About the Company

Our Company, Our Family.


Andrew Dobbins

CEO, Owner

Andrew is a Marine, a loving father and husband, and the founder and owner of Intelligent Design. An EPA-certified technician, Andrew has been to countless trainings and is certified for Indoor Air Quality by both Lennox and American Standard/Trane. In his 17+ years of experience, Andrew has received the Super Service Award from Angie’s List every year since 2012 for Heating and Air Conditioning. He also maintains an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau!
Rated Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson
In 2002, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as Presidential security at HMX-1 in Quantico, VA., Andrew Dobbins left the Corps and entered the world of air conditioning and heating. Right from the beginning, he brought a different approach to his work. This was the attitude needed to make Intelligent Design the Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson. During his time in the Corps, Andrew had developed a great appreciation for attention to detail. He also understood the importance of processes. This was to benefit him as he excelled in the fields of product differentiation, heat load engineering, system customization, system design and estimation. Over the next several years, Andrew became adept in all aspects of residential system design. He also received a number of certifications, including EPA certification, Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification (Building Analyst and AC/Heat Pump), heat load certification. Finally, Andrew attained his Arizona Registrar of Contractors CR39 residential and commercial HVAC license. He was ready for the next step in his life. In 2009, Andrew decided to go into business for himself. He had seen the way things ought to be done, and he had compared it to the way most companies did business. He realized that this was the only way that customers could get the quality and integrity they deserve from the Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson. Starting with three staff members and working out of a home garage, Andrew went all in, selling his truck for $20,000 for capital to start his own company. That was the beginning of our story—but far from the end!

What Make Intelligent Design the Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson?

Today, Intelligent Design employs more than 40 people year-round and works from their new property, which they purchased in 2013. Each lead installer for Intelligent Design has a minimum of 10 years experience. Also, every one of their service technicians is certified, and they have an average experience of 17 years. Because of Intelligent Design’s great attention to detail and complete customer satisfaction guarantees, we are now the highest rated / Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson. We specialize in a wide range of services, including home system repair and replacement, indoor air quality solutions, custom duct repair and design, and commercial service and replacement. In 2015, we started a new plumbing division to better serve our customers. The new plumbing division provides all plumbing services, which include drain cleaning, water heater replacement, plumbing repairs, and whole house water softening and water treatment. In other words, we can handle it all! Intelligent Design continues to grow every day thanks to our great team and the wonderful people of Southern Arizona. We are so glad that you choose to work with companies like ours and helped make us the Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson. We are dedicated to doing right by our customers and getting the job done right the first time. That’s our business philosophy, and we strive to uphold it every day! This community is the reason we are who we are, and we show our support by taking part in community contributions around the area. In fact, we partner and support various organizations, such as the Hope Center, Gospel Rescue Mission, Hands of Hope, and Teen Challenge! Thank you Tucson and the rest of the Southern Arizona community for welcoming our company and helping us to so quickly become the Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson. We appreciate you!


Ashley Hughes and family -- HVAC Tucson

Ashley Hughes

Ashley is a beloved member of the team! Wife to David and loving mother of three awesome children, Ashley loves to provide the highest quality service and care to Intelligent Design customers. She is excited to continue her career in the business.
Brenda Waymire and family -- HVAC Tucson

Brenda Waymire

Brenda loves the Lord first and foremost. She and her amazing husband are both in ministry in their church. She has five children: Julian, Hailey, Breanna, Cyanna, and Aiden. Brenda has been with Intelligent Design for more than a year and she is hoping to stay for many more. When she has free time from work, church, and motherhood, Brenda loves gardening!
Brett Preston -- HVAC Tucson

Brett Preston

Brett Preston is from Orange County, CA. He is the son of a retired LA sheriff and veteran of the 101 Airborne Army and also of an elementary school teacher. Brett has been with the Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson team for more than four years, since graduating from the University of Arizona. He is also the proud owner of Zeppelin, his dog.
Charlie Birdsong and family -- HVAC Tucson

Charlie Birdsong

Charlie is the proud father of 2 kids. He’s also a proud member of our team! He grew up in the trade learning from his grandfather and also spending a lot of time helping his mother with her 4-H projects. Charlie is a Tucson native, and he collects spiders.
Chuck Barton and family -- HVAC Tucson

Chuck Barton

Chuck is a powerhouse employee who is an important part of Intelligent Design. He prioritizes a quality customer experience and loves it when he does a good job. Having worked in the business for a while now, he is looking forward to continuing his career in the industry.
Cori McGarvin and family -- HVAC Tucson

Cori McGarvin

Cori is a 30-year-old husband, a father of three, and a Tucson native. He enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and taking part in family activities. In addition, Cori loves history, science, and all types of music. Finally, he is proud to be an American!
Dean Poole and family -- HVAC Tucson

Dean Poole

Dean is a business veteran and Tucson native who has more than 35 years of industry experience. He can also boast of having lived more than 50 years of his life in Tucson. Happily married for more than 36 years, Dean is the father of five wonderful children. In his free time, he enjoys gardening and taking care of bonsai.
Dustin Stock and family -- HVAC Tucson

