Immigrating from Argentina to Florida at the age of 18, Walter Ormazabal left his home country and parents behind to pursue the American dream. Growing up in Miami in the early 1980s, Walter became a part of the vast Cuban culture that dominated South Florida, adopting the culture as his own and creating a life-long network of hard-working respectable business class associates. During his path to HVAC excellence, many a ground was covered in different facets of life and employment. Not many people can say they’ve grown up on rural countryside racing horses, owned their own financial company, have been a candidate for the RNC, and among many other things an honest God-fearing pillar of society. Now, you might say that I’m blowing smoke…but Walter’s awards and accreditations speak for themselves. In fact, the man is so humble that persuading him to make this information public knowledge was like pulling teeth…but I’m glad I pulled because beyond business, I believe people need to see the side of the man that I see every day.
If you were in South Florida in the late 1980s, you might have seen a young Walter driving around in his little yellow pickup truck, tools in the back, driving from job to job earning his keep working for local HVAC companies. However, it wasn’t long before more than a few customers and employers alike identified Walter as someone who was going places and fully capable of forming his own HVAC company. We all need someone to believe in us, and for Walter, it was his mentor, Diego Vasallo that was the weight that tipped the scale for him to become the businessman he is today. In return, Walter offers the same heart-felt belief in his employees and society.
In 1991, Walter Ormazabal established Pilar Appliance Services which was later adapted to Pilar Services, Inc. (PSI), a full-service HVAC mechanical contractor accommodating both commercial and residential clientele. For more than 30 years, PSI has been “Servicing the Greater State of Florida” with pride and professionalism.
Consecutively awarded “Businessman of the Year”, by the National Republican Congressional Committee, serving as an Honorary Chairman on the Business Advisory Council, and contributing to the Republican National Committee (RNC) by running for Committeeman in Florida State District 35, Walter has made Pilar Services a trusted name for Federal Contracts.
Aside from receiving several awards from the HVAC industry titan, Carrier, for “Exceeding Quota as Top Business Partner of CSD Florida”, Walter’s dedication to his craft has also earned him numerous “Excellence in Construction” achievements for his hard work on projects including Miami Dade College’s Baccalaureate Science Lab, and the Haulover Marina Dockmaster Complex.
An active member of the Latin Builders Association (LBA) since 2008, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) since 2005, and an extensive history of volunteer work with the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Community Affairs Bureau, it is safe to say that Mr. Ormazabal’s name is well known and respected all throughout South Florida. Walter’s commitment to helping the community does not end there…he invests in our children because he wholeheartedly believes that the youth is the future. A contributor to multiple school scholarship funds, a Good Works Partner with United Way, and a Volunteer at the Archdiocese of Miami’s youth program, are just some of the ways he is helping mold our future.
A devoted husband and loving father of 3 affluent children, with his oldest son following in his footsteps as a business developer here at PSI, Walter’s leadership shines both at his home and his office.
You might have recognized the Christian fish logo prominently displayed on all of PSI’s branding, with the slogan “Be Cool…He’s My Boss”. That is Walter Ormazabal’s motto and way of life.
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