In 1936, Horace Webb, or HB as he was called, owned and operated Webb Brothers Barber Shop in downtown Fort Worth. Passing time in between haircuts, HB happened to read an article in a magazine about a process that used evaporated water to cool surrounding air. In his spare time HB designed and constructed an evaporative cooling unit and promptly installed it in the barber shop. Webb Brothers Barber Shop was a popular gathering place whether you needed a hair cut or not and it did not take long before everyone in town knew of his creation.
HB pitched his new product to local merchants, and, in the spring of 1937, the first commercial installations were performed. One of the first being a restaurant in downtown Fort Worth know as "Mexican Inn Cafe," which remains a local favorite dining establishment.
Production and installation of Webb Coolers continued on a part-time basis until 1946 when HB left his career as a barber to produce Webb Coolers for businesses and homes all over Fort Worth. As the air conditioning industry evolved, however, refrigeration began to emerge as the preferred way to keep people comfortable. In 1949, Webb Air became the first authorized dealer of Carrier Air Conditioning Systems in Fort Worth and has been a proud dealer of Carrier heating and cooling products for more than 50 years.
HB built his reputation as a fair and honest business entrepreneur who knew the value of his friends and customers. His business was built on the philosophy of treating customers like family, providing honest and dependable service, and continuing to foster customer relationships over time. Despite tremendous changes in the industry and the business world in general, the traditions HB started about 80 years ago are carried on today by his son, Jerry Webb Sr., his grandson, Jerry (JD) Webb, and the company's valued employees.
To provide our customers with the highest quality air conditioning and heating systems, sales, service and installations.
To insure year-round comfort for the people we serve by providing honest, courteous, thorough and professional service.
To perform our service in such a manner that our customers will recommend Webb Air to their friends and neighbors.