Our story begins in 1972 when, Al Schaff, our current owner, was working for a furnace repair business in Colorado. He was ready to do more, but the company didn't want to share ownership. After quitting, Al and a few partners started a heating and cooling
business in Billings, MT
. Though the business operated out of a small garage at first, within a few years Al bought out all partners. With the help of his mother, Al continued his dream of running and owning a business.
primary work was residential installation
, with very little service and commercial experience. Shortly after its inception, in the 80s, key employees were added. Steve Stokes, our former service manager, who has since relinquished his role to his son Chris, came on board and immediately implemented 24-hour, 7-day service
, which still stands today! Steve also got Air Controls involved in large refrigeration installation and service
for the first time.