Randy Jones graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1971 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following 6 years of destroyer duty as a U S Navy officer, he returned to USC and received a MBA. After 41 years of sales in commercial air conditioning, he sold the Chapman Company, and retired in 2021. He remains active in ASHRAE, the technical society for engineers in the heating and air conditioning industry. He is an active member of All Saints Lutheran church in Mt Pleasant SC.