Jan and Sarah Touchton ventured into the air conditioning industry in 1977.
Jan had spent the previous five years working for other companies in the same industry. During that time he gained more experience & knowledge in this field that already came so naturally to him.
His next mission was to build a place where customers and employees alike were treated fairly and with dignity & respect. Jan borrowed one hundred dollars from his Dad and purchased the licensing required to begin building his company.
The first three years as a new business owner Jan worked, alongside his wife Sarah, and ran their company out of their home.
“Of course there were times I wasn’t sure if we could pay our bills that month, but he was determined. I prayed a lot and still do” Sarah says laughing. She remembers many jobs where she worked right beside him because they weren’t able to hire any help.
That day eventually came. Jan hired a few guys, and in 1982 Touchton’s Heat & Air built their existing location on Highway 90 in Live Oak, Florida.
In 1997 Jeff Kuntz was brought on and later named partner. Jeff has the same vision for the company and continues to run the company with the dependability & honesty it was founded on.
Forty years and many office renovations later, Touchton’s Heat & Air is still here providing the same high quality of service as always.