Independent A/C is a true American story. Bernie Stiller Sr. (owner) was born in Berlin and raised in Bremen, Germany. His wife, Hilda, was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. They both met in the biggest melting pot of the United States….New York City. Bernie Sr. was a Commercial Refrigeration Foreman for T.G. Lee milk company in St. Thomas Virgin Islands and Hilda was a hematology and oncology laboratory technician. Their son, Bernie Jr. was born in Brooklyn and spent most of his childhood in Long Island until the family moved to Cape Coral in 1986.
Bernie Sr. decided to start his own company, Independent Air Conditioning, Inc. in 1991. At the same time, Hilda retired from her profession to help with the air conditioning business. During high school and summer breaks from college Bernie Jr. would help out in the family business. Later, joining the company full time.
When Independent Air Conditioning started there was one goal in mind. To provide area families with comfort solutions that fit not only their lifestyle but also their pocket book. We feel the best customer is an informed customer. Our mission is to “provide over the top customer service and quality craftsmanship to everyone while informing, educating, and guiding them to make decisions that best fits their needs thus creating winning outcomes for the customer and company.”
Over the years, Independent AC, Inc. has grown slowly and steadily making sure not to sacrifice personal attention and customer service. Word of mouth referrals has and will always be the main driving force of the company, and If We Can’t Fix It … You Don’t Pay!
We provide expert and precise air conditioning repair, installation and maintenance by a skilled team of factory trained professionals. With our fleet of trucks and warehouse full of parts and equipment all your air conditioning issues can be resolved immediately. In fact, we are the only air conditioning company that has mobile warehouse that delivers parts to the job site if for any reason the technician does not have the part stocked in the truck. So, whether you need routine air conditioning maintenance, emergency air conditioning repair or replacement of a compete air conditioning system we are just a phone call away. Or stop in our office showroom for a visit. There will always be someone there to answer any of your air conditioning questions and concerns. Pick up some brochures or information material, you can even purchase hard to find odd sized air filters. We have the largest selection of air conditioning or furnace filters in Southwest Florida.
Independent A/C has a simple philosophy “We believe in treating others the way we want to be treated and repair things properly while informing and educating our customers. We live and work by a strict code of values, providing the highest standard of quality and professionalism to each person we meet.”
Bernie Sr or Jr. are always available for their customers and if they can’t be reached immediately they will return you call in a timely manner. You can also be assured that if you call at any hour of any day, you will talk to one of them directly, not an answering service!