Our Story

In 1898 a man named Phillip German started a business under the name of “Germans” which involved the installation and service of windmills and water systems. To this day if you look around the Poweshiek County area you can see his work with his name printed on still standing windmills. Phillip’s son George German along with his wife, Fidelia, bought the business in 1927 and operated under the name of Farm Water Supply. They expanded the business into the farm sector including the installation and service of pumps and hydrants as well as trenching projects. Fidelia also headed up a side business in which she sold portable whirlpools for bathtubs. In 1963 George and Fidelia sold the business to their Son Larry German and his wife, Donna. Larry and Donna kept the name as Farm Water Supply until 1986 when they changed it to German Plumbing Heating and Cooling. They brought a broader spectrum of business to the company which included residential and commercial plumbing and heating sales, installation and service. In 2000 the 4th generation, Scott and Randy German, purchased the company and currently own and operate German Plumbing Heating and Cooling, Inc.

Meet our Team

Randy German
Randy German has spent most of his life alongside his father in the plumbing aspect of the business and is an expert in his field. His experience includes the installation and service of all types of plumbing systems in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Randy and his trained and certified technicians make up the Plumbing Division of German Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc..

Scott German
Scott German is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and joined the family business in 1987. Scott has developed the heating and cooling side of the business and is certified and experienced in radiant floor heat, geothermal systems, forced air furnaces, central air conditioners, air cleaners, humidifiers and heat exchangers. Scott heads up the HVAC Division along with his trained and certified technicians.

Susan German
Susan German joined the company in 2001 as Business Operations Manager. She also handles the plumbing sales and design aspects of the company. She has a diploma from the Interior Design Institute of New York and can assist you with your building or remodeling needs right down to the smallest of details.

Field Team
We are very proud of our service and installation team. Our technicians are licensed, experienced and experts in their fields. They listen to the customer’s needs, are courteous and deliver the highest quality of products and services.

& Commercial

  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Plumbing
  • Water Heaters
  • Geothermal
  • Radiant Heat
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Sheetmetal
  • Construction
  • Remodeling
  • Service Agreements
  • And More…