Business Owner / President of Atlas Electric, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Plumbing Services Inc.
“A Philanthropic Entrepreneur”
Sarah Sagredo-Hammond, Owner & President of Atlas Electrical, Air-conditioning, Refrigeration, and Plumbing, invests time and money in developing her leadership skills to improve communication between her team. Through her mastery of leadership development, she enhances the skills and professionalism of her executive team. She creates a ripple effect that develops their teams with the same intention and cares for professional evolution.
Sarah leads her company by putting her employees first. The team is considered the most critical asset of the company, ensuring continuous professional and personal development with an intentional focus on personality tests that help communicate with each individual in the particular way they feel seen or heard. She, of course, has customary benefits available to her team, but what sets her apart from many CEOs is the personalized attention and care tailored to each employee, meeting them where they are to develop their motivational language.
She is devoted to giving back to the communities that have given so much to her family business. Seen across many organizations as a volunteer, sponsor, investor, or ambassador, her love and devotion to her community are felt by many. Not only does she invest hundreds of thousands of dollars, but her time, talent, and resources as well. To invest a large percentage of time showing up and investing in the communities she serves professionally is a unique attribute in a successful entrepreneur and has been a large part of the scale of growth in her company since taking over.
“Atlas Electrical, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Plumbing Services, Inc is ready to help you with any of your electrical, air conditioning, refrigeration or plumbing needs for both your home or business.”
Sarah doesn’t believe in resting on her laurels. She studies daily and reads many books a month, consistently implementing the things she learns. Tackling the challenges and learning curve is part of the job because her focus is on improving the quality of her product, her service, her team, and those who surround her.
The steadfast leader sits as one of three Global leaders in Femcity, a woman’s empowerment organization founded in 2009 to be the largest woman-oriented organization in the world. In five short years, she has proved to be a significant asset in growing and inspiring change in the organization, helping it move away from focusing on women in business to catering to ALL WOMEN who choose to lead a life championing other women. “I am a co-founder of Intently Be, a company focused on creating unique opportunities for women through events, modern luxury retreats, and merchandise with intention to inspire inclusivity, love, and freedom to be uniquely you,” she says. “The launch of the first luxury retreat was a huge success and three more are scheduled for 2022: Dominican Republic, New York, and Greece.”
In the male-dominated industry of HVAC, Sarah has quickly gained an influence. She devotes her time and resources as a board member of the national organization of Women in HVAC to coach on business development, marketing, and leadership to open doors for more women to dominate in this industry.
A key differentiating factor for the company is the gratitude Sarah leads with daily. This gratitude directly translates to the focus and investment in leading her team and the involvement and commitment. “Nothing can be accomplished without people believing in you and giving you the opportunity to serve them, and it is not taken lightly,” she says. “The incredible growth and increase of my bottom line, along with the growth of my influence in the industry across the nation is based on my foundation of people first, profits second.”
Using social media as a part of Atlas proprietary process has likely set them apart locally within their industry and has made Sarah a national influencer in the market. “Not only is it for the growth of our company, but is also used as a free service to the community in the form of blogs and videos of how-tos, informing individuals and business owners on reducing expenses to their bottom line.” The company’s most significant achievement is a continuous growth pattern in the last decade despite trying times like recessions and a pandemic. “Atlas has expanded from an HVAC company to have incorporated many new and diverse divisions like plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, and pest control. Our achievements, innovation, and growth are all due to our people first, profits second approach.” IEWL
Business Owner / President of Atlas Electric,
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Plumbing Services Inc.
Atlas started as an electrical contractor, then in time added the HVAC portion of the company a few years after opening its doors. The company has since been able to adapt to the needs of the community and most importantly the ever-changing technical environment. You could say we were energy conscious when most people were not, and today we continue to dedicate ourselves to products that help reduce energy consumption.