1956

Company was founded by Gordon Hartman and George Wassler. The first location was a small cabinet shop at 6126 Franklin Rd Boise Idaho

1975

Bill Hartman joined his dad in the business buying out Gordon’s partner George Wassler

1976

Pat Minegar was hired as an apprentice installer

1982

The company had grown substantially and moved to a larger location at 1204 Front St. Boise Idaho

1983

Scott Privette was hired as the installation manager. Pat Minegar was promoted to General Manager

2000

Pat Minegar and Scott Privette purchased the company from the Hartman family

2000

Carol Clark was promoted to General Manager

2003

The company expanded their operation into McCall, Idaho

2005

Joel accepted the position as Production Manager

2007

Randy accepted position as Branch Manager in McCall

2009

The company moved into their current facility at 327 Linder Rd Meridian Idaho

2009

Tyson Garten accepted the position as Marketing Director

2013

Andy Schow was welcomed on as the new Sales Team Manager

2015

Co-owner Scott Privette retired. Congratulations Scott!

2015/2016

Dave Lennox “Top 20 Dealer” in North America

Recognitions & Awards

1994BCASWI Company of the year
1996BCASWI Associate of the year / Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
1997Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
1998Lennox “Circle of Excellence Dealer” / Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
1999BCASWI Associate of the year / NARI “Trade Contractor of the Year” / Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2000IBCA Associate of the year / Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2001Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2002Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2003Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2004Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2005Lennox “Circle of Excellence Dealer” / Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2006IBCA Associate of the year / BCASWI Company of the year / Lennox “Healthy Climate Outstanding Achievement” award / Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2007IBCA Company of the year / NARI “Trade Contractor of the Year” / Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2008Lennox “Healthy Climate Outstanding Achievement” / Lennox “Centurion Dealer”
2009Lennox “Circle of Excellence Dealer” award
2010Lennox “Circle of Excellence Dealer” award / IBCA Company of year
2011Dave Lennox “Top 20 Dealer” in North America
2012Dave Lennox “Top 20 Dealer” in North America / Lennox Partner of the Year / Angieslist Super Service award winner
2013Dave Lennox “Top 20 Dealer” in North America / Lennox Partner of the Year / Angieslist Super Service award winner / SRVBCA Company of the year
2014Dave Lennox “Top 20 Dealer” in North America
2015Dave Lennox “Top 20 Dealer” in North America
2016Dave Lennox “Top 20 Dealer” in North America
2017Dave Lennox “Top 20 Dealer” in North America

Meet Our Team

Ben Richeson

Ben Richeson

I started in this industry in 1999. I graduated from the Universal Technical Institute with honors in HVAC controls and energy management.

I immediately went to work in the commercial field and made the transition to residential in 2010 with A1 Heating. I love working with people and a good challenge.

Kelly Burlile

Kelly Burlile

I’ve spent the vast majority of my professional life in the golf industry. This has been a natural transition for me because much of that past life is based on customer service and attention to details. Those attributes are very important to me and have come in very handy with my time at A1 heating. I love working with A1 heating because they share the same passion that I do. I anticipate our meeting and look forward to the opportunity to serve you initially and for many years to come.

Shane Wallace

Shane Wallace

I have been employed with A-1 Heating since 2000. I started with the company as a Service Technician, maintaining that position for over 7 years. In 2007 I became a salesman for the company and have been doing this ever since. I really enjoy the interaction with all the customers that I have the opportunity to get to know! I have received salesman of the year four times now. I am HVAC certified, Industrial refrigeration certified, RETA certified, and welding certified.

I enjoy fishing, camping, boating, Snowmobiling and hunting with my family!

TJ Karren

TJ Karren

I’ve been with the company since 2009. I started as an install apprentice.

Throughout my time at A-1 Heating I have worked in the sheet metal shop, in the install department, and service department.

In 2012 earned apprentice of the year and in 2013 I earned service tech of the year. I completed a 4 year HVAC course through College of Western Idaho and graduated in spring of 2014.

I have been passionately selling ever since.

Rob Goodman

Rob Goodman

I started in this industry in 1993. I worked in the industry as a residential new construction installer and service technician. Around 2009 went to just being a service tech. In 2015 became a comfort advisor. I enjoy taking care of our customers and building long lasting relationships. I came to work for A-1 July of 2017 as a comfort advisor because they share the same qualities and passion that I have for taking care of our customers and made me feel right at home. I look forward to meeting with you for your comfort needs.

Lloyd Blackstone

Lloyd Blackstone

Lloyd is experienced and ready to assist you with all your Commercial Estimates.

Stephen Rankin

Stephen Rankin

Before joining A-1 Heating, I spent 7 years in the home improvement industry with a focus on energy conservation; assisting home owners with new roofs, insulation, solar systems and water heaters. I pride myself on my customer service style of consulting; having the ability to educate people and walk them through the journey of a valuable home improvement. I am very pleased to represent such a highly respected company in the HVAC industry. A-1 Heating has a strong presence in the community, with over 60 years of continued success and has done so by providing their clients with the very best service and products. I admire their high level of customer care and appreciate how well they attend to their client’s needs. My goal is to build customer relationships that will last a lifetime. I look forward to meeting you and taking care of your home comfort needs.

Danny Weeks

Danny Weeks

As an Idaho native, I was raised in the Treasure Valley and graduated high school in 1990. I then attended Boise State University and studied Secondary Education and History while playing football from 1990-1994. I became involved with the heating and cooling industry 1 year ago after gaining experience in building performance. Sharing the same values of integrity and honesty, the move to A1 Heating and Air was a natural fit for me. My passion is to create the best customer experience possible while providing the most appropriate solutions. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends.

Pat Minegar

Pat Minegar

Owner
pat@a1heating.com

Carol Clark

Carol Clark

General Manager
carol@a1heating.com

Joel Biagi

Joel Biagi

Production Manager
joel@a1heating.com

Randy Thomas

Randy Thomas

McCall Branch Manager
randyt@a1heating.com

Andy Schow

Andy Schow

Sales Manager
andys@a1heating.com