The Art of Heating and Cooling
When you call Air-Tro for your residential or commercial heating and air conditioning needs, you may already know about San Gabriel Valley readers voting us the best heating and air conditioning company in the area, five years in a row. You might even be aware of our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, or our five-in-a-row Angie’s List Super Service awards. After all, we’ve been here in Monrovia for more than 40 years, and word travels fast about our customer service, value and experience. We appreciate your business, and your word of mouth referrals count!
A Stained Glass Logo, Old Blue Chairs
But what you might not know about is the carpet art I have hanging in my office. Carefully crafted from carpet yarns in the same colors as our logo, it’s been above my desk for decades now. I’m not sure who made it, or what the occasion was, but it’s been carefully framed and preserved, and makes a nice counterpoint to the stained glass Air-Tro logo I also have across from my desk, near the ancient blue leather chairs my dad purchased close to when he started the company, all the way back in 1969.
HVAC: Changes and Breakthroughs
That’s the secret, I think, behind our company’s success. HVAC has changed over the years, moving from a luxury system sadly available only to the most well-to-do homeowners in the San Gabriel Valley to an everyday convenience we can all enjoy. The systems have changed too, from the clunky, energy draining units of yesteryear to the sleek, energy-sipping and cost effective products of today.
Environmental Leadership in the San Gabriel Valley
As our industry has moved towards a leadership role in the areas of green technology and environmental responsibility for California, so has Air-Tro. My involvement in the Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning, as President and now board member, has brought me great deal of satisfaction as we train and educate a new generation of San Gabriel Valley HVAC professionals on the most responsible, energy efficient ways to install, service and maintain equipment.
But some things don’t change. Like that carpet art on my wall (“Carp-Art?”). Yes, it’s not that hip or fashionable. Any interior decorator coming to do a makeover of our offices would be undoubtedly appalled by its fading colors and dusty frame. Nevertheless, it means something to me. Someone cared to make that for us. Just as we, everyday, care about what we do.
Dad’s Idea for a Heating and Air Conditioning Business
In the end Air-Tro is simply an idea my father had, whereby he would bring honest, hardworking technicians doing their very best into the community to make peoples’ lives just a little more comfortable as they went about their days. And that vision has succeeded, for more years than I can count. In 2016, my brother Tony and I still strive to bring that simple message of quality and service into homes and businesses across the San Gabriel Valley. I love what I do. I love that Air-Tro means something to people. And that carpet-well, it’s pretty terrific, when you think about it.
You don’t have to like crafts or even carpet to enjoy energy efficient, high quality heating or air conditioning services. Call Air-Tro today at 626-357-3535.