OUR START



Vilandre Heating was founded by Art Vilandre in 1935 and first operated in a small office in Grand Forks, ND. The company was founded on reliable hometown service and offered the first type of automated heating systems that were powered by coal. Over time the company has grown exponentially, adding a complete sheet metal shop, offering the first air conditioning systems, and in 1976 incorporating a seamless gutter division.

After over six decades of operation, the company expanded its services in 1996 to include a full-service plumbing division, becoming the business that is today known as Vilandre Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing Inc. The company has now been in operation for over 80 years and continues to remain true to the goal of providing exceptional service and products to our loyal customers.

Our loyal customers, both existing and new, drive us to exceed expectations by continually improving the knowledge and products we offer. Our team is dedicated to providing the Greater Grand Forks area with superlative products and services for many years to come. From all of us at Vilandre Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we thank you for your business and will continue with our commitment to provide you with outstanding service.



JEFF WILSON

President/Owner

Jeff has been with the company for over three decades and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota. He is on the board of directors for numerous local committees and is involved in several professional industry organizations. Jeff’s favorite part of the family business is interacting with customers.

JASON BURRIS

Service Manager

A Universal Technical Institute graduate with extensive continuing education training certifications, Jason has been with the Vilandre team for over two decades. In addition to working with great people, the opportunity to do something different every day and the satisfaction of a job well done are among the top reasons he enjoys working for the company.

KURT GAMACHE

Plumbing Manager

As Plumbing Manager, Kurt oversees the entire plumbing department, which includes estimating. He has a master plumber’s license and is a member of the Grand Forks Traders and Builders Exchange. Kurt has been a part of the Vilandre team for nearly two decades, and likes working with his fellow employees and tackling new challenges that occur on the job every day.

GENE LILL

Sales & Installation Manager

Gene has been with the company nearly four decades and handles a wide variety of tasks including sales, estimating, customer service, and installation employee training and management. He thoroughly enjoys ensuring that each and every customer receives the best service possible, and working for this family-friendly business filled with exceptional employees.

Rodger Hoffert

Seamless Gutter Manager

As the Seamless Gutter Manager, Rodger oversees sales and installation of all rain gutter products and services. Creating an environment that ensures customer satisfaction is one of his daily goals. Rodger has an HVAC journeyman license and likes working with great people who have positive attitudes, which is one of the main reasons he has been a part of the company for more than four decades.