Anctil History

We've been keeping Portland families and businesses comfortable since 1976, when Paul Anctil, a skilled metal worker taught by his own father, bought Lahodny Sheet Metal. Paul wanted the shop to be a family-run business, and saw no better way to demonstrate that than to give it the family name.

Anctil Heating and Cooling (then Anctil Sheet Metal) has been run the same way ever since, although the name itself has twisted a few tongues over the years. We've used the name's challenging pronunciation to our advantage, adopting the slogan "Hard to say, easy to work with" as our tagline.

In those first few years we mostly produced gutters, downspouts, flashings, and custom sheet metal products. In 1978, Paul expanded the business to include heating and air conditioning systems, while also bringing in his son Tom to learn the business from the ground up. Tom took over in 1989, running the business for 22 years before his nephew (Mark) purchased the company in 2011.

We've learned a lot since installing those first few furnaces. We’ve grown into one of Portland's most trusted heating and cooling specialists. We remain committed to ongoing education - ensuring that our technicians are always at the forefront of service quality and industry knowledge. We balance this know-how with a friendly, people-first approach that's been delighting customers since the day we opened.


  • Factory-trained, NATE-certified technicians
  • Carrier factory-authorized dealer
  • Energy Trust of Oregon trade ally
  • NW Natural Preferred Contractor
  • Angie's List Super Service Award for seven years running
  • Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor
  • Carrier President's Award winner

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We are a factory authorized dealer

From our Customers

Eric was great to work with. He was not only able to assist with my heating/ac needs, he also provided excellent references of other work I needed to have completed. He also promptly followed up with my questions regarding his bid and my options. I also had a very positive interaction with the technicians. For example I was told about options for the refrigerant line. I requested the least obtrusive route and even though this required more work it was not a problem.

Don (Beaverton)


2150 N Lewis Ave Portland OR 97227  |  503 281 0752