Who We Are: Our Beginnings
Robert Currie founded Innovative Air Solutions on December 18, 2008, driven by a desire to help as many people as possible. Helping people quickly became the company’s main philosophy, and remains the same today after over 10 years of business. Implementing this philosophy is how we have become the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry experts in south Texas and southwest Louisiana. Innovative Air Solutions is here for you with our highly certified and trained team of heating and cooling experts. We always go the extra mile to help ensure your satisfaction, so feel confident in entrusting us with your project! You can trust that we will take care of everything: from start to finish, on time. When you call us for a consultation, we perform an assessment of your home’s heating and cooling needs by performing careful calculations room by room. This allows us to provide the best equipment solution so that both efficiency and comfort are maximized without costing too much in energy bills.
On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike changed the lives of many in southeast Texas. Ike came through and wiped out homes and destroyed possessions. When Hurricane Ike hit Texas, Innovative Air Solutions founder Robert Currie found himself in a situation that many have encountered before. After the hurricane left nothing but rubble and devastation in its wake, he was faced with rebuilding his family’s home from scratch on top of re-building their business.
When Hurricane Ike hit, Robert, his wife, and their three school-aged children lost everything. When salt water seven-feet high poured into their home, all their possessions were completely destroyed.
Three days before the storm hit, they purchased a new living room suite and had it delivered, even though they initially questioned if they should wait till after the then-Gulf-only storm was over. Since the storm was rated a Category 2 at that time, they went ahead with their plans.
After the storm, the Curries waded down their street, knocking open the front door only to find their new furniture upside down along with their kitchen refrigerator. With nothing else but the clothes on their back, they moved into a friend’s upstairs for two months while they waited for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trailer. Once the trailer arrived, they moved into a three-bedroom single wide trailer—Robert, his wife, their three children, and two dogs. To make their adventure more exciting, their female dog gave birth to a litter of puppies in the trailer!
During the same time, Robert and his friend, Larry Locke, built a spec house. They listed the house with a realtor, and it was for sale less than 90 days when it was flooded and damaged as well. The Curries suffered another tens of thousands of dollars in damages with this loss.
Robert’s philosophy is: When catastrophe hits, you can tuck your tail and run away, or you can look for the opportunities. And out of utter destruction an opportunity did appear. Robert starting receiving calls upon calls from friends and friends of friends needing his help with estimates. So he took a leap, quit his lucrative job with plenty of security, and started his own business.
Your Comfort Is Our Business
Since that time, Innovative Air Solutions has grown into the company we are today—propelled along the way by a supportive community. We want to help you achieve the highest level of comfort in your home. Whatever your heating and cooling needs may be, our highly-trained and experienced professionals are here for you. Contact us today at 409-883-9616 or request service online to discuss what we can do. Your comfort is our business.