About Us

About J & R Herra Home Services

The Company That Started It All

Prior to 1974, Jack Herra (original owner and co-founder) worked for a small plumbing shop by the name of H&L Altepeter in Lily Lake, Illinois. He greatly appreciated working for this locally based, family-owned business and sought to make a livelihood by the trade. In addition to enjoying this line work, Jack was also fond of bringing aid and comfort to the residents of his local community. So in 1974, when H&L Altepeter offered to sell Jack the company, he saw it as an offer he could not refuse. Jack approached his brother, Richard Herra, and asked if he would like to join him in this business venture. Together, they established J&R Herra’s shop in Elburn, Illinois. From the very beginning, they instituted a corporate mission centered on customer care and trusted workmanship that was honest and affordable.

We Grew Along with Kane County

Jack and Rich were in business together for over 30 years. In the beginning the company was small; only 3 employees sustained the business. They decided to incorporate in 1979, and began to grow in size, services, and inventory. They welcomed more technicians and full-stocked service vehicles onto the team to meet the growing needs of the ever-expanding Kane County.

Throughout the years, Jack’s immediate family has continued to work earnestly for the success of this local company. Jack’s wife (Jan) and his children (Steve, Patty, Alan, and Brian) have all helped to make J&R Herra Home Services what it is today. In 2011, Brian (Jack’s youngest son) purchased the family business. Along with his wife and children, he manages the day to day operations of the company and is proud to serve as president and owner of this Kane County business.

Book your appointment today by calling us at (630) 552-6605 or completing our online form. 

Our Vision & Mission

It is our vision to maintain our family’s long-standing focus on customer care and trustworthiness while simultaneously growing and improving our industry-leading expertise. 


The J&R Herra mission is to offer a superior product, upheld by high-quality service that is secured both by its experienced workforce and by innovative technologies and tools.  Our company’s objective is to deliver a well-defined response to our customers’ needs and expectations, while emerging as leaders in the plumbing and HVAC industries.  J&R Herra entrusts this mission to an experienced team that supports its execution and attainment in its entirety.  

The "Herra" Way

  • Honesty We are moral, reliable, and trustworthy.
  • Expertise

    From education to experience, we always grow.

  • Respect

    We show consideration.

  • Responsive We are timely, reactive and approachable.
  • Appreciative We recognize our team, families, and customers.

We Continue to Evolve and Learn with the Years to Deliver Top Quality Service

J&R Herra Home Services is constantly evolving with sights on the most efficient and affordable methods of maintaining the comfort, health, and safety of your home. From our trusted expertise with geothermal heating and cooling to our capabilities of excavating for sewer and water repair, we are determined to broaden our knowledge base and service repertoire to remain as a competitive leader in the industry. Our company has presently expanded to 20 qualified and experienced employees, all of which have a personal commitment to J&R Herra Home Service’s mission and philosophy.


  • Devoted to A Clean Workplace & A Polished Product
  • Fair and Honest Pricing
  • Trained and Certified Technicians
  • Locally-Based, Family-Owned Business
  • Serving Kane County Since 1974

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