The 5 Biggest Companies Hiring HVAC Techs (Updated For 2020)
Which companies are hiring HVAC techs right now?
Are there any trends for workers among the open job listings or employee reviews among the largest HVAC companies?
If you’re looking to better understand the competition for HVAC talent in your area or industry, or perhaps doing a little research on employment in the HVAC industry, this post is for you.
Largest HVAC Employers In The United States
You’ve no doubt heard about some of these companies before, maybe in your own area. Take a look at the biggest companies hiring HVAC technicians in the country:
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Sears, despite the corporation’s recent struggles, has the most open job postings for HVAC personnel in the entire country. What’s interesting is that not only is Sears attempting to hire more HVAC employees than any other American company, they’re the only company in the top seven with significant residential offerings.
The next four spots on the list all provide commercial building maintenance services, hence their need for so many HVAC technicians.
Let’s take a closer look at the top five companies hiring for HVAC.
1. Sears Holdings
Formed in 2005 after Kmart bought the retailer formerly known as Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Holdings represented the 20th largest retailer in the U.S. in 2015. In 2018, however, the holding company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
Headquarters: Hoffman Estates, IL
Total employees: 89,000
HVAC jobs available: 828
Although Sears Holdings closed more than 200 stores after the bankruptcy announcement, the company still provides plenty of opportunities for HVAC professionals.
Sears Holdings still maintains 700+ locations and offers a professional heating and cooling service department.
Examples of open HVAC positions at Sears Holdings
Title: HVAC InstallerLoaction: Livermore, CA
Title: HVAC Service Repair TechnicianLoaction: Hoffman Estates, IL
Employee reviews of Sears Holdings
HVAC Service Technician (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – August 4, 2017
HVAC TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Lakewood, NJ – August 17, 2017
2. JLL Commercial Real Estate
JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated) is the second largest commercial real estate services firm in the U.S. It currently ranks 189th on the Fortune 500 lists and trades on the New York Stock Exchange.
In 2018, 54% of its total revenue came from its facilities management services, according to the annual report filed with the SEC, which presents a huge opportunity for HVAC professionals.
Headquarters: Chicago, IL
Total employees: 88,000
HVAC jobs available: 646
Examples of open HVAC positions at JLL
Title: HVAC Technician
Location: Houston, TX
Title: Engineer Apprentice
Location: West Chester, OH
Employee reviews of JLL
HVAC Service Technician (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 18, 2017
Senior HVAC Engineer (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 5, 2018
3. CBRE Group
CBRE is the largest commercial real estate and investment firm in the world. Although the company rebranded to CBRE Group Inc. in 2011, its roots go back to 1906 as Tucker, Lynch & Coldwell (that’s of Coldwell Banker fame).
Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
Total employees: 80,000
HVAC jobs available: 619
Examples of open HVAC positions at CBRE
Title: HVAC Technician
Location: Boise, ID
Title: Maintenance Technician, HVAC
Location: Beachwood, OH
Employee reviews of CBRE
Manager (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – October 31, 2018
Lead HVAC (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – September 18, 2016
4. Johnson Controls
A multinational conglomerate across six continents, Johnson Controls makes HVAC and electronic equipment for buildings, among many other endeavors. Warren S. Johnson, who founded the company with investors from Milwaukee, was a major force in the creation of the building services industry.
In 2016, Johnson Controls merged with Tyco and moved their headquarters to Ireland, stirring controversy among U.S. business and political circles due to the large tax breaks it would receive.
Headquarters: Cork, Ireland
Total employees: 105,000
HVAC jobs available: 590
Examples of open HVAC positions at Johnson Controls
Title: HVAC Service Chiller Mechanic (Union)
Location: Memphis, TN
Title: HVAC Controls Technician
Location: Charlotte, NC
Employee reviews of Johnson Controls
Industrial HVAC-R Service Tech (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – May 27, 2019
Commercial HVAC Journeyman (Current Employee) – Savannah, GA – April 29, 2018
Siemens is a German multinational conglomerate with three primary divisions—industry, energy, and healthcare. Siemens both manufactures and services building equipment—such as HVAC—all over the world with a massive workforce.
Headquarters: Berlin and Munich, Germany
Total employees: 379,000
HVAC jobs available: 517
Examples of open HVAC positions at Siemens
Title: Field Service Technician- Building Automation HVAC Controls
Location: Beaverton, OR
Title: Design Engineer - Building Automation/HVAC Controls
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Employee reviews of Siemens
Service Technician (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 4, 2018
Service Tech 1 (Former Employee) – Issaquah, WA – July 13, 2015
So there you have it—the largest HVAC companies hiring for technicians and other roles.
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