Climate Design began its quest to become Florida’s number one air conditioning and heating company in 1973. In our humble beginnings as a General Electric franchise dealer, our team began installing air conditioning and heating units for Florida families before most homes even had central air! Since then, our goals have remained the same: to provide you and your family with the best products and service in our industry. We owe a huge thank you to our amazing customers, for it’s your loyalty that has created what Climate Design is today, and we hope you will continue to be part of our adventure!
What We Do
We create the ultimate living or working environment by customizing solutions based on what your home or commercial building needs to run as efficiently as possible. In fact, our team maintains, repairs and replaces air conditioning systems for more than 14,000 clients each year in Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties!
On April 15th 1973, Lee Robinson and Ernie Kendler established Climate Design as a General Electric franchise dealer specializing in residential air conditioning and heating. At the time, many Florida homes didn’t have central air, so we had the pleasure of installing many homes’ first air conditioning units!
Climate Design began working on new construction projects in Pinellas County, with homes in Placido Bayou, Caya Costa and Riviera Bay.
We opened a new office in Manatee County! Our team began focusing on air conditioning and heating installs in new construction projects in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Climate Design added our commercial division. One of our first projects was replacing the air conditioning equipment at the original Dali Museum! We also worked to update several nursing homes throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.
The Climate Design team began installing air conditioning in high rise condominiums for a number of builders, including JMC Communities. Climate Design and builder JMC Communities still partner today on many projects, including downtown St. Pete landmarks the Ovation and Florencia.
Our founders Lee and Ernie sold the company to the employees of Climate Design in an ESOP agreement, establishing Climate Design as the only employee-owned air conditioning and heating company in Florida.
Climate Design expanded to offer residential and commercial plumbing along with their air conditioning and heating services.