Dustin Stock

A proud father of two, Dustin is a hardworking member of the Intelligent Design family. He has more than 10 years of HVAC experience. A former Medical Corpsman in the Navy and a Signal Corpsman in the Army, Dustin is no stranger to doing this well and doing things right.
Jake Middleton and family -- HVAC Tucson

Jake Middleton

Only 26 years old, Jake Middleton is a Marine Corps veteran with five years in the service. He is also a service technician with an awesome review base. Originally from Idaho, Jake has been in Tucson for more than 12 years. Now a father of two with a loving wife, Jake loves spending time with his family, at home improvement shows, and in the pool.
Javelin Poole and family -- HVAC Tucson

Javelin Poole

Javelin is a local who grew up in the Sahuarita and Green Valley area. Since he comes from a family of HVAC experts and related occupations, he is continuing the family trade by working with the Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson. An Army veteran, Javelin serves in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he always tries to see the positive. Along with being an accomplished HVAC technician, he also has a certification in personal training.
Leah Weinrich -- HVAC Tucson

Leah Weinrich

Leah is a college graduate and has been with the business for more than a year. Beyond Intelligent Design, Leah is the director of her church’s hand-bell choir and is also a production technician there. When she’s not helping out her folks, Leah enjoys making lace, playing piano and trumpet, and cultivating succulent plants.
Matthew Merrill and family

Matthew Merrill

Matt Merrill is a full-time professional leadership and life coach. He works with individuals and teams to work and live at higher levels more sustainable. He is currently contracted with Intelligent Design to coach employees to improve their quality of life and work. Matt has been married for more than four years, has two sons, and loves hiking.
Michael Matthews and family

Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews loves his job at Intelligent Design. An industry veteran, he has more than 20 years of experience with HVAC-related businesses. He also has more than 7 years of experience owning his own company. Michael has five wonderful kids, and he enjoys boxing, hiking, and cooking. In addition, Michael attends Calvary Chapel Church and performs at Laffs Comedy Caffe from time to time.
Paul Matthews and family

Paul Matthews

Paul is an Army veteran who has been married for 48 years. He also has 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Paul also volunteers regularly at his church and enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, and other outdoor activities. He has been in the business for more than 26 years. Paul owned his own business for 4 years. He loves his work and taking good care of his customers.
Amy Matthews and family

Amy Matthews

Amy is a U.S. Army veteran, Lutheran Christian, loving wife, and proud mother. She has also been an industry professional for more than 20 years! With 2 girls and 4 grandbabies, this Indiana-born powerhouse is no stranger to working hard and doing right, and she’s no stranger to the business either! In her free time, Amy likes to camp, fish, hunt, cook, bake, play the hand bells, and sing in choirs.
Rob Soza and family

Rob Soza

Rob has been in the business for more than 20 years, owning his own business for more than three of those years. Happily married, Rob is also the father of two great children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, riding bikes, working on cars, and doing any of these things with his son. Rob attends Victory Worship Center. Finally, he enjoys his work and being able to take care of his customers.
Rod Shipley

Rod Shipley

Rod has been in service and repair for many years. He is a journeyman electrician, HVAC installer, and a repair technician. He also has IT certifications. When he was younger, Rod was in the Air Force and worked as a project manager. In his spare time, he is an accomplished musician and enjoys both playing and singing. Rod doesn’t believe a job is done until the customer is happy!
Taylor Owen and family

Taylor Owen

A Tennessee boy at heart and husband to a woman from Brazil, Taylor has been in Tucson for more than 4 years and has been with the Best Solar, Plumbing, & HVAC Company in Tucson almost the entire time. Passionate about pouring into future generations for a better future, Taylor volunteered for a non-profit for 9 months, where he traveled the country giving hope to kids around the nation. The non-profit’s owner was Andrew’s wife, Aimee, which is how he got connected to the business.
Terry Ulibarri and family

Terry Ulibarri

Terry is a wonderful worker, a loving parent of 4, a camp enthusiast, and a hobbyist card stamper. While Terry has worked with intelligent Design for only a short time, Terry looks forward to a long future with the company and all of its wonderful customers. A native Arizonan, Terry’s main hobby is taking care of a retired engineering mining consultant.
Zach Robbins and family

Zach Robbins

Zach has been with the company for more than a year, but that doesn’t mean he is inexperienced. With plenty of years working in labor and construction, Zach is no stranger to service and repair businesses. Born and raised in Tucson, Zach’s love of travel, camping, hiking, and seeing new places took him on a five-year break to explore America, but now he’s back and ready to go.
Scott Akers

Scott Akers

Install Manager

Manny Lopez

Manny Lopez

Retro Install – Lead

Kyle Bruggeman

Kyle Bruggeman

Retro Install – Lead

Lo Hinojos

Lo Hinojos

Retro Install – Helper

Julian Waymire

Julian Waymire

Retro Install – Lead

Hailey Holmes

Hailey Holmes

Aeroseal – Lead

Adam Wise

Adam Wise

Aeroseal – Helper

Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Solar Supervisor

Brian Hoyt

Brian Hoyt

Solar Helper