Amber Mechanical designs, installs, and maintains systems for the control of comfortable and healthy building environments. Our continued success depends upon the quality of our materials and craftsmanship, the safety and security of our customers and employees, and complete integrity in our service and responsiveness to customers’ needs.
Building Excellence Into Every Project
Amber Mechanical Contractors is committed to quality craftsmanship, safety, and complete integrity in our service and responsiveness to customers’ needs:
Quality craftsmanship—Dedicated to providing a complete and professional job
Safety—Committed to a safe working environment and a Zero Injuries Safety Motto
Integrity—Working diligently and honestly every day
Responsiveness—Our team is available when you need us with 24-hour emergency service
Amber Mechanical is a second-generation heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business that was started in 1959, with expertise in the areas of mechanical piping, sheet metal fabrication, ventilation, air conditioning, heating, building control systems, as well as service, retrofit, and maintenance of HVAC systems.
We are a fully diversified and integrated company that has the ability to provide complete in-house engineering, design assistance, fabrication, installation, and service of HVAC systems. This diversified and integrated approach allows us to provide you with the most cost-effective and practical solutions for our particular HVAC mechanical and control system requirements.
For more than 59 years, Amber Mechanical has been a leader in designing, installing, and building HVAC projects for Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, including Northwest Indiana. One call to Amber puts our professional and highly-skilled team to work for you. Build excellence into your next project with Amber Mechanical.
- September 1, 1959—Vision of Building a Successful HVAC Business
HVAC service business, Amberg Heating, started by Mr. Edward Amberg to provide top-quality heating, air conditioning and refrigeration service, repair, and maintenance.
- 1967—Becoming Incorporated
Amberg Heating Inc., was incorporated. During this time Amberg Heating participated in the HVAC installation market with D.M. Dykstra & Company, as a joint venture.
- May 1, 1971—Growing the Business
Mr. Amberg sold his company, then relocated to 10253 S. Vernon with one of his employees, John Lindemulder Sr., who, along with a partner Robert Huizinga, continued to operate the business as an HVAC service, repair, and maintenance business.
- August 1971—Becoming an Industry Leader
William Beukema Sr., formerly a partner with D.M. Dykstra & Company, joined Amber Heating & Air Conditioning. Through his experience and expertise, Amber Heating & Air Conditioning became a leader in the installation and HVAC sales market.
- May 1972—Expanding and Providing Full Service
Mr. Beukema bought Mr. Huizinga’s interest in Amber Heating & Air Conditioning. Under their joint ownership, Mr. Lindemulder and Mr. Beukema operated a full-service heating and air conditioning business with an even greater emphasis on installation work, in addition to expanding their service, repair, and maintenance endeavors.
- 1972—New Location
Moved to a new location at 1429 E. 142nd Street in Dolton, IL. This move also brought about a subtle name change: Amber Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
- April 1973—Strengthening and Enlarging Scope of Work
John Lindemulder and William Beukema acquired interest in Bloem Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., which was located at 10321 S. Oxford in Chicago Ridge. Both firms were operated with the express intent of strengthening and enlarging their scope of work capability in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration field. This acquisition enabled Mr. Lindemulder and Mr. Beukema to operate under a Local 73 Sheet Metal Workers Agreement in addition to their Local 597 Pipefitters Agreement.
- January 1, 1975—Merging As One Corporate Entity
Amber Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., was merged with Bloem Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. The resulting firm, Amber/Bloem Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., operated from our Chicago Ridge location. This change was made possible only after extended negotiations with Local 73 Sheet Metal Workers and finally allowed us to hire both Sheet Metal Workers and Pipefitters under one corporate entity.
- 1975—Acquiring Bloem
About the time of the Amber Bloem merger, Mr. Lindemulder and Mr. Beukema acquired Mr. Bloem’s interest in the business.
- July 1985—Emergence of the Multifaceted Corporation
The corporation’s name was changed to Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (AMC). The service department continued to operate under the name of Amber Heating & Air Conditioning, a Division of Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc. This name change was made to better identify AMC as a multifaceted corporation. We are currently operating in the commercial/industrial, design/build, and plan and specification HVAC construction market; the residential and commercial replacement, retrofit market; the HVAC service, repair, and maintenance market; and more recently in the HVAC control and building automation systems market.
- February 1991—Full-Service Facility
AMC moved to a modern new facility located at 11950 S. Central Ave. in Alsip, IL, where we continue to operate successfully as a full-service mechanical contractor.
- January 2, 2008—Next Generation
Mr. John Lindemulder Sr. and Mr. William Beukema Sr. completed the transfer of the ownership of the business to their sons, Mr. John Lindemulder Jr. and Mr. William Beukema Jr. respectively. Mr. John Lindermulder Sr. and Mr. William J. Beukema Sr. remained on as Co-Chairmen of the Board while Mr. John Lindemulder Jr. will serve as the President of Service Operations and Mr. William J. Beukema Jr. will serve as President of Construction Operations.
- Present—Sustaining and Growing a Successful Business
It is the intention of the ownership to continue operations with the original goals of our founders, which are expressed in our mission statement.
The people who went before us have worked diligently and honestly to allow us to be where we are today. The goal of every transition that has taken place down through the years has been to strengthen the business and to ensure its continued success. With devoted employees and capable leadership, Amber Mechanical will continue to grow and to prosper.
What We Do
We are currently operating in the commercial/industrial, design/build, and plan and specification HVAC construction market; the residential and commercial replacement, retrofit market; the HVAC service, repair, and maintenance market; and more recently in the HVAC control and building automation systems market.