Welcome to Rabe Hardware
Offering the best in residential & commercial solar, geothermal, HVAC, electrical and plumbing services in the Blairstown, Vinton, Waterloo, IA and surrounding areas!
Since 1979 Rabe Hardware has been Eastern Iowa’s most trusted contractor for quality residential and commercial solar, geothermal, HVAC, plumbing and electrical products & services. Our professionally trained technicians and installers, customer service and honest, hard work are the reasons our customers continue to call Rabe Hardware for all their home comfort needs. Whether you need to save money on fuel bills, have a plumbing emergency or need to schedule a routine check-up on your heating and cooling system, the Rabe Hardware family is here to help – day or night. Proudly serving customers across Eastern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and the surrounding areas.
Wanted to send a note of Thanks to you and the service rep (Kyle) that came out to problem solve & repair our GEO damage after the recent severe lightning damage. Kyle was absolutely awesome, he methodically worked his way through all the electrical components to understand which were damaged by the lightning storm. Unfortunately there were many (12 – 14) different parts that were in need of being replaced, we knew the lightning was almost a direct hit in our backyard so not surprising I guess. The most impressive to me was Kyle actually had every part on his service truck, that is hardly EVER found these days for any type of parts! He had us operational when he left on a busy weekend. I’ve never written a compliment letter before to anyone for superior service and attention to detail. This service call deserves more than I can say in words, very much appreciated. If anyone is considering Rabe for any GEO project installation, I highly recommend they think not only about the equipment & price initially but what Rabes brings to the table and offers in service years later, its’ clearly unsurpassed in my opinion and I’m not one to be impressed easily.–Frank Rohret (Oxford,IA)
My special thanks to you and your team of employee’s for the wonderful job you did on our scale house project at the landfill. The attention to detail and relentless determination that was shown by your employees to get the job done and get us back into our new scale house in a timely manner was beyond extraordinary. Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it and quality of the workmanship performed by your staff shows that they definitely care about what they do and they realize that the quality of their work will show long after they are gone. We definitely are looking forward to working with you on future projects.–Eric Werner (Benton County,IA)
Thanks for doing such a good job. Everyone was conscientious about their quality of work. I gave your name and number to several people who liked what they saw and I told them you were fair and honest to work with. I hope you get some additional business from this. Thanks again.–Ted Finch (Cedar Rapids,IA)
I love the Geo! If by chance I would build again, you would my first call for all geothermal, plumbing and electric. The people at Rabe Hardware are the nicest, hardworking people I have ever worked with. You guys have been great with my Mom & Dad and that means a lot to me. You have a five star business. No more buying propane or cutting wood for me! Thanks again.–Kelly Posusta (Douds,IA)
My wife and I wanted to pass along a big Thank You to you and your company. We couldn’t be more happy with what we have. From start to finish the process was extremely smooth. The first time I met with Jake to talk about the Geothermal I was really clueless about the entire system but Jake broke it down into simple terms and in the end there was no doubt in our minds that we were going to go with the Geothermal system. The scheduling process was smooth as was the communication with the guys on the jobsite. Coming from a homeowner who was acting as the General on his own home, this was very helpful. They were all very easy to talk to and were very accommodating to our requests, not to mention they were clean and picked up after themselves. Thank you again for everything, we sure appreciate it.–Matt & Alicia Hayes (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Matt was very knowledgeable, helpful and great to deal with–especially appreciate Rabe accommodating our needs to get the old AC unit disconnected so we could do some landscaping before the install the next day. The 3 guys who did the install were great too, efficient and thorough in cleaning up, etc, and showing us how to use the new thermostat. Thanks so much!–John & Dawn Stoakes (Dysart, IA)
We would like to thank every person at Rabe Hardware for the pleasant and professional work we received in the installation of heating, plumbing, and electrical contracting. We constructed a new home in 2005, after visiting with Jake Rabe. We took his suggestion and installed a Geothermal unit. The unit surpassed all expectations, both in comfort and low operating cost. Help with electrical and plumbing installation was great. The products are quality, the staff super and service exceptional. It was a very good experience.–Denny & Wendy (Keystone, IA)
I love my air conditioner!! I wish I would have had it installed sooner. It runs so quietly and boy does it cool things down quickly. The guys from Rabe were fantastic. Very professional and friendly. One of the parts was wrong so they had to make a trip to get the right one and then it got to be about 4 and I asked if they were done for the day and they said, you don’t have air yet, so they stuck around and finished up the job instead of coming back the next day. The next day a tech came out to check the AC to make sure everything was working properly and then a few days later I received a follow up call asking how everything was working. The guys at Rabe’s are great!!– Stephanie Hofmaster (Newhall, IA)