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About Taco Comfort Solutions

Taco Comfort Solutions, a 104 year old, third-generation family-owned global company based in Cranston, RI, engineers and manufactures high-efficiency indoor heating, cooling, and plumbing comfort systems.

Our expertise, products, and support save our customers energy, money, and resources while improving their indoor environmental quality.

Ben White, John Hazen White, Jr., John White III

After 100 years in business, Taco Comfort Solutions both embraces its history and innovates for the future. Founded by Elwood White in 1920 as the Thermal Appliance Company, Taco launched its business with a firepot generator that heated water over a coal fire. The company expanded under the leadership of White’s son, John Hazen White. As the company grew, the Thermal Appliance Company name was shortened to T-A-C-O, or Taco.

John Hazen White, Jr., the family’s third generation owner, succeeded his father and, under his guidance, the company and its product offerings have grown dramatically. Johnny carried his father’s vision forward, building the finest training facility in the industry, developing new high-efficiency products and technologies, and expanding into international markets.

Johnny’s two sons, John III and Ben, representing the family’s fourth generation of ownership, are also actively involved in the business. Starting out with summer jobs in the maintenance department, John III and Ben have worked in most areas of the company and are currently involved in the executive leadership of the Taco Family of Companies.

To promote success for our family of employees, customers, partners, and communities globally by being the easiest company to do business with while providing innovative and dependable HVAC, plumbing, and industrial solutions.

We provide opportunity, growth, and support to all members of the Taco Family around the world. Through a persistent focus on exceeding customer expectations, we strive to be the first choice for dependable, high-efficiency heating, cooling, behind-the-wall plumbing, and fluid control solutions that help our customers save money, energy, and resources while maximizing their comfort and productivity.




We believe mutual trust connects us and builds outstanding teams.


We strive to grow personally and professionally to get better at everything we do.


We are active in our communities, support charities, and drive sustainability.


We all take responsibility to deliver on our commitments.

We have 100 years of experience using water as a heat transfer medium.

We know how to:

  • Move and control the flow of it
  • Add or remove heat from it
  • Separate air and dirt from it
  • Store it
  • Detect and stop it from leaking
  • Conserve it
  • Design heating and cooling systems around it

Our employees are the foundation of Taco. We support and nourish them so they can create a strong platform on which our customers and brand can grow and be successful.

Whether system and product training for our customers or personal growth and opportunity for our employees, Taco was an early pioneer in learning and development and will continue to lead the industry in the future.

We build strong, lasting relationships with our employees, customers, business partners, and communities through a simple approach of honesty, integrity, and mutual respect.

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