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Magnolia Heating and Cooling has a mission to impact the youth in the community of Riverside.  One of the main reasons customers pick Magnolia Heating and Cooling as their HVAC contractor is because of our great reputation across the internet. 

Maintaining a constant high customer rating is truly difficult to do in the HVAC industry.  This industry is very competitive, so your experience can differ greatly depending on who your service provider is.  We are selective in who represents our brand and we teach our staff “The Magnolia Way”.  It takes a special personality and work ethic and about 2 years of mentoring to learn the Magnolia way.  This persistent leadership style is why we have the referrals and positive reputation throughout the Riverside area.   

“The Magnolia Way” is the reason the owner has strategically set the current pace of growth year to year. His goal is to ensure the quality of our Brand remains reliable and true.

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AC Unit and Riverside Homeowner

The challenges facing our industry

  1. It is not a lack of business, but instead the lack of young people having the desire to work in the construction field that is the biggest factor in the future of our industry. The ability to add staff without impacting the quality of the job required is becoming more difficult.
  2. The jobs of future are changing at a rapid rate. Minimum wage jobs continue to steadily be replaced with technology or self-service.
  3. The need for mechanical technicians in every industry is only going to continue to grow as newer styles of machines and technology become more widespread.
  4. Experience and skill is what sets the value of any given employee.  Talented technicians are in high demand.
  5. Learning the skills to build, install, and maintain our constantly evolving comfort systems is an additional challenge. Experts predict the demand for technicians will only continue to rise through 2026.
  6. Not every high school student is an individual on a path to college. Construction is an excellent alternative to a 4 year degree program. 

Our Mission

Magnolia Heating and Cooling’s future mission is to help Riverside Unified School District expose the youth of Riverside to the pros and cons of working in the construction field.  Job opportunities include working as an engineer at all levels, energy auditor, green technology specialist, or conducting equipment performance Quality Assurance testing. Technicians of all levels have opportunities in construction servicing, maintaining and installing all types of HVAC equipment.

HVAC is an exciting field if you want steady work with great pay and plenty of opportunities for advancement.

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What Are We Doing in the Community?

  • Specializing Our Staff
    • We have a dedicated staff member to be the liaison between Magnolia Heating and Cooling and any of the RUSD schools.
  • We are the business partner for the Riverside Unified School District’s C.T.E. Program.
  • The owner’s wife Brenda Smith is a business advisor on the CTE District Advisory Board.
    • Brenda attends meetings and gives advice on how to get students into the technical workforce.
    • Brenda and Eric have a passion to help the next generation.
  • Scholarship Donations
    • Ramona High – Community College Construction Student
    • King High – ASB Recommendation – Best work Ethic
  • We sponsor numerous local Athletics programs.
    • Proud sponsor of local collegiate athletics:
      • Riverside City College
      • University California Riverside
      • California Baptist University
    • Proud Sponsor of High School Athletics
      • Martin Luther King High School
      • Poly High School
      • Arlington High School
      • Ramona High School
      • John W. North High School
      • Hillcrest High School
  • We have conducted campus visits.
    • Talking about careers in the construction industry in the high school classrooms
  • We have conducted student Field Trips to Magnolia Heating and Cooling’s Corporate Office.
    • Exposing kids to demonstrations of how airflow works
    • Explaining how a small business works.
  • We are in the process of building a Lab onsite.
    • This would expose Riverside youth to all the possible jobs in all types of construction-based industries
    • Be a center for additional training programs, i.e. “Bootcamps”
    • Help make our dream a reality
  • 2020 Best of Inland Empire Community AwardWinner of Press-Enterprise Best of IE Community Award 2020
Teaching Riverside High School Students about the HVAC industry
Eric Smith, Owner of Magnolia Heating and Cooling, instructs high school students about HVAC and careers on a field trip to the Magnolia facilities.
Magnolia Heating and Cooling AC Company Repair Team
Magnolia Heating and AC Truck driving by the Riverside Plaza in California

Magnolia Heating and Cooling: Setting a New Standard in Home Improvement

In a world where negative experiences with contractors have become all too common, Magnolia Heating and Cooling stands out as a beacon of reliability, professionalism, and exceptional service. With a commitment to exceeding customer expectations, this company has redefined the home improvement experience, creating a standard that others can only aspire to emulate.

The foundation of Magnolia Heating and Cooling’s success lies in their unwavering dedication to their customers. Recognizing that each step of a project demands specialized expertise, they have assembled a team of specialists who excel in their respective roles. From conceptualization to execution, every stage is meticulously handled by professionals who are not only skilled but also passionate about delivering outstanding results.

One of the key differentiators of Magnolia Heating and Cooling is their emphasis on communication. Home improvement projects can be complex, and questions or concerns are bound to arise. The company prides itself on its accessibility, ensuring that clients have a direct line to their team at all times. This open line of communication fosters trust, eliminates uncertainties, and keeps clients informed and involved throughout the process.

Quality craftsmanship is the cornerstone of Magnolia Heating and Cooling’s ethos. They don’t just meet industry standards; they set new benchmarks for excellence. Whether it’s a heating installation, cooling system repair, or any other service they offer, every task is undertaken with meticulous attention to detail. This commitment to perfection is what makes Magnolia’s work stand the test of time and sets them apart from their competitors.

On August 14th, Magnolia Heating and Cooling took their community involvement to a new level by hosting an open house event. Among the distinguished guests was City Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson, a passionate advocate for education. The event showcased Magnolia’s deep-rooted commitment to giving back to the community that has embraced them.

A highlight of the event was the donation of a 3 Ton Daikin Fit system to the local city college. The HVAC Professor Pierre from Riverside City College (RCC) was present to accept this generous gift. Mayor Dawson, with her background in education, expressed her admiration for Magnolia’s community-driven initiatives. She commended the company for their active involvement in the Ramona High School Career Technical Education (CTE) program, emphasizing the significance of vocational training and the growing demand for skilled tradespeople in the future.

The convergence of Mayor Dawson’s vision and Magnolia Heating and Cooling’s commitment to skill development reinforces the importance of bridging the gap between education and industry. As the world evolves, the need for tradespeople and vocational skills becomes increasingly evident. Magnolia’s dedication to supporting educational initiatives not only benefits the local community but also contributes to the broader goal of nurturing a workforce equipped to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

In conclusion, Magnolia Heating and Cooling has not only revolutionized the home improvement experience but has also taken a proactive stance in shaping the future through community engagement and educational support. Their dedication to exceptional service, top-tier craftsmanship, and community enrichment positions them as a shining example of what a modern company can achieve. As Mayor Dawson aptly put it during the open house event, Magnolia Heating and Cooling’s endeavors reflect the essence of progress, community, and the promise of a better future.


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