History

Our Company’s History from 1970 to Today

Rasmussen Mechanical Services has a rich history of providing services and parts to commercial, industrial, and institutional clients throughout the central US. Our goal has always been to enhance the lives of our customers, beginning first with a single burner service technician named Erv Rasmussen.

1970

The Journey Begins

Erven and Agnes Rasmussen begin Rasmussen Heating & Air Conditioning.

1974

Bruce Rasmussen Joins

Bruce Rasmussen joins the organization. He’s the driving force behind Rasmussen Mechanical Services’ journey to becoming one of the Midwest’s only contractors to offer customers all mechanical services under one contractor.

1986

C.G. Johnson Boiler Co. Acquired

C.G. Johnson Boiler Co. joins the Rasmussen family, a step that gave our clients access to additional quality services. Since 1915, C.G. Johnson Boiler Co. provided code welding, re-tubing, refractory, and burner service for institutional and industrial companies.

1990

BalCon Established & Services Expand

BalCon air, water balancing, and temperature control divisions are established. This provided Rasmussen Mechanical Services’ customers detailed testing, adjustments, and balancing of air and water systems within their facilities, as well as pneumatic and direct digital control system servicing. Rasmussen Mechanical Services becomes an authorized service and installation contractor for Honeywell Controls.

1990

Western Nebraska Boiler & Burner Established

Rasmussen Heating and Air Conditioning expand with a Western Nebraska boiler and burner service division. Service technicians are dispatched throughout central parts of the state until the Kearney, Nebraska satellite office opened.

1991

New Services, New Name

Rasmussen Heating & Air Conditioning becomes Rasmussen Mechanical Services to reflect the tremendous growth in service offerings.

1994

R.W. Rice Acquired

R.W. Rice in Sioux City, Iowa, is acquired, adding a quality control program, ASME stamps, additional HVAC services, and Tri-Tech Sales to Rasmussen Mechanical Services. Tri-Tech Sales acted as a wholesaler of hydronic and steam equipment parts and accessories and offered combustion controls, gasketing, boiler parts, and steam and hydronic specialties.

1995

New Site Opened

Kearney, Nebraska office opens its doors.

1996

R.W. Rice Continues to Grow

Wilson Temperature Controls, which joined R.W. Rice in 1991, becomes the R.W. Rice HVAC division. As part of the Rasmussen Mechanical Services family, they provide our customers full-service maintenance and repair on all pneumatic and direct digital controls, as well as heating and air conditioning equipment.

2002

New HQ Established

Council Bluffs, Iowa becomes the Rasmussen Mechanical Services’ hub.

2002

Boiler & Burner Services Offered

Our company notices steady market share growth and furthers service offerings by developing a boiler and burner service division in Rapid City, South Dakota.

2006

BalCon Moves

BalCon and code services relocate to a new building in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

2011

New Service Group

A reliability solutions service group is established.

2012

Rocky Mountain Additions

Rasmussen Mechanical Services opens a new service location in Commerce City, Colorado.

2013

We Honor Our Founder

Erv Rasmussen is laid to rest at the age of 97.

2016

New Locations are Added

Commerce City operations are moved to Denver, Colorado, while a new service location opens in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meanwhile, Rasmussen Mechanical Services’ establishes Industrial Air Services.

2017

The Growth Continues

Rapid City, South Dakota location moves to Sturgis, South Dakota. Rasmussen Mechanical Services begins new business ventures, Rasmussen Manufacturing Services, LLC, and Heatmizer.