampa. With ChopAir, Greg runs the sales and client management side of the business. In his free time, Greg loves to golf, play softball, and explore his new home state.

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David joins the team in Houston, TX with 25 plus years in residential and commercial construction.   He is accomplished in building relationships at all levels within the customer organization. 

Also having the entrepreneurial spirit, David had his own Custom Home and Remodeling business over the last decade.   He brings a wealth of knowledge to ChopAir and looks forward to growing the business in the South Texas region.  His knowledge and skill set will help meet your business needs.  He enjoys cycling, traveling and co-runs a dog rescue with his wife.

Rachael Gardner
Fractional cTO

Rachael Gardner

Rachael started as a fractional CTO for ChopAir in 2023. She received her Industrial Engineering degree and MBA from the University of Missouri. Then, she pursued a career at Black & Veatch and Smart Warehousing. Her professional focus revolves around the seamless integration of technology throughout the customer journey. She has a tremendous ability to analyze business processes and automate them. 

ChopAir fully endorses Rachael’s fractional services. If you are in the market for a fractional CTO, you can contact Rachael at (913) 709-2092 or rachael.gardner22@gmail.com



Jeff took over ChopAir’s accounting role in early 2023. He likes to say he is an accountant by trade, but entrepreneur by calling. Jeff got his Master’s in Accounting from Mizzou and then got his CPA while starting at KPMG. Throughout his career, he’s been fortunate to work with Fortune 500 companies and local, small businesses alike.

Jeff is the oldest of six children raised here in Kansas City. He spends a lot of time with his family, especially his wife and two boys. He’s also a great golfer and avid Mizzou fan!

ChopAir fully endorses Jeff’s fractional services. If you are in the market for a fractional CFO, you can contact Jeff at (816) 835-2732 or jeff@blackbird-fs.com or visit www.blackbird-fs.com.