President, Holtkamp Heating & Air Conditioning
After receiving his technical degree from Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, IA) in 1985, Matthew moved to Georgia and began what would become a lifelong passion for helping people and making them comfortable.
After working for Atlanta’s three largest air conditioning contractors in his first 10 years, Matthew founded his own company in 1996.
After his first few years in business, Matthew noticed how customers weren’t realizing the energy savings advertised by the equipment manufacturers. He then turned his attention and resources towards educating his employees to find comfort solutions for customers based on science and a “whole house” approach, not on out-of-date industry habits.
Under Matthew’s leadership, Holtkamp Heating & Air became the first HVAC company in Georgia compliant with the new ANSI/ACCA 5 QI-2007 Quality Installation Specification, a first-ever tool in the HVAC industry which defines a proper installation and helps homeowners compare HVAC companies in making an educated decision. Other notable achievements include being the first HVAC company in Gwinnett to have a website, as well as the first to go paperless.
Matthew was recently appointed by Governor Kemp to serve as a Board Member of the Conditioned Air Licensing Board. He also recently served as President of the Board of Directors for CAAG (the Conditioned Air Association of Georgia) and sits on the Executive Board of the Gwinnett Republican Party. Matthew was a 2017 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett and is also a member of Rotary of Gwinnett. In 2022, he was elected Gwinnett County Commissioner, District 4.
Matthew also serves on the Finance Council for Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He is an avid golfer and has a passion for the card game of Euchre.
Cofounder, Holtkamp Heating & Air Conditioning
After receiving her B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech in 1990, Suzanne moved to Atlanta to pursue an advertising career. She was in account services for Austin Kelley Advertising and Fahlgren Martin, working on accounts such as Doral Hotels and Resorts, Honda Power Equipment, Nicklaus Golf, and ATP Tour (Men’s professional tennis tour).
In 1996, she and Matthew founded Holtkamp Heating & Air Conditioning which allowed Suzanne to grow her passion for working within and serving the local community.
Suzanne has served on the boards of Artworks Gwinnett, The Public Arts Commission of the city of Suwanee and the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. She has also served as a past Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, retreat leader and catechist for Prince of Peace Catholic Church (POP) and was a member of the original Building Commission for POP. She is past winner of Artworks Gwinnett’s “Volunteer of the Year” and The GEHC’s first ever “Heritage Keeper’s Award”.
After years of being a crazed gardener and chicken “keeper”, Suzanne loves sharing family recipes, gardening tips and more from her Smart Living blog posts. Holtkamp HVAC will always be a part of Suzanne’s DNA while she continues working professionally in the world of theatre and film costuming.