Butcher Air Conditioning and Butcher Insulation has been providing Acadiana with air conditioning, heating services and insulation for over 72 years, but we have been evolving for closer to 88 years and three generations of Butchers. As a direct descendant of Dixie Electric, the current business was founded by the first group of Butcher Brothers immediately after World War I.

Lawrence, Edwin, and Jerry Butcher got their start in the emerging automobile electronics industry before air conditioning existed. From there the brothers decided to offer appliances, such as home radios and washing machines. Eventually the Company ventured into refrigeration, and air conditioning.

Our History

Lawrence Butcher sold his first air conditioning unit in the 1930’s. This began the building block for Butcher Refrigeration Company. Building a strong relationship with customers and within the community, providing excellent workmanship and customer satisfaction Lawrence Butcher created a foundation for the loyalty still received today.

Butcher Refrigeration was turned over to Warren, Matt, and Tom Butcher after Lawrence’s retirement. In their first year in business, the second-generation Butcher brothers only sold 15 air conditioners. That 15 units eventually turned into 300 units per year. This encouraged the name change toButcher Air Conditioning in 1955. By the time the third generation of Butcher’s came on board in 1982, Butcher Air Conditioning was selling over ten times the number of units they sold in 1955.

Today, Butcher Air Conditioning is the largest dealer for Trane air conditioning units in South Louisiana. We are headed by Bobby Butcher, who also handles all of the day-to-day decisions along with Mark Haydel our highly experienced Service Manager. The younger son of Tom Butcher is Johnny Butcher, the President of Butcher Distributors located in the same building as Butcher Air Conditioning.

Butcher Insulation Technologies is a Spray Foam Insulation Line that was recently added in 2009 to our line of products. Finding ways to satisfy our customers is our #1 goal in business.

By sponsoring many organizations and offering 24-hour service, we are still extremely active in the community. Our Management, Technicians, Installers, and Customer Service Personnel are the best in the business. And, we still treat every customer with the same respect and decency as our ancestors did.


Customer Testimonials

Joel, Thank you for coming out to inspect my grandmother's home so early this morning. My dad speaks very highly of you and Butcher. I'm amazed because he never or rather almost never is pleased with any service company! Thanks again! ~ The Guillory's - Lafayette, LA


Butcher takes care of our A/C needs at the business and has since we started in 1981. Technicians are always nice and easy to work with. They even helped with my takeout order at the Taco Bell across the street where they were eating lunch. ~ Betty Lowry - Lafayette, LA


I just wanted to text you to let you know how pleased I was with the courteous, professional & knowledgeable service I received from Larry Bourque. Jason Kidder, Keith & Sean installed my unit w/ all of my confidence and efficiency. ~ Melissa Grove - Lafayette, LA


I am sending this email to thank your staff for the great service received at my home. Nicole has a very personable phone etiquette and was helpful and patient every time I called. Chris, Don and Anthony were all prompt and arrived at the time scheduled. ~ Elizabeth Shea - Carencro, LA


I would like to show appreciation to Brett Broussard for saving me on the side of the road with a flat tire!!!!! I really appreciate it! I wanted to give him something for helping me but I don't carry cash so a gift card is coming your way!!!! Thanks!!!! ~ Tasha Mudd - Lafayette, LA


I would like to comment on your top quality Service Tech Chris Blocker that come to my rental property yesterday afternoon. Mr. Blocker was in constant contact with me, apprized me of the situation and that he had repaired the problem. ~ Marc Wiley - Lafayette, LA


Wanted to let you know that I am very happy & pleased with the service I received this evening. The service man Larry ???? was very nice and professional. He did a great job in a fast & (I say again) professional manner. Thank you Larry and Butcher AC. ~ Marcus Babb - Lafayette, LA


Called w/ AC problems today - the HOTTEST day of the year mind you - and the tech got here quickly and saved the day! Very professional and courteous. Thanks guys! ~ Randi Bourg - Lafayette, LA


We want to say thank you to Butcher and especially to technician Ross Fontenot. Ross came out to check on our a/c which wasn't cooling efficiently. Ross cleaned out our system and added a little freon and we are now feeling nice and cool again. ~ Travis and Lena Styles - Lafayette, LA


I wish you could hear my kids right now. A butcher truck is in front of us. Talking about your commercial. What unprofessional looks like. Good stuff ~ John Mendel - Lafayette, LA


I want to give your employees Bruce and helpers praise for exceeding my expectations while installing my A/C. Although it seems very hard to find the combination of Great Customer Service & A Quality Job Well Done, You'll are accomplishing just that!! ~ Randal - Lafayette, LA


Eddie has to be the best salesperson ever - I have never met him face to face but he is so kind, courteous and timely - it is a joy to work with him and the office staff is always helpful with billing questions. ~ Judy Sparks - Baton Rouge, LA


I have been so pleased with the insulation blown under my 100 year old cypress home to changing the duct work and venting to an a/c fan part. When the job was complete everything was cleaned-up, packed out and with easy convenient payment options. ~ Luzianna Lady


Great Company! Great Service! I can't say enough good things.. The insulation guys were very pleasant to work with when they came out to spray my metal building. Scheduled the visit at my convenience. Professional and cleaned up after themselves. ~ Amanda Aucoin Myers


David was outstanding! Very responsive to our needs and thorough in all explanations. Crew was excellent, polite and efficient. ~ Lewis & Karen Bordelon - Lafayette, LA