Larry Jacobs relocates from Portland and opens Jacobs Heating in what is now the Allied Arts building in Richland.
Fulton and Lee Dean join Larry and the business becomes Dean-Jacobs Heating. The business relocates to Kennewick, eventually ending up at the present location on Clearwater in the late ’70s. Fulton Dean dies tragically in an airplane accident and Lee Dean starts his own company.
Bob Rhodes joins Larry and the business becomes Jacobs and Rhodes. Bob and Larry have other commercial interests together as well. In 1976 they part ways. Larry continues with Jacobs and Rhodes and Bob manages the hardware store in downtown Kennewick.
Larry continues to operate and build Jacobs and Rhodes into the premier heating and cooling contractor in the Tri-Cities. In 1982 Larry retires and sells the business to good friend Jack White and his partner Les Krupke.
Jack and Les operate Jacobs and Rhodes along with Magnum Electric, continuing the business model that Larry built. When Jack becomes ill in 1992, Jacobs and Rhodes and Magnum Electric are split. Les continues with Jacobs and Rhodes and Magnum Electric is sold.
Les operates Jacobs and Rhodes and continues to provide service and installation of heating and cooling equipment and systems.
Les retires and the business is sold to Jeff and Carrie Wamboldt. Jeff brings years of experience to Jacobs and Rhodes with many years in HVAC wholesale and as Territory Manager for Lennox Heating and Cooling products which Jacobs and Rhodes have proudly sold and installed since 1961. Jeff and his team continue to provide the level of quality and service that Larry Jacobs started.