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About Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning – Chicago, IL Heating and AC Experts

Sam Lazar founded Lazar Fuel Company in 1904 and used to deliver ice and coal in a horse–drawn carriage to homes around Chicago. Back then, there weren’t automatic icemakers so ice had to be frozen in large blocks and stored in insulated warehouses. Sam’s daughter, Evelyn, was working as a civilian nurse when she met a soldier and engineer named Ernie Shavitz whose B–52 had been shot down behind enemy lines in Russia. Ernie and Evelyn got married and he joined her father’s business. Years later, their 2 sons, Mark and Russell, also joined the business right around the time that Lazar Fuel Company added fuel oil to its list of delivery products.

Later, after a long day of delivering 2000 pounds of fuel oil, Ernie had had enough of the fuel delivery business. He bought some tools and took his own furnace apart and then rebuilt it. He promptly called all of his customers and informed them that he no longer delivered fuel but instead offered furnace repairs. Thus began Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning.

After that, Ernie and Evelyn’s oldest son Mark built up the residential side of the business, which was called E. Shavitz and Sons. Russell (their younger son) and his wife Juliet took over the commercial side of things under the name R.A. Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. Mark eventually retired to the beautiful foothills of Las Vegas and sold E. Shavitz and Sons.

Russell and Juliet continued on and had a son and daughter, Bronson and Diana. Both of them went away to school and eventually came back to run the family business. They are the 4th generation to run the Shavitz business started over 100 years ago by Sam Lazar on the principle of always doing right by the customer.

Whether you need to have your air conditioning system completely replaced or you just need some basic heating repairs, call the friendly and professional technicians at Shavitz. We value our Chicago heating and air conditioning customers and treat them like our family. We want you to be comfortable in your home. That’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime workmanship warranty. Also, if we can’t install a new AC or heating system for you in a day, our technicians will deliver a portable heater or air conditioning system so that you can stay comfortable in your home.

The Chicago air conditioning and heating experts at Shavitz offer quality repair, installation and other heating and cooling services throughout the North Chicago area including Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL.