About Us

Binder Heating & Air Conditioning started out of a St. Paul family garage in 1927 and has grown to provide thousands of homeowners and businesses in the Twin Cities with trusted, reliable heating and air conditioning services.


Family Owned and Operated Since 1927

In 1927, Andrew and Ida Binder started an architectural sheet metal shop in their garage and trained their son Jerry to fabricate materials and eventually run the family business.

When Jerry took over, he moved the company out of the garage to a formal shop on Butler Street in West St. Paul.


Rick Binder

Rick Binder

In 1963, Jerry passed down the company to his nephews Dick and Eugene, who shifted the focus to heating and air conditioning services and moved the business to our current location on Hardman Avenue in South St. Paul.

Today, with Rick Binder (Dick’s son) as president, the company is in its fourth generation of family ownership. You can find Rick in the office meeting with builders, out on home service calls, or at jobs sites checking to make sure all Binder work meets our highest standards.


Business Partners


We partner with some of the top local builders and remodeling companies to ensure our clients receive the highest quality construction and renovation services.


Supporting Local Unions

Throughout our history, Binder Heating has provided solid training and stable jobs for St. Paul union members.

Our owner, Rick Binder, is a licensed sheet metal worker and a member of the local union. We’re one of the only local companies with a team of licensed gas fitters and sheet metal workers (Sheet Metal Local 10 and Pipefitters 455 and 539 ) offering full-scale commercial and residential HVAC services. 


Serving Our Community

We value investing in our St. Paul neighborhood and the Twin Cities area to provide comfort for local families and support our many partners in ways that are meaningful and helpful. Here are a few of the ways we offer support:


BUILDING HOMES for families

Our team installed furnaces and air conditioning systems in 26 Habitat for Humanity homes last year.

Supporting Local Nonprofits

We donate work, materials, and funds to the Sheridan Story and Neighbors (local non-profits providing food and emergency services).

Sponsoring Youth and Schools

We sponsor a Cottage Grove youth hockey team and provide in-kind donations to local schools.