A Short History of Stan’s by Chris Strand
As Stan’s current owner, I thought you’d like to know a little bit more about our past. Stan’s has a rich history, and is one of the only companies that still remembers the days when a family rejoiced at the installation of a single window air conditioning unit. We were there at the start, and we’ve been here ever since.
Stan Johnson Sr., born and raised in Austin, has always had a knack for all things mechanical. He had been a partner in a filling service station on Barton Springs Road for a bit, worked as a union carpenter, and finally worked for a local AC service company, where he found his true calling. Frustrated with the company he was working for, Stan decided to strike out on his own. In 1954, he and his wife opened their own AC Service business, built around his expertise and dedication to customer service.
Stan Johnson Sr. and Mrs. Johnson showing a new
stat-of-the-art cleaner at first location.