Carter M. Quillen is a 4-year veteran of the United States Coast Guard, a registered professional engineer, a and small business man. He is a skilled merchant craftsman who has specialized in the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration industry for more than 40 years. Mr. Quillen was born in Florida but moved to Tennessee when he was 11 years old and graduated from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. He joined the Coast Guard at the age of 17 and later attended the Florida Institute of Technology on the GI bill where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical Engineering. After selling his HVAC business in 1999, Carter moved back to Tennessee and has lived and worked in the Tri-Cities area as a professional mechanical engineer and certified HVAC technician since. He and his wife Diane live in the Stoney Creek area of Elizabethton.