In 1955, brothers Bob and Maurice Bell opened Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. Operating the company on family values and high standards, the company grew substantially through the years — with several building expansions and business acquisitions designed to provide the highest level of service to our loyal customers.
Today, Bell Brothers continues that legacy of family values and high standards, serving customers in Des Moines and the surrounding communities. Owner Chuck Gassmann, who joined the company in 1995, is dedicated to continuing Bob Bell’s values. The company recently built a state-of-the-art training facility and working lab, and added new offices, a larger warehouse space and an expanded sheet metal fabrication shop — all to offer employees the education and training they need and to provide customers the best services possible. Taking care of employees and customers is our top priority.
Committed to putting others first
When the flood of the century hit in 1993 and Bell Brothers’ competitor, Schaal Heating and Cooling, received extensive damage — Bob Bell was there to help. He invited his competitor to use his sheet metal shop, helped them install equipment and loaned them a building, literally saving their business. Because it was the right thing to do.
It’s no wonder that Bob Bell is one of only 25 individuals in the country to be inducted into the Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame for their vision and leadership in the HVAC industry.