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History of Burkhardt Heating

Monday morning was supposed to be like any other day for Ron Burkhardt — until he arrived at work. 

He found the company he worked for at the time had its doors locked and had gone out of business. With a wife, several children to take care of and a mortgage, Ron had a decision to make: Find another job or strike out on his own.

That’s how Burkhardt Heating & Cooling was born. 

Ron established his company in 1961 and, through dedicated hard work and fair pricing, he grew his business with loyal customers. In the 1990s, after a long and rewarding career, Ron began looking to pass his business on. He was looking for someone who shared the same values with his loyal customers as he had. After rejecting several offers from other HVAC companies who he knew did not share his commitment to customer service, in 1998 Ron found Doug Erdmann, whom he found did share his vision of loyalty and commitment to his customers. 

When Doug Erdmann took over, Burkhardt Heating & Cooling grew rapidly with that same commitment to customers Ron had. As the company grew, they became Milwaukee’s market leader in HVAC and received recognition from Angie’s List, earning their “Super Service” award 19 years in a row. Burkhardt also received national recognition from the factory with two “Medal of Excellence” as well as numerous “Circle of Champion” awards. 

In 2020 Ben Sibley purchased Burkhardt Heating & Cooling with a vision to continue to operate with the same commitment to exceptional customer service as Ron and Doug had before him. As Burkhardt Heating continues to grow in the future, Ben expects the Burkhardt legacy that began with Ron Burkhardt will continue for many generations to come!

Want to be a part of the Burkhardt legacy? Join our team!

When did Burkhart start as a business?

Burkhart began operations in 1961. Ron Burkhart grew his business with hard work and competitive pricing. In the 1990s, he was looking for someone who shared his values and those of his committed clientele. After turning down many offers from other HVAC companies he knew did not share his commitment to customer service, Ron encountered Doug Erdmann in 1998, who shared his sense of loyalty and commitment to his consumers.

What is Burkhart’s mission?

Our mission is to deliver the greatest quality design, installation, and services for HVAC systems in both the residential and light commercial sectors. To achieve our aims, we have established the following objectives:

  • Maintain the highest possible degree of design and engineering.
  • Create and nurture a training program to ensure high-quality installation and servicing.
  • Hire, develop, and retain individuals that are dedicated to our success and the happiness of our customers.

We consider our customers to be family. We have been a member of the local community for over 60 years. Our strong ideals and high-quality craftsmanship have enabled us to become HVAC industry leaders. We are a business you can rely on, much like a family. Every customer is important to Burkhart Heating & Cooling. Welcome to our family!

What makes Burkhart the best HVAC company?

What makes us better than the rest is our many years of experience in this industry and concern for our clientele and their comfort needs.   We also pride ourselves on our employees. We recruit only the best professionals with a diverse set of expertise, such as mechanical and diagnostic abilities. Our technicians have been in the sector for a while and they have a keen grasp of the components, systems, and tools needed to do the best job in the most efficient manner. 

We have an excellent reputation and more than 60 years in the industry. We invite you to examine our feedback on Google. Our evaluations are a good indicator of our reputation within the community.  We gladly go above and above for our clients. We are a firm that is dedicated to building trust and loyalty with our clients.

No “I” in Our Team

If you’re a fan of team sports, you know that no one player can win the game for his team. He can get touchdowns, shoot 3-pointers or hit home runs all day long, the rest of the team has to be up, has to be ready for defense and has to build on their teammate’s success.

At Burkhardt Heating & Cooling, we are a team. Our ultimate goal is to help you, and whomever on the team that could make that happen is that client’s MVP.

When you visit our team, you’ll learn that some of us have been in the heating and air industry for three decades. We have been awarded customer-chosen awards such as the Best of Angie’s list and HomeAdvisor, as well as industry awards, such as the Bryant Heating & Cooling Circle of Champions. Even the fact that we are a Bryant factory authorized dealer demonstrates that we have exceeded expectations in a slew of stringent categories set forth by Bryant.

You can always expect respect, commitment to solving your problem and excellent workmanship from our team members. We provide same day service and installations, as well as 24-hour emergency services so you’ll never be left out in the cold (or the heat!).

Call us today to learn why our team is a winning team and why we’ve been the top choice of the Greater Milwaukee area for years. We provide 24/7 repairs!

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