About Us

Our Mission

The Furnace Room, Inc. is a family-owned company specializing in the installation, service, and support of furnaces, air conditioners, and anything related to comfort in your home. We’ve been proudly serving Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, and the greater Central Coast region of California since 1975.

We strive to ensure utmost customer satisfaction with our friendly energy, fast and competent service, and fair pricing. If your furnace isn’t heating, give us a call. If you need to upgrade your old air conditioner, we can help. Got a finicky thermostat? No problem; we can handle that, too! No customer or job is too small.

Your comfort is the most important thing to us. Take a moment to meet the crew below and see the people responsible for bringing comfort to your home. 


Ryan, Quality Control Manager and Comfort Advisor

Ryan
Ryan

Employed by The Furnace Room since 1993, I am one of the original owner’s sons and have been with the company for over 25 years. I’m EPA-certified in PG&E duct sealing. I have two kids. I enjoy fishing, sports, camping, and spending time with my family. Meeting new people through this industry and helping out in any way I can to make them comfortable is a passion of my profession.


Shirl, Office Manager

Shirl
Shirl

My name is Shirl. I have lived in the Santa Cruz area most of the last two decades. I enjoy spending time with my family during my off time. I’m an avid reader and writer. I also enjoying traveling when I have the opportunity. I’ve had the pleasure of working for The Furnace Room family for some time now. I have a tremendous pride and dedication to my fellow co-workers and for The Furnace Room community of customers. I look forward to many more years of working to ensure we provide top notch customer service to the areas we serve in the Bay Area.


Greg, Service and Maintenance Professional

Greg
Greg

My name is Greg and I am a technician for the Furnace Room. I have been working in the electronics industry for decades and still enjoy troubleshooting and repairing heating, ventilation and air conditioning problems. In my off time, I enjoy hiking and Kayacking in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains.


Eric, Office Manager and Purchasing

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My name is Eric Brautovich and my true passion is fishing whenever and wherever I get the chance. I enjoy fly fishing the rivers and surf casting the beaches. I have one son and a nephew who is like a son to me. Both attend Soquel High School and play sports and are both academically skilled. I am very proud of both of them. I recently joined The Furnace Room and I have learned a tremendous amount about the HVAC business. My background comes from warehouse operations in the school supply industry for 28 years and I am fortunate to apply my experience of business and operations to my job duties here at the Furnace Room. I look forward to the opportunity this trade has to offer. I enjoy and value the people I am lucky enough to work with, as we grow this business for ALL to be successful.


Bryan, Install Department

Bryan
Bryan

My name is Bryan, and I have lived in Santa Cruz my whole life — born and raised. I received my HVAC diploma from IBT and I love furthering my career. I am EPA certified and have been working in this trade for a while. When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and swimming in the ocean. I love the music scene Santa Cruz has to offer. I enjoy hanging with friends and family, and I love putting smiles on customers’ faces. 


Douglas, Install Department

Douglas
Douglas

I have been with The Furnace Room, Inc. since 2016. I joined the trade because I wanted to help people out and make sure they are comfortable year-round. What I like to do during my free time is ride motorcycles with my friends. When I’m not riding, I hang out with my family and girlfriend.


Beau, Install Department

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I’m Beau, and I recently joined The Furnace Room after working for an HVAC company in San Jose. I enjoy the many sides of the trade, and the constant changes occurring from within. I acquired an initial interest in the trade through my years at school, and stocking the coolers at Safeway, observing the refrigeration systems. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, riding my mountain bike and dirt bike, spending time with friends and family, and tinkering with automobiles.


Don, Shop Fabrication

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Don’s bio will be coming soon!


Heidy, Administration

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