Washington, IL - Furnace & Air Conditioning Service, Repair & Maintenance Contractor

Barrick-Oltman, Inc. Heating & Cooling is proud to serve the Washington 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 Washington, IL - Happy to be your hometown Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor!

Washington, Illinois was founded in 1825 by William Holland, Sr.  The blacksmith came from North Carolina provide blacksmith services to the local Native Americans. He was hired by the U.S. government. During his lengthy and action-packed life he was wedded three times. He had twenty-one children, eighty-two grandchildren and fifty great grandchildren. The city was initially named Holland's Grove but was renamed for the first U.S. President in 1837. The town is now close to 200 years older and continues to be a wonderful place to live.  The history in the area is fascinating and the natural resources and wonders are plentiful. In addition, the seasonal weather means warm summers and chilly winters.

Surviving records from Eighth Circuit courthouses (the ones in this area) show that Abraham Lincoln and his colleagues practiced general, unspecialized law in and around this area for many years. Lincoln handled well over 70 cases in the region. Lincoln's law firm, Lincoln & Herndon, was based in Springfield and Lincoln was the circuit partner. This meant that he was responsible for traveling from county seat to county seat all over the Eighth Circuit. During these travels, Lincoln made contacts all over central Illinois. He found shelter from the cold during the winter and drinks of water in the heat of the summer all along his paths. He stayed in many towns and with many people over the years. These relationships served him well and he soon gained national interest and the nomination in 1860 as the Republican candidate for president. It can certainly be said that Lincoln honed and mastered his speechmaking and oratory skills in courthouses all over this areas. It is pretty amazing when you stand in a courthouse and think of Lincoln having been there over a hundred years ago.

Flash forward to the new millennium – the region is now famous for throwing pumpkins!  The nearby town of Morton holds The Punkin Chuckin’ Contest every year. This competition has turned out some astonishing apparatuses. In fact, The Q-36 Pumpkin Modulator is in the Guinness Book of World Records. The machine tips the scale at 36,000 pounds and was featured the Late Show with David Letterman as well as another famous device. The huge festival is held in the autumn and the weather is moderate and temperate so you can spend hours watching pumpkins fly.