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Meet The Team

Darrel Yashinsky

Darrel Yashinsky – President & Founder


“The right experience is the difference between running a good contracting business and a great one.”

This is Darrel Yashinsky’s advice to contractors who want to prosper in today’s economy.

With over 40 years of residential and commercial contracting experience, Darrel is a master contracting coach and business consultant. A leading innovator, achiever and passionate about sharing the secrets of success with fellow contractors, Darrel walks the walk and talks the talk. Darrel has helped to augment the success of HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and General trade contractors.

He is a licensed Refrigeration Mechanic and holds a Master Heating License, G1 gas fitter and an oil burner certification. All his designations represent the pinnacle of achievement in the heating industry. Still a licensed HVAC contractor, Darrel is certified by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada HRAI.

As a former owner and operator of profitable HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical businesses, Darrel’s extensive experience provides a solid foundation for advising entrepreneurs on how to cope with the peaks and valleys of the ‘business of running a contracting business.’ From hiring and training, sales & marketing, cash flow, inventory and seasonality issues to financing and loan products, Darrel has experienced it all, and it’s in his DNA.

Today, Darrel owns and manages Pinnacle Contractor Group & Smart Home Financial Corporation. The businesses are dedicated to the success of your contracting business. We offer on-going support, mentorship, training and an education in how to run a profitable contracting business.

Darrel is also a valued member and part of the Goodman® Business Toolbox team of educators, training to help Goodman dealers grow profitable and sustainable businesses. 

Darrel has created wealth for some of Canada’s most successful contracting companies. Since 2000, Darrel has shown over three hundred contracting business owners how to unlock the real potential of their businesses. He can help you too!

Are you ready to work smarter? Contact Darrel today for a FREE consultation.

Mary Makrillias – Vice President


Mary has been working with Darrel Yashinsky, President & Founder of Pinnacle Contractor Group for over 28 years. She got her start in the industry by dispatching and arranging installs while working for one of Darrel’s original HVAC companies. Since then, Mary has gained vast experience helping other HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing contractors to succeed.

Today, Mary is involved in growing Smart Home Financial (SHF), a division of Pinnacle Contractor Group, and handles all rebates. When not at work, Mary enjoys spending time with her eight-year-old daughter and is an avid hiker and cyclist.

Adriana Lamberti – Marketing Manager


As our marketing manager, Adriana has a busy role coordinating a variety of sales and marketing activities for Pinnacle Contractor Group that includes recruiting new clients; preparing account profiles for company clients and managing lead generation for all campaigns and Go-To-Meeting Webinars. With over 17 years of experience in the trades and a wealth of knowledge, Adriana enjoys meeting and speaking with contractors. A confident and articulate communicator, she takes pride in helping our clients achieve their goals.

She holds a College Diploma in Business Office Administration and is a highly motivated and focused member of our team. In her spare time, Adriana enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family and volunteering with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) and SickKids: The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Bonnie Quinn – Smart Home Financial (SHF) Support Management


Bonnie is our Smart Home Financial (SHF) Support Manager. She helps our dealers through the finance entry process, and her tasks include invoicing, managing and overseeing our rebate programs. Bonnie is also highly knowledgeable in solving complex financial calculations and helping contractors understand the relevance of concepts like amortization, loan terms, and credit scores.

Bonnie has also operated a plumbing company. With over 17 years of experience in the trades, she can help most contractors overcome daily challenges. A great listener, passionate about helping others and deadline-oriented, Bonnie is also proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Quick Books. She loves spending downtime with her pets and enjoys art and traveling.

Robin Faust

Robin Faust – Client Support Representative


Robin provides business coaching, advice, and support for Pinnacle Contractor Group’s systems, processes and procedures for our contracting clients. Before joining Pinnacle Contractor Group, Robin spent 12 years in the financial industry with MasterCard. She has a wealth of experience with HVAC businesses and contractors. Over the years, Robin has provided support for Airtime by helping countless HVAC contractors to improve their contracting businesses. Robin has also helped and supported hundreds of U.S. and Canadian HVAC contractors while working with Success Group International.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a minor in Marketing from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and is experienced using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Robin volunteers with Girls On The Run and is a Member of the Volunteer Match Organization in St. Louis. She has an endless list of hobbies including golfing, cooking, running, working out and spending time with Casey, her 10-year-old Retriever rescue dog.

Call for an appointment today to see how our team can help your business thrive. Call 888-307-1114 today for a FREE Consultation. You'll be glad you did!

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