About Us


On April 2006, husband and wife team Matt and Sarah Ryan set out to change the heating and air conditioning industry. (Does that seem like a lofty goal?!) With a passion to offer awesome customer service and provide an employee friendly atmosphere, Matt quit his job with one of the largest HVAC companies in the Portland area. With Matt’s 7 years of experience with both installation and service of heating and air conditioning systems, and Sarah’s 10 years of experience as an office manager, they opened the doors of Petra Heating and Air Conditioning.

The happy Petra family.Matt and Sarah have three daughters, Eva (10), Alissa (7), and Isabella (3). Somehow, they manage being active business owners with family life! As a family, they enjoy spending time with family and friends, movie nights, long summer days in the pool, and camping.

Primarily by word of mouth, Petra Heating has grown from having one person in the field (Matt ) to having 13 field staff ready to serve the heating and air conditioning needs of the Portland metro area and beyond. Along with our field staff, we have 3 office staff, 1 salesman, and, of course, Matt and Sarah are here working alongside everyone!  We take great pride in the fact that we have grown almost entirely by word of mouth. Our clients satisfaction, and ultimate referral, is our measuring stick!

Petra Heating & Air Conditioning team.From installation of new heating and air conditioning equipment, to servicing and maintaining all brands of equipment in both residential and light commercial applications, we are here to serve you!  Whether you are looking for a ducted or ductless system, special allergen air filtration, ductwork and venting, tankless water heaters, or something even more specialized, we have a system that will work for your particular needs.

Over the years, many people have asked, “How did you come up with the name Petra?” The answer is simple: It was always Matt and Sarah’s desire to be a company built on integrity, customer service, and a desire to treat all people with the highest regard and respect. Found in the Bible, petra is the Greek word for “rock.” It is our desire that your experience with Petra Heating & Air Conditioning will be built on a rock solid foundation of the ideals for which Matt and Sarah started this adventure!  Each day, week, month, and year, we strive to improve upon ourselves—always striving to be better than we were the day before.

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Call us at 503-253-3263!