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The Beginning

Aleda and Bill Posladek founded A.B. May when they purchased May Furnace Company in 1959. They renamed it A.B. May (“A” for Aleda and “B” for Bill) and set out to offer Kansas City exceptional home service with a few employees and four trucks. The first ten years saw many changes. We moved three times, starting in a modest building at 43rd and Woodland, growing into a former Waldo Post Office building, and eventually building in Leawood near I-435 and State Line, where we operated for 42 years.

Ready to serve

Along with location changes, we have also changed our services over the years. We have expanded to offer Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Drains, Electrical, and Appliance repair services. A major development for us came in the mid-1970s when we pioneered one of the first homeowner warranties in the industry. Today, we give thousands of Kansas City homeowners a plan to simplify home service through our Home Warranties and Service Plans. Four core values guide us both in the office and inside homes around Kansas City:

  • We build lasting relationships.
  • We overcome obstacles.
  • We serve others.
  • We build trust.

Prepared for the Future

In the 60 years since our business began, we have grown to employ more than 275 people. We moved again in 2014 to an award-winning space off of I-435 near the Sports Complex. Our new building, over six times larger than our previous headquarters, is much better suited to serving the needs of our co-workers and our customers.

Our family has grown over the years as well. Three generations of Posladeks have now worked together with our coworkers to earn the trust of thousands of homeowners in the KC metro area.

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