A History of Excellence
Success built on a commitment to our customers
In 1934, a group of young engineers founded Air Comfort Corporation — initially named the Engineering Sales Corporation — with the intention of designing and building power plants. One year later, Dr. Willis Carrier, the man who invented modern air conditioning, came to Chicago searching for a company to sell, install and service his new air conditioning products in the Midwest. He selected Engineering Sales Corporation, who recognized the opportunity to tap into a new market, and renamed the company Air Comfort Corporation to reflect its new focus and mission.
Setting new standards for innovation
Originally founded on the strength of our design, engineering and installation capabilities, Air Comfort developed many services and procedures over time that have become industry standards. As the company matured, we became an early pioneer of planned maintenance programs and preventive maintenance agreements.
New directions and capabilities
In the 1960s, the formal ties between Air Comfort and The Carrier Corporation were dissolved. We became a completely independent contractor with a focus on HVAC contracting, and expanded our capabilities to include sheet metal work, building automation systems, energy recovery technology and national service. As the company continued to grow and our mission shifted to provide unmatched quality and service to our clients, we re-positioned ourselves as a service company with construction capabilities.
Today, we realize that Air Comfort has evolved. But many critical facets of our business remain unchanged — most importantly, our commitment to continually improve our quality and level of service, our dedication to customers and employees and our focus on remaining an industry leader.