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About Us

Learn about the History of A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning

Learn about A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning and our great team! 

May 2014

Slade and Shanna Joines purchased A-1 from Darren Knoll. Prior to the purchase, Slade worked with Darren for over 10 years, carrying on the tradition of top-quality customer service, and unmatched skill and expertise. Between Slade and Shanna, they have six children, and two grandchildren, who are oftentimes seen assisting with odd jobs around the shop, picking up parts, or entertaining the staff with their antics and pranks. As new business owners, Slade and Shanna have become involved with BNI (Business Networking International), and agree that, so far, the greatest part of owning A-1 is the opportunity to become even more involved in their community.

A-1 Staff includes two service technicians, three installers, and an office manager, in addition to the owners. Some of them were employed with A-1 previously, and carry on the same quality and values their customers have come to know and expect.

Our Services

Air Conditioning

Commercial HVAC

Indoor Air Quality

Maintenance Plan

The Beginning

Bill Hart & Phil Sheets

Bill Hart and Phil Sheets started A-1 in 1969 as a service only company. Don Smith was working for them doing the service work. After about 6 months, Don Smith decided he wanted to be out on his own, and he purchased A-1 from Bill and Phil. 

Don Smith

Don started out doing service work for most of the larger companies in town. He started as a one man shop, but it didn’t take him long to realize that he could not do it by himself, so he started hiring service technicians. He was originally located at 815 16th Ave until 1986 when he purchased the present day building at 107 N. 23rd Avenue. Don worked hard and grew the business for 25 years.

Darren Knoll

In 1995, Don decided it was time to start a new adventure, so he sold the business to Darren Knoll. Darren continued running the business with the same principles that Don Smith had established, where customer service is #1. Don always told Darren if you take care of your customers, they will take care of you. 

What our Customers are Saying:

Jonathan White
Jonathan White
A1 did an excellent job on our furnace and ac replacement after our old unit failed. The new unit also seems to be keeping the temp better regulated and the filter already looks filthy indicating it is doing its job unlike the last setup. I really appreciate everyone that works here and what they do! Update: at my new house I had them assist in putting ducting in the basement as I work towards finishing it. They were prompt and courteous and the work was excellent as always.
Misty Urban
Misty Urban
Update 2/15/2022: I will continue to rave about this company! Super fast and friendly service! They ALWAYS find the problem and have been so kind and understanding every time! The Owners are wonderful and they do a fantastic job finding wonderful employees to represent their company! I still continue to ONLY use A-1 and recommend them any chance I can get. ............... A-1 has always been Fantastic to do business with. We got our central A/C system installed by them and they even came out to inspect it when things weren't working right. Turns out the issue was user error but they did such an amazing job of being patient with us to explain the issue, educating us on how to better care for our system, and even made sure the entire unit was updated and running smoothly before they left. They are fast in their responses and their 24 hour service is great highly recommend A-1. We won't use anyone else!
MollyKeith Carlisle
MollyKeith Carlisle
I have used this business twice now to repair and tune my furnace. Both experiences have been exceptional. Both of the guys who came at the two different appointments were extremely courteous, very professional, knowledgeable, and timely. For both appointments I have had they were able to come to my home based on what worked best with my schedule and were very flexible. They arrived when they said they were going to and fixed everything that needed to be fixed without taking an entire afternoon. They explained things in a way that made me feel like I understood what was being worked on without feeling like I was being talked down to. I will continue using this company for all of my air conditioning and furnace tuneup and needs in the future!
Aaron did such a super job for us and was so energetic and friendly. He quickly diagnosed the problem, fixed it and assured us that he would return if needed. I am sure he even saved us some money. He called ahead and arrived on time. Can't say enough about this young man and his work ethic.
Aaron Noyes
Aaron Noyes
29 year old furnace went out in my rental property. A-1 Heating and Air promptly came to do a service call I wanted done and service tech Aaron informed me a new furnace was going to be needed. Got the new furnace seamlessly scheduled for replacement and promptly installed by tech Hunter,new furnace is quieter, more efficient then the old one A-1 installed 29 years ago. Very proffesional service !
Fisher Landscaping
Fisher Landscaping
Aaron has been great to work with! Thank you for the Quick response time and very professional. Thank you A-1 Heating!