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Ehlers Excellence: A Family Tradition

We Want the Customer to Be Happy

If there’s one thing we want you to know about Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning it’s this: at the end of the day we always want the customers to be happy.

This is not simply a focus we pay lip service to—it is a big emphasis in our new employee training, and it’s something we think about every single day.

This is reflected in our staff. When our customers think of our staff the first thing that comes to mind is that our staff is happy and very pleasant to work with! Additionally, our staff is dedicated and loyal. We have a very low turnover, and everybody enjoys coming to work.

Why Do Our Customers Stay with Us?

In addition to our dedication to customers and our happy staff, there are two other important reasons why our customers enjoy working with us and stay with us over time.

  • We are committed to telling you exactly what’s going on with your HVAC system. We don’t sell things that you don’t need, and we’re passionate about not overcharging.
  • Quality of our work. Our rigorous and comprehensive training ensures that our quality is on the highest level.

Unparalleled Product Support

When we install a system or product, we remain available and accessible to troubleshoot potential issues. If you have a small problem we will do what we can to help over the phone.

Additionally, if you have a product under warranty, we’ll send out HVAC technicians outside of regular business hours, which is not common in the HVAC industry.

A Family Legacy

Every Carrier furnace or central air conditioning system we sell comes with a little something extra: Family pride.

For over half a century, families like yours have turned to our family for top-quality heating and cooling products and service. Erv Ehlers founded his business on a commitment to quality, craftsmanship, service, and fairness. This commitment to excellence is a legacy we proudly maintain today.

The Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning team is dedicated to providing the best possible service to you and your family. You can count on us to provide you with a system that perfectly suits your needs—and to do the job right the first time, every time. We ensure your satisfaction by…

  • Asking the right questions, and making sure that we provide what you
    want and need
  • Offering Carrier products, the quality leader in home heating and cooling
  • Thoroughly training each employee, who is NATE Certified, to see your job through from start to finish
  • Ensuring that every unit we sell and install performs up to your expectations
  • Providing quick, professional service and complete service to keep your
    systems operating at peak efficiency

Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning Company History

In April of 1961, Erv started doing business from a small garage in Redford, and the Erv Ehlers Company was born. Years of refrigeration experience and a vibrant personality set the new enterprise on a path to rapid success; soon, the growing business operated a storefront in Livonia and a custom sheet metal fabrication facility. Today’s thriving 8 Mile Road location features an expansive showroom, featuring the most advanced HVAC products available today, as well as a warehouse, extensive parts department, and sheet metal fabrication shop.

Larry Ehlers, Erv Ehlers’ son, joined the family business after college. Larry learned the HVAC business from the ground up, first working at his father’s side as an installation assistant, and later working in all aspects of the business. Having touched many lives, inspired many people, and sharing his vast knowledge with countless technicians over the years, Erv passed away in 2010. Today, Larry leads the firm as its president and CEO, maintaining an exceptional staff of certified technicians and treating all team members like family.


  • "Excellent service installing new furnace. Thorough explanation of operations."
    Customer: Mary
    Date: 01/23/2020

  • "Very responsive, courteous, and professional."
    Customer: Robert
    Date: 01/20/2020

  • "Matt was nice, professional and took time to answer my questions. Very satisfied with Matt!"
    Customer: Cathy
    Date: 01/16/2020

  • "The guys were great and very professional. Adapted on the spot when the original ductless system didn't fit the room esthetics. Came up with the perfect solution."
    Customer: Ken
    Date: 01/14/2020

  • "Oscar was on time, professional and efficient. Oscar is an asset to Ehlers. Susan Bajorek-Duryea"
    Customer: Susan
    Date: 01/10/2020

  • "Matt was a very nice technician. He was on time, in uniform, drove a clean company vehicle, wore shoe covers he explained what he was there to do, and even showed me some of the services he was doing on the unit. He was very patient in re-explaining to me the high tech thermostat, and made sure all was in order before he left. He cleaned up any of his mess and put everything back in order. A JOB WELL DONE! He was a A+ tech! in my book!!"
    Customer: Robert
    Date: 01/09/2020

  • "Oscar was a champ! Five stars"
    Customer: Peter
    Date: 12/28/2019

  • "Service man was man was friendly and did a great job. And he stepped me through how to use new humidifier after installation."
    Customer: Todd
    Date: 12/21/2019

  • "Oscar did a fantastic job. He was above and beyond."
    Customer: Faiz
    Date: 12/19/2019

  • "He was good and courteous. Please keep in mind, that if there is any issue with any unit, please let me know. I would not like to spend $ to replace furnace or a/c unit. Just replace part when we need. Please keep this concept in your mind. Thanks"
    Customer: Haresh
    Date: 12/12/2019
Carrier Dealer of Over 50 Years

Ehlers is proud to be a Carrier dealer and top HVAC company in the Livonia, MI area.

Meet the Team

About Larry

Larry started his career with Ehlers after attending Schoolcraft College. Starting off in the family business as a delivery driver he worked his way up from apprentice to being very successful in the sales department. As the business grew Larry hired a salesman to replace himself and focused on the management of the company. Larry is the current President of Ehlers overseeing the management of all departments. Larry is very dedicated and passionate about the HVAC business. He is always encouraging employees with his vision of creating a lasting relationship with customers. “By asking questions and listening to our customers we are able to offer solutions to fit their needs. Customer service is our top priority.”

Larry is a member of ACCA, Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the 8 Mile Association. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, street rods and walking his Golden Retrievers.

About Trudy Ehlers

Trudy is the Vice President of Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning. Trudy has an extensive legal background and worked as a legal secretary for over 8 years before joining the Ehlers team. In 1992 Trudy joined Ehlers as a team member in the accounting department. Trudy is currently overseeing all HR & advertising responsibilities and is the primary controller for accounting.
Trudy has a vibrant personality. Trudy’s philosophy is to create an environment that forms a supportive and enjoyable place to work.
Trudy has 2 Golden Retrievers of her own that she enjoys spending her time with. She is also an avid reader and enjoys traveling.

About Eric Borkowski

Eric is a HVAC Comfort Advisor at Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning. He started his career as an apprentice doing commercial HVAC contract work. In 2000 Eric became a team member at Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning while enrolled in the Energy Technology program at Henry Ford College. Eric graduated with an Associate’s degree in Energy Technology in 2002. In 2011 Eric took over the management of Residential and Commercial sales and installation functions at Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning.
Larry Ehlers has been a mentor to Eric for his entire career at Ehlers. Larry Ehlers has passed along to Eric the company’s focus on creating a lasting relationship with customers. “By asking questions and listening to our customers we are able to offer solutions to fit their needs. Customer service is our top priority.”
Eric is a lifelong Michigan resident, his hobbies include, swimming, skeet shooting, Tiger games, remodeling projects, camping and a yearly journey to the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Training Certifications

  • Henry Ford College Degree in Energy Technology
  • State of Michigan Licensed Mechanical Contractor
  • EPA Universal Certification
  • NATE Certified Technician
  • Carrier University Training
  • Carrier Residential Replacement Certification
  • Commercial Replacement Expert Certification
  • Carrier Healthy Air Expert Certification
  • 13 Years Installation Experience
  • Michigan Notary Public