Knecht’s was officially incorporated in 1976 by brothers Jack and Gerald Knecht in San Luis Obispo, where the company is still headquartered. The pair wanted to build a company that went above-and-beyond basic HVAC and plumbing projects – they wanted to operate a business that could tackle the most complex install and repair projects. Instead of offering off-the-shelf solutions, they built their own fabrication shop so that they could personally design and build their clients’ projects. They also hired an experienced HVAC and plumbing team – many of the original employees are still with the company today.