Through the Years


Ward’s Heating & Air was founded in 1955 by Ward Alan Gibbs (who goes by the name of Al Gibbs). After serving in the Korean War, Al made his home in Los Angeles where he started his first business at the young age of 25. Along with his wife, Ruth, he created a successful company becoming the largest local seller of one of the most popular furnaces at the time. Working as a mom & pop shop, Ward’s specialized in heating and sheet metal (which is how the original name Ward’s Sheet Metal, Inc. came to be). As time passed, Ward’s adapted with the times and quickly began servicing and selling the newest advancement in home comfort, air conditioning.Throughout the years, Al & Ruth persevered through many hardships but have found their reward in a company that has served its community for 60 years. Now in their 80’s, the couple has moved into semi-retirement bringing on two new partners,Mike Wilkinson & Diego DiBenedetto. Together they bring with them over 50 years of experience in the heating & air conditioning industry. Ward’s continues its legacy by caring for the comfort of our customers which is why we strive each day to align ourselves with our mission statement, “Offering 60 years of experience & the Best in Today’s Comfort.”