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SVL provides HVAC solutions to scale for all of your project needs. SVL ensures that every customer receives the best selections to meet their project goals. SVL’s team works with engineers, building owners, architects, and contractors from selection and design to installation and start-up to meet the unique requirements of every project. Search for your equipment needs below or give your SVL sales person a call to discuss additional product offerings beyond the most popular products listed online.

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Air Handler (AHU), Condensing Units, Rooftop Units
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Critical Environment Air Control Devices
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Destratification Fans
antrum IAQ Monitoring/Reporting Systems
IAQ Monitoring/Reporting Systems
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Pre-insulated Underground Duct Systems
Armstrong
Automation, Controls, Heat Exchangers, Packaged Systems, Pumps
Advance Thermal Dynamics
Boilers, Hot Water Boilers
Big Ass Fans
HVLS Fans
Cambridge Air Solutions
Electric Space Heaters, Industrial Makeup Air Units, Makeup Air Units, Space Heaters
Climate by Design
Air Handler (AHU), Air Handlers, Desiccant Dehumidifiers
Colmac Waterheat
Air Source Heat Pumps, Control Systems, Controls, Heat Pumps, Pumps, Single Point Headers, Water-Source Heat Pumps
Condair
Humidification systems
Loren Cook Company
Fans, Fans and Energy Recovery Ventilators
Crotega
Innovative Building Security Solutions
Dadanco
Chilled Beams, Chilled Beams and Induction Units
Daikin
Air Handlers, Centrifugal Chillers, Coils, Condensing Units, Fan Coils, Rooftop Units, Scroll/Screw Chillers, VRVs, Water-Source Heat Pumps
Desert Aire
Dehumidification, Grow Room Climate Control
Dynamic Air Quality Solutions
Air Filtration, High Efficiency Particle and Air Filtration
Ebtron
Precision Air Flow Measurement
EnVerid
Sorbent Ventilation Technology
Evapco
Open/Closed Cooling Towers, Packaged Water Treatment
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Ancillary Equipment, Condensing Boilers, Controls, Electric Boilers, Engineered Systems, Hot Water Boilers, Steam Boilers, Thermal Fluid Heaters
Global Plasma Solutions
Bipolar Ionization Air Purification
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Gas Fired Makeup Air Units, Grease Ducts, Kitchen Hoods
Griswold Controls
Balancing Control Valves, Hose Kits, Valves
Heat Pipe Technology
Dehumidification, Energy Recovery
Indeeco
Duct Heaters, Electric Space Heaters
Innovent
Energy Recovery Systems, Swimming Pool Dehumidification
Jaga
Efficient Convectors, Electrical Trench Heaters, Fan Coils, High Efficiency Fan Coils, Low Temperature, Trench H/C Solutions, Unit Heaters
Jeremias
Chimneys, Grease Ducts, Venting
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Air Rotation
Lennox
Rooftop Units
Motivair
Air Source Heat Pumps, Integral Free Cooling Chillers, Medical/Process Chillers, MFR Hidden, Pump Stations, Scroll/Screw Chillers
Nortek Air Solutions
Custom Air Handlers, Energy Recovery Ventilators, FANWALL Systems, Rooftop Units
Oilon
Burners, Heat Pumps
Oxygen8
Energy Recovery, Energy Recovery Units
Prihoda Fabric Ducts
Fabric Duct
Pro-R Duct
Pre-insulated Outdoor Duct Systems
Q-PAC
Fan Array
RBI
Boilers, Heat Pumps, Hot Water Boilers, Storage Tanks, Water Heaters
Ruskin
Dampers, Fire/Smoke Dampers, Louvers
Sharc Energy
Heat Pumps, Wastewater Energy Recovery
SLD Technology
Surgery Suite Ceiling Systems
Spirotherm
Hydronics System Components
Strobic Air
Critical Exhaust Fan Systems
Stulz
Data Center Indoor/Outdoor Cooling, Ultrasonic Humidification
System Air
Energy Recovery Systems, Vertical Unit Ventilators
Tempeff
Dual Core Energy Recovery
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Air Distribution, Air Handler (AHU), Air Handlers, Air Treatment, Blower Coils, Chilled Beams, Critical Environment Controls, Critical Environment Diffusers, Diffusers, Displacement Ventilation, Fan Coils, Induction/Displacement Units, Not Terminal Units, VAV
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Fume Extraction, Vehicle Exhaust Ventilation
Vibro Acoustics
Engineered Sound and Vibration Attenuation
Williams
Fan Coils, Integrated Piping Systems
Wing
Industrial Makeup Air Units, Integral Face and Bypass Steam Coils, Unit Heaters
Variable Frequency Drives, VFDs

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                      Jim Lubratt

                      President & Chief Executive Officer

                      Jim Lubratt has been president of SVL since 2006. He first joined the company as a sales engineer in 1992 and was made a partner in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University and first entered the HVAC industry as a marketing engineer for a heat pump manufacturer in Texas.

                      In addition to his role at SVL, Jim is vice president of AQC Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of specialized underground ductwork systems. He is also an investor and board member for Hydromx, Inc., a manufacturer of heat transfer nanofluids, and Crotega, Inc., creators of personal and building security solutions.

                      Jim and his wife, Tracy, met in college and married in 1993. They have three children, two of whom have graduated college in Texas, while their youngest is attending Grand Canyon University in Arizona.

                      Outside of work, Jim places a priority on his faith, family, friends, and fitness. He enjoys helping people-supporting charities, time with his wife and kids, road-biking with friends and efforts to stay physically fit.

