Our Team

Get to know the staff at Atwood Rentals HVAC, and you'll quickly see how our company is different than traditional HVAC financing companies. We care about our customers.

Andy Atwood

President and Co-Founder

I am President of Atwood Rentals HVAC. My goal has always been to serve God and serve others. It is with this mindset that I am happy to help people obtain ownership with their HVAC needs. I was born into a Christian home and watched my dad run our family business with this same goal in mind. I worked in the accounting department of his business throughout high school and college. In 2000, I received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Management and a minor in Marketing from Union University. In 2008, I founded Atwood Rentals, a rent to own business in the portable building industry. As the company grew, I was made aware of the opportunity to help homeowners with their Heating and Air Conditioning needs. Our company serves all of the U.S. and thrives on leading and serving in a way that honors Christ.

I have been married for 18 years to my best friend, Angie. We are blessed with three sons and one daughter. We enjoy spending time together and are always ready for an adventure. We love traveling, spending time outdoors, boating, hunting, farming, and supporting the kids in their sports and activities. Above all, my greatest desire is to love and lead my family to know Christ and serve Him daily.

Phil McDonnell

Director of Sales

I am responsible for leading our sales teams and driving the growth of our business. I have a broad background working with the dominant brands in industries such as pest control, residential lawncare, commercial landscaping, home warranty, and industrial distribution. I also spent time with the nation's largest HVAC wholesale distributor where I had full P&L responsibility for a specific division of the company. I most recently led business development initiatives in the insurance industry with heavy emphasis on designing innovative self-funded healthcare programs, developing captive insurance companies, and implementing cost containment strategies for hospital systems. My background has enabled me to gain valuable experience in a variety of cross-functional roles including finance, sales, business development, marketing, operations, strategy and customer service. I enjoy helping companies grow more profitably by delivering value-added services to their customers.

I have been married for 21 years and have four wonderful children. I am a former deacon and active member of my church and enjoy coaching basketball and soccer. I am involved with The Cancer Kickers Soccer Club, a non-profit organization focused on helping children diagnosed with cancer. I attended the University of Memphis where I received my bachelor's and master's degrees and was a four-year member of the soccer team. I enjoy reading, traveling, coaching sports, and spending time with my family.

My favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. Please email me at phil@atwoodhvac.com

Madison Hilliard

Strategic Account Manager

My name is Madison Hilliard and I am the Strategic Account Manager here at Atwood Rentals HVAC. This is a brand new role in the company, and I will be working closely with our strategic partners to build and strengthen our relationships. I am so fortunate to be a part of a wonderful company and team and can not wait to see how God blesses us this year!

I was born and raised in the little town of Greenfield, TN to the most amazing set of parents a human could ask for and my younger brother Mason. After graduating high school, I went on to attend Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN where I received my degree in Communications with a focus on TV Broadcast and Radio. After college, my first job was working for ADP as a Small Business Outside Sales Manager in the Greater Nashville area. After two years with them I was approached by a janitorial company and soon after became their Sales and Operations manager. I have an 8-year-old Pit Bull named Sunny and a 4-year-old Golden Retriever, Russ. Singing and fitness are my passions and my personal motto is and always will be: "Be Somebody Who Makes Everybody Feel Like a Somebody!" Please email me at madison@atwoodhvac.com

Haley Montgomery

Sales Operations Coordinator

My name is Haley Montgomery and I am the Sales Operations Coordinator here at Atwood Rentals HVAC. I was born and raised in Lexington, TN. I received my Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Jackson State Community College and I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning from Freed-Hardeman University. I have experience in sales, management, and business operations.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and skydiving on occasion. I started my career here in 2021. The opportunity to work for a faith-based company that strives to help others has been such a blessing to me. Please email me at haley@atwoodhvac.com

Chad Martin

Sales Manager

I was born and raised in Auxvasse, Missouri. My family and I raised cattle and row cropped approximately 2500 acres on our family farm. After high school, I attended The University of Missouri where I played football for the Tigers on a full athletic scholarship. After graduating, I pursued many sales opportunities to gain the experience I needed to move into professional sales. For 10 years, I was a Medical Device Representative specializing in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. I primarily educated orthopedic surgeons on new techniques and devices to repair hips, knees, and shoulders.

My first love and motivation to succeed is my family. Without them, I would not be where I am today. I married my beautiful wife, Ashley, nine years ago and we have three amazing kids Jaxon, Jozie, and Jordin. I also have another son, and his name is Tyler. We enjoy spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and hanging out by the lake. We love all sports and are huge fans of the Missouri Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs.

In August of 2019, I was presented with the opportunity to become the Sales Manager for Atwood Rentals HVAC in Milan, Tennessee. Atwood Rentals HVAC is an incredibly unique company that offers rent-to-own funding for homeowners through HVAC dealers. The strong established relationships and loyalty in our HVAC distributor and dealer base, coupled with a market wide open to the introduction of rent-to-own funding, provided the opportunity to offer our HVAC dealers exceptional, proven, and quantitative solutions. The best part of my job is when I see a client excited about the new business they are gaining through our program for jobs they thought were lost, simply reinforcing the customer for life relationship my company already established. Please email me at chad@atwoodhvac.com

Amber Griffin

Dealer Sales Representative

My name is Amber Griffin and I am a Dealer Relations Specialist here at Atwood Rentals HVAC. I began my career as a Financial Representative in Dallas, TX then Germantown, TN. Eight years ago I began working in the rent-to-own industry and in 2018 I was blessed with the opportunity to join the Atwood team in the sales department. At the end of 2020, I made the move to the HVAC side of the business. I thrive in building relationships and making sure our dealers are set up for success.

I was born in Jacksonville, FL but my family moved to West Tennessee when I was five. Trenton, TN is where I now reside with my husband Derrick and our three children Branson, Lawson, and Elizabeth. My family is my motivation and what brings me the most joy. We enjoy anything outdoors, especially our summers at the lake. My life is full and I feel blessed. Please email for more information about Atwood Rentals HVAC at amber@atwoodhvac.com

Kelly Jones

Dealer Sales Representative

I was raised in Richmond, Virginia where I grew up in the HVAC industry from birth. The past decade of my life was lived in Austin, Texas working in sales in the software and technology industry. In 2020, I moved back to Richmond to be closer to my family, and shortly after that, I was blessed with the opportunity to join Atwood Rental HVAC which has offered me the fortune of being more connected to an industry that has long been in my lineage. I love having the opportunity as a sales manager to connect and grow relationships with the amazing dealers across the East Coast and beyond.

I am a city girl at heart and have a passion for traveling, meeting new people, and experiencing new places- particularly their local vegan cuisines. I have extensively traveled the US, Mexico, and Canada and visited most National Parks (ask me about my National Park Passport stamp book!). I have been lucky enough to check many European countries off my bucket list as well. I teach yoga, it is my absolute passion and I spend most weekends teaching classes to my extraordinary students. I read nearly every night, and I consider myself a life-long learner in all aspects of my life. I am an outdoor enthusiast and love mountain biking, kayaking, cycling, hiking, wake surfing, snow skiing, and getting outside as often as possible with my loving family, amazing friends, and most of all my dog and the light of my life, Alabaster Jones.

I look forward to cultivating strong relationships with every individual that Atwood brings into my life. Please email me anytime at kelly@atwoodhvac.com

Lea Beth Taylor

Inside Sales Representative

My name is Lea Beth Taylor. I work in sales at Atwood Rentals HVAC. I enjoy going above and beyond to exceed my customers’ expectations by assisting them with lending for HVAC systems. I graduated from Jackson State Community College in 2010 with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. Before coming to Atwood Rentals HVAC, I worked as a store manager for Maurices and Pier One Inc.

Outside of work, I am a God-fearing woman and a mom to my two precious children, Dylan and Taelyn. I have a passion for fashion. I am naturally a competitive person and love to watch sports. My favorite is the NFL. TITAN UP! I enjoy reality TV shows, game shows, and Mexican food! Please email me at lea@atwoodhvac.com

Holly Melton

Software Development

Hi, I’m Holly Melton! I will soon become a Phillips in 2022! I have 2 doggie children, and 1 teenage cat (she the boss). I've worked in customer service since I was 16, and my most recent position prior to Atwood Rentals HVAC was as a Full-Time Assistant Store Manager at Rue21. During those five years, I discovered that I enjoy dealing with consumers and assisting them in achieving their fashion goals. I also enjoyed adding fresh styles and trends to the store's overall look. My time there came to an end, there was always a feeling I wouldn’t be there for long.

I was offered a position with Atwood Rentals HVAC, and wow, has it been a blessing to work for this organization! I've worked in a variety of roles for this organization as it has grown, but I've most recently been assigned to the Software Development Department. I assist in the development of our website's functionality. My ultimate goal is to provide a user-friendly platform for those who need help with heating and air conditioning.

I adore what our program is all about-it's giving customers a chance to get heating and air without having their credit checked, and it's also about providing HVAC dealers an opportunity to offer a no-credit alternative to their clients! I appreciate everyone who has participated in our program thus far, and I hope to continue to assist others in the future! Please email me at holly@atwoodhvac.com

John Grogan

Operations Manager

My name is John Grogan, and I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. I was 10 years old when my family moved to a corn field here in West Tennessee. Since then, Tennessee has always been my home. I am married and have two grown children. I came to Atwood Rentals HVAC in the spring of 2021 after retiring as a disabled veteran from the U.S. Army where I served for 27 years. Here at Atwood Rentals HVAC, I am surrounded by the same intense, focused, and service mindset that I am familiar with except now it is in an amazing Christ-centered company. I can truly say that I am surrounded by a team with a mission. We believe EVERYONE deserves affordable heating and air conditioning services, and this company was founded on a vision to fulfill that need.

I am a huge outdoors fan and I love college football! Being the only Florida Gators fan in the building, I’m sure this season will get rowdy. I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me at john@atwoodhvac.com

Laurie McNabb

Administration

I was born in Jackson, TN, and I have been a resident of Milan, TN for 23 years. I love the small-town atmosphere. I have experience in team leadership, customer service, and collections. I also work with Dementia/Alzheimer's patients when I am not working at Atwood Rentals HVAC. I have been employed with Atwood Rentals HVAC since July 2020. I have connected well with the HVAC team and am very thankful for the dedicated, hard-working atmosphere. I, along with our team, believe that without God’s help the company would not be where we are today. I am eager to help the company grow.

I am the mother of three wonderful children. I enjoy spending time at the lake and racetracks with my children and hunting with my son. I am an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and watch the games when time permits. Please email me at laurie@atwoodhvac.com

Candace Page

Administration

My name is Candace Page, and I work in the accounts payable department with Atwood Rentals HVAC. In this role, I pay dealers each day. If you have questions or you need assistance with getting a payment, you can reach out to me directly. I have been with Atwood Rentals for three years. I started out as a receptionist, then became an Account Manager, and made the move to the HVAC department a year ago.

I am a wife and mother to three beautiful girls! I have been married for 13 years. My girls are 12, 9, and 3. Our faith in God gets us through life. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family. We live life to the fullest and enjoy every minute of it! Please email me at candace@atwoodhvac.com