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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

  • Your company did an excellent job!  We really appreciated how quickly your crew worked in order to get our heat back on as soon as possible.  Everyone seemed very knowledgeable, professional and excellent in their work!

    - George O.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
  • Thank you thank you!  For your amazing response and difficult repair – I really appreciate it!

    - Marianne P.( Aurora, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
  • Bill carefully examined the old boiler and piping, checked all the radiators and came up with a replacement proposal.  He explained two issues with the old boiler that other contractors did not notice or did not care to explain.  The first was what’s causing the rust in the boiler and how he was going to minimize the issue in the new system.  The second was how he would re-pipe the kitchen loop so the kitchen wouldn’t be so cold.  Bill addressed each and every question I had.  Although we received four bids that were comparable, we chose Bill Hann’s company because he was knowledgeable, thoughtful and detailed.  The work was completed in two days by a great installer team.  They were on time, professional and courteous.  The new boiler and piping work nicely without any issues and we now have a comfortable kitchen to dine in.  I’d highly recommend them.

    - Brian B.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
  • I strongly recommend Verne & Ellsworth Hann without reservation.  Choosing the right boiler was important and proper installation was critical.  I was impressed with all aspects of the Verne & Ellsworth Hann organization.  Most importantly, Bill Hann earned my trust.  The installation team was excellent.  They were experienced.  They arrived precisely on time every day.  They explained every step of the process.  They worked as a team.  They treated my home with extreme care, as if it was their own.  The installation is a thing of beauty.  Every time I go into my basement I smile.  I now have a reliable, efficient system.  I don’t usually take the time to write recommendations, but in this case I am doing so because it is so well deserved.

     

    - Allen P.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
  • Boiler has performed like a champ!  Install is neat and clean. Instructions for next 3 months have been followed.  New stat works well!

    - John R.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )