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About the Top HVAC and Plumbing Company in Jacksonville, FL, and Nearby Areas

My whole life, my dad's been my hero and best friend. So when he realized his teenage son wanted to do what dad did when he grew up—work in the family heating and air business—he gave me the apprenticeship he wished he'd had.

Years of intensive two- and three-week technical and certification courses. Plus, I was loaned out as free-labor apprenticeships for on-the-job training the hard way. He even sent me to spend two months grinding at the hard science of engineering and building AC systems from scratch for any environment or performance envelope on earth.

For decades, Dad and I worked shoulder to shoulder, building the best damn HVAC company, specializing in design-built systems.

Then a health scare—my doctor literally told me to get my affairs in order—forced me to move to the place I'd always dreamed of living, right here in Jacksonville and Saint Johns, Florida.

I couldn't be happier here, but when I first moved into my newly built dream home, the AC system and ductwork were so badly installed, they had to be fixed. But no one I contacted understood what was wrong with it or knew how to fix it.

In fact, they were so unprofessional. My wife even exclaimed they'd never get away with that kind of behavior back in our previous hometown in Connecticut.

So I had to re-engineer, redesign, and reinstall the system myself. And when my neighbors found out I could fix the problems they were told were "normal," they all had me redo their home's AC as well.

Soon, word got out about the AC Guy who actually knew what he was doing and could fix what others couldn't. And that's when Griffin Service was born—the top HVAC company in Jacksonville, FL, and the greater Jacksonville area.

I know it sounds odd to say the other AC companies in town don't know how to design and install systems appropriate for Florida's climate, but it's true. They all slap-dash install the same stock system here as they would in Connecticut or California—and it doesn't work.

Fortunately, I'd learned how to design systems from scratch at a young age and had built my career on it. So that's what I did for me and my client's homes. And that's how the Florida-Rated AC System was born.