OUR ONGOING STORY
About Air Group
Since 1965, our family has locally owned and operated Air Group. We have proudly provided innovative, cutting-edge comfort solutions, including heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical, to almost 100,000 New Jersey home and business customers.
As a family-owned business, we do more than serve customers, we take care of our friends, family, and neighbors. We provide personalized services – both residential and commercial – for every heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality application. Your comfort is an important responsibility, and this is a job we take seriously for over 50 years!
The Air Group Experience
When you invite an Air Group technician into your home, you can be 100% confident that they will leave your house in the same condition that it was in when they arrived. We take your floors, your walls, your countertops, and your belongings as seriously as we do. We go the extra mile to ensure that everything is kept clean and that your property remains undamaged.
Our customers receive Air Group’s trademark attention to detail from the very first call. When we give you an installation date, that is your day. It will only change unless YOU need to change it. On the big day, the sales consultant you initially worked with will introduce you to your Crew Leader and the installation crew. This will make the transition as smooth as possible.
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Each of our technicians must put shoe covers on BEFORE they enter your home. This will ensure that your floors and carpets avoid tracking in any dirt. We don’t stop there, though. As an extra precaution, we use drop cloths, tarps, and other coverings to protect your floors and furniture whenever we carry equipment and tools into your home. We guarantee that you will have the highest-quality workmanship on your home. Our installation supervisors visit each and every job site each and every day.
When the job is finished, the Crew Leader will walk you through everything you need to know. Your salesman will be happy to work with you if you have any questions or concerns afterward. We even apply for the necessary town permits for you. It’s not only our job but also our responsibility to go the extra mile for our customers!
Air Group also prides itself over the in-house training we provide to our staff. Each technician must go through an intense three-month training period where they learn the “Air Group way.” Learn more about this specialized training program.
The Air Group Journey
Patrick Conforti, Sr. and John A. Conforti begin Comfort Conditioning out of their garage with $500 of start-up money.
Comfort Conditioning outgrows their backyard warehouse and rents out a converted gas station in Whippany, NJ for $75 a month. They also hire their first employee – Carl Higgins.
Air Group continues to expand and moves to a 4,000 sq. ft. space in East Hanover, NJ.
Local HVAC company C. J. Higgins joins Comfort Conditioning, creating a stronger presence in Northern New Jersey.
Comfort Conditioning merges with Polar Air to form Air Group under fierce competition from utility companies.
C. Z. Zacharella joins Air Group, bringing 25 years of expertise with them.
Air Group grows to over 100 employees and moves to their current 75,000 sq. ft. building that is located in Whippany, NJ.
Local competitor, Fritze Heating & Cooling, goes out of business and Air Group hires many of their employees – bringing in more expertise to Air Group.
Partners with Pure Air from East Hanover, NJ, who brings in a number of fantastic employees that still remain today.
A. D. Runyon Co. of Millington joins Air Group, fueling the company’s growth.
Continues to expand its service to a greater amount of customers by acquiring McDowell’s Heating & Cooling of Scotch Plains, NJ.
S. Cappello & Son of Paterson merges with Air Group, which enables the company to further strengthen its presence in Northern New Jersey.
Acquired Designed Heating & Cooling from East Hanover, NJ bringing more local expertise to our field.
Air Group acquires Ketzenberg & Org. This expands service coverage further south to be able to provide for more customers in New Jersey.
Astro Heating and Cooling joins Air Group.
Air Group celebrates its 50 year anniversary.
Acquired Cogenic Mechanical, a company that has produced innovative and custom solutions for a wide array of heating, cooling, and process applications since 1949.