|Posted by Anne Siren on March 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM|
By Phyllis J. Neuberger
“We’re a family-owned heating and cooling business,” says owner Terry Spangler. “Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, I know all about wanting to be cool in our sizzling summers and needing a shot of heat when we have a winter cold snap. That’s why I have been working in this field since 1996. My wife Carolyn and I decided to start our own company in 2004 and we’re proud to have three trucks on the road to give our customers quick solutions to their problems.”
Spangler has a state mechanical license, plus years of experience and continuous education with top-of-the-line air conditioning companies such as Rheem, Trane, Mitsubishi and more. He’s proud to be NATE [North American Technicians of Excellence] certified.
He says, “We sell, install and service all of the above and take pride in the fact that we are designated a Rheem Team Top Contractor. We are also a Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor and we are authorized to offer FPL rebates on qualifying units.”
He explains that the company has three trucks on the road, driven by certified technicians and equipped with everything needed to install and repair product. “Because all of our service is done in the customer’s home or business, we have a home-office which Carolyn runs.”
The owner continues saying, “We try to focus on clients from Boca on the north to Southeast Fort Lauderdale and west to 1-95. Of course there are exceptions, but by limiting our territory generally, we are able to accommodate our customers quickly. We service everyone including residential, small business and large business such as major car dealers. Our goal is to bring perfect indoor climate to our clients.”
Geoff Malone, building maintenance coordinator for Gunther Motor Company, says, “I’ve been working with Terry for at least eight years and he has handled all of our needs professionally and quickly and that includes 30 units from two to 10 tons in eight different buildings. He’s quick, capable and fair.”
Asked if equipment has changed since he began working in this field, Spangler says, “The conditioners are incredibly more efficient than they were just 10 years ago. Part of our job is to educate customers to make sure they are getting the best system for their needs. We not only offer high efficiency single stage systems, but are also able to offer two-stage systems which provide a higher degree of comfort at a lower cost of operation. Prices depend on the size of the unit. Our prices are always fair and reasonable.”
Paul Balladarsch, renovations manager of John Knox Village, has been using License to Chill for service work for 10 years and says, “He’s good. Everything is done properly and his prices are fair.”
Another long time customer, Carol Newberry agrees. “I’ve been using them for years and I’ve been happy with their prompt response to me when I have a problem. If it’s a big problem, they manage to keep me cool and comfortable until they can solve the big problem. Their pricing is fair and their products are the best.”
Terry and Carolyn have been married for 23 years. They have three children. Ben attends FSU. Jeremy is a senior at Westminster Academy where sister, Carly is an eighth grader.
For further information, call 954-931-2047 or visit the web site at licensetochillac.com