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General Manager

Houston, TX

General Manager Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for application, design, promotion, installation, verification and service of all company products and services
  • Responsible to develop and administer new product and services in the Houston area
  • Responsible for marketing to building owners, developers, architects and engineers of turnkey packages, including feasibility studies and/or justification, project engineering, implementation and construction management, system maintenance and service and alternative financing
  • Work with and assist the President in development of the annual profit, and operating/strategic plans, as well as employee career development for the branch and each department
  • Meet or exceed bookings, revenue, earnings, and customer satisfaction objectives as characterized in the Predetermined Plan for Profit
  • Forecast, track and coordinate material manpower and cash requirements
  • Monitor current month and to-date bookings against the sales forecast for branch and departments
  • Assist to establish the branch organizational structure and modify it as conditions warrant
  • Ensure recruitment and retention of employees as required to meet or exceed assigned objectives
  • Establish Quarterly Corporate Goals and communicate to all members of management
  • Develop innovations and ideas on new equipment, processes, operating techniques, and procedures to reduce direct job expense, improve products, and enhance safety
  • Actively pursue the established profit margin for projects and follow through to the end of the project to make sure the estimating process is accurate
  • Approve and initial all new contracts. Ensure terms are agreeable, costs are covered, profit margins are in line with company expectations and resources are available to execute the contract
  • Other duties as assigned

General Manager Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business (BBA) or related field required; MBA preferred
  • Five (5) plus years of management with experience in engineering, installation and service of building technology systems required
  • Ten (10) plus years of experience in the HVAC, BAS, Security or Professional Building Services industry with management in operations for the last six (6) years strongly preferred

General Manager Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must understand the construction and service business theory
  • Must have the specific industry knowledge necessary to evaluate risk and make decisions that benefit the company
  • Must have general understanding of contract law, taxes and construction contracts
  • Must have the demonstrated ability to manage people effectively
  • Must possess the business skills needed to coordinate the total growth effort of the company
  • Must be able to prepare and deliver complex product presentations, and be able to train and coach others in effective presentation of programs


  • Health + Life Insurance

    DAC offers a cost-effective, comprehensive package of medical, dental and vision options for all employees. Employees are also eligible for company-provided and buy-up disability and life insurance options.

  • Paid Time Off

    DAC provides paid time off for all employees with escalating accruals for tenure.

  • Professional Development

    We encourage our people to excel in their careers and offer a reimbursement program to support their education, certifications and professional growth.

  • Profit Sharing

    Our success is based on the hard work of our people, and we provide a profit sharing program to reward them.

  • Retirement Savings

    We provide a 401K retirement savings program supported by a leading, global financial services firm, with matching company contributions.

  • Supplemental Insurance

    In addition to traditional insurance, DAC has collaborated with industry leading partners to provide employees supplemental options for life and health insurance.