How do we know our customers so well? Simple. Over 100 years of experience. There are no short cuts when building a brand that stands for dependable products at the best possible price. The same principles that made D.W. Payne and his sons successful in 1914 are still very evident today. When you choose Payne products, you’re getting more than just a name. You’re getting attractive, affordable products that work. Dependability is our value. That’s the Payne promise.
Payne Heating & Cooling began in 1914 when D.W. Payne and his son began building gravity-type furnaces in a converted barn in Los Angeles. A short time later, the company offered the first floor furnace that could be installed in a home’s conventional crawl space area.
In 1933, Payne introduced the first forced-air, down-discharge furnace. The company also was the first to market a forced-air furnace approved for closet installation. In 1950, Payne pioneered perimeter and zone heating. During the 1950’s the company also expanded its product offering with the addition of a remote air conditioning product line. In 1962, Payne unveiled the first horizontal forced-air furnace approved for outdoor installation as well as vertical combination heating and cooling units for school rooms, apartments, and other applications.
Carrier Corporation formed the BDP Company in 1974, where Payne became the “P” in BDP. During the 1980’s Payne improved its product efficiencies and began to expand from its strength in the west and southwest into the Midwest and northeast. This expansion continued into the 1990’s when Payne expanded into the southeast states. In 1997, Payne completed its national expansion and changed its positioning to be the right products distributed at the right place, sold at the right price, and available right now.
Today, Payne maintains a simple line of highly efficient and dependable products such as air conditioners, gas furnaces, heat pumps, indoor coils, duct-free splits, and small packaged products. Homeowners who want dependable heating and cooling systems at a reasonable price turn to Payne.