Our History


Encouraged by his Father Louie, a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker from North Dakota, Russ Twogood entered the HVAC industry soon after moving to Colorado in 1973 as a first-year apprentice learning just as his father did, how to cut, shape and size sheet metal in various commercial applications all over Colorado. By 1982 Russ had proven his talent as a sheet metal worker, service technician and a superior manager and earned his Journeyman’s License and Supervisors Licenses for the Denver Metro Area and surrounding suburbs. Year after year and customer after customer Russ was now estimating and managing over 30 employees for various renowned companies, while growing his trusted name of quality, efficiency, and honesty throughout the city of Denver.

With the construction industry booming and the city of Denver expanding rapidly Russ launched Dakota Air Conditioning and Heating in 1995 inspired by his family roots and continuing the trusted name in the HVAC industry for another generation. From day one the company had a family touch, employing his very own father Louie, brother Scott and multiple family friends who had worked hand in hand with Russ, Louie and Scott in the past years. With well over 100 years combined experience on the Dakota Air Conditioning and Heating team the work never held back, designing, installing, and servicing, HVAC equipment in buildings ranging from 10,000 square feet to over 100,000 square feet for churches, office buildings and even the Kong & Company factory still located in Golden Colorado today. Each year Dakota Air Conditioning and Heating expanded as did the city. A positive reputation backed by quality, honest work, elevated the company to another level offering HVAC designing, installing, and servicing in both the commercial industry and the residential industry.

Over 20 years later, Dakota Air Conditioning and Heating continues to keep up with the cities demands while staying family owned and operated offering 24-hour emergency service for residential and commercial customers, installing top of the line high efficiency systems in residential and commercial applications, and still maintaining the positive reputation, quality and honest work just as Dakota Air Conditioning and Heating has always been known for.