Chas Roberts Celebrating 70 Years of Service to Arizonans

Phoenix, Arizona (February 27, 2012) – It’s an exciting time to be in Arizona. Not only is Arizona celebrating its 100th year as a state, but 2012 marks an important milestone for Arizona’s leading air conditioning and heating provider. Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Heating is celebrating its 70th year as Arizona homeowners’ go-to air conditioning and heating company.

Founded by Chas and Alice Roberts in 1942, Chas Roberts is a true local, family-owned operation. At the beginning, sales consisted of home appliances, coolers, furnaces, air conditioners and service. The company grew doing retrofits of houses with coolers to air conditioners, new installs in custom and tract homes and light commercial air conditioning.

In the 1960s, Chas Robert’s son, Chuck, took over managing the company and provided the vision for future growth. Under Chuck’s leadership, the company began providing new installations for residential construction and Chas Roberts became the dominant new construction air conditioning contractor in Phoenix. In the 1980s and 1990s, Chas Roberts added multiple locations around the Valley and launched the business in Tucson.

In 1999, Chuck Roberts’ children took over the company and his daughter – Chas Roberts’ granddaughter –
Sissie Roberts Shank, still leads the company today. “We are very proud to be marking our 70th year of outstanding service to Arizonan homeowners,” says Sissie Roberts Shank, CEO of Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Heating. “My grandfather built this company on the idea of providing quality products and services, at fair prices. We continue to live this vision today at all eight of our locations in the Valley and Tucson.”

Chas Roberts’ success and longevity is a direct result of providing honest and reliable service. “My grandfather always said that offering quality products at a fair price was very personal to him: ‘My name is on every comfort system this company has ever installed and every member of Chas Roberts knows that means the world to me…and to our customers,’ he would say,” says Roberts Shank.

Over the company’s history, it has been recognized many times for setting the standards for trustworthy and ethical business practices and for treating customers fairly. Because of Chas Roberts’ solid history in Arizona, the company is able to offer the highest quality systems, by the best manufacturers in the industry and at the most competitive rates. “We are fortunate to have so many loyal customers who choose Chas, and we can’t wait to serve Arizonans for another 70 years, or more,” says Roberts Shank.

Chas Roberts creates comfortable living environments for Arizona homeowners by providing quality installations and service of heating & air conditioning systems at competitive prices. Chas and Alice Roberts founded Chas Roberts Air Conditioning in 1942 and the business has been family owned and operated since day one. Today Chas Roberts, the largest HVAC provider in the state with eight locations including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Queen Creek, Tempe, Avondale, Sun City and Tucson, passes along its buying power to homeowners and backs its service with highly trained personnel and on-line scheduling capabilities. For more information, visit