Awards & Credentials


Lennox Industries has recognized and awarded Kent Heating and Air Conditioning of Valparaiso, Indiana

Lennox Award

Lennox Industries, a trusted HVAC brand for over 125 years, awarded Kent Heating and Air Conditioning the Lennox Centurion Award in March of 2022. The prestigious Centurion award recognizes the top 5% of Lennox residential dealerships in each of Lennox sales regions for outstanding accomplishments and performance. These award-winning dealers are community leaders who embody the Lennox brand promise. They set a standard in their market for customer service and installation quality and execute an annual plan that drives growth and profitability through a foundation of employee development and training.


It is such an honor to be presented once again by Lennox with the Centurion Award. This would not be possible without the outstanding, talented, caring employees I am so blessed to be working with. The trust, integrity, and knowledge they bring to our customers each and every day is unmatched. They really care about our customers and do everything possible to deliver a positive customer experience. I'm extremely proud of them! Allen Kent, President of Kent Heating and Air Conditioning

About Lennox

A worldwide leader in home comfort, Lennox offers its award-wining air conditioning and heating products through a network of more than 7,000 dealers throughout North America. Providing some of the quietest and most efficient units on the market, including the first ultra-low emissions furnace, the first 99% AFUE furnace, and hospital-grade air filtration, Lennox has a history of designing innovative HVAC and indoor air quality products.

About Kent Heating and Air Conditioning

Since 1954, Kent Heating and Air Conditioning has been providing superior indoor comfort solutions, including repair and installation, to residents of LaPorte, Lake, Porter, Jasper, and Starke counties. Allen Kent is the second-generation owner of the family-owned business, which was founded by his parents, Jim and Norma Kent. Today, Kent Heating and Air Conditioning employs 20 trained and experienced professionals.

To learn more how Kent Heating and Air Conditioning can help you and the comfort of your home, call 219.464.9181 or visit them online at

50 Year Lennox Dealer Award

Lennox Award

On December 14th, 2018, Lennox Industries, Inc. Territory Manager, Matt Sczurko (right), presents Allen Kent, President/CEO, Kent Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. with the 50 Year Lennox Dealer Award. Allen states, "To be a business partner with the same company for 50 years is indeed a rare thing in today's world. We have long considered Lennox the best and most innovative manufacturer in the HVAC industry, and they prove this with their quality products and personal attentiveness each and every day. What I believe really sets them apart is that they have a close relationship with and sell directly to us, the Lennox Dealer, and not to a wholesale supplier like other manufacturers. Should a problem develop in the field, we can deal directly with Lennox and have a resolution for our customer immediately versus working with a wholesale supplier who then goes to the manufacturer, and losing first hand control of the situation. This is vital to Kent Heating and Air's commitment to unmatched customer service." 

Governor's Half Century Award: 

Governor's Half Century Award by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman in a ceremony at the State Capitol in January, 2006.



Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

ACCA is a nonprofit association whose membership includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. We work together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments.

Dave Lennox Premier Dealer

Dave Lennox Premier Dealer

Premier dealers must meet stringent qualifications in order to have the designation, including high customer satisfaction levels. Kent Heating and Air Conditioning has achieved this distinction since program inception.

Comfort Institute

Comfort Institute, Charter Member

Comfort Institute also provides training and support to a network of independent comfort contractors across North America. These programs help member contractors solve problems for their homeowner customers. They also help contractors provide the highest possible quality of heating and cooling service and installations, at competitive prices.

Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce

Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce (GVCC)

The Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization consisting of members in the business, government, education, and not-for-profit sectors. Through its volunteer committees and its partnerships with organizations in the Northwest Indiana region, the Chamber works on economic development, member services, legislative, and quality of life issues. Any business, government entity, school corporation, not-for-profit organization or individual not actively associated with a business is welcome to join.

Duneland Chamber of Commerce

Duneland Chamber of Commerce

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce serves over 400 members and holds as its main objective the facilitation of the interests of the Duneland community. By hosting more than 100 community and networking events each year, producing a quarterly magazine and offering the prolific Residential Welcome Bag Program, the Chamber seeks to enrich the lives of area residents and ensure the economic vitality of our Duneland community. 

Fully Licensed & Insured

Kent Heating and Air Conditioning holds numerous, required licenses for various municipalities in the region.

Especially pleased to receive a message from Mr. Kent thanking us for the business and making sure everything went well. —Kathy C.

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Kent Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

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Kent Heating and Air Conditioning has a reputation for trust, quality and superior service that has continued since 1954.

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