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A century of service

Town and Country Services celebrates 100 years

TONICA — When heating and air conditioning equipment fails, it always seems to be during the worst of the weather. For the past 100 years, families across the Illinois Valley have been able to call Town and Country Services for help.

Started five generations ago in 1919, Town and Country Services began during the era of coal heating. In 2019, their service technicians are working with highly efficient and technologically advanced equipment.

“My great-grandfather started the business, and it’s been family owned ever since, and it always will be. We’re looking forward to the next 100 years,” owner Bob Goskusky said in a news release.

Town and Country not only provides 24/7 heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing services for North Central Illinois, but has also expanded into fireplaces, boilers, in-floor radiant heat, humidifiers, water softeners, septic systems, well pumps, construction, geothermal systems, air purification, duct cleaning and standby generators.

“Forced air and geothermal technology replaced the dusty, dirty coal furnaces of yesteryear. We’ve expanded our services and are the area’s leading Generac Standby Generator dealer,” Goskusky said.

The company will also be celebrating its century of local service with a year of special events and promotions. Among them will be a randomly selected service call each week that will win $100. The company will also be awarding a major prize this fall and will end its year of celebrations during the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours event in December.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence and a major milestone for our business. We want to share this with our customers and community. They’re the reason why we reached 100 years,” Goskusky said.

Town and Country Services is also committed to giving back to the community through donations to and involvement with Habitat for Humanity, EMS providers, animal rescue, cancer research and more.

Customers can expect reliable, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week service, free estimates, financing options, affordable rates, prompt attention, courteous staff, trained and certified technicians, and satisfaction with a job well done.

Town and Country Services has offices at 200 LaSalle St. in Tonica and 537 W. Peru St. in Princeton.

For more information about Town & Country Services, call 815-442-3415 (Tonica) or 815-872-2200 (Princeton); visit; or email

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