Real People Working Real Hard For You…


Countryside is a family run business that was founded by Craig Schumacher in 1974. In April of 2014, Lance Schumacher and Jason Storm took ownership of Countryside Heating and Cooling Solutions.

About Lance: Lance is the son and nephew of two men who spent their entire life working in the heating and cooling business, so it is naturally is his blood. He started working for the family business in 2001 when he was still in high school. He has worked in many areas of the business which include parts and delivery, installation, service, management, system design, sales and now co-owner. Lance has over 20 years of experience under his belt and he brings with him the pride of quality workmanship.

About Jason: Jason started his career at Countryside in 1998. He worked side by side with Lance for many years. He has worked in several areas of the business, which includes installation, management, system design, sales and now co-owner. He has over 22 years of experience under his belt and he brings with him years of product knowledge and know-how to get any job done.

About Our Team:  Employment longevity and customer reviews say a lot about how well a company works as a team. Our team has an average length of employment of 7+ years, and five out
of our 13 employees have been employed with us for thirteen or more years! Our team received 890 reviews in 2020 and we maintain a 4.9 rating on Google. We are dependable, on time, trustworthy, hardworking, knowledgeable and passionate about providing excellent customer service.   We take extra time to educate our customers on our products and services.  We will do Whatever It Takes logoto keep our customers happy with our services for life.  Click here to meet our team.

We are very proud of our team and the awards we have been honored with over the years. 

Bryant Honors Countryside with 2018 Medal of Excellence Award
Bryant Honoring Countryside with the 2018 Medal of Excellence.

Bryant MOE logo
In 2018, Countryside was a finalist for the Bryant Dealer of the Year and honored on a national level as one of Bryant’s top 15 elite dealers in North America (out of  6500 dealers nationally), earning us the 2018 Bryant Medal of Excellence.  This award is given to dealers who are exemplary in three critical areas of business: quality, satisfaction and performance.

2016 Circle of Champion from Bryant
Countryside was a Bryant Circle of Champions winner in 2016, 2019 and 2020.  This award measures business growth, customer satisfaction, training and program participation.


BBB Torch Awards for EthicsEach year, The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics recognizes outstanding companies who demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to ethics in relationship with customers, employees, and the community they serve.  Countryside was honored to be a finalist for this award in 2018.

Best HVAC Pros in Minneapolis


In 2016 and 2018, we were awarded the Expertise “Best HVAC Professionals in Minneapolis.”  The criteria selection to win this award is based on reputation, trust, credibility, availability and professionalism.

2019 Best Heating and Air CompanyWe have earned the trust of our local communities and we were voted the “Best Heating & Air Company” four years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) by the Sun Patriot Newspapers (The Laker and Pioneer) and we were featured in Medina Living Magazine’s Business Spotlight in February 2017.


Countryside Heating and Cooling Solutions is proud to be a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer. We believe the Bryant product is a quality product that is superior to other manufactures in the market and we have several years of experience working with Bryant equipment, so we know our products well.  The Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer symbol means that we have met Bryant’s highest standards for superior skills, service, and a promise of a 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

We never use subcontractors and because our installers are our own employees, we can guarantee the quality of the installation.  We have technicians that are North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified, which is the leading certification program for technicians in the HVAC industry and the only test supported by the entire industry.

We provide exceptional service, quality installations and knowledgeable solutions for any situation. Just read some of our local reviews and see what our customers are saying about us!  Our friendly office staff along with our NATE certified technicians and installers in the field, work together to create award winning service for our customers, making working with us an easy choice when selecting your heating and cooling contractor.

Giving back to the community is important to us. We support our local communities through fundraising, sponsorship and volunteering.  We are also proud to support the Bryant Community Hero program, which honors ordinary people doing extraordinary things in our community.  We team up with Bryant and they provide the hero with a comfort package of their choice and Countryside installs it free of charge.

Countryside handles all heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality solutions, duct cleaning and all other HVAC services that anyone might need. We also offer a full range of light commercial services, from rooftop unit replacement to air balancing.

Whatever your need, Countryside is here to help. We offer:

  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Clean and professional technicians
  • A system design for every budget
  • Top quality equipment
  • Warranties to protect the life of your equipment
  • Service to extend the life of your equipment
  • A custom designed HVAC system
  • Award winning customer service


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