Former Razorback offensive lineman Drew Vest is back in his hometown of Searcy after finishing his college football career last fall. The local high school football legend and All-State player recently took a new position off the field at Paschal Air, Plumbing and Electric.
“Working for Paschal has been a great way for me to bring a company I love to the town I love and introduce one to the other,” Vest said with enthusiasm.
Paschal recently acquired Mize Heating & Air this last spring. Vest is now among the friendly faces as a Comfort Specialist, helping local homeowners find the right HVAC system to cool and heat their homes.
“My goals have always been to be the best I can be for both my team and my community, and Paschal has allowed me to do both of those! I’m extremely proud to be from Central Arkansas and am ecstatic to bring this company to the region,” Vest said.
As Vest was finishing up his degree at the U of A, he was hired full-time at Paschal by Sales Manager & Safety coordinator and former left-handed Arkansas pitcher Trey Holloway. “Drew has been an amazing addition to our sales team. He is super sharp and he has picked up the HVAC world quickly, which is a testament to his work ethic and commitment to Paschal,” said Holloway. “Paschal is blessed to have him a part of our team and we are excited to have him work in his hometown.”
Vest was a three-year letter winner at Searcy High School. His senior year, then 6 feet 6 inches, 293 pounds, he helped the Lions to a 10-3 season in 2018, where their season ended in the second round 6A state playoffs. The gentle-but-fierce giant committed to Arkansas, after having multiple offers to play collegiate football. Vest joined the Hogs as a preferred walk-on. After a redshirt season, he left his mark at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
In addition to his accolades on the field, Vest was on the 2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll. He finished a four-year program a year early with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain from the University of Arkansas and minored in Marketing.
“You might be asking yourself what Paschal has in common with collegiate athletics. The answer is simple: It takes hardworking, determined people to forge a successful team on and off the field. Vest having an Arkansas connection is what made him such an attractive candidate to join Paschal’s sales team.”
Vest and Holloway aren’t the only former Razorback athletes on the Paschal roster. Paschal owner and CEO Charley Boyce led the Diamond Hogs to the 2004 College World Series. Pitchers Holloway, Daryl Maday and Brian McLelland, all current Paschal Pros, were in that same bullpen. These aren’t the only former Razorback baseball players at Paschal. Former first-round pick Nick Schmidt and former pro fielder Casey Rowlett are also two Hogs turned Paschal Pro. Hogs Baseball and Football programs aren’t the only teams represented at Paschal. Former Razorback Softball All-SEC team member Autumn Storms and former Razorback pole vaulter Sarah Rosauer have brought their drive and work ethics to the customer service team at Paschal.
Vest and the entire team, former Hogs and otherwise, are here to take care of your heating and cooling needs. Learn more about Paschal and their service areas at GoPaschal.com.