By Michelle Caceres

Growing up, Tampa native Bobby Shiver’s boyhood home, a wooden clapboard structure, didn’t have air conditioning. Come to think of it, neither did the schools he attended or his first car.

“There really wasn’t an air conditioning boom in Florida until the 60’s,” he said.

After a career as a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force, Shiver moved back to Florida and discovered his next venture.

“My wife convinced me to go to technical school to learn how to install and repair air conditioning and heating units and after working on jets found it came naturally to me,” he said.

The first air conditioning unit he installed was in his mother’s house, much to her delight.

Today, four decades years later, Shiver, owner of Shiver Air of Brandon, Inc., has fixed or replaced units for tens of thousands of satisfied customers.

One of those customers is Valrico resident Marilie Regencia, whose air conditioning unit in her 29-year-old home needed replacing. A friend of hers suggested she contact Shiver for an estimate.

“He came to my home and gave me different options,” she said. “I just felt like he was giving me an honest and fair price.”

Regencia hired Shiver, who promptly replaced her old unit.

“They finished the job in less than two days and even cleaned up after themselves,” she said. “I now recommend them to my friends.”

Shiver Air can be counted on to provide sales, installation, maintenance and repair of heating, air conditioning, ventilation, exhaust and indoor air quality systems.

Fall is an excellent time to have both heating and air conditioning systems serviced to maintain peak performance. Shiver Air also specializes in repairs of swimming pool heaters.

The company uses simple common sense and modern installation practices and methods, offered at fair and reasonable pricing.

A member of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Shiver Air is licensed, bonded and insured. Ask about discounts for seniors and military personnel. It is also a member of the Better Business Buearu since 2009 with an AAA+ rating.

“We stand very strongly behind our commitment to work for you, never our commission,” said Shiver.

For more information, visit or call 685-1179.

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Michelle Caceres
MIchelle Caceres has been writing for the Osprey Observer for seventeen years. She enjoys writing human interest pieces about inspiring members of the community who are working to better our community. She lives in FishHawk Ranch with her husband and recently became an empty-nester. When not writing, Michelle is serving her church community, reading and enjoying Florida's weather.