The Goettl Story

Goettl was founded by Gust and Adam Goettl in 1939, and their dedication to providing quality and reliable service persevered over the decades. Today, you’ll see those same values continued by our growing Goettl team.

Meet the Goettl Brothers

Goettl was founded by brothers Adam and Gust Goettl in 1939. Adam Goettl was a businessman and entrepreneur, and Gust was a businessman and innovator known for making improvements to existing HVAC designs.

The brothers pioneered sheet metal manufacturing and had more than 100 patents on their technology. Their work has helped make the Goettl brand a household name and the best the market has to offer.

Goettl Air Conditioning History

The Goettl brothers moved to Phoenix in 1939. They found the heat oppressive and wanted to do something to make Phoenix a more comfortable place to live, so Goettl Air Conditioning was born on February 14, 1939. The Goettl brothers revolutionized cooled air technology and made Arizona a more sought-after state to live in.

During WWII, Gust and Adam Goettl turned their talents to manufacturing operations to support the war effort.

Post-war, as Phoenix continued to expand, the demand for cool havens grew. The Goettl brothers drove through the city with air conditioning units attached to trucks, cooling down grateful residents. This ingenious marketing move catapulted them into household fame, forever changing the way people beat the scorching sun.

The Current Goettl Family

Goettl’s current Board Chair and former CEO, Ken Goodrich, has childhood memories strongly tied to Goettl. He remembers holding his father’s flashlight while he completed jobs on air conditioning units, and recalls his admiration for the longevity and quality of Goettl products. In 2013, Goodrich purchased Goettl Air Conditioning and has since expanded the company to locations including Tucson, Austin, San Antonio, Las Vegas, and across Southern California, with plans to continue growing nationally.

“We are truly honored to carry on the well-known legacy of the Goettl brand,” says Goodrich, “The Goettl brothers invented the industry and created an innovative and well-respected brand. Today, the ‘Goettl workhorse’ is well known and continues to be cited in awe by industry peers.”

The Goettl family is made up of a team of unique individuals that create the foundation of our trusted, innovative, and iconic brand. We are proud to carry the legacy of the Goettl brothers into every job we complete. Honest, reliable, and always striving for perfection.

We do things the right way, not the easy way.®

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