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About American Weathermakers 

Our Story - Coming Up on Our 75th Anniversary in Business! 

Original photo of American Weathermakers

On February 1, 1949,  Bill Hochschild founded Northern Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration in Evanston.  Northern was the first Carrier dealer in Chicagoland and, with the permission of Carrier,  soon changed the name it to Northern Weathermakers, Inc.  Weathermakers was and is still a trade name exclusive to Carrier. 

The company headquarters was located in Evanston for the first 40 years and moved to our current location in Northbrook in 1990.  We are proud to have many employees who have twenty, thirty, and even 40+ years with our company.  (In  May of 1949, Bill Hochschild’s wife Fran went into labor and road to Evanston Hospital in the original  company truck.  Now that employee is trying to claim 74 years of longevity but most of you would say he was just “along for the ride.”   It has been a great ride!) 

Congratulations and thank you to all team members who have helped make  American Weathermakers and Northern Weathermakers the companies that we are today.

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Northbrook's Trusted HVAC Company

Meet the Team Behind American Weathermakers
  • Bart  P. Photo
    Bart P. Service Manager
  • Frank  R. Photo
    Frank R. Service Technician
  • John  B. Photo
    John B. Service Technician
  • Matt  M. Photo
    Matt M. Service Technician
  • Rick  M. Photo
    Rick M. Service Technician
  • Stephen  A. Photo
    Stephen A. Manager

Providing Honest & Dependable Service Since 1949

Finding a home service provider you can truly trust is as simple as turning to American Weathermakers. As a proud family-owned business, American Weathermakers understands the importance of a smooth-running and comfortable home. That’s why our team is committed to always going above and beyond to deliver the most reliable and affordable heating, cooling, and plumbing solutions. Our licensed and insured technicians service and install a wide range of systems and take pride in being the most thorough, trained, and technologically advanced team of HVAC and plumbing professionals. 

Choose American Weathermakers for:

  • Upfront pricing
  • Straightforward solutions 
  • Affordable financing options 
  • Free service estimates 
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Hear From Our Happy Customers

Reviews & Testimonials
  • "Our Furnace Was Fixed Really Quickly"

    The phone was answered by a real person who was efficient and pleasant, and the service tech was awesome!

    - Clare B.
  • "Very Pleasant & Professional Service Provider"

    Very pleasant and professional service provider. Arrived on time and kept me informed of what was being done. Everything was cleaned up when he was finished.

    - Bob C.
  • "Friendly Technicians"

    Friendly technicians who handled a tricky placement of hot water heater.

    - Judy W.
  • "Good Fast Service"

    I had very good fast service from your employees as I always have had.

    - Floyd B.
  • "Provides true peace of mind."

    We have been loyal Comfort Club members at American Weathermakers for years, and are very pleased with the thoroughness of their 6-month checkups.

    - Howard M.
  • "Very Knowledgeable"

    The Service Expert Jeff Taraszka was very knowledgeable and explained the work he was doing. He truly went above and beyond to be sure I understood my system.

    - Linda R.
  • "A Keeper!"

    Service prompt, work ethics impeccable, left the work area in excellent condition, minor intrusion footprint. A keeper.

    - Elliott D.
  • "Friendly, Punctual, and Professional."

    We have used American Weathermakers at three homes, including a complete installation at our last house. Highly recommend the company.

    - Christine G.

Our Philosophy 

At American Weathermakers, we understand that you want transparency when it comes to the services you receive. That is why we deliver upfront pricing, honest advice, and service with absolutely no hidden fees or charges. Our highly trained technicians offer straightforward solutions and always make sure you are aware of all your options before moving forward with our work. 

With more than 70 years of experience, you can trust us to provide reliable service with a focus on customer satisfaction. No matter what type of HVAC or plumbing service you need, each job will be completed quickly and efficiently while maintaining the highest standards of safety. 

We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of services, including:

Make sure your HVAC and plumbing equipment runs as efficiently and effectively as possible by joining the American Weathermakers Comfort Club. Membership for this program is free and members can enjoy service discounts, annual tune-ups, extended warranties, and priority emergency service. Give us a call to learn more! 

We won’t be comfortable until you are! Call (847) 503-9497 to discover the American Weathermakers difference.

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Why Choose American Weathermakers?

What Makes Us Different
  • Same-Day & Emergency Services
  • Award-Winning Customer Service
  • Licensed Expert Technicians
  • Financing Options Available
  • Quality Workmanship Guaranteed