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Residential | CHAS ROBERTS AIR CONDITIONING Beating the Heat CHAS ROBERTS CONTINUES TO EXPAND AFTER 70 YEARS OF FAMILY OWNERSHIP. BY JIM HARRIS A Chas Roberts says being a full-service company is key to its success. « focus on strategic planning and diversification is helping Chas Roberts Air Conditioning build on its history of keeping Arizona cool for 70 years. The Phoenix-based company, founded by Charles “Chas” Roberts and his wife, Alice, in 1942, has grown from being a small repair, installation and service company to the largest residential air conditioning installer in the state. A major point in the company’s evolution came in the 1960s, when Chas Roberts’ son Chuck took the reins of the company and helped it focus its services and become a more professional, process-driven company. Today, it is led by owner and CEO Sissie Roberts Shank, who took over the business following the passing of Chuck Roberts, her father, in 1999. Roberts Shank says she continues to maintain her father’s principles of “being the best” while growing the company further. The com- mercial and residential air conditioning and heating company offers a range of services including installation, maintenance and repair and operates 11 locations throughout Arizona as well as a single location in New Mexico. It also has sheet metal fabrication capabilities, as it manufactures the drain pans and duct work that connect units to their homes. Chas Roberts’ work can be found in a number of major housing developments and retailers as well as government buildings. “We are a full-service company; a lot of companies on the new construction side don’t go on to do service and retail replacement,” she says. “We don’t stop serving the customer once the building is done.” The company offers air conditioning units from major manufacturers including Trane, Carrier, Goodman, York and Amana. “Many companies might deal with maybe one or two major brands,” Roberts Shank adds. “We’ve been fortunate to have decades of relationships with many major brands, and they’re such a key part of what we do. We couldn’t do this without them.” • Revenues: $65 million • Headquarters: Phoenix • Employees: 520 • Specialty: HVAC installation and service Chas Roberts Air Conditioning “We don’t stop serving the customer once the building is done.”-Sissie Roberts Shank, CEO 66 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - November/December 2012

Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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