About KMC Gas
My name is Kevin and I started my career in the Plumbing and Heating industry at the age of 16 when I had the opportunity to carry out my work experience at a local, family run business that had been established for 50 years in the seaside town of Folkestone. Luckily, I was offered and apprenticeship at the age of 16 with the option of doing 4 days on site work and one day at Folkestone College, studying for a City & Guilds Plumbing and Heating qualification.
My first few years were spent learning the installation and maintenance of bathroom suites and full Central Heating Systems from hugely experienced engineers. After a few years, a colleague who worked mainly on Boiler Servicing and Repairs left the company. This opened up a vacancy for a Boiler Engineer and I was given the opportunity. To work on Gas appliances, I had to become qualified a Gas Safe Registered Engineer which involved a large amount of studying and multiple tests, due to my age I also had additional tests to prove I had enough Knowledge to work safely on Gas appliances.
Once qualified, I shadowed a fellow Boiler Engineer and quickly picked up and excelled in Boiler repairs and servicing. I continued this role for another 6 year’s working on all makes and models of Boilers.
After moving to Maidstone I started a new job as a Technical Advisor for Vaillant which was located In King’s Hill. My new role was advising engineers onsite how to repair and install Vaillant product’s. This was mainly Boilers but also included Solar Thermal Hot water systems, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps which are all known as Renewable Technologies.
My time at Vaillant was absolutely invaluable and I gained a huge wealth of knowledge from my constant training and working alongside people who had been in the industry their whole career and were now nearing retirement.
Whilst at Vaillant my need to keep on the tools was strong, so I started KMC Gas and for the first time became a self employed Central Heating Engineer in Maidstone, working in the evenings and weekends. After 3 Years of working with Vaillant and for myself, I decided to go it alone and become a full time Gas Engineer and have been doing that since.
KMC Gas has now been established for 8 Years and I have a huge loyal customer base, some of which have been with me from the very beginning.