Our Team

Sharon and Dustin Yates – Owners

As President of Ducts, Inc., Sharon (Faraci) Yates has kept the family legacy of Ducts, Inc. going for three generations, stemming from the origin of Faraci & Sons in New York under grandfather, Giuseppe Faraci, to the birth of Ducts, Inc. in Arizona in 1978 under her parents, Vincent and Sally Faraci.  Sharon has always had a passion for working with people and the tenacity to run a business with integrity. Being that Sharon’s husband, Dustin, mirrors those values, he joined Ducts, Inc. to help create and cultivate a team that would embrace and grow this culture. Together, they fuel each other’s fire to continue to provide exceptional services and quality workmanship for our clients, and a safe and positive working environment for the Ducts, Inc. team.

Robert Zard – VP of Operations

Robert Zard has been in the HVAC sheet metal industry for over 26 years, and with Ducts, Inc. for over 20 years. His experience includes management of numerous projects. As a sheet metal specialist, Robert is highly qualified in the design and building of HVAC and dust collection systems and general sheet metal applications. He has a mechanical journeyman’s license with the City of Phoenix and is certified in asbestos abatement and confined spaces.

Jerry Shepard – Estimator

As the head of our estimating department, Jerry Shepard treats each and every request with the utmost importance. Jerry prides himself on his commitment to our customers to provide impeccable customer service and  all-inclusive, accurate estimates. His wisdom, experience and expertise have been invaluable.

Al Martinez – Field Superintendent

Al Martinez found his passion for HVAC in 2000. His military background unveiled his tremendous leadership skills and landed him in a management position quickly. Those skills were obvious upon his joining the Ducts team and his position as Field Superintendent allows him the daily opportunity to educate and mold the team to excel. Al is a certified Journeyman and also an OSHA certified trainer, and ensures that this team abides by all safety requirements.


Tom Fauth – Shop Manager

Tom Fauth has been an integral part of the Ducts, Inc. team since 1991. His experience, expertise, and wisdom in the art of metal fabrication are unmatched. His patience and desire to train a new generation is met with his crew’s thirst for knowledge, resulting in quality workmanship that is done with pride.