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Klebs: keeping Alaskans safe and warm since 1986.

Commercial contractors and residential clientele who insist on flawless heating, ventilation and air conditioning services, plus a variety of related work, will want to know about KLEBS quality customer care.

"Quality customer care is not just a slogan here," declares Gary Klebs, founder and president of the company that bears his name. In business since 1986, the firm has grown and evolved from the time when he was the estimator, bid writer, and sole employee with a pickup truck and a toolbox. Today the diversified company employs more than 60 technical and supervisory personnel; has gross annual revenues in excess of $7 million; has 38 pieces of rolling stock; and four operating divisions, including commercial sheet metal, plumbing, 24-hour emergency service and residential.


Known throughout Alaska for many years as Klebs Heating & Air, the company has expanded, diversified and upgraded its services to meet the changing demands of its Alaskan customer base. Contractors have come to rely on the superior workmanship that has become an industry standard against which others in Alaska have been measured.

Journeyman plumbers are assisted by skilled apprentices and provide a broad range of services, such as radiant floor heating, snowmelt systems, boiler-baseboard heating, gas piping, and systems design and engineering.

The commercial sheet metal department, for which KLEBS has perhaps become best known for over time, accounts for slightly more than half of the work performed in Alaska. Technicians provide quality, state-of-the-art installations for both large commercial structures and private residential owners who specify custom work, design and application. Significant contracts have been with Fred Meyer One Stop Shopping outlets across Southcentral Alaska, where the company has been engaged in new construction as well as extensive remodel work. Other major projects for which KLEBS has been employed as a subcontractor include work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at military installations that are engaged in new construction and renovation work.

"While we are qualified to execute these major projects," Klebs states, "we still enjoy doing custom jobs such as schools and churches and, of course, private residential work." Contractors have called on KLEBS for proven, reliable and competitively priced work, Klebs says. "We appreciate our relationships with many of Alaska's major prime commercial contractors over the years."


"One of the benefits of being in business for as long as we have," Klebs reveals, "is the development of a trained, loyal and can-do complement of experienced department managers, each of whom have the support of skilled crews of journeyman and apprentice workers."

A number of KLEBS employees have received awards, such as the Apprentice of the Year Award and Journeyman of the Year Award, from the national Associated Builders and Contractors organization. Recently, a supervisory employee was nominated for the ABC Craft Professional of the Year 2003, a national recognition award.

Safety on the work site is another standard that is carefully promoted by KLEBS, and is important to project owner and contractor. Therefore, an ongoing safety program has the oversight of both a safety manager and top management. This ensures that the company's perfect safety record is maintained. Last year, the sheet metal department did not experience a single lost-time injury. Employees practice safety procedures for their own benefit, as well as that of family members who also suffer if a worker should be injured on the job.


KLEBS Keeping Alaskans Safe & Warm Since 1986 For more information on how KLEBS can work for you, call:

Gary Klebs, President KLEBS 2261 Cinnabar Loop Anchorage, Alaska 99507 Telephone: (907) 344-1128 * Telefax: (907) 344-3935 E-mail: *
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Title Annotation:Business Profile; Klebs Heating & Air
Publication:Alaska Business Monthly
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2003
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