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