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, and refrigeration.
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.
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 and Cooling. 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.
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.
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 son in Gibson City, IL., and has been an integral part of the Lanz team since 2007.