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About Harvey W. Hottel, Inc.

Our Grandfather, Harvey Hottel, was certainly ahead of his time. World War II was drawing to a close in 1945, and food rationing in America was about to end. Harvey was sent to Washington, D.C. to design and install government food storage plants, and Comfort Cooling was created. Although this new technology was not yet available to the public, intuition told him that someday Comfort Cooling would be in demand on a much larger scale. History confirmed that our grandfather was onto something!

Popularity of Comfort Cooling, or air conditioning, did in fact, grow and become standard in movie theatres, stores, and restaurants. It also became more widespread in homes and offices. As our business grew to keep up with the demand, we added a service repair division, as well as plumbing and contracting installation services.

harvey hottel in 1945

Trust the Experts in HVAC

Since 1945, our business has continued to expand and stay at the forefront of emerging technologies. We have embraced new technologies including VRF Systems, Geothermal Heating and Cooling, and LEED Certified Green Building Systems. LEED Green Building certification recognizes innovative buildings that are energy efficient and promote sustainability.

We have the capability to design, install, and service complex commercial systems, as well as installing individual, cost-efficient units in our customers’ homes. We proudly employ highly-trained licensed technicians to install state-of-the-art equipment to fit every need.

We Are the Largest HVAC Company in Gaithersburg, MD

Technology has allowed us to become one of the largest commercial, multi-discipline HVAC companies in our region. However, our values, like those of our grandfather’s, have remained unchanged. Our philosophy and commitment based on innovation, integrity, accountability, safety, and health. We are committed to providing products and services that exceed the level of quality expected by our customers. We also pride ourselves in maintaining a drug-free workplace.

Our grandfather worked hard to create Comfort Cooling, and his vision to make it available to everyone became a reality. We consider it an honor and responsibility to continue his legacy and deliver the same service and values to our customers for years to come.

Thank you,

Mark, Jeff, and Scot Hottel

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