About Arista Air Conditioning

Arista — a great place to work and do business — for almost 60 years

Our History - A Family Business

In 1949, just after WWII, a young GI named Leo Stern decided to start a mechanical contracting firm. He named it Arista, which in Greek means "the best". Known as "Mr. Fix It" to his friends, Leo guided Arista until 1974 when he decided to sell it to the young accountant he was working with, a man named Stanley Berger.

Arista has been Stanley's passion. In 1974, he started with 13 employees and 7 trucks. He has since built the business to lead the industry with over 125 employees and a fleet of over 80 vehicles.

One of the nicest things for Stanley was being able to bring his family into the business. His son, Scott, joined the company 15 years ago and is currently the President. Younger son, Craig, serves as Managing Director – Installations. Almost all of Stanley's extended family has worked for Arista at one time or another!

Our Employees - Like Family

Arista prides itself on being a great place to work. We have a very low turnover. Almost a third of our employees have been here for more than 10 years. Not only do we provide them with the top line of equipment and training, but we also put a lot into making sure it is an enjoyable place to work. Many of our employees come recommended through our existing ones.

Some of our programs include:

All of this enables Arista to have a great work atmosphere, which in turn increases our productivity and our loyalty to the company.