Achilles started in February 1976 as Achilles Sheet Metal Works by Lloyd Achilles. In 1979, son Preston Achilles joined the company to open a contracting division that specialized in custom home and small commercial HVAC systems. During the 1980’s and 1990’s the company’s scope broadened to include larger commercial, industrial and medical HVAC work, including environmental control systems for server rooms, telecom operations, clean manufacturing and other specialty areas. In 1998, Preston’s eldest son, Jon, started working full time at Achilles and was followed five years later by his other son, Matt, making Achilles a third generation company.

In 2016, Achilles added full-service electrical and plumbing divisions, dramatically increasing the capabilities, products and services now coordinated and managed under the Achilles company umbrella.