History of Foster Heating & Air Conditioning

Randy and Karla Foster started Foster Refrigeration & Electric in May, 1973 in Sumner, Missouri. Randy began doing heating, air conditioning & electrical work early in high school helping his uncle in Mendon, MO. After high school, Randy attended Central Missouri for HVAC training and worked for Biegel's Refrigeration. Randy and Karla soon opened a store on Center Street in Sumner selling and servicing kitchen appliances, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical systems. 

As the business grew, Randy and Karla opened a new office, warehouse and appliance showroom in Hale, Missouri in 1979, expanding their services to also include Carroll and Livingston counties.


A new location was opened on South Washington Street in Chillicothe, Missouri in July 2007 which is where their current office, showroom and warehouse is located. At that time, Foster Heating & Air Conditioning began installing Ground Source Heat Pump systems and serving the commercial and industrial market. To cover the new demands of the expanded servicing area, additional employees were brought into the business.


Randy has served on the Water Furnace National dealer council, they continue to provide educational classes and opportunities to keep up with new equipment and ever-increasing updates in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

At the beginning of 2022, Faron & Misty Worman, Shaun Crockett, Craig & Cindy Foster purchased Foster Heating & Air Conditioning continuing the tradition of providing great service to the surrounding areas.