Jason Buffalow was raised in the sheet metal /HVAC/refrigeration
industry. His grandfather, Henry Buffalow, started Buffalow’s in 1948
as a commercial refrigeration company in Mt. View, CA. In the late
1960’s his father, Henry Buffalow, Jr. took over the family business
and ran it for nearly twenty five years. Jason learned the basics of
the HVAC industry and witnessed first hand how to run a successful
company. In the mid 1990’s Jason began working for a few smaller
mechanical contractors before starting Buffalo’s Mechanical, Inc. in 1995.
Over the last 18 years this company has experienced controlled growth
from 4 residential/light commercial installers, to the medium sized
commercial shop that it is today. Jason keeps his primary focus on
taking good care of his customers, employees, vendors, and making
business decisions based on what is right, not costs. Building and
maintaining long term relationships is what Jason strives for. The
future plan for Buffalo’s is simple…continue along the same path,
building successful projects, enjoying who we work with, and
appreciating who we work for.
Jason lives and works in the small town of Ripon, CA. He is proud of
his 18-year marriage to his wife Gina and loves being with their two
children Joshua and Emily. Jason is passionate about wakeboarding,
photography, traveling and anything in the sun.
Gina Buffalow began working at Buffalo’s Mechanical, Inc. in 2005, to
oversee our office administration. As Office Manager, she is
responsible for many aspects of our daily business: HR, banking,
equipment/crane rental, insurance, problem solving and purchasing. She
also manages our service division, which includes client
communication, billing, and scheduling.
Prior to Buffalo’s, Gina’s held positions in sales, office
administration, project management, communications and event planning.
Her previous employers include SimulTrans, Ponderosa Homes and
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.
Gina lives in Ripon, CA with her husband Jason and their two
children. She enjoys being a mom, spending time with her family,
entertaining, traveling, and shopping.
Jason Hodges began his HVAC career with Buffalo’s Mechanical, Inc. in
1995. He started this company at the very beginning side by side with
Jason Buffalow, as an entry level installer. He has worked from entry
level with little construction experience to lead installer, general
foreman, and in 2012 was promoted to Project Manager.
Jason’s experience started when Buffalo’s was heavily involved in
clean rooms, dust collectors, manufacturing facilities and
laboratories in Silicon Valley. Today, his experience has evolved to
include high end retail, tenant improvements, and ground up buildings.
Jason’s work ethic, experience, and twenty years of dedication, offers
tremendous value to Buffalo’s and the projects that we do.
As project manager, Jason is responsible for every aspect of a
project. This includes: scheduling, client communication, equipment
and material purchases, budget, inventory control and problem solving.
He is in constant communication with our install teams. His many years
of job site experience are crucial in this position, as he works
closely with our General Forman and install teams to problem solve and
Jason has been married to his wife Jennifer since 1998. They live in
Manteca, CA with their four daughters. He enjoys being with his
family, camping, motocross, technical gadgets, sports and playing golf.
Omar Martinez was hired at Buffalo’s Mechanical, Inc. in 1997 as an
entry level installer with little construction experience. He has
worked his way up to a lead installer and general superintendent, and
is now our General Forman.
As an in installer, there is no better! Omar was fast, precise and
his goal was perfection. He was also a great lead, as he passed on his
knowledge and work ethic. His subordinate’s were often promoted to
lead installers. Currently all our lead installers have worked side by
side with Omar.
As General Foreman, he visits every job site to determine a material
list and layout install for our install teams. He returns throughout
the projects to insure quality, safety standards are followed and job
sites are kept clean. He is also on hand to help solve any challenges
that may arise. His many years of field experience is crucial to
provide direction and training for our install teams. Our territory of
Northern California is extensive and covering each project can be a
challenge. To maximize time and efficiency Omar’s vehicle is a mobile
office. Omar’s IPAD, mobile scanner, and IPHONE help him stay in
constant contact, view all blueprints, email photos, as-builts, or
schedule updates from the job site. To be environmentally friendly and
economical, Omar drives a 2011 Prius, which gets 50 miles per gallon,
and all blue prints and other documentation are electronic.
Omar and his wife, Teresa, live in Sacramento, CA with their two
children. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.