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Serving Odessa-Midland and the Permian Basin Since 1947

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On Saturday, August 31st, our town, the town we love, was changed forever. It seemed like a normal day. The start of a 3-day weekend. A clear, hot day. Busy for families, workers, and anyone who calls the Permian Basin home. Some were at home, some were shopping, some...

Air Conditioning Repair Made Easy

Air Conditioning Repair Made Easy

In an average US home, heating and cooling generally account for more than 50% of the energy used. With that much at stake, it’s important to have a good air conditioning repair service lined up, just in case anything goes wrong with the unit that’s providing you with...

Four Tips to Keep Your AC/Heater Running Smoothly

Four Tips to Keep Your AC/Heater Running Smoothly

According to HVAC contractors, at least 75% of heat repair calls received in the winter months are due simply to a lack of maintenance. Following these few steps can prevent your HVAC unit from having problems when you need it most. Change the Filters The first and...

Plumbing for Beginners: Household Basics for the Layman

Plumbing for Beginners: Household Basics for the Layman

Hiring the right plumbing contractor or HVAC company can be tricky, especially for first-time homeowners. However, there is help available. Keep reading for a brief introduction to home plumbing, which should guide you as you make your selection. What You Need to Know...

How To Know Your Plumbing System Needs Sewer Line Repair

How To Know Your Plumbing System Needs Sewer Line Repair

The majority of a home's plumbing is hidden from your daily view, so how are you supposed to know when you need to call the professionals for sewer line repair? While you can't keep the sewer lines themselves in your sight, you can keep your eyes peeled for key signs...

FAQ: Common Water Heater Questions and Answers

FAQ: Common Water Heater Questions and Answers

If you're like many homeowners, you tend not to think about your water heaters until there's a problem. A cold shower, a long warm-up time, or a puddle of water in the basement might suddenly make you aware that your water heater needs some attention. If you're...

4 Warning Signs Your HVAC Needs Repairs

4 Warning Signs Your HVAC Needs Repairs

No matter the season, a sudden HVAC breakdown can be a huge hassle. During the summer, an air conditioning breakdown makes for a sticky, grumpy day in the hot air. In the winter, a sudden loss of heat might be even more disruptive for your family. Luckily, major HVAC...

Darville in the Spotlight

Darville in the Spotlight

We at The Darville Company are proud of our history. We're proud of Odessa, a community we're so blessed to serve.Mark recently had an opportunity to visit with the Odessa American about our company's history - read the story here.

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