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About Binder

Binder Heat & Air 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 & 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.

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. Rick Binder owned and ran the company for 20 years himself before selling the company to the current fifth generation owners.

Today the Michael & Karissa Binder own and operate the company.

Why Work With Binder?

Rooted in South St. Paul for nearly a century, we’re proud to partner with local unions and hire well-trained heating and cooling technicians to serve Twin Cities homes and businesses.


Receive straightforward estimates tailored to your situation and budget without complex costs or fixed charges.

We work to make you a priority

#1 Priority. Binder Priority means scheduled maintenance at your convenience


Consult with technicians who charge only for the labor and materials necessary to do the job right.

Supporting Local Unions

Throughout our history, Binder 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:


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