Nederland, TX Air Conditioning Repair & Service
Nederland, a town of about 17,500 people, lies west of Port Neches and south of Beaumont in Jefferson County, Texas, near the Louisiana border. The city is within the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Golden Triangle of Orange, Port Arthur and Beaumont.
Settled in 1897 by Dutch immigrants, the town was named for the Netherlands and means lowlands in Dutch. Businessman Arthur Stilwell brought the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railway to the area in the 1890s. Because many of his backers were Dutch investors, he wanted to found a town in Southeast Texas for Dutch émigrés. George Rienstra was the first to settle in Nederland, soon followed by forty more. Descendants of the original settlers still live in the town and take pride in their heritage.
The economy was based on dairy and rice farming until overproduction and the depression of 1907 deflated the industry. The discovery of oil at nearby Spindletop revived the economy. Oil production, manufacturing and shipping brought new workers and businesses.
Boston Avenue, the town’s main street, today still has street signs with both English and Dutch names. Several buildings from the town’s early days still stand including the Nederland Pharmacy built in 1902 and Setzer’s Hardware built in 1898. The Boston Avenue shopping district today offers an assortment of boutiques, restaurants and museums.
Nederland is accessible by both car and air. Interstate 10 is 15 miles north. US Highways 69, 287 and 96 run north-south on the west side of town. Texas 347 runs north-south on the east and FM 365 runs east-west on the south, connecting to IH 10.
The Jack Brooks Regional Airport serves Nederland and nearby cities. Two airlines fly to major hubs including Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. An great bonus for airport patrons: Parking is always free!
Things to Do
The annual Heritage Festival held in March draws nearly 100,000 people to enjoy music, entertainment, food and old-fashioned fun activities including a washer tournament. The festival began in 1973 in celebration of the town’s 75th birthday. The craft market hosts more than 100 local artists and vendors who display their crafts including jewelry, antiques and collectibles. The carnival was voted the area’s best.
Several museums highlight the heritage and history of Nederland and the area. The Dutch Windmill Museum features an authentic replica of a Dutch windmill. The museum presents a historical narrative about the Dutch settlement of the town as well as pays a tribute to Tex Ritter, a Nederland native and country music star.
La Maison Acadienne Museum located in Tex Ritter Park highlights the town’s French and Cajun cultural roots. A replica of a traditional southern Louisiana