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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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Maureen Webster
Maureen Webster
23:23 15 Oct 21
Steven was very professional, courteous and efficient. We appreciate that he wore a mask in our home and made helpful suggestions for us. We appreciate Hobaica for all our needs.
Kay Campbell
Kay Campbell
20:02 14 Oct 21
Hobaica Services is a company I can trust! They were responsive and on time. Steven was polite, professional and his work was immaculate. I highly recommend Hobaica Services
Nancy McDowell
Nancy McDowell
14:23 14 Oct 21
Amer has been our service technician twice now and has been very helpful and professional both times.
Powell Family
Powell Family
02:56 13 Oct 21
I highly recommend Binh. He is very knowledgeable and great to work with.
John Lake
John Lake
19:03 12 Oct 21
Hobaica has always maintained top notch professionals. John Miranda serviced the unit this morning. Would recommend them for any air conditioning/heating issues
Joyce Backlund
Joyce Backlund
11:43 12 Oct 21
Ryan with Hobaica is the best! He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, and works hard to make sure his customer is happy. Thank you Ryan for going the extra mile, it is truly appreciated.
Mee Young Um
Mee Young Um
23:32 11 Oct 21
Our AC blower motor broke twice since mid-June. Hobaica came to replace it twice since then. However, we noticed that our AC wasn't blowing enough air as it did previously, but all technicians from Hobaica couldn't figure out what was wrong with our system or even claimed that it was working properly. Our system could not maintain the set temperature during the afternoons and was constantly running, causing abnormally high electrical bills. Finally, after multiple technician visits, Binh T came and found out that the blower motor was not programmed properly and replaced it with a new one for the "third" time. Our AC is finally blowing sufficient amount of air from the vents!! Thank you so much, Binh T, for being professional and knowledgeable on this matter! We cannot thank you more.
Alfred Tabeek
Alfred Tabeek
00:51 09 Oct 21
Travis did a great job replacing the Moen cartridge in my shower. He even offered to install the escutcheon, stop tube and handle that I expected to do myself. I appreciated that. Travis is professional, does high quality work and is an overall great guy to work with. It was a job well done.
Wesley Paxton
Wesley Paxton
22:06 08 Oct 21
Travis did an exceptional job of installing my new WiFi thermostat and made sure everything worked before he finished the job.

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