About Us

Air Quality Experts Keeping The Air in Your Champaign-Urbana and surrounding area Home Comfortable and Safe

After 16 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Troy Lanz started his own company in 2002 and began providing Champaign-Urbana and surrounding area with residential heating and cooling. In 2005, a service department was added, followed by a plumbing division, duct cleaning service, commercial HVAC, refrigeration, and now Underground Solutions.

Lanz Heating & Cooling, Inc. currently employs over 50 people and has a fleet of approximately 36 trucks with continued growth each year.

Even with such rapid growth, we take pride in maintaining our mission statement:

We will operate with honesty and integrity in order to deliver on our promises to our customers, and provide for them the highest quality service in the industry.

Informative & Kind
Dan was very professional. He was prompt (even a little early) which was great because I had another appointment to get to that morning. He was extremely kind and helpful. He did a wonderful job explaining our plumbing situation and gave me enough information to make a sound decision on our future plumping needs. Overall, I was extremely impressed with his customer service.

- Elizabeth Dietz

Meet the Lanz Leadership Team…

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Troy Lanz


Troy began his career in heating and cooling working for a contractor in 1985, where he delivered parts and supplies to employees on jobsites. He worked his way through the ranks, in several different capacities learning the trade from top to bottom. He wanted more, though. His passion for great customer service shaped his vision for starting his own business. In 2002, Troy made the commitment, and opened Lanz Heating & Cooling, Inc.. He started with himself, and one part time employee. His strong work ethic and focus quickly paid off. Troy continued to increase business as well as the number of employees, adding the service division in 2005, and plumbing shortly after in 2006. Troy’s work ethic and strong Christian values continue to impact those around him. Troy is very active in his church, and has taken many mission trips to offer help and share his faith with those in need. Troy and his wife Kathleen live in Strawn, Illinois and they have five children. Troy’s hobbies include traveling, boating, and perfecting his skills on the grill.

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Eric Jordan

Commercial Services Manager

Eric Jordan has been with Lanz since 2008. He lives in Westville with his wife and 3 children. He came to Lanz with an extensive amount of experience in management, due to many years as a facilities manager at a large distribution center in the area. Eric manages our Service Division and handles our Commercial Replacements. He has a passion for public speaking,and has given numerous talks to organizations in the area. He also has a passion for serving and giving back to the community, he coaches youth soccer and softball, and spent many years as a volunteer firefighter. When he has spare time he enjoys reading about World War 2 History. Whether it be at work or in his volunteering, Eric’s desire to help others is always apparent.

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Wes Ifft

Replacement Division Manager

Wes started in the HVAC field in 2001. Since that time, he has been a service technician, service manager, installer, and currently oversees our residential replacement team. Wes makes sure our customers receive not only what they want, but the system they need to maximize their investment and provide the highest level of comfort in their home. Wes’s passion about his job includes his desire to make sure things are done correctly, and in a timely manner. His interests include spending time with family, volunteering at Church and going on mission trips. He lives with his wife and three children in Gibson City, IL., and has been an integral part of the Lanz team since 2007.

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David Mueller

Plumbing Division Manager

David started his plumbing career in 1998. He started as an apprentice, and he perfected his tradecraft until earning his state license in 2004. David joined the Lanz team in 2006, and established our plumbing division. David’s attention to detail, high moral character, and easy-going personality make it easy for his customers to do business with him. He has designed and installed complete plumbing systems for single family homes, commercial spaces, and multi-unit apartment buildings. David’s hobbies include fishing, reading, and spending time with his family. David is very active with his church family as well, and enjoys going on mission and work trips. David lives in Forrest, IL with his wife and five daughters. He has been part of the Lanz family since 2006.

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Walt Edelman

HVAC Division Manager

Walt’s career began in construction in 1999. He started doing carpentry, building new homes. In 2004, he became a project manager for a builder, where he was responsible for projects from start to finish. Walt brought his wealth of knowledge to Lanz in 2005. Walt began as an installer, and eventually was promoted to division manager. Walt is very conscientious about all his projects, regardless of scope or size which allows him to not only meet, but exceed the customer’s expectations on a daily basis. Walt’s faith is a big part of his life, and he is very active in leadership at his church. Walt’s interests include spending time with his family and helping others.

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Bill Yeakel

Residential Service Manager

Bill Yeakel joined Lanz in May of 2015 after nearly 10 years in the HVAC industry. Bill spent nearly 6 years as a Comfort Consultant, where he always went above and beyond for his customers by providing them top notch service, ensuring that they would recommend him to all of their family members and friends. After that, Bill went into the distribution side of HVAC for nearly four years. Bill’s experience and skill set made him a perfect fit here as service manager. Bill’s burning desire is to create Lanz customers for life by offering superior service. Bill’s “free time” is spent with his family, his wife and two daughters. Bill is actively involved in their athletics, being a college basketball player himself. He now resides on the sidelines coaching his girls. Bill is an avid basketball fan, and enjoys watching it played at all levels and playing it himself.

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Andrew Mueller

Underground Solutions Manager

Andrew Mueller joined Lanz in August of 2011. Nearly all of Andrew’s adult life has been in Plumbing. After Lanz acquired Stephen’s Underground Solutions in May of 2016 Andrew transitioned form assisting in our New Construction Plumbing division to leading our underground division. In his free time Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and playing basketball.


2003 American Standard outstanding sales achievement award.
2004 American Standard dealer of the year.
2004 American Standard outstanding achievement & improved performance award.
2005 American Standard dealer of the year award.
2005 Subcontractor of the year award Brady Homes.
2006 American Standard dealer of the year award.
2006 American Standard commercial dealer of the year award.
2007 American Standard Summit Council award.
2008 American Standard Summit Council award.
2008 Commercial Dealer of the year award.
2008 Climatemaster project of the year award.
2010 Trane rising star award.
2010 Trane top 10 award.
2010 Trane Quest for excellence award.
2011 Trane Quest for excellence award.
2011 Trane top 10 award.
2012 MDA Golden handcuff award.
2012 Trane Quest for Excellence award.
2013 Trane Quest for Excellence award.
2013 Trane top 10 Golden Compressor award.
2014 Trane top 10 golden compressor award.
2014 Trane top warranty performance.
2015 Trane top 10 dealer award.
2015 Trane top financing dealer award.
2015 Trane top tru comfort dealer award.
2015 Carrier sales milestone award.
2015 Mitsubishi sales leader.
2015 Eastern Illini Electric cooperative most heat pumps sold Bronze award.
2016 Trane top 10 dealer award.
2016 Trane top financing dealer award.
2016 Top Ten Trane Ductless Sales.
2016 Top Ten Nexia Connected Home Solutions Sales.
2016 Top Ten Trane TruComfort System Sales.