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History

My great-grandfather, William F. Hann, started in the heating business in 1907. From the very beginning, the company was deeply rooted in Cleveland Heights. In those early years, my great-grandfather worked closely with architects during the new construction boom in the Heights. Because of this, he obtained many blueprints of area homes which are still in our archives today.

Early in the twentieth century, people usually purchased a gas-powered steam or hot water heating system for their homes because warm air heating systems were frowned upon. Fuel was plentiful and homes were not well insulated, so heating systems were often oversized and inefficient by today’s standards. How times have changed!

Ellsworth Hann, my grandfather, entered the family business in 1926. The company still worked mainly in new construction at that time, but around 1940 our business focus switched to residential HVAC service and maintenance. This remains one of our main specialties today.

Then in 1952, the business moved to 2277 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, where we were located for over six decades. In 2015, we moved to our current home, 2026 Lee Road.

William A. Hann, my father, took over the family business in 1973.  During his tenure, the family business continued to grow. We expanded our services to include complete house re-piping and residential plumbing repairs. Verne & Ellsworth Hann was among the first Cleveland firms to enter the air conditioning field. The Hann family also pioneered service contracts to provide our customers with trouble free maintenance for their homes.

My brother Bill and I grew up in the business and are dedicated to preserving our family’s commitment to the highest quality service and experience for our valued customers. As we make plans for the next 100 years, we continue to research new products, safety controls, and innovative ways to reduce energy costs.

Today Verne & Ellsworth Hann carries only brand name, respected products and continues to provide unbeatable customer service. We share our heating, cooling, HVAC, plumbing, and air quality expertise throughout the Cleveland area, from our home in Cleveland Heights to many communities in Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake Counties. We look forward to serving you too!

Sincerely,

Chris Hann

What People Are Saying

  • Excellent and prompt service.  The workmen were professional and helpful in their explanation of care and service of the equipment.

    - Charles S.( Cleveland Heights, AC Installation July 2017 )
  • I want you to know how pleased I was with the entire experience.  From the initial meeting with Chris through the installation of my new A/C unit.

    - Sondra S.( Shaker Heights, Air Conditioning Installation July 2017 )
  • Installers were spot on time at 8 am, took care not to track dirt into house, and were both courteous and friendly.  Excellent quality work to boot!

    - John S.( Cleveland, Air Conditioning Installation, June 2017 )
  • I have had several projects from Verne & Ellsworth, across boiler replacements, heating system installation, and air conditioning system set up and install.  Each of these times, Bill Hann takes a ton of his time to talk to my wife and I to learn about the issues we’re having, explain the root causes of those issues, and suggest fixes that we know will prevent the issues from coming back – not just paper over the issue temporarily.  Lastly, he always delivers on time – onsite when he says he will be, fishing when he says he will – and always makes sure every aspect of the job is completed, from material removal and set up, to equipment install, to clean up after the project.  A++ and highly recommended!

    - Mike C.( Shaker Heights, Heating and Cooling, June 2017 )
  • The unit is working very well.  The installers were very professional, showed me how everything worked, and cleaned the basement beautifully.  I would never have even known they were there.  Thank you again.

    - Michelle T.( Wickliffe, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, June 2017 )