A Long History of Craftsmanship

Beutler Heating and Air Conditioning started in the garage of Del Beutler’s home in 1947. Del honed his skills as a sheetmetal specialist for two years in the U.S. Navy. After spending a year working for a local sheetmetal shop, he then went on to obtain his own contractors license.

Capitalizing On Opportunity

The post-war housing boom promised great prosperity. Beutler concentrated on heating and ducting systems for tract homes and commercial building projects. As the demand for cooling systems increased, Beutler became an innovator.

Constant Innovation

The first air conditioners were water-cooled, which created massive amounts of spent water and environmental problems. Beutler devised systems, which recycled the water, but the contamination problems seemed insurmountable. Finally, air-cooled systems were introduced and an entire industry was born. Beutler then began working to improve the efficiency of fans, ducting, vents, and insulation. Always developing something new, Del created a think tank atmosphere for his employees.

Nearly Seven Decades of Excellence

Nearly seven decades and more than 500,000 installations later, Villara Corporation sets the standard for excellence in the HVAC trade. Gary Beutler is now Chairman of the Board of his father’s company. President Rick Wylie is a talented engineer and inventor who spearheads the drive for new and better products. Under their guidance, Del Beutler’s vision has become the largest heating and air company in the United States with locations throughout Northern California.

Company Founder Del Beutler, Chairman of the Board Gary Beutler and President Rick Wylie
Company Founder Del Beutler, Chairman of the Board Gary Beutler and President Rick Wylie

Gary and Del Beutler with the first company truck
Gary and Del Beutler with the first company truck

Rick Wylie receiving his Outstanding Service Technician Apprentice Award from Del Beutler
Rick Wylie receiving his Outstanding Service Technician Apprentice Award from Del Beutler

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