Germantown Hills, IL - Furnace & Air Conditioning Service, Repair & Maintenance Contractor

Barrick-Oltman, Inc. Heating & Cooling is proud to serve the Germantown Hills community!

We are proud to be part of this community, serving your heating and air conditioning needs. Whether you need repair, replacement or a new installation of a furnace, air conditioner, heat pump or air filtration system, we get the job right the first time. Our certified technicians service all furnace and air conditioning make and models.

Please call us today at 309-444-4474 to consult with our home comfort specialist.

About Germantown Hills, IL - Happy to be your hometown Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor!

Settlement of the area now known as Germantown Hills began in November 1831, when a Methodist reverend began preaching in contemporary Worth Township. Shortly after, an iron foundry was opened by colonist Philip Klein and in 1837; a Catholic church was organized by German Catholics.  In 1850, a settler built a tavern and hotel: "Germantown House.” 100 years later, the town would be named for this hotel.  The region remained more or less wholly rural until the incorporation of Oak Grove Park in 1954. The village's founders wished to name their community "Germantown" but the name was taken by a village in southern Illinois. In 1967, the name Oak Grove Park was dropped and the town became Germantown Hills. Today it is a small suburban town with a lot of character and history. The town is modern and traditional all at once. This type of balance is also reflected in seasonal weather. These assets make the town very attractive for families.

Surviving records from the courthouses in this area show that Abraham Lincoln and his colleagues practiced general law in and around this area for numerous years and he alone handled well over 70 cases in the region. Lincoln & Herndon was based out of Springfield.  Lincoln was the circuit partner, which meant that he was accountable for roaming from county seat to county seat all over the Eighth Circuit. During these engagements, Lincoln made acquaintances all over central Illinois when he found shelter from the cold during the winter and drinks of water in the heat of the summer from friendly people all along his paths. He stayed many people over the years. These links served him well and he soon caught the interest of the nation. In 1860, he was nominated as the Republican candidate for president. It can surely true that Lincoln mastered his oratory skills in the courthouses all over this part of Illinois.

Educationally, the area has institutions worth checking out. The traditional values of the Midwest are celebrated at Eureka College. The private, non-profit Christian college in the nearby town Eureka offers majors including education, business, history, political science, communication, and the fine and performing arts. It is a small school which means that the students get a lot of one on one attention. Interestingly, Eureka College was only the third college in the United States to admit men and women on an equivalent basis. Abraham Lincoln spoke on the college grounds in 1856 and Ronald Reagan graduated in 1932 with degrees in economics and sociology.  It is now a national historical site. On a cold, wintry day or weekend, you should definitely consider touring the area and checking out the many amazing buildings and structures in the area which have so much history.