About

From the Heart of Gainesville

University of Florida graduate Chuck Larsen incorporated Gator Air and Energy in 2009 with the intention of enabling Gainesville area families and businesses to invest in energy savings by providing them with the most efficient, energy-conscious HVAC systems available. Originally working exclusively for GRU as a private contractor in the Low Income Energy Improvement Program (LEEP), Gator Air and Energy installed energy saving HVAC units, performed duct sealing, and provided other energy upgrades to low income households in Gainesville for a year before expanding its services.

One Small Step for Gator Air, One Giant Leap for Gainesville HVAC Services

In 2010, the company became a state licensed solar contractor and is currently Gainesville’s only RESNET “Certified EnergySmart” HVAC contractor. Shortly after, Richard Schollenberger was made partner of Gator Air and Energy, and together, Richard and Chuck have a combined seventy years of experience in the industry from working for well-known HVAC companies such as Trane, Johnson Controls, and York. Both partners have their mechanical contractor licenses from the state of Florida, both graduated from United Association’s apprenticeship training, and Chuck is also a state certified energy rater.

No Job Too Big or Small

Their HVAC histories have addressed all facets of the industry and equipped them with the skill and expertise to handle everything from a two-ton residential unit to a thousand-ton commercial chiller. Gator Air and Energy supports the community by using products made in America and distributed locally when possible, and the company also preserves the environment by recycling all cardboard, mercury, and scrap metal. Gator Air and Energy is a member of the Builder’s Association of North Central Florida and the U.S. Green Building Council Heart of Florida Chapter. Maintaining the deepest commitment to energy conservation, the team at Gator Air and Energy utilizes a whole system approach to all of their work, not only to maximize the comfort levels attained by local residential and commercial HVAC systems, but also to reduce the carbon footprint and increase the savings of Gainesville area families and businesses.

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