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About Us

Jim McDonald & Sons has been providing the best in comfort to Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970. During the five decades we’ve been in business, many other HVAC contractors and plumbers have come and gone. We’ve remained because the Sarasota, FL community trusts us. It’s a proud legacy we hope to maintain for decades to come. We’ve always been family-owned and operated, and we pass on the values of our family to our many customers, both residential and commercial.

Created locally, still locally owned and remain committed to our community.

Trust the experts who’ve been taking care of Sarasota and Manatee County HVAC and Plumbing since 1970. Lowering the temperature, changing the standards.

Our History

Jim McDonald built his company from its beginnings in 1970 to become a well-known brand in the Sarasota area through his commitment to the community. He built relationships while focusing on providing the best in home and commercial comfort. As the business expanded, he brought in his sons Jim Jr. and Billy, as well as other family members, to continue to build the company legacy.

As we enter the next phase of our long and successful history, we’ll continue to strengthen community ties and the partnerships we established years ago. We are always here to help our clients, and offer after-hour services seven days a week until 10 p.m.

Our Core Values

"Core Values" may be only buzzwords to other companies—but we live by ours. They are chiseled into our company culture and guide all the decisions we make.

  • Integrity
  • Hard Work
  • Trust
  • Family
  • Commitment to Innovation
  • Accountability
  • Partnership
  • Social Responsibility
  • Passion for Our Craft
  • Continuous Learning
  • Diversity and Leadership

That may look like a long list, but for us it is business-as-usual. Living by these values helps us create a better indoor environment for our customers. It’s also paid off with industry recognition: We are a York Top Business Partner, a Carrier Top Business Partner, a Goodman A+ Dealer, and a York Certified Comfort Expert.

Our Mission

Along with our core values, we have a mission as a company: To work harder every day to make the Jim McDonald & Sons brand the most trusted and respected in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. We can’t achieve this mission unless the work we do satisfies our customers so they know they can rely on us in the future. This sets us aside from other current contractors and the ones we have outlasted: local homeowners and businesses know they can trust to our responsiveness and expertise. We’ll never rest on our laurels—we’ll continue to provide unwavering customer support while offering our clients innovative solutions to their always-changing needs.

While others may come and go, we remain.

Cooling Sarasota & Manatee
Counties since 1970