Our owner Kris Otto started working in the HVAC industry in 1999. He worked his way through his apprenticeship gaining experience in Industrial, Commercial and residential HVAC as well as residential furnace replacements, AC installs and service work. Kris saw a need in the industry for a company focussed on quality workmanship and good customer service. This well rounded work experience gave him the knowledge needed to branch off on his own.
Kris & his family
Kris and his wife Journie incorporated Otto Heating and Cooling in March of 2007. They hit the ground running the following June. The company was initially working out of the garage and one bedroom in their home. The installations for our clients were done by just Kris for the first year of business out of his 2006 GMC van.
Original van 2007
Slowly and steadily relationships were built with new clients and contractors and word of mouth spread . flowing more work into our company. This lead to a need for growth. New employees were added and more vehicles purchased.
The biggest turning point was the fall of 2012. When we were awarded multifamily community contracts from 2 separate residential builders as well as 2 large commercial contracts. This influx of work lead to a need for further immediate growth bumping our labour force up to 10 men.
We have been able to keep our crew about that size for the last 5 years. We have many long term employees and we greatly value their loyalty, hard work and dedication to quality and our company. On staff we now have gasfitters, sheet metal mechanics and refrigeration mechanics; journeymen and apprentices. This expertise enables us to be able to care for a wide variety of tasks making us a very well rounded group able to help customers of all different sizes.
Our company has always had the moto of quality first. This is something that is always in the forefront of our company meetings and this attitude is one of the reasons our company has grown. Referrals are what keep our company running!
We are so proud and blessed to have formed so many great relationships over the years with our clients, suppliers and homeowners. You cant put a price on that, and we are always looking to grow and build new friendships.
For all you that have given us their business THANK YOU! For all that have helped us get where we are today THANK YOU! and for all future customers, WE CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU!
Otto Heating and Cooling Ltd. Since 2007. “Quality Service is OTTOmatic”