The Jacobs Team

Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning is a family-owned and operated company, serving the HVAC needs of the greater Portland region since 1952. Brent Jacobs is the second generation owner of the company and serves as its President.  Over the years, Brent has assembled a top-notch management team of experienced professionals. “The smarter they are, the smarter I am,” says Brent. “We don’t assume our employees know everything, but we do ensure they are the most knowledgeable and well-trained professionals in the market by investing in them.”

Every employee, including office staff and production people, receives training – both in-house and externally at industry seminars.  Jacobs involves its field people in role-playing exercises where they pose situations that solicit responses to “What happens when..?” Personality tests are administered to determine employee strengths and weaknesses. Shop people are all industry trained, and some are involved in teaching others. All of this is done not just to make them better long-term employees, but better people, too. We believe we are the best and make sure our employees have the tools and the training to be the best.

Jacobs currently employs more than 100 people, many of whom have been with the company 10, 20, and even 30 years. That type of loyalty is a testimony to the heritage of the company established by Brent’s father Basil Jacobs over 60 years ago.

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A Team of Experienced Professionals

Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals is committed to providing the best commercial HVAC services in Oregon.
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Jacobs’ Management and Consultant Teams are made up of:

Brent Jacobs
Brent JacobsPresident
As the second generation President of Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., Brent Jacobs has taken a critical role in the current success of the company. Born and raised in Portland, living and breathing HVAC, Brent is a fundamental part of the company’s evolution. From installing his first furnace before he could drive to now overseeing its four divisions, Brent has seen it all!
Michael Desserault
Michael DesseraultChief Financial Officer
A graduate of the University of Washington School of Business, Mick spent 5 years with the Seattle audit practice at Deloitte, specializing in retail, manufacturing and construction. He then returned to his hometown of Yakima, Washington to manage his family’s business in the food processing and agriculture sectors. As the CFO at Jacobs, Mick continues his life-long passion for managing and promoting Northwest family and closely-held businesses.
Melanie McMurty
Melanie McMurtyResidential New Construction and Existing Home (Retrofit) Manager
I began working in this ever-changing field in 1986, and have had the opportunity to work in every aspect of the HVAC industry. I have been fortunate to be the Residential Department Manager at Jacobs since 1999. Over this period of time, I have learned that my number one mission is to provide extraordinary customer service. Whether it is furnace heating or ductless water heating systems, we are committed to providing the best retrofit installation and new home services in Oregon.

Susan Krummann
Susan KrummannService Manager
My team and I strive to provide the best customer service in Oregon. The old adage “The only thing that is constant is change” is the absolute truth. Here in the service department our mission is to stay abreast of technologies which can improve the spaces in which we live and work. Whether the issue is air quality, energy efficiency or just making sure someone’s system is as quiet as possible, we strive to help each customer improve their environment. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you and thank you very much for your patronage.
Marcy Huxtable
Marcy HuxtableCommercial Construction Manager
I have been involved in the Oregon HVAC industry since 1989. I joined the Jacobs team in 2010 as a Commercial Projects Estimator. I am excited to work with a professional sales personnel and installers who have the expertise to complete all projects from small tenant improvement to commercial high rises. Our goal in the commercial department is to have the projects run smoothly and on time.
TJ (Tatiana) Tucker
TJ (Tatiana) Tucker Office/Accounts Manager
I have a long history in accounting and managing offices. I started my career as a bookkeeper in my family’s business at the age of 12 and worked my way through the banking and architectural industries before landing in the building trades for the last 18 years. I am a recent addition to the Jacobs family and look forward to providing accurate and best-in-class customer service for many year to come.
Mark Summerfield
Mark SummerfieldResidential Existing Home Consultant
I have worked in the Heating and Air Conditioning business since 1987. As a comfort specialist I have visited many customers that have been uncomfortable with their current heating, air conditioning or filtration systems. Let us take this opportunity to design a system to fit your home and lifestyle, and make you and your family comfortable.
Doug Kagel
Doug KagelResidential Existing Home Consultant
For the past 20 years, working for Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning has given me the chance to do what I love. My job is to help you find what we can do to make your home comfortable and healthy. Let’s work together and find the heating and air conditioning solutions which are best for you! I will help you choose a system from Jacobs that will be perfect for your life and your home.
James LeBreton
James LeBretonResidential Existing Home Consultant
With over a decade of experience in the HVAC field at Jacobs as a Service Technician, I truly know the opportunities and challenges of this industry inside and out. I will use this skill set to assist you in finding the just right heating and cooling solution for your home. Like all of us here at Jacobs, I am passionate about customer service and will accept nothing less than your complete customer satisfaction
Scott Leverenz
Scott LeverenzCommercial Projects
My passion is providing the most effective and energy efficient HVAC solutions for your commercial construction project. I am a Commercial Sales Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the industry. In my time at Jacobs Heating, we have assembled a team of dedicated staff and technicians, both in the field and in the shop. In order to make your experience with Jacobs commercial team as smooth as possible, we strive to combine our innovative solutions with excellent customer service and competitive pricing.
Fred Platkin
Fred PlatkinCommercial Projects
My how time flies when you’re having fun!! I was lucky that I learned this trade from my Dad, over 40 years ago and I have never wanted to work at anything else! My experience in the HVAC trade, ranging from being an installer, manager and estimator, has given me the knowledge to be able to surpass our customers’ needs and to present them with a solution at a competitive price.
Sal Costello
Sal CostelloCommercial Projects
Matt Thielke
Matt ThielkeResidential New Construction Consultant
I have 30 years of experience in residential HVAC, ranging from installation to system design and field supervision. This experience allows me to accurately access my client’s needs and provide them with the best possible solution to meet their needs. Thank you for choosing Jacobs, and I will do my best to ensure your central heating and air conditioning installations for your new home go as smoothly as possible.
Shawn Wold
Shawn WoldResidential New Construction Consultant
I am a long time employee of Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning,Inc. My 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry span all phases of design, installation, project management and service. My experience gives me the ability to accurately understand, design and meet your needs with it comes to the HVAC systems in your new or remodeled home. Thank you for choosing Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning and I look forward to working with you on your next project.
Vitaliy Dezhnyuk
Vitaliy DezhnyukCommercial Maintenance Consultant
I have been in the heating and air conditioning business for 10 years, beginning as an indoor air quality technician. I have found the HVAC industry very exciting and rewarding to be a part of. In my experience, properly maintained HVAC equipment allows your system to perform efficiently and avoid major breakdowns when you need it the most. In order to save you hundreds of dollars in major breakdowns and inefficiencies, our Maintenance Team will keep your HVAC systems running just as the manufacturer designed it. I am proud to be part of a company with the customer’s best interests at heart.