About Us

We're Committed To
The Best Service

Providing Medford, Oregon with Intelligent Heating and
Air Conditioning Solutions Since 1994

​Since 1994, Advanced Air & Metal has been assembling a team of exceptional professionals capable of servicing Southern Oregon’s diverse heating and cooling needs. 20 years ago, the Company was founded by two industry professionals, Scott Friesen and Scott Rosendahl. Today, Advanced Air is made up of more than 40 dedicated professionals, consisting of 6 departments: Installation, Service & Repair, Engineering, Accounting, Sales & Marketing, and Management. Advanced Air has garnered the reputation as being Southern Oregon’s leader in heating, air conditioning, and geothermal technology.

​Advanced Air & Metal is active in the Southern Oregon Community, frequently volunteering time and resources to nonprofit organizations such as Hearts with a Mission, Helping Hands International, The Dove, True North Navigators, and local clubs, athletic teams, schools, and churches.

Meet The Team

Scott Friesen - Chief Executive Officer

Well acquainted with Medford and the surrounding area, the Friesen family has a heritage steeped in Rogue Valley culture and history. As the son of Al and Deana Friesen, Scott was born and raised in the cradle of Southern Oregon. Upon completion of the South Central Oregon Sheet Metal JATC apprenticeship, and after working 8 years at a local sheet metal shop, he and Scott Rosendahl founded Advanced Air & Metal, Inc.

In 1988, Scott married Keri and together they have raised their two children into young adults. Scott enjoys cruising his Harley on the back roads of the northwest while listening to 80’s hair metal, scuba diving in tropical places, salmon fishing on the Rogue River, and backpacking into wilderness areas with his son. Scott is an avid football fan of the Oregon Ducks. Every spring, he and his family, and a large group of friends meet at Stewart State Park for campfire stories and fishing at Lost Creek Lake.

Scott is inspired to help others; whether devoting time to his family, designing complex air systems, or taking mission trips to Central America, he is motivated to serve others.

Scott Rosendahl, Treasurer/Service Director

Scott Rosendahl was born in Southern California and relocated to Grants Pass in 1973. He enrolled in the United States Air Force in 1979, and, while stationed in the Philippines, began his technical training in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. After 6 years of service, Scott returned to the Rogue Valley where he was employed as an HVAC service technician for more than a decade. In 1993, he married Ginny, with whom he has raised their son. In 1994, he and Scott Friesen founded Advanced Air & Metal, Inc. 

Scott is a sportsman and an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys hiking and camping in the upper Rogue River wilderness. Scott is a patriot, fond of country music and Clive Cussler adventure novels. He has a great appreciation for the recreational opportunities that are uniquely characteristic of southern Oregon’s seasonal climate and geographic location. When he is not working, he can be found in the back country, riding his dirt bike, or fly fishing at the Oregon Coast.

Randal Lee, Chief Operating Officer

Randal has been a key member of the Advanced Air family since 2012 and is the Chief Operations Officer. He brings more than 20 years of business management and construction related experience to the team.

As an Oregon native, father of five young children, and husband to an academic improvement specialist, Randal finds immense joy in life’s greatest treasures: spending time with family, reading old books, learning new things, traveling to strange places, listening to people’s stories, contemplating art and design, and hiking in wilderness areas.

Rhonda Marincus, Controller/Office Director

Rhonda is one of our key team members here at Advanced Air. She makes sure we’re organized and ready to serve at our best!

Dan Franck, Warehouse Director

Dan provides strategic and operational leadership for our distribution site. He makes sure you get what you need when you need it!

Tom Shipley, Commercial Estimator and Project Manager

Tom is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Medford. His family is well known and respected in the southern Oregon heating and air conditioning community. Tom received formal HVAC training at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon. 

Tom has been an integral part of the Advanced Air team since 2008. Together, Tom and his wife, Brenda, have raised their four children to adulthood. Tom is an avid Oregon Ducks fan and enjoys attending games with his family and friends. 

As a competitor, Tom is passionate about his work and committed to providing exceptional HVAC solutions and service. With his industry knowledge, a determination to always be available for clients, and the ambition to meet any challenge, Tom is an asset to the Advanced Air Team. 

Josh Peterson, Residential Install Coordinator

Josh coordinates our residential  installations to make sure we’re on site to help get you back to comfort as soon as possible. 

Dan Williams, RNC Comfort Expert

Dan is one to make sure new residential construction projects have the comfort you deserve.

Steven J. Murphy P.E., Engineer

Steven is our lead in Engineer here at Advanced Air. So if you have questions about our equipment, he’s the one to ask.

Stacy Hughes, Service Dispatcher

Stacy was born in Medford, Oregon and has lived in the Rogue Valley for her entire life. She has worked at Advanced Air since 2007 and is married to their handsome, ace service technician, Raymond Hughes; together they have raised 5 children. As a family, they enjoy camping and hiking around Union Creek.

Stacy’s favorite books are The Power of Now and The Tao of Pooh; her favorite film is tearjerker, The Notebook. She has an eclectic taste in music with The Beatles, Bob Marley, and Jack Johnson among her favorite musicians. Stacy loves the Rogue Valley for it’s natural beauty and killer selection of local beer and wine. 

Darren Harper, Sales Coordinator/CSR

Darren coordinates our sales divisions and is our customer representative. So if you have any questions about our maintenance packages or any of our service he’ll be the one to talk to.

Barbara Copple, Office Assistant

Barbara helps coordinate our team as well as connect with our customers about any questions or concerns they may have. 

“The Scotts” actively work with their highly trained and qualified associates to provide clients with the latest technology and the highest quality heating and air conditioning equipment available. What began as a small company, servicing the residential market, has blossomed into a large-scale corporation that also takes on multi-million dollar design-build commercial projects.

In the last 20 years, Advanced Air & Metal has installed over 8,000 heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, and geothermal systems. Most of these projects were generated by referrals from satisfied customers who spoke to their friends and neighbors about Advanced Air & Metal. Advanced Air credits their success, and subsequent growth, to the quality and tenure of their valued employees.

Today, Advanced Air & Metal provides intelligent indoor heating and cooling solutions for the greater Rogue Valley area. Services include system diagnostics, repair and maintenance of equipment, free estimates on system replacement, and design-build and installation of HVAC systems for residential, commercial, and industrial spaces. Whether powered by electric, natural gas, or dual fuel, Advanced Air & Metal specializes in heat pumps, furnaces, and air conditioners that cultivate a lifestyle of comfort. The company is certified as a factory authorized installer of Daikin ductless mini-split heat pumps, Water-furnace geothermal systems, and Bryant heating and cooling equipment.