Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality service, installation expertise, and materials to our customers in an efficient and clean manner. To install reliable, comfortable, safe systems, and to provide the highest satisfaction at affordable and profitable prices to our customers to assure the longevity of the company and security for our customers.

How We Started

Ed and Sharon Hoveln established Hoveln Heating and Cooling, Inc. in 1977. At that time Ed had 12 years of experience in management and sales in the HVAC industry. Ed and Sharon worked out of their home for many years using a 1,000 square foot building for storage. In 1996 the business was moved to an 8,000 square foot building in Thomasboro which is our present location today.

Second Generation Takes Ownership in 2008

Jeff and Shari Hoveln purchased the business December 31, 2008. Jeff started helping his dad at the age of 12. He attended ITT Technical Institute and received a degree in heating and refrigeration in 1985 and has worked in the business ever since. He is a licensed plumber, NATE certified technician, and a healthy air specialist. Jeff is a board member for the St. Joseph Grade and Middle School District. Before working here full time in 1998, Shari graduated from Illinois State University and worked for a local credit union and accounting firm. She has 30 plus years experience in accounting and finance and also volunteers for various community activities. They are the proud parents of Trent, Leah, and Brant Hoveln–all graduates of St. Joseph-Ogden High School.


In 2017, Trent Hoveln, Jeff and Shari’s oldest son, joined Hoveln Heating and Cooling, Inc. He graduated from Illinois College in 2015 with a B.S. in Communication and Psychology.  He formerly worked for an HVAC distributor in Cincinnati before returning to the family business. Trent is an integral part of all facets of the business while training under both his dad and grandpa. In his free time, Trent enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and playing video games. We are extremely happy to have a third generation Hoveln as part of our team!

Our goal today is the same as it has always been–to offer quality service and installation at reasonable prices and to exceed our customer’s expectations. Our satisfied customers are our best sales people. We have more than 150 years of combined heating, air conditioning, and plumbing experience. We have held the title of Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer since 2008, meaning we are held to the highest of standards by Bryant and the Bryant 100% satisfaction guarantee. We have also received the prestigious Bryant Circle of Champions award for outstanding customer service in 2015, 2016 and 2017. We service all types of conventional gas furnaces and air conditioners, steam and Weil-McLain hot water boilers, oil heating, geo thermal, provide duct cleaning, help improve indoor air quality and design our own duct systems. We have installed over 1300 geothermal units over the last 40 years and offer Nu-Wool cellulose insulation to our customers because of the energy efficiency it provides.

We have State of Illinois licensed plumbers on staff for service and installation. We also install Rinnai and Navien tankless water heaters and can handle just about any plumbing issue you might have.

We continue to strive for quality and cleanliness on the job. All our HVAC service technicians are NATE certified, and all our employees are well qualified to handle service of many different types of heating, air conditioning and plumbing systems. They frequently attend continuing education classes to keep abreast of the ever-changing industry.

We appreciate all of our customers. You truly are the heart of our business!


Heating and Cooling

  • Furnaces
  • Air Conditioners
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Geo Thermal
  • Ductless Split
  • Radiant Floor
  • Hot Water Boilers
  • Steam Boilers
  • Hanging Furnaces
  • Oil Furnaces
  • Duct System Design

Whole House Generators

  • Honeywell


  • Water Heaters
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Sump Pumps
  • Water to Water Backup Sump Pumps
  • Plumbing fixtures for your home
  • Repairs and minor clogs

Cellulose Insulation

  • Cellulose Insulation for new and
    existing homes