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The History of Hobaica

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Who is Hobaica?

If you are familiar with Hobaica, then you know that we are a company you can trust to meet your heating and cooling needs. You also know that our company has been around for quite a while, and our mission is to provide uncompromising quality and service. But do you know how it all started? Here is a bit of history about our founder Paul S. Hobaica, and how he began what is now known as Hobaica Services Inc.

Putting Down Roots in Phoenix

Paul Hobaica was the son of immigrants from Syria, Lebanon who came to Phoenix in the early 1920s when he was just six months old. As a child, Paul attended Saint Mary’s Primary School, and later graduated from Saint Mary’s High School. Even as a young boy Paul had an entrepreneurial nature; he sold newspapers in downtown Phoenix from the time he was old enough to work. But when Paul turned 18 he put his career thoughts on the back burner and enlisted in the United States Army to fight for our country in World War II.

The Creation of a Company

After the war, Paul returned to Phoenix and began his career. He purchased and managed some apartments, and decided to take classes in refrigeration and business at Phoenix College under the GI Bill. In 1952 Paul opened his small, one-man operation called Hobaica Refrigeration. He ran his new company out of his home and serviced the refrigeration needs of several neighbors and local businesses. As word traveled about Paul’s skill and service, he built up a clientele. In 1959 Paul decided to build a shop for his business in an area that at that time was outside city limits on county property. He incorporated his business and became Hobaica Refrigeration Co. Inc, and expanded his services to provide heating and air conditioning as well as refrigeration.

The Next Hobaica Generation

As his company grew, so did Paul’s family. He was a father to seven children who all worked for the family business at one point or another. Over the years, Hobaica Refrigeration became a flourishing family business as each of the children contributed under the apprenticeship of their father.

In 1990 when it came time for Paul to think about retiring, his sons Louis and Paul Jr. bought the family business. Several years later his son Mike joined the partnership. As the next Hobaica generation took the lead, the company expanded services to meet the changing heating and cooling needs of the Phoenix community. In 2006 the company name was officially changed to Hobaica Services Inc. to better encompass the array of services provided by this full grown family business.

In 2014 at the age of 92, Paul S. Hobaica passed away. However, with his company in the capable hands of his sons, Paul Sr.’s values continue to be a driving force for the entire Hobaica team. Though there have been many changes since the inception of the small refrigeration company, the original mission remains the same. We keep this in mind as we continually provide uncompromising quality and service every day to every Hobaica customer.

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Marc Jouandet
Marc Jouandet
01:27 07 May 21
Scott came by today to perform routine maintenance on our air conditioners. He discovered one of the capacitors to be failing & was able to replace it quickly & efficiently. Now I can get through the summer without worries. Thanks Scott!
Lynne Paxton
Lynne Paxton
00:00 07 May 21
Ryan Waters did a maintenance check on my AC and repaired a valve on my Mastercool evap. He is always pleasant to work with and did a good job. Thanks Ryan.
Steve Sachs
Steve Sachs
18:33 06 May 21
Travis was amazing! Very knowledgeable and thorough. He completed a service of my A/C unit and a warranty replacement of a failing capacitor. I highly recommend Hobaica for any electrical, HVAC, or plumbing work you need done. I have used them for years and they continue to impress.
Tatia Key
Tatia Key
00:56 06 May 21
Hobaica has been a real pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to replace their A/C. Andy made the selecting, purchasing and scheduling process extremely easy, explaining all our options and answering all our questions very clearly. Jorge performed the installation, and he was courteous, competent, efficient, professional, friendly, and helpful, a delight to have him working on/in my home.I am happy that Hobaica reached out to us for our 2-year inspection. A big thanks to Scott for making sure our unit is operating properly and efficiently.
Ellen Carter
Ellen Carter
23:58 05 May 21
5/5/21Ryan came today to service our air conditioning system and to flush our water heater. He is always courteous and professional. Our air-conditioner and water heater were in good condition.Thank you very much for GREAT SERVICE!
john ngo
john ngo
23:55 05 May 21
Danny Unglaub is a true professional. He came to my house on time and checked all parts of my air conditioning unit. He is very thorough. We will ask for him on our next appointment.
Joan Salvatierra
Joan Salvatierra
21:24 05 May 21
Mike serviced our a/c today. He was punctual, polite, pleasant and efficient. He was knowledgeable in explaining issues and answering my questions. He went out of his way to be helpful,
Hope Dymek
Hope Dymek
18:49 05 May 21
Scott was punctual, polite and professional. A thorough inspection of our HVAC systems was completed as well as installation of new capacitors. Hobaica was quick to schedule our maintenance request, and Scott was knowledgeable and efficient. Great value and great service!
anne feuerborn
anne feuerborn
23:56 04 May 21
Ryan was awesome. He was a trustworthy and diligent worker. My new water heater looks terrific!

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