Sean Koriat

Sean Koriat: An Energy-Saving Career

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

PALO ALTO — Upon moving to California from his native country of Israel, Sean Koriat traded a career of saving lives for one of saving energy. “Before I came to the United States, I worked as a paramedic in Israel,” he remembers. “I met my wife on a vacation to California and ended up moving here permanently.” When it came time for him to establish a new professional livelihood, Sean decided to try his hand at a trade that had always interested him: HVAC. “The idea of making people’s homes more energy-efficient and comfortable really appealed to me. I started out working for a local HVAC company and eventually decided to start my own company that specialized in attic cleaning and renovations.”

Today, as owner of Attic Crew, Sean says his favorite part of his job is making customers happy. “Typically, when we show up at a customer’s house, they’re pretty miserable, but by the time we leave, they’re happy and comfortable. That’s a very rewarding transformation to help facilitate.”

A resident of San Jose (where he lives with his wife, Chemda, and their two children), Sean spends his time outside of work on a variety of pastimes. “Personally, I like sports activities like bowling and soccer. However, what I enjoy most is spending time with my family. We like going on walks at nature parks and vacationing at spots like the Monterey Bay.”

When asked what he would do if he were to retire tomorrow, Sean says he would spend more time with his family. “I love my job, but I certainly wouldn’t mind the opportunity to spend more time with my wife and kids. My career keeps me very busy, but it’s worthwhile to know I’m providing a good life for them.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: The Golden State Warriors.

Q: What’s your favorite local restaurant?
A: Pars Kosher Market & Deli in San Jose.

Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: Chips.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
A: Stay home and spend time with my family.

Q: Music or talk radio?
A: Talk radio.