About Us

HVAC service technicianOur reputation at Project Heating & Cooling is the result of over 40 years experience in installing, servicing and repairing residential and commercial systems in Kentuckiana. We recommend the HVAC industry's best products; ones that provide long lasting, energy efficient operation and top quality performance.

We Are Louisville's Trusted Heating and Air Conditioning Service Provider

We have lucky to call Louisville our home for decades. We cherish our community and consider it an honor to serve as a trusted residential HVAC specialist to such a special place. After operating in Louisville for such a long time, we are extremely familiar with the local climate and weather patterns. We understand that in the hottest days of summer and the coldest days of winter, you need an HVAC system that you can rely on.

Your Project uniformed technicians will arrive in a company truck with just about everything needed to service your heating or cooling system. We are extremely confident in our trained and professional team. We know that when our work is done, you'll tell your friends how professionally and thoroughly we did our job.

Our goal is simple -- Make You Comfortable!

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Our History

Project Heating & Cooling was incorporated in 1964 by Clarence Castleman and Louis Hettinger, with Clarence adding his sons Ron and Jim to the team shortly afterwards. Our beginnings were humble; our original location was in an old chicken coop just off Manslick Lane in Louisville’s south end. That didn’t last long, however, as we quickly grew and moved to the Industrial Park in Jeffersontown.

At the beginning, our company’s focus on was on residential and multifamily new construction, which is where the name “Project” came from. We thought that since the company was only doing construction projects, the name “Project Heating and Cooling” seemed like a good fit.

As the company began to grow, it needed someone to oversee the “service side” of the business. Ron quickly assumed all the responsibilities of running a service department and the demands of servicing all the new construction the company was doing.  Jim Castleman began to handle the production aspect of the construction side of the business.

Project grew rapidly and by 1980 was one of the most respected HVAC companies in Louisville. On the residential side, we were installing between 800 and 1,000 single and multi-family homes per year. We then added a commercial construction division, along with engineers that designed commercial HVAC systems. The addition of commercial construction came with its own set of challenges, but nothing that we couldn’t handle. The addition of Terry Stewart to oversee the commercial design, estimating, and sales efforts began a long-term relationship with some of the most well-known Louisville architects, engineers and general contractors.

By the early 90’s, Ron and Jim Castleman assumed full ownership as the second generation of family-ownership. By this time we had grown to just over 100 employees. While maintaining a heavy focus on construction, the industry itself was seeing a transformation into demand service. Our service and replacement department grew rapidly to keep pace with the ever-changing demand of service and repairs.

Today, Project is moving into its third generation of being a privately held family owned and operated HVAC company. We have been located on English Station Road for the last 30 years, operating on a 2+ acre campus which houses 8,000 square feet of shop and warehouse space, as well as 2,000 square feet of office space. We also have a 6,000 square foot lower warehouse which is used to store and stage for upcoming “projects,” both commercial and residential.

Our service and replacement division services over 10,000 customers per year.  The service and replacement department specializes in both commercial and residential service as well replacement and upgrades to HVAC systems both residential and commercial.

Today Project employs 95 people and proudly operates as a key part of the HVAC industry in Louisville.