                      A message from Jim on the achievements of SVL

                      SVL started in February 1967 by Charlie Schwab and Craig Vollhaber. Schwab-Vollhaber, Inc. (as it was named at the time) steadily grew and, in 1985, welcomed Paul Lubratt as another partner, becoming Schwab-Vollhaber-Lubratt, Inc. SVL’s founders had the determination to build the most talented, customer-focused HVAC representative in the Midwest. Our original drive and passion still shape the company and culture to this day. The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined efforts of every individual. From humble beginnings, SVL founders paved the way to industry success with hard work and determination. “Today, SVL is strongly organized with great people to lead our industry forward as we are challenged with fast-paced changes to reduce our environmental impact,” says Jim. Now, 55+ years later, SVL is under the leadership of two new principals who share the same vision and drive that has propelled SVL throughout the years. Built on a foundation of integrity, Jim Lubratt, and Charlie Vollhaber strive to ensure opportunities for personal growth, improved work environment, and shared life enrichment. The achievements of our organization are the results of the combined efforts of every individual.

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                      Charlie Vollhaber

                      Executive Vice President & Officer

                      Charlie Vollhaber is a third-generation employee at SVL, as a grandson of company co-founder Craig Vollhaber and son of former CEO Todd Vollhaber. Charlie holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Minnesota. He became an outside salesman for SVL in 2013, was made a partner in 2019, and then executive vice president and officer in 2022.

                      He grew up playing sports, including football, basketball, golf, and track, and enjoys the competitive nature of the HVAC industry. “I like that no two days are ever the same as there are always questions to answer and problems to solve,” he says. “Most of all, I enjoy working with great people and coordinating together on challenging projects to achieve positive results together.”

                      Outside of work, Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife, Lesley, and their three boys. He’s also fond of golfing, traveling, and attending concerts and sporting events. One of his favorite quotes is from the book of Philippians: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count other more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Because HVAC and construction is such a team effort, he says, “this mindset helps to create positive results in a vast majority of situations.”

                      A message from Charlie on the culture of SVL

                      “At SVL, we strive to cultivate a unique culture that revolves around finding and empowering exceptional individuals. We believe in equipping our team members with the right tools and resources to succeed.

                      As we’ve grown the business, we have deliberately maintained a small firm culture, fostering an environment where collaboration thrives. We encourage open dialogue and promote a sense of comfort among our employees, allowing anyone to ask questions and seek guidance from anyone else, regardless of their level within the organization.

                      We foster a workshop-like atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. Presenting your work to another individual or a group of teammates provides a platform for collaboration, where ideas are shared, dissected, and improved collectively. We firmly believe in the power of mentoring and provide various avenues for both formal and informal guidance. Whether it’s through structured training programs or casual conversations, we encourage team members to discuss a wide range of topics, from work-related successes or issues to everyday personal life topics.

                      In summary, our culture is built on the foundation of attracting exceptional individuals, empowering them with the necessary tools, and fostering a collaborative environment where mentorship and growth thrive. We are committed to creating an atmosphere where every team member feels supported, valued, and encouraged to reach their fullest potential.”

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                      Al Gramse

                      Vice President of SVL Service Corporation

                      Al Gramse has been in the HVAC industry for over 30 years. He began as a service technician.  Then over his career worked in technical support, building automation, then service manager prior to his current role.

                      How did Al end up in the HVAC industry?  “After high school, I took a couple years to figure out what I wanted to do.   Where I was working at the time, a grumpy old coworker, who I didn’t get along with, walked up to me and said ‘What are you doing here?  Go back to school.’”  I said, “For what?”  He said “There’s a tech school down the street.  Go down there and pick something that interests you”. Then he walked away.  That weird interaction, with someone I didn’t get along with, sent me down a 30-year path in the HVAC industry.   Never underestimate the potential of a little encouragement.   Even if it is from a strange source.

                      Al has been with SVL for 15 years and is the head of our SVL Service division. “The people here are some of the best in the industry,” Al says. “A bunch of team-oriented, knowledgeable, go-getters.” His personal mantra is “figure it out,” “Do a little fact-finding on your own. Use your own brain before you use someone else’s. But know when to ask for help.” he prescribes. “It’s amazing what you can accomplish on your own if you dig in a little bit.”

                      Outside of work, Al has lots of outdoor hobbies, including hunting, fishing, and motorcycling, though his favorite pastime is simply hanging out with family.

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                      Jennifer Roach

                      Director of Creative Services

                      Jen Roach brings 30 years of marketing and leadership experience to her work directing the creative team at SVL. A graduate of South St. Paul High School, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in visual communication and design from Brown College.

                      She began her career in graphic design before moving into an art director role with Dayton Hudson Corporation. Later, she became creative director at an advertising agency working on recreational vehicle accounts, before taking in-house creative director positions first at Gander Mountain and then at HOM Furniture.

                      Jen joined SVL in 2021, during a time of major growth for its marketing team. “My style is ‘servant-leadership’, putting my team’s needs before my own, doing whatever I can to make them feel valued and secure,” she says. “I think it drives stronger working relationships, builds trust, and produces higher quality work. I want the team to care about the company, the work, and each other.”

                      Outside of work, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and son, Crew. Together they love weekend getaways, being outside, riding bikes, gardening, baking, and traveling to wrestling tournaments to cheer on Simley High School. She recently constructed her forever home in Cottage Grove and now spends her free time as a weekend reno warrior.

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