From frosty winter nights to arid summer days, Portland area residents need an HVAC company that can provide unwavering comfort. That is why we are here. After 70 years in the industry, we didn’t get here by accident. We got here by providing the highest quality service. Homeowners and businesses across the Portland and Vancouver area know they can rely on Jacobs for all their heating, cooling, and ventilation needs. We are committed to being the best and we make sure every member of our team has the tools and training they need to be just that.
Our story begins in 1952 at a WWII-era government blimp factory in Tillamook, Oregon. War efforts were winding down, and brothers Basil and Lawrence Jacobs decided to turn their sheet-metal fabrication expertise from supporting the troops abroad to supporting returned servicemen and their families at home. The brothers moved to Portland and started Jacobs Sheet Metal. They helped families modernize their homes with the latest heating technology — home oil and gas furnaces.
Business skyrocketed in the 1960s when Jacobs expanded into the commercial HVAC market. With the oil boom in the 70s and heightened environmental concerns, opportunities presented themselves all along the West Coast. In the 80s, Lawrence turned his focus to Jacobs’ second location in Richland, Washington while Basil took the helm in Portland.
Two of Basil’s four sons, Brent and Greg, joined their father in business. Brent and Greg refocused energy back to the residential roots of Jacobs. They developed the networking, lead generation, and renowned customer follow-up system we use today.
Brent continues to lead as president of Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning. His two daughters, Amanda and Molly, have become the third generation of the Jacobs family to put their skills to work for the Jacobs team. Amanda came on board in 2016 and Molly joined in 2020.
With more than 100 employees, we work hard everyday to deliver the best service, the best quality, and the best value on the planet. Just as our founder did on day one.
Jacobs experts are here to help with all your heating and cooling needs. We provide hassle-free installation, repair, and maintenance services to keep your indoor spaces safe and comfortable. We install top-quality systems and custom-fit them to your home or office. Choose from a wide range of energy-efficient air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, and other products from leading brands like Carrier, Daikin, Venmar, Honeywell, Navien, and Heat & Glo. If your system ever stops working as promised, Jacobs is ready with a quick solution.
At Jacobs, our focus is on being the best. We provide the same level of professional service whether we are repairing the most basic furnace or installing the latest high-tech hybrid system. Every project matters. When you choose Jacobs we promise:
We love our Portland area community and enjoy networking with other like-minded professionals. These relationships help us provide specific training opportunities to our team and better service to our customers. Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning belongs to several building industry and business associations:
Ever since the day Basil Jacobs installed his first furnace, Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning has been building a legacy of trust in our community. Professional service is everything to us. All of our installers and technicians are knowledgeable and highly skilled. Several of them have been with us for more than 30 years. They are great listeners and teachers — always available to answer questions, offer advice, and help you choose solutions that are perfect for you. At Jacobs, we sweat the tough details and always double-check our work to make sure each and every job is done right.