Effingham, IL – January 21, 2023, The Effingham County Chamber held its Annual Chamber Gala on Saturday, January 21 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center where Jansen’s Heating & Air was honored as a 2023 Excellence in Business recipient.

The Excellence in Business award was created in 2011 as a way for member businesses to identify and nominate fellow members for the outstanding contributions they make to our communities and the local economy through continued growth, innovation, and community support. These businesses exemplify outstanding business practice as demonstrated through their mission, customer satisfaction, commitment to quality, leadership, and employee development.

The Chamber is pleased to recognize and honor Jansen’s Heating & Air.

Jansen’s Heating & Air was started with a dream and a vision created by Tom & Cindy Jansen.  They started on a leap of faith with Cindy pregnant with their first child due in June they opened the doors for business on April 6th 1987.  With some help from family and friends they started Jansen’s Heating & Air.  What was then, just a rotary phone, a card table and a service van, is now 5 buildings in Effingham and 1 in Pana with over 20 trucks on the road daily to help their customers.

Tom and Cindy grew the business over the years expanding to over 20 employees and acquiring the business in Pana.  Troy Jansen became the General Manager in June of 2016.  Tom and Cindy were ready to start developing his skills to lead the company and eventually sell the business to him and his brother, Trent.  In 2020 Tom, Cindy and Troy met with a company in Shelbyville to discuss purchasing the business.  With consideration they decided to purchase the company, Knearem’s Home Comfort Center.  This turned out to be a great acquisition and really helped boost their growth moving forward.  In January of 2022 Tom & Cindy sold the business to their sons, Troy & Trent.

Today, Jansen’s has a state-of-the-art training center they refer to as their Comfort Academy.  They have their own trainer(s) and have over 30 members on their team.  This Comfort academy is now used to bring on technicians of every stage and help further their career and make them into superstar technicians.  They also have a new warehouse that is strictly used for keeping all sizes of equipment in stock to provide their customers with prompt replacement and repairs.

With the success Jansen’s has had they love being involved within their community and the communities they serve.  Every October they partner with HSHS women’s wellness center and donate a portion to them while also wearing pink shirts every day through October.  They also partner with blessings in a backpack and not only donate but also help deliver goods to the children’s schools.  Socks for seniors is another campaign that they do every November to be able to deliver cheerful, colorful socks to local seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  They also help out with local sports teams, fundraisers and many benefits.  Troy says it is a priority to give back to the communities that help support them.

Troy, Trent, Tom & Cindy all agree none of this is possible without their amazing and growing team and their incredible customers.  Troy refers to the team as a puzzle and each member has their piece and without them, they wouldn’t be as successful.  With a great team comes great customers and they seem to have both!  Jansen’s Heating & Air is honored to be a recipient of the 2023 excellence in business award and cannot thank everyone enough.

Visit Jansen’s Heating & Air at 11984 E US Highway 40 in Effingham, online at JansensHeating.com, on Facebook @JansensHtgandAir, or by phone at (217) 347-5223.

For the full list of past recipients, visit the Chamber website at EffinghamCountyChamber.com/Excellence-in-Business.


About the Effingham County Chamber
Founded in 1917, the Effingham County Chamber is the county’s leading advocate and champion for business. The Chamber works to create a climate of growth and success in our community by providing leadership opportunities as well as volunteer programs and business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of Effingham County businesses. By leveraging the support, talent, and resources of our members, the Effingham County Chamber is leading efforts to achieve business success and community growth.