Atomatic was founded in 1945 to design and install HVAC systems for the rapidly expanding residential new construction marketplace. Founders Stan Lundquist and Bob Johnson established Atomatic’s first headquarters at 6500 N. Clark Street in Chicago. They settled on the name Atomatic because of two significant events that occurred the same year, the advent of the atom bomb and the trend in manufacturing to produce products that were automatic instead of manual. By 1960, the company’s growth necessitated a move to larger space on Pulaski Road.
The post WW II housing market continued to grow, and by 1968, Atomatic was installing HVAC systems in approximately 2500 homes per year. New owners, Ted Myers and Ken Bauer decided it was time to move the company to the suburbs. When Ken Bower retired, Dennis Hammond became a partner with Ted Myers. In 1991, Atomatic was sold to JWP (now Emcor) a billion dollar HVAC consolidator.
In 1993 Dick Hoffman, Matt Turk and Dennis Hammond purchased Atomatic from JWP. Hammond used his expertise to guide the residential side of the business until his semi-retirement in 1998. Turk started and developed the commercial construction group while Hoffman started and developed the commercial and residential service groups.
Atomatic continued to grow and diversify. In 2003, Atomatic purchased a 37,000 sq ft building in Arlington Heights and moved its headquarters to this location where it currently operates today.
The company is known as a very diverse, design/build, plan & Spec, commercial and residential HVAC mechanical contractor. Its’ service group continues to expand in size and scope to accommodate the changing needs within the marketplace.
In 2013, Atomatic purchased Control Engineering, an Alerton controls dealer, to further expand it’s controls capabilities.
In 2016, Steve Stachorek became the 4th President of Atomatic and the 4th generation of Atomatic ownership. Atomatic has always had an unwavering commitment to excellence and the highest standards of service for our customers. See what customers were saying about Atomatic over 70 years ago.