Ernesto was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. With his Father also being in the business, Ernesto was exposed to the HVACR industry at an early age. He graduated from school from Dearborn High School in 1996, and right after he attended North Western Technical Trade School to become an accredited HVACR Technician. After graduating from North Western, he began working for an Industrial Mechanical Company called Motor City Heating and Cooling and also part time for his Father's business Alicea Refrigeration. Ernesto also became a certified HVACR Contractor himself for the State of Michigan in 2003 then took over his Father's business once his Father retired. Because of the drop in the economy in Detroit, Ernesto decided to move to Naples Florida where his Father and Mother retired. He then started working for Conditioned Air as a Commercial Service Technician; he quick was promoted to a Tech Advisor, then to a Field Supervisor, then to the Assistant Service Manager and now the Service Manager.