Magic Touch Mechanical's CEO Rich Morgan holds his employees to the company's lofty motto: "We do it better than it has to be." The company "builds" its craftsmen to reach this level via intensive and ongoing training with ACCA, the Heat Pump Council, Blue Energy Institute, and a multitude of other courses offered by local utilities. This heavy investment in its employees has made them some of Magic Touch's biggest fans, and they nominated the company for "Best Contractor to Work For in the USA" in the HVAC trade publication, ACHR The NEWS.
All that training certainly comes in handy in Magic Touch's line of work, which encompasses everything from residential duct cleaning and energy audits to commercial contracts for installing HVAC systems, heat pumps, and evaporative coolers. But no matter the size of the job, Magic Touch's technicians strive to do everything better than necessary, whether it's double-checking the final measurements of their 66-point A/C tune-up or dramatically exiting a home via chandelier.
Starting with two trucks and one phone, John Hardin and Wes Whitlock raced about Phoenix on air-conditioning, heating, and plumbing calls. That gumption guided Hardin Service Group from a humble two-man team to a fleet of licensed, insured, and background-checked technicians experienced with appliance brands from Trane to American Standard. In addition to keeping air and water flowing smoothly through homes, they also specialize in enhancing indoor air quality by eliminating dust, mold, and unlicensed coal mines from HVAC vents. Hardin's team strives to make every job as seamless as possible, offering online scheduling for both service appointments and estimates.
As native Arizonans, the owners of Penguin Air have been engaged in a lifelong battle against sweltering temperatures. They know there are only two strategies for combatting undesirable climates: a well-functioning heating and cooling system or a human-size hamster ball filled with waist-deep 72-degree water. They chose the former and rallied an army of EPA- and NATE-certified technicians to perform preventive maintenance and install new heating and AC systems.
Thoroughly screened and continually trained, the techs exude professionalism and courtesy. They arrive within one hour of service times lest they provide their services for free, and they stay on call 24/7 in case of system emergencies, such as a nest of spies stuck in the air vents. Penguin Air, a factory-authorized HVAC dealer, also provides high-efficiency systems and performs a free estimate before installation.
Goettl Air Conditioning has been keeping residents of the greater Phoenix area as cool as penguins carved from cucumbers with quality air-conditioning service and customer care. Goettl’s commitment to high standards is reflected in its meticulous 17-step tune-up service and highly lauded Texas two-step.
Working as a builder, Todd Russo recognized that every component of a home?not just the air conditioner or furnace?needs to work in perfect harmony for effective heating and cooling. That's why he founded REEis and its innovative ?whole-house? approach, which leaves no stone, trap door, or insulation panel unturned when it comes to energy efficiency. The company holds multiple contractors? licenses and reputable accreditations and memberships, and its staff undergoes continual training in the areas of building science and heating and air-conditioning principles. All of this in an effort to go above and beyond the standard Building Performance Institute (BPI) energy-analyst certification for energy auditors.
As part of its holistic home philosophy, the crew specializes in carrying out comprehensive energy audits?to the tune of more than 3,000 Energy Star Home Performance retrofits in 2010 and 2011 alone. It also offers services such as maintaining and replacing temperature-control systems, sealing ducts, and cleaning out dryer vents.
The certified electricians of Mister Sparky keep greater Phoenix's lights burning bright with expert wiring work. They keep homes up to date with energy-efficient updates and specialty outlets and switches, including USB outlets and surge protectors. They perform point by point safety inspections on home wiring, along with more mundane electrical tasks such as turning switches into dimmers and bringing Frankensteins to life. They also keep power on their minds off the clock, attending regular seminars and continuing education classes to stay abreast of the latest developments their field. This gives them the confidence to stand behind the shop's guarantee: if one of their repairs fails during normal use at any point during the first year, techs will either repair or replace the offending item free of charge.