-- R&D Careers --

Work For Us

R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances is continuously seeking top-notch associates in all departments. From management, to customer service, to technicians and installers in the field, R&D Electric enjoys low turnover and a lot of experience.

All candidates are encouraged to send a resume and contact information to info@rdelectric.com. All potential employees are expected to pass a drug screening and background check.

Our full time employees enjoy such benefits as:

  • Competitive Hourly Pay
  • Overtime Pay
  • Earned commission bonuses
  • Monthly earned personal time off
  • Earned vacation time
  • Insurance
  • Paid continuing education
  • Uniform allowance
  • Tool allowance
  • Company vehicle

-- Why R&D Electric For Your Heating & Cooling Needs --

Why do YOU want R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances to provide you with your HVAC needs you ask? Simple – R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances goes above and beyond to make sure that your new system is installed correctly on day 1, the most important day of any systems life. We do many little things during an installation that makes your installment of a new system a step, sometimes two steps, better than our competition. Just ask the R&D representative to show you those little differences we provide that separates us from the other HVAC contractors.

  • R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances is family and employee owned.
  • Licensed Heating & Air Conditioning technicians on staff.
  • Technician staff on hand 7 days a week.
  • Low employee turnover.
  • Stable leadership
  • R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances Full Service Plan customers receive same day service!
  • The Full Service Plan covers maintenance, plus parts and labor on repairs.
  • R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances believes in up-front pricing and we do not pay commission on parts/repairs.
  • R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances Technicians are backed by a team of support personnel for quick, in-the-field delivery of equipment, parts, information and materials.
  • Technicians and Installers protect your home by using shoe covers and drop cloths.
  • Drug screening and background checks performed on all new hires.
  • R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances operates a fleet of company owned vehicles – equipped with the latest in voice, data, tools, and testing equipment.

-- Directions to Madisonville R&D Electric --

Let R&D Electric, Heating and Cooling, and Appliances provide you with all the information you need on a new HVAC system or indoor air quality item. Please come see our showroom located at 4780 Hanson Road Madisonville, KY 42431.

-- The R&D Team --

R&D’s team of professionals can help you get set with everything from home appliances, repair, financing, and more

Tony Moore

Owner

tmoore@rdelectric.com

(270) 821-7442

John Clark

Manager

jclark@rdelectric.com

(270) 821-7442

Employed by R&D since 2004. John holds a Kentucky certification for Journeyman HVAC mechanic and a Master HVAC Contractor certification.

Erin

Office and Appliance Manager

(270) 821-7442

Erin has lived in Madisonville for 30 plus years. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has an extensive background in Retail and Human Resources.

Barry Ferrell

(270) 821-7442

Employed by R&D since 2008. Barry holds a Kentucky certification for Journeyman HVAC mechanic.

Kenny Smith

(270) 821-7442

Kenny has over 35 years electrical contracting experience. Kenny currently holds a Master’s Electrical Contracting certification.

Robert Adcock

(270) 821-7442

Robert is the lead repairman for appliances. He has been employed at R&D since 2008.

-- The R&D Story --

In 1966, 47-year-old Ben Tomblinson purchased a business named R & D from two gentlemen named Richardson and Dixon. The shop on Dempsey Street in Madisonville sold and repaired water pumps, electric motors and kitchen appliances.

Ben Tomblinson kept the name R & D, and used it as a logo to represent his work philosophy — reliable and dependable. He phased out the water pump and motor portion of the business, and focused on the appliances as well as HVAC and electrical contracting.

1972

When Ben’s son, Mike, graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1972 with a degree in industrial technology, he chose to join the family business.

“I came home to work during the summers,” Mike said. “I enjoyed working with my father. After graduation, I was offered work elsewhere, but I came home when my father offered the job.”

1980

In 1980, the Tomblinsons moved R & D to its current location on Center Street. After Ben passed away, Mike continued the family tradition of providing high-quality electrical, HVAC and appliance service to Hopkins County customers.

Mike believes that for a community to support a business, that business must show its support for the community. R & D Electric is one of the oldest members of the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Mike has served as a Chamber volunteer in various capacities, including a three-year term on the Chamber Board of Directors and as vice-president of community development. He served on the board of the Hopkins County YMCA for more than three decades, was a board member of Discover Downtown, was active in Madisonville’s Morning Kiwanis Club and volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for many years

Mike says that R & D strives to earn customers’ trust by providing timely service to help them solve their problems.

And more than 40 years after Ben Tomblinson purchased that shop on Dempsey Street, R & D’s customers keep returning, counting on the reliable and dependable service Mike Tomblinson and his highly-trained staff provide.

“The biggest compliment we can get is when we’ve served a customer, and then they call us back to fix something else. It’s the return business that makes this job fulfilling.”

~ Mike Tomblinson

In 2015, Madisonville native Tony Moore and family purchased R&D from Mike and Maureen Tomblinson. We will continue to strive for the relentless pursuit of quality and service that has been the hallmark for R&D for over 50 years. Come see us at our new location at 4780 Hanson Rd.

“R&D - Reliable and Dependable Since 1966”

-- Landing Page --

In 1966, 47-year-old Ben Tomblinson purchased a business named R & D from two gentlemen named Richardson and Dixon. The shop on Dempsey Street in Madisonville sold and repaired water pumps, electric motors and kitchen appliances.

Ben Tomblinson kept the name R & D, and used it as a logo to represent his work philosophy — reliable and dependable. He phased out the water pump and motor portion of the business, and focused on the appliances as well as HVAC and electrical contracting.