We’re excited to celebrate over 50 years of providing superior heating and cooling services to the residents and business owners of Somerset County. Our family owned and operated business takes pride in our work, and our team is dedicated to our customers’ comfort with affordable services, exceptional workmanship, and industry-leading warranties for all your heating and cooling needs. We strive to provide you with the best possible value, since we know that our customers are the ones who have allowed us to meet this milestone occasion.
Founded in 1968, Valairco has been driven by our desire to put our customers first since day one. Our founder, Richard Valenti, worked hand in hand with his father Joseph Valenti to build the company and develop our now-renowned HVAC services. Our family has been in the air conditioning business since the dawn of the industry—Joseph worked with Dr. Willis Carrier, the inventor of the modern air conditioning system.
When Joseph graduated from the Cooper Union, there were less than 100 people in the air conditioning industry across the nation. His son, Richard, grew up around the industry, and saw an opportunity to grow his own business in Berkley Heights. While less than 10% of the national air conditioning market was saturated, Richard went to work to establish Valairco as the industry leader in all things heating and cooling. At the very beginning of our family business, Joseph and Richard worked together as design engineer and sales engineer, respectively, and worked with a third party to handle production and service.
Today, Valairco is headed by our third generation of family. Kevin McHugh, owner of Valairco, is the nephew of Valairco founder Richard Valenti. Kevin has worked for Valairco since his summer apprenticeship days, and finally took a full-time role at the company in 1988. In our more recent history, Kevin has been instrumental in keeping Valairco abreast with the changing times and is responsible for our innovative customer service programs, designed for the 21st century customer’s needs. While Richard, now 80 years old, has passed the torch to Kevin, we’re glad that he still plays an active role in our day-to-day business.
When Valairco first was founded, our family was dedicated to surpassing the expectations of our customers. In the new industry of air conditioning, we worked hard to leave our mark and grow a tradition of exceptional customer service, superior workmanship, and affordability. Our hard work has paid off, as is evidenced by our customers’ glowing reviews. We also have been named as a Best of Home Advisor winner in 2015, and have been an Angie's List Super Service Award Winner three years in a row.
How do we do this? We stay close to our roots, which is why we offer the industry’s leading warranties, affordable pricing, and convenient maintenance packages to make it easier than ever to keep your home comfortable and efficient. Our exclusive Comfort Plus Guarantee makes it easy to protect your heating and cooling systems and maintain coverage for as long as you want, at a reasonable rate.
To learn more about our services, or to schedule a service, don’t hesitate to contact our office today! Call (855) 661-3300 to get started.