Modern Heating & Cooling Staff
Certified Air Conditioner & Furnace Installations, Repairs & Replacements
Modern Sheet Metal Heating and Cooling Inc. has been servicing Appleton and the surrounding Fox Valley area since 1963. We specialize in heating, cooling, air quality, and customer service. As a family-owned and operated business, we offer premier, personalized service.
Modern Sheet Metal is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer which means we are held to the highest standards from Carrier. We also offer IBC and HTP boilers and Aprilaire indoor air quality products.
At Modern Heating & Cooling we will work with you to understand and solve your heating and cooling needs.
Modern Heating & Cooling Co-Owners
Thomas Ring, David Ring, Jeffrey Ring
President (as of January 1st, 2019)
Jeff has always been actively involved in the family business. In 1998, he officially started on full-time basis. Jeff’s expertise lies in radiant jobs. He also completes all of warranty claims. Currently, Jeff is preparing to become the third-generation owner, as Dave and Tom look forward to retirement. Jeff is married with two children.
Vice President – Retired
Tom has been closely involved in the family business. In 1976, he began working full-time for the company. Tom’s expertise lies in designing a plan to fit the customer’s unique heating and cooling needs. In 1995, he became the second-generation co-owner of Modern Sheet Metal.
Since Dave’s father, Wesley Ring, started Modern Sheet Metal in 1963, Dave has been involved in the HVAC trade. In 1972, he began working on a full-time basis for the company. In 1995, he became the second-generation co-owner of Modern Sheet Metal.
Mike has been one of Modern Sheet Metal’s longest and most loyal employees since 1978. Mike is capable of doing just about anything in the HVAC trade. His primary position is replacement installer. Mike has been happily married for 38 years and has two children and two grandchildren.
Aaron Van Asten
Aaron has been in the HVAC trade since 1995. In 2008, Modern Sheet Metal hired Aaron as a service technician. Not only is Aaron experienced in service, but he is also an efficient installer. Aaron is married with one daughter.
Since 1993, Tim has worked in the HVAC trade. In 2014, Modern Sheet Metal hired Tim as a service technician. Tim is experienced in all aspects of residential forced air heating and cooling, including radiant heat and boilers. He has a daughter.
Cary started with Modern Sheet Metal in 1990. He is capable of installing furnaces and air conditioners, as well as completing the metal work involved in HVAC trade. Cary is married with two children.
Lead New Construction Installer
Jeff started in the HVAC trade in 1995. He began working for Modern Sheet Metal in 2013. Currently, Jeff manages all the new residential projects. Jeff is married with two children.
Caleb started working for Modern Sheet Metal in 2017. Caleb assists with new construction installations and replacements. When he is not working, he enjoys staying active and working out.
In 2014, Tyler began working for Modern Sheet Metal. He is capable in all areas of new construction, replacements, and service work. When not at work, Tyler can be found hunting, fishing, or camping.
Nicholas assists with new construction jobs. Outside of work, Nicholas enjoys sports, racing, and moto sports.
Phil began working in the HVAC industry in 2020, and also started working with Modern HVAC in 2020. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting big game, including shooting long range and regular target practice. In addition, he also likes fishing for walleye, perch, musky, and trout, and traveling out west.
Phil has a fiance (Kelsey), as well as a stepson (Shawn), daughter (Aleena-Mae), son (Axton), and a four-year-old black lab named Venna.
Since 1980, Don has been working in the HVAC industry. He joined the Modern HVAC team in 2020. His interests include carpentry work and riding his Harley on the weekends. He especially enjoys spending family time with his three adult children. Don lives in Stevensville with his girlfriend in the same house he grew up in.
Since March 2019, Brad has been working in the HVAC industry. He joined the Modern HVAC in 2019. Outside of work, enjoys sports and being in the great outdoors. Brad has been happily married for 5 years and has a daughter and two dogs.
James Brian Libby
James Brian Libby started working in the HVAC industry in 2020 and also joined the Modern HVAC team in 2020. Outside of work, some of his interests include hunting, fishing, and watching baseball. He enjoys spending time with his two kids.
Josh began working in the HVAC industry in 2018 and also joined the Modern HVAC team in 2020. Outside of work, he enjoys gardening and spending time with his four-year-old daughter, Eileya.
Megan has been efficiently running the office at Modern Sheet Metal since 2014. She assists customers on the phone, as well as in the office. Megan is married with two children.
Nina began working at Modern Sheet Metal in 2008. From time to time, she fills in for Megan answering phones. Outside of work, you can find Dave and Nina touring the country on their motorcycle.