OUR EXPERIENCE SHOWS

The average experience level for our 50 plus employees is 13 years. The majority of our new business comes from referrals. We are fully licensed, insured, bonded, and members of both the Better Business Bureau and the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of America.

 

LeRoy Stuehm-Founder

The company was founded in 1950 by Harry Schneiderwind. It started as a two man shop with Harry and LeRoy Stuehm. LeRoy then served in the Army from 1952-1954, afterwards he went to trade school where he studied HVAC. LeRoy really enjoyed the service side of the HVAC business because every call was a new challenge. In fact, when LeRoy began his career in heating and cooling he was working 60 hours a week on average and was on call 24/7.In 1971 the company was purchased outright by LeRoy, at the time it had three full time employees. LeRoy began running the company as Schneiderwind Heating and Cooling with “SOS Service” labeled on the truck. He chose the name SOS because it stood for ‘Schneiderwind or Stuehm’. In 1973 the company became SOS Heating and Cooling and Electrical Inc. In September of 2005 the company moved into a new 10,000 square foot building behind the original shop. SOS currently has 40 full time employees and is managed by his grandson Jon.

Jon Stuehm-President

Jon grew up in the company, working summers through high school. Jon has a Master Mechanical License for the city of Omaha and state of Iowa. He is SAVE Certified for performance testing in Iowa as well. He attended Dana College and graduated with a degree in Business Management and Marketing in 2004. Jon received his LEED Green Associate certification for green building practices in 2013. Jon achieved an MBA from UNO in 2014. Jon does the majority of residential sales for the company and has received factory training from York, Luxaire, and Bosch. In the fall you will find him on the football sidelines at Ralston High School were he is the defensive coordinator for the varsity squad. As the third generation, Jon’s goal is the lead SOS into the 100th year in business.

Greg Clark-Vice President

 

Greg joined SOS Heating and Cooling in September 1994 when the company only had 18 total employees and has watched the company grow to over 50 current employees. Greg graduated from Gross Catholic High School in 1988 and Creighton University in 1993 with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting. Greg had been married to his wife Leslie for over 22 years and has two children, Abbigail and Owen. Through the years Rod and Leroy always stressed to provide quality service and workmanship for a fair price and to be honest with the customers and employees. Greg believes that this philosophy has contributed to the success and longevity of the business

Gary Kropf- Install Manager

Gary Graduated from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in 1975 with an HVAC degree. Gary began working at SOS in 1978 and has been in charge of the installation department since 1994. He has experience with all aspects of HVAC from service to installation. He has worked on projects ranging from small residential replacement to coordination of commercial jobs valued upwards of one million dollars. Gary has completed course studies in Mechanical Ventilation, Industrial Math, along with Heat Pump Installation and Service. Gary has a Master Mechanical License from the city of Omaha, Bellevue, and Council Bluffs IN 1996. Gary manages all commercial and residential installations.

Dan Bosn-Service Manager

Gina Plugge-Purchasing Manager

Torrey Klaumann-Estimator/Project Management

Jenny Trecek-Office Administrator

We offer a variety of services. A few of the services we offer include: air conditioner repair, furnace repair, and heat pump repair. Maintenance of your home heating and cooling system is important and will extend the life of your equipment, because of this we offer a great program for bi-annual a/c, furnace, and heat pump checks. See our service page for more information about our ‘Peace of Mind’ contracts. We also do maintenance and installation on commercial locations.

Having heat and air conditioning is crucial for businesses, this is why we also offer a commercial maintenance contract. We try to help our customers with energy savings by informing them of ways to reduce energy costs and keep their furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. We also offer a variety of energy efficient products that will reduce utility expenses. Like us on Facebook for great tips on how to save on energy costs.