The Sensible Way of Life

“We’re always learning new things and discovering a never-ending variety of challenges to overcome, which keep us going strong. We believe in positively impacting families and the environment, and that sentiment hasn’t changed after all of these years. We respect each other’s abilities and have learned how to mesh our skills into a single functional unit seamlessly. Together, we’re serving a larger purpose. We’re helping our employees and our customers achieve their dreams and ambitions, and we’re helping to reduce humanity’s footprint on the planet. We all believe in that mission, which keeps us going strong. We’re committed to serving, growing, and expanding personally and professionally together.” ~The Sensible Team

Sensible Heating & Cooling was founded in 2009 to further the alternative energy movement and provide Colorado consumers with accessible ways to utilize alternate energy systems within their own homes.

Meet the Sensible Team

Phil Jensen

Phil began learning about the HVAC industry in 1976 and has extensive experience, including the service and installation of systems for both residential and commercial properties. He has designed large-scale systems for commercial buildings, custom homes, and new buildings in the Denver Metro Area and created systems for homes that need more comfort. Phil also owned and operated another small HVAC company for twenty-two years before selling and is excited to be part of the Sensible team and share his wealth of knowledge with Sensible customers. He’s also excited to continue the mission of providing alternative energy systems to homes throughout the Denver Metro Area.  

Phil has been married for nearly 40 years and has two grown children and three grandchildren. He loves being a grandpa and can often be found playing catch with his grandson. He also enjoys writing, golfing, fishing, and gardening.

Jo Jensen

Jo began her career in the HVAC industry in 1991, when she went to work with her husband Phil as part-owner of their small HVAC company. Jo’s role quickly grew and evolved with her taking on responsibilities as office manager, bookkeeper, and dispatcher. After Phil & Jo sold their company, Jo joined the Sensible team in 2011 as the office manager and has been an integral part of the team ever since. Customers know and love her, and she continues to help expand the reach of alternative energy in Colorado.

Jo has been married for nearly 40 years and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Jo loves being a grandma and spends lots of time with her grandsons and granddaughter. She is also an avid reader, loves to cook, and enjoys interior design.

Dan Schmied

Dan Schmied

Dan Schmied is a native Coloradan who founded Sensible Heating & Cooling in 2009. Sensible Heating & Cooling has become a leader in the HVAC industry because of Dan’s commitment to excellent customer service and passion for providing viable alternative energy options to homeowners. Over the years, he’s grown the Sensible team with staff who have extensive knowledge and experience in traditional heating and cooling and alternative energy. He also carries his Denver Master Mechanical Certificate and was recently certified to work on Uponor home control systems.

Dan loves the outdoors and enjoys all that Colorado has to offer by camping, fishing, and hiking in his free time.

Erika Mendez

Erika Mendez

Erika is a Colorado native who joined the Sensible Heating & Cooling team as an Office Administrator. Erika previously worked for an electrical contractor based in Denver, and she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her current position with Sensible. 

Erika lives in Commerce City with her husband and two teenage sons. Erika enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her family.

Aaron Small

Aaron Small

Aaron joined the Sensible team in 2015 and quickly became indispensable. He provides fantastic customer service and pays careful attention to every aspect of his work. Since working for Sensible, he has done both service and installation work and has enjoyed expanding his HVAC knowledge to include alternative energy systems.  

Aaron lives in Littleton with his wife, son, and daughter and enjoys the Colorado mountains and hunting. He grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania and moved to Colorado in 2007.

Neil Quinlivan

Neil began his career in the HVAC industry in 2007 and worked summers for a Golden-based HVAC company while working on his degree in geology. After working in the industry for several years, Neil left school to work as an HVAC technician full-time. He left the residential company he was working for in 2015 to work for a commercial HVAC and refrigeration company in Denver. Neil joined the Sensible Heating & Cooling team in 2018.  

Neil keeps busy with his wife and two-year-old daughter and likes to homebrew and collect minerals in his free time. He’s also interested in renovating old homes in Colorado, as he is a fifth-generation Colorado native, and his family has deep roots in the state.

Stephen Pemberton

Stephen served in the United States Navy from 2007 to 2017, completed three overseas deployments, and was awarded five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for his valiant service. After his time in the Navy, Stephen went to school and graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management. 

Stephen enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three kids, fly-fishing, and camping in the Colorado outdoors.

Eric Ramirez

Eric began his career in property management, and after five years, he decided to pursue a career in the HVAC industry and attended school in Aurora, Colorado. Eric joined the Sensible team in 2020 as a service technician. 

Eric enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and camping with his family in his spare time. A North Carolina native, Eric actually spent most of his time in Southern California before moving to Colorado ten years ago. 

Devon Crandall

Devon joined the Sensible team as an HVAC installer. Devon began learning the heating and cooling trade in 2017 with his dad’s family business. What Devon enjoys most about this work is the variety of the HVAC trade and being able to work with customers.  

Devon loves the Colorado outdoors and moved here, from South Dakota, in large part to enjoy the outdoor activities with his wife and young daughter.

Our Sensible Approach and Values

Sensible may be our company name, but it also represents how we lead our lives. We choose to operate with integrity, trust, and comfort in everything we do. It’s why we’ve been in business for well over a decade — we know what we stand for and make sure to walk our talk. Whether our customers are looking for geothermal energy or a traditional HVAC solution, they know that Sensible is the place to turn. We always aim to equip our customers with the information they need so they can make the best decisions for their homes long-term.

If our customers feel confident in their heating and cooling choices, it means a job well done.