60 Years of Experience in HVAC Services

Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing heating, cooling and ventilation services in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA since 1952. Offering HVAC installationmaintenance and repair for both commercial and residential properties, we carry a large inventory of energy-efficient air conditionersheat pumpsfurnaces and other products from leading brands such as Carrier, Daikin Ductless, Venmar, Honeywell, Navien and Heat & Glo.

Our 50 Years of Experience

With over 60 years of experience, we didn’t get here by accident. We got here because we care. We promise to work hard to make you happy. Our reputation has been based on quality and service, but don’t take our word for it; see what others are saying about our commitment to provide the best service, the best quality, and the best value.

Because of our extensive experience in the HVAC business, our qualified technicians can help you with all of your heating and air conditioning needs for your Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA home or office. In addition, with rising energy costs, we can provide realistic solutions for energy conservation and reduction. Contact us today to find out how your home can become more energy efficient.

Read our story below, and make sure to check out the Jacobs Blog for industry news and HVAC tips & tricks.

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Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. starts each day from its SE Portland, Oregon office, warehouse and fabrication facility striving to be the best commercial and residential heating and air conditioning company on the planet. The best service. The best quality. The best value.

The company traces its roots back to 1952, when it was founded in a WWII-era government blimp factory in nearby Tillamook, Oregon. With military spending declining as the war efforts wound down and blimps fell out of favor, brothers Basil and Lawrence Jacobs turned their sheet-metal fabrication expertise from supporting the troops abroad through their work at the Tillamook facility, to supporting the returned servicemen and their families in their homes. The brothers moved to Portland and began Jacobs Sheet Metal as a three-man shop specializing in residential furnace installations, concentrating on the conversion of homes from coal and ‘saw dust’ fuels from the nearby lumber mills to the new energy technologies of the day – home oil and gas heating systems.

The 1960’s saw Jacobs’ expansion into the commercial market, sending business skyrocketing. Opportunities all along the West Coast – from Alaska to California – presented themselves, energized by the oil boom of the 70’s and the increased focus on environmental pollution control. A second location in Richland, Washington was added to service the growth of the nearby Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

The 80’s saw Basil and Lawrence each take a location, with Basil assuming control of the Portland site. Two of Basil’s four sons, Brent and Greg, showed interest in the trade and joined their father in the business. Always looking to expand the Company’s market share, Brent and Greg refocused energy back to the residential roots of Jacobs, developing the networking, lead generation and customer follow-up system still in use today and admired region-wide.

Brent carries on the tradition as the Company’s 2nd generation President of Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., leading the 80 employee strong company as it continues to advance the latest energy technologies and strives each day to deliver the best service, the best quality and the best price on the planet.


A team of professionals has been assembled to help Jacobs in areas of their expertise:

  • Richard Yuvienco, Wells Fargo
  • Tom Triplett, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • Neil Olsen, Olsen & Barton, LLC
  • Jerome Devlaeminck, CPA
  • Bruce Wiseman, Business Development Resource Group
  • Kristen Brown, NW Natural Gas
  • Wes Wilson, Eagle Energy Systems L.L.C.
  • Craig Ostbo and Ken Koopman, Koopman Ostbo Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Barry Burnett, Business Development Resource Group
  • Bill Medak, Carrier, Account Executive
  • Glenn Belshaw, HVAC Consultant
  • Keith Barrow, NW Natural Gas
  • Tad Remington, InterDyn BMI Computer Consultant
  • Carol Benson, Benson & Assoc., Sales & Telemarketing Training
  • Ruth King, Business Ventures, HVAC Consultant
  • Pat Terrell, Terrell & Assoc., Business Consultant
  • Donald Kardux, Business Navigators, Business Consultant
  • Kevin Merz, CLU, ChFC, The Merz Agency, Emp. Savings, Life
  • Marv LaPorte, LaPorte & Assoc., GL, Property and Workers Compensation Insurance


Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning belongs to several building industry and business associations. These alliances facilitate networking among like-minded professionals as well as fulfilling very specific training needs.

  • AGC, Associated General Contractors
  • ACCA, Air Conditioning Contractors of America
  • HBA, Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland
  • BIA, Building Industry Association of Clark County

Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for year around work? Come join the Jacobs’Team! We are a growing company that has a positive, team playing work environment. We are looking for team players with positive and enthusiastic attitudes and excellent customer service skills. We offer competitive wages, 401K with employer matching funds, medical and dental insurance, health savings accounts and paid vacation.

Service Department: We are currently accepting applications for service technicians.

Commercial Department: We are currently accepting applications for Journeyman and Apprentice Installers.

Residential Retrofit Department: We are currently accepting applications for Residential Retrofit installers.

Residential New Construction Department: We are currently accepting applications for RNC installers.

The Best Reasons To Work at Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

  • Employees given opportunity to grow.
  • Positive work environment
  • Health and dental insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • Paid time off
  • Diverse work load
  • Computerized dispatch and job tracking
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid spiffs & incentives
  • Respected by vendors, customers and competitors
  • Safety incentive program

What Our Clients Say

You sold us a new Carrier Infinity heat pump and furnace in April and I just want you to know that we are 100% satisfied both with the equipment and with the service from Jacobs. Both are outstanding, as was your professionalism.
Steve K.

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