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About Us

The technicians and staff at Kulacz and Sons Heating & Cooling, Inc. are a dedicated group of individuals,
working together as a team to ensure quality work and customer satisfaction.

History of Kulacz & Sons Heating & Cooling inc

Kulacz and Sons Heating & Cooling, INC., is a family owned and operated business. Since 1979, we've taken the extra care to ensure your family is comfortable. We take pride in our work and put our name on the line, every time. With us, we treat you like part of our own family.

Meet Our Team

Get to know our staff

Jake Kulacz

President & Owner

Born and raised in Peotone IL a small suburb south of Chicago, Jake’s father started Kulacz and Sons Heating and Cooling in 1979 with the intention of his sons carrying on the family tradition. Jake started his career with his father while he was in high school and throughout the years has developed his skills as a service technician and most importantly the company’s most experienced leader.

 Now owner, operator and President, of Kulacz and Sons Heating and Cooling, Inc. Being a leader doesn’t come easy as Jake would tell you, he has had an abundance of training and schooling to ensure that he is giving the best service money can buy. Among some of his certifications include NATE, universal EPA and extensive
indoor air quality.
In his free time Jake loves to spend time with his wife Melissa and their four children.

Melissa Kulacz

Owner / Marketing Manager

Chad Preston


Born and raised in Bourbonnais, Chad Preston has been with the family for 3 years.  Chad received his HVAC certificate from KCC with universal refrigeration card.  He is also one of our technicians and lead installer.  I enjoy meeting new people every day and solving comfort issues in our customer homes.  In his free time Chad like’s fishing, competitive gaming and spending time with family.

Laura Naden

Office Manager

Laura has been part of our family for 4 years now, with an extensive background in accounting, she has found new techniques in helping families find convenient financing options for heating and cooling needs. Laura is now handling all of our day-to-day office duties along with the dispatching, scheduling, billing and leading the charge for Kulacz and Sons Heating and Cooling with top-level customer service.

Laura is currently living in Manteno, IL, and is a proud wife of Military husband Ray and a mom of six children and a pit bull Kelly.

John Herman


John Herman has worked as an HVAC installer, service technician and field manager for over 30 years.  Over those years, I’ve done residential and commercial work for customers all over the Chicagoland area.  I enjoy meeting new and repeat customers daily.  This career is rewarding because it satisfies customers in their times of need.  I hope to continue providing excellent service to all existing and future customer in the many years to come.

Ross Hunt


Ross Hunt is one of our service technicians/installer; "I enjoy what I do for a living".  It is very gratifying to me when I replace or service an inefficient heating and cooling system.  Ross has two children and during his off time he loves spending family time and being a role model for his children.  Ross also enjoys competitive gaming, and watching sporting events.


What Makes Us Better?

American Standard Dealer

What makes an American Standard Dealer stand out is the unparalleled performance the company offers – true excellence in every aspect of operations, product solutions and technical know-how. Gain peace of mind with a team of professionals who are as dedicated to your family's comfort as you are.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is an independent, third-party organization that develops and promotes excellence in the installation and service of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment by recognizing high-quality industry technicians through voluntary testing and certification. Our technicians have passed the rigorous testing necessary to qualify as NATE Certified Technicians. 

Home Advisor

Best of Home Advisor
2014 Winner

EPA Certificate

United States Environmental Protection Agency


What Our Customers Are Saying

They came out to fix my furnace at 9:00 tonight and did not charge extra because it was late. Both people I spoke with were very nice. Fixed my problem and saved me a big headache for a good price. I recommend!

Michael B.

Recently moved into a new home and ran into a few issues with my furnace and boiler.  Called on a Sunday evening after we had a furnace issue when it was really cold. Jake was out that night at 9:00.   I had them come back the next week to help with some hvac issues.  They helped me sort through issues til we got the problems fixed the right way.  By far they are the most responsive, professional, and prompt contractor I've worked with.  Highly recommended.

Dan H.