About ABEL Heating and Cooling of Minnetrista, MN
Doing Business the Right Way – The Only Way We’ve Done it Since 1944
The ABEL Heating and Cooling Mission
Here at ABEL Heating and Cooling, we are concerned with the satisfaction of the heating and cooling needs of our customers in the Minnetonka area suburbs of Minneapolis. We strive to offer total comfort to our customers through outstanding service, quality products and honest respect to each home owner or client we serve. Contributing positively to the environment and community is another core value of ours. Because of this, we desire to see every house or commercial building we service be as energy efficient as possible.
The History of ABEL Heating and Cooling
Since 1944, we’ve been handling your heating and air conditioning needs right here in the Twin Cities west metro area. We are family owned and operated – we have been since the beginning.
Abel B & C Inc, heating and air conditioning, is believed to have started around 1944. The earliest dated plaque found in the archives is a Lennox award dated 1944. They operated out of Excelsior, MN for about 65 years, 266 Water St. being the main location. Many changes happened in the years to come and in 2008, they decided it would be best to join with another company to better serve their loyal customers. Negotiations were made with the commercial heating and air conditioning company, Onsite Mechanical and in December of 2008 they merged to strengthen their service and increase their value as a company.
Onsite Mechanical started in 1999, under the direction of Fred Ridler. Faithfully serving the commercial needs of the Minneapolis west metro for nine years, growth was a constant thing for the new company. That growth continues today joined with the residential HVAC company Abel B & C Inc. Now, stronger than ever, ABEL Heating and Cooling serves the residential and commercial needs of the western suburbs out of their shop on the main drag of St. Bonifacius, MN.
ABEL Heating and Cooling is still locally owned and operated. Stop by and see ABEL Heating and Cooling’s owner, Fred, to have a chat. He’d love to answer any questions you might have. Vist us at 6501 County Rd 15 Minnetrista, MN 55364 or Call 952.472.COOL (2665)
Meet Fred, ABEL Heating and Cooling’s Owner
For over 40 years, Fred has been in the plumbing, heating & air conditioning industry. Beginning at 6yrs of age he worked summers at his grandfather’s shop (picture of him shown above). Since you can’t leave a 6-year-old home alone, he spent time organizing bins, pieces of pipe and fittings left all over the shop.
In high school he was dropped off at boiler projects to remove old cast iron boilers and haul them to the curb. At the end of the day his uncles would help load the debris for disposal. After picking up the skills of welding, cutting and fitting pipe, Fred began to help install boiler and furnace systems.
He attended a tech college for commercial and residential heating and air conditioning service, repair and maintenance. For the next 10 years he earned a living as a service technician and then moved into residential estimating & design for the following 5 years. After that he worked for 7 years as a commercial service & replacement contract engineer.
Fred started his own business in 1999, Onsite Mechanical, and in December 2008 bought his former employer Abel B & C Inc. ABEL Heating and Cooling was formed … and the rest is history.
What are people saying about ABEL Heating and Cooling?
As a facilities manager, I have real peace of mind knowing Fred is only a phone call away…He keeps our equipment in top condition, solves any equipment problems and works with me to keep our costs down. I can strongly recommend Fred and ABEL Heating and Cooling to any company if they value peace of mind in the mechanical operations of their facility.
~ Harold M. – Facilities Manager – Bethlehem Baptist Church
This is just a quick note to tell you how pleased I am with your company, your products and most especially your people (Including you Fred). The installation of my new furnace, A-Coil and water heater was completed on budget and on time by your very professional and friendly technicians. It’s nice to not have any last minute cost surprises…If you or your staff ever need a reference, please use me. Thanks again!
~ Doug M. – Homeowner
ABEL Heating and Cooling’s staff is highly technical, professional, customer oriented and efficient/productive. The job site has always been left in a clean condition. ABEL Heating and Cooling continues to be our selected contractor for heating, air condition, and ventilation needs.
~ Bill H. – Custodian/Maintenance – Grace Luthern Church
We are all fortunate that there are men like Fred and Gary servicing the members of our cooperative. My wife and I are deeply grateful to these two men for the extra effort that they put forth on our behalf.
~Richard W. – Homeowner
We had the compressor on our AC unit stop working. Home Service Plus came out and replaced a part but that didn’t get the compressor to start. After further study the tech declared the compressor shot. HSP later quoted us almost $4000 to replace the outside AC unit. Fred gave us a proposal over $1000 below the HSP price. The day he delivered the proposal, he went and took a look at the old unit and asked us to try the old system one more time. It worked perfectly. Fred explained that the HSP tech had probably not given enough consideration to the probability that the compressor would need some time to cool down after he installed the new part. Once it had cooled, it worked again. We would not have known that if Fred had not taken the time to look at the old unit. Fred drove twenty miles one-way and ended up showing us we don’t need a new unit. He refused to accept money for a service call. We’re very grateful and were impressed by his knowledge and honesty.Thanks again, Fred.
~Chris Smith. – Minnetonka, MN
Our Licenses & Affiliations
- We are a member of the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and hold an “A+” rating
- We have an “A” rating on Angie’s List
- We are a member of the IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association)
- We hire NATE Certified technicians (North American Technician Excellence)
- We are licensed Master Gas Fitters, Warm Air & Hot Water technicians
- We hold status with Honeywell as an Authorized Weatherization Contractor
- We are accredited with the MBPA (Minnesota Building Performance Association) and encourage energy efficient homes.
- We are EPA Refrigerant and Lead-Safe Certified