It was 25 years ago when local business entrepreneur Tom Krygsheld opened his home business alongside his wife Sue, with dreams of creating a heating and cooling business that Northwest Indiana residents could count on.
"I ended up renting a garage to store my equipment and parts," chuckles Krygsheld. "I had a ten year old used diesel truck which I drove around during the day to take care of all the installs and service, and then I would do sales calls and write proposals at night."
These days, Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is known throughout the region as the experts in heating, ventilating and air conditioning. "We truly want to be known for having the highest degree of integrity out there," says Krygsheld, who now works alongside his son Dan and son in law Kevin Frump. "It's a Christian based family business and a philosophy we live it up to. Integrity is the best way to set us apart from the competition."
And while Krygsheld says he has seen his share of competitors pop up in recent years, they simply do not offer the trust factor that Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. customers have come to rely on. "There are plenty companies out there providing the bare essentials and minimal service but they don't make people happy and some are just plain not reputable," he says. "Homeowners don't tolerate any level of bad service anymore and they shouldn't. Ultimately, this gives us the opportunity to show homeowners how they can and should be taken care of - a guarantee that they're going to get what they're looking for or they won't have to pay the bill."
Known as a neighborhood comfort specialist, the company designs and installs everything from air conditioners to heat pumps, furnaces to air cleaners and heat recovery ventilators and programmable thermostats. And of course, Illiana Heating& Air Conditioning Inc. and their staff are proud to offer 24 hour emergency service.
"We are experts in installing and servicing equipment that can not only improve the comfort of your home, but also improve your own health at the same time," concludes Krygsheld. "Plus, we work very hard to save you lots of money."