The Jacobs Team

Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, a family-owned and operated company, has been providing heating and cooling (HVAC) services in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA since 1952. Offering products like air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and more, we have the solutions for every home or business. We also offer HVAC maintenance and repair, and product installation for specific needs.

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.

The difference is in our dedication to provide outstanding HVAC services and repair — for both commercial and residential properties in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. We’ll work side-by-side with you to select the right option for your home or office, or get to the bottom of an issue with your existing system.

Whether you’re in search of air conditioner repair in Portland or want to know about our Carrier® geothermal heat pumps, we have you covered. In addition to quality products from top manufacturers, we offer services like air conditioner installation, furnace repair, and more.

Have a question? Our service technicians are on call 24/7.

Check out our blog for great HVAC repair tips and product information.

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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 and Washington.
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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 years 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.
Joe MunafoResidential Existing Home Consultant
I started my HVAC career as an Installation Apprentice right after high school over 27 years ago. I endeavored to learn everything in the industry, from a duct system layout specialist, to more complicated roles with radiant heating and geothermal systems, before being hired in a management position by Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning in 2006. I’m not just a consultant; I’m also a consumer. With four daughters, I myself, am proud to be involved with quality products that help keep my family happy. I utilize my experience from the field, along with my down to earth, friendly personality, to help and advise my customers. Working with people in this capacity has been a career-long goal for me. I thoroughly enjoy this trade, and the company here at Jacobs.
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 Piatkin
Fred PiatkinCommercial 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
Having worked for Jacobs Heating since I moved to Portland, OR in 2006, I have done everything from front desk work, accounting, field installer and now commercial sales. I love coming up with solutions in an industry where no two clients have the same needs. The Commercial Department and I would love to help your business with its unique HVAC needs.
Kalup VenemanResidential New Construction Consultant
With 17 years as a Retrofit Installer, I have a wide range of knowledge and experience when it comes to designing a new job. I’ve done it all and seen it all! In my current role as RNC Consultant, I’m able to picture and understand how a new job will be installed based on my years of experience. I look forward to helping you design an HVAC system that will work for you and your home.
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.
Matthew RobinsonResidential New Construction Consultant
I started in the HVAC industry sweeping job sites and running gas lines. Eventually I gained the knowledge needed to become a New Construction Installer, and continued me learning everything I could about the industry. From there I went into high end custom homes installations where I learned more about the quality and care homeowners and builders were looking for. Existing home retrofit is where I found my passion for providing customers with quality and understanding. Now, as a New Construction Consultant, I use my field experience and HVAC system design knowledge to provide Jacob’s builders and homeowners with unrivaled comfort and customer service. My goal is to provide the most well designed HVAC system at the best price, while building long lasting relationships.
Jessica Van NessResidential New Construction Consultant
Having been with Jacobs for four years, I have taken a unique path to become a Residential New Construction Consultant and Estimator. With over two decades of experience in thinking on my feet and an amazing New Construction Installation and Design Team working with me, I can provide creative solutions for home heating, cooling, and venting. I’m passionate about sustainable building, new technology and the energy-efficient initiatives being introduced in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re looking for a traditional forced air system, a Net Zero energy home or anything in between, I can help you find the best solution for your life and your budget.