Home Services
Shawn Weidmann
Deklan Robinson

Zephyr, founded in 2022 by CEO Shawn Weidmann and Juxtapose, is a vertically integrated home services platform specializing in enabling better HVAC outcomes for consumers and technicians. Home improvement and construction is the second most complained about industry after auto sales. Customer experience in the home services category still hasn’t improved because innovation has generally focused on the front-end, enabling discovery, but not tackling the most challenging part of the experience - the actual transformation in the home. Zephyr is delivering a better customer experience by building a vertically integrated home services platform that employs technicians to lead this transformation. As a platform build, Zephyr will not only build its own technology infrastructure and consumer delivery capabilities, but will selectively acquire and scale existing technician businesses, with the mission of creating better HVAC outcomes for consumers nationwide.

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founding CEO

Shawn Weidmann

Shawn joined Zephyr after decades of experience scaling platforms in other industries. Previously Shawn served as CEO of Spring Education, CEO of Teleflora, and COO of Public Storage. Shawn is a former Army officer (with an engineering degree from West Point) and a graduate of Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Shawn Weidmann

"What I love most about business building is the opportunity to put together, and work with, high-performing teams that are able to create outsized value. The Juxtapose team's approach to building Zephyr and focusing on empowering technicians synched 100% with my approach - it's exciting to be able to improve the lives of consumers, technicians, and transform the landscape of home services."

Year Founded
Home Services
Delightful home services through delighting technicians

We partnered with Shawn to build Zephyr, a home-services platform opportunity that is focused on improving service and satisfaction for heating and air-conditioning end customers by empowering one of the industry's most overlooked constituencies: the technicians themselves. Shawn has deep experience running multi-location businesses, including as CEO at the largest network of private schools in the country, Spring Education Group, and significant experience scaling the operations of consumer-facing platforms, including as COO of Public Storage (one of the largest public storage businesses globally) and CEO of the world's largest network of retail florists, Teleflora. Shawn has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in engineering from West Point.

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Shawn before Zephyr

No child ever said when they were growing up that they wanted to be a multi-location, essential services CEO, yet this is what I have become! Prior to teaming up with Juxtapose, I had run the largest network of retail florists in the world (Teleflora), was the COO of the largest self-storage company in the world with over 2,300 locations throughout the U.S. (Public Storage), and most recently had built the largest network of private schools in the country serving over 50,000 children in 200 different school locations from preschool through high school (Spring Education). Earlier in my career I had been a consultant at McKinsey and EHS Partners, and way back I started my career as an Army officer leading some of America's fine soldiers. As you can tell, I have worked in, and been very successful in, a wide number of industries. What I am most passionate about is not any particular industry, but building high-performing teams that create outsized value.

Career Highlights


Began digging into the home services technician journey and opportunity with Juxtapose. Spent time shadowing technicians in several markets and saw the opportunity to drive better home services outcomes by enabling more productive and happier technicians.


Took Spring Education from one brand with 5,000 students at 18 locations to 23 brands, 50,000 students and 200 different locations, and grew revenue from $100M to $750M.


Transformed the field management team model at Public Storage by changing hiring criteria, promotion standards and management processes. This enabled Shawn and Public Storage to create a more talented, capable team that could lead the company for years to come.


At Teleflora, reversed years of earnings decline by building out profitable direct-to-consumer operations, revamping our florist business to introduce more valuable services, and reducing costs to more efficiently serve the florist network.

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