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Company Background

Since Peterson Service Company was founded in 1981, we’ve always put our customers first. By constantly training, maintaining critical certifications, and utilizing the most advanced technologies that benefit our clients we are able to make good decisions on behalf of their facilities and people. We are a family-run and certified woman-owned business and are proud to be a full-service company.

We solve a wide variety of air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and control system problems: from minor repairs on small systems to design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of the industry’s most sophisticated equipment and temperature control systems. Our expertise extends to computer room environments, centrifugal units, DDC, and pneumatic temperature control systems.

We work as a partner with our clients. Not only are we well versed in state and local building codes, but with more than 40 years of experience designing & maintaining high-efficiency HVAC systems in virtually every type of commercial building, we are able to lay out options for improving the efficiency for even the most complex of facilities. Our on-staff smart building control technology experts work with clients to ensure their buildings are both comfortable and energy efficient.

The Early Days

Brothers Samuel and Lawrence Peterson established Peterson Service Company offering HVAC service and installation services. From the start they developed a focus on government and commercial projects. Lawrence was the company technician and Sam was the jack of all trades selling services, estimating jobs, and occasionally pitching in as a technician.

As more clients were drawn to their expertise and their reputation grew, the company moved headquarters to a 10,000 square-foot building in Camden, NJ to house the growing team of mechanics and sheet metal experts. Within six years the company grew from a crew of 12 people to 50 with a focus on both construction and service.

The Next Generation

All through high school Sam’s daughter, Renee, worked each summer at the office with a strong desire to take over operations one day when the time was right. With an earned degree in engineering, Renee began making her mark on the company, working in every aspect of the company’s operations. In 2012, Sam retired and confidently handed operations over to his daughter who had amassed extensive experience in the design and programming of automatic temperature control systems.


Peterson Service Company continues to be a family-owned business and is a certified woman-owned business with more than 45 employees. Renee and her brother-in-law, Mark Tepes, teamed up in 2010 to advance the next generation of services under the family name. Renee serves as President and Mark is Vice President managing strategic planning, construction, and sales management.

Renee, Mark, and their team have worked hard to earn a reputation for quality workmanship, effective design, reliable service, and properly planned maintenance. Our ready-to-help administrators, smart technology experts, and fully trained mechanical technicians are proud to carry on Sam’s established tradition of hard work and our customer-first attitude. For more than four decades and two generations, it’s still all we think about.

It's all we think about!
Our team consists of 30 factory trained technicians supported by a specialized management team. We have a large control parts inventory and a fleet of fully stocked service trucks which are maintained to guarantee on time repairs and maintenance for all your HVAC needs. We at Peterson Service know HVAC is often the last thing you want to think about, but it's all we think about!
WHY US We solve a wide variety of air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and control system problems. From minor repairs on small systems to design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of the industry's most sophisticated equipment and building automation systems, we can handle it all. Learn More
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