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Our Company’s History

Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. completed our 78th year in business in 2021. The company was founded in the early 1940s by Charles “Pappy” Jones and was originally called Jones Engineering Service Company. After returning from serving as a Marine Corps Sergeant during WWII and the Korean War, Jack F. Robinson began working for Jones Engineering Service Company as an installer. The company originally specialized in coal-fired stokers and gas-conversion burners of coal furnaces, and it installed many large boilers in area landmarks and churches.

In 1966, Jack purchased the company and continued the tradition of quality installations of the best available brands of equipment accompanied by unmatched repair and maintenance services. In the 1950s, the company had been involved in water-cooled central air systems. In the mid-1960s, Jack installed some of the very first air-cooled, central air systems designed for homes. In 1972, the company name was changed to Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Incorporated. During this time, Jack’s sons began working for the business. Jack’s wife, Doris, worked in our office until she retired in her eighties.

In 1986, Jack sold the family business to his son, Stuart Robinson. Stuart had worked in the business since he was 10 years old, helping his dad on late-night service calls and working during his summers. Jack continued to work until he retired in 1988. Even though he had retired, he continued taking care of some of the large boilers in Middletown for Harry Finkleman, something he really seemed to enjoy.

In 1986, the company had only six full-time employees on the payroll. Today, we now have 20 employees, and we had as many as 30 during the especially busy summer months of 1996. Stuart’s wife, Zereda Robinson, helps run the company, overseeing the office as Vice President and Treasurer.

Stuart’s older brother Jack Les Robinson, who retired at the end of 2023, assisted with marketing efforts and primarily handled our residential sales. Stuart’s younger brother Pete Robinson does the majority of our commercial sales, with most of his efforts overseeing our projects at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, where we have worked for several years.

As Stuart’s dad did for him, Stuart started taking his son Nathan on service calls and installations with him when he was around 10 years old. Nathan started working part-time for the company in 2005 when he was 15 and still in high school. He continued to work part-time for the company until he graduated from college in 2009 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He obtained his Professional Engineer stamp in 2019.

As Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. plans to continue its long tradition of quality installations and service, the Robinson family continues to seek out the highest quality products and people. Our company has several employees with over 25 years of experience leading their installation and service areas. The company is currently involved in all phases of the HVAC industry, from institutional to factory work, to specializing in residential high-efficiency replacement equipment and design-build commercial projects. As has been its tradition, service has always been a top priority for Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. We currently have four full-time service technicians and a full-time service manager, providing on-call emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In 1989, Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. relocated to its current location at 1208 2nd Avenue, remodeling a building that had been slated for demolition by the city. Recently, the company completed its facility expansion, with some of our offices and all of our warehousing now located in the new facility across the street at 125 Park St. Middletown. We are continuously exploring options to enhance our facilities to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians, call (513)422-2070 or contact us online.

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