A respected leader in the industry and the community

Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning has been Central Iowa’s trusted name for existing and new-construction residential and commercial HVAC design, installation, service, maintenance and repair, as well as commercial plumbing. We’ve built a reputation for delivering the finest high-efficiency heating and cooling solutions, including furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, geothermal systems and more. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we offer a broad line of high-efficiency equipment from the industry leader.

Treating customers and each other with honesty, respect and integrity

The core values at Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning can be summarized with “We take service personally.”

That means we seek employees who:

  • Share our passion for helping people stay comfortable and save money in their homes and businesses.
  • Take personal satisfaction in a job well done and in constantly improving their skills.
  • Treat every customer the same way we'd treat our friends and family, with honest advice that allows customers to make decisions that are in their best interest.
  • Care about helping each other and our customers.
  • Treat everyone with respect and integrity, not because that's what builds employee and customer loyalty, but because it's the right thing to do.

Bell Brothers is committed to serving customers with the best-trained technicians that are knowledgeable about the latest HVAC technology. We’re the only HVAC service company in Greater Des Moines to have an on-site state-of-the-art training facility. We also use technology and innovation to give customers better service and added convenience.

Bell Brothers Leadership Team
Bell Brothers Leadership Team

History

Serving Central Iowa Since 1955

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. Owner Jason Gassmann, who joined the company in 2002, is dedicated to continuing Bob Bell’s values. Throughout our history, taking care of employees so they can take care of customers has remained our top priority.

Bell Brothers Jason Gassmann in front of previous leadership photos

A Six-Decade Success Story

Scroll through our timeline for Bell Brothers milestones.

  1. Bell Brothers Bob and Maurice 1955

    1955

    Brothers Bob and Maurice Bell open Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., at 610 College Ave. in Des Moines. They would remain in that location for 10 years.

  2. Maurice Bell 1960

    1960

    Maurice Bell passes away. Bob Bell continues operating the business he and his brother started together several years earlier.

  3. Old Bell Brothers building

    1965

    Bell Brothers buys a building operated by a local coal company. The move gives Bell Brothers more space and capacity and establishes their current location at 2822 6th Ave. in Des Moines.

  4. Bell Brothers Signage 1977

    1977

    After more than two decades in business, Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning takes an important step in its continued growth when it acquires Riccelli's Heating and Air.

  5. Grant Bell

    1990

    Grant Bell, son of Bob Bell, is appointed president of Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning. He will continue to serve in that role, leading the company for 21 years, until 2011.

  6. Bell Brothers Flood 1993 Sand Bagging

    1993

    When massive flooding hits his competitor, Schaal, Bob Bell invites the company to use the Bell Brothers sheet metal shop, helps install equipment and loans Schaal a building to keep business afloat.

  7. Chuck Gassmann joins Bell Brothers 1995

    1995

    Chuck Gassmann joins Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning after working with Carrier Corporation for more than 17 years.

  8. Bob Bell

    2011

    Bob Bell passes away at 89, leaving a legacy of community and industry leadership. Chuck Gassmann purchases Bell Brothers, becomes president and dedicates himself to Bob Bell’s values.

  9. Bell Brothers Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame 2013

    2013

    Bob Bell becomes one of only 25 Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame members in the United States for his vision, enthusiasm, high standards and industry leadership.

  10. 2014 Bell Brothers Top 100 Workplaces

    2014

    Bell Brothers expands and renovates its headquarters, adding a state-of-the-art training facility and working lab. The company is also named one of Iowa’s top 100 workplaces.

  11. Jason Gassmann in front of Bell Brothers building

    2017

    Jason Gassmann becomes president of Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

  12. 2018 Bell Brothers Carrier Presidents Award logo

    2018

    For the 4th year in a row, Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning is named as a recipient of the coveted Carrier President’s Award.

  13. Jason Gassmann Bell Brothers

    2020

    Jason Gassmann, president of Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., becomes sole owner after purchasing it from his father, Chuck Gassmann.

These certifications go beyond technical expertise — they also represent professionalism, pride and proficiency.

  • ACCA Certified Contractor
  • NCCER Licensed Training HVAC company
  • MidAmerican EnergyAdvantage® Trade Ally Partner
  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification
  • Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer
  • MidAmerican Energy SummerSaver certification
  • Green Building Professional certification
  • International Ground Source Heat Pump Association certification
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited with A+ rating

We don’t work hard merely for the sake of winning awards, but it’s nice to be recognized for our efforts.

Bell Brothers has received the following:

  • Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame: 2013 Bob Bell inducted
  • Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics 2016
  • Carrier Platinum Dealer Award
  • Carrier Service Excellence
  • Carrier Million Dollar Dealer
  • Carrier Dealer of the Year 2015
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award: 2009, 2012 and 2016
  • Iowa's Top Workplaces 2014 and 2015
  • Carrier Golden Oval Award 2015
  • Carrier President's Award 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • USA Today Best: Des Moines Metro 2016 and 2017
  • Cityview Best 2017

We believe in being an integral part of the community and industry we serve.

Bell Brothers is active in the following:

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Greater Des Moines Heating and Cooling Association
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Green Leadership Building Council
  • John R. Grubb YMCA
  • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce
  • Des Moines and Ankeny Rotary Clubs
  • Skilled Trades Alliance Vice President
  • Parr Executive Breakfast Club
  • ASHRAE Member
  • Lagatus

Locations We Serve

Bell Brothers serves customers in Des Moines and the surrounding areas of Altoona, Ankeny, Berwick, Bondurant, Clive, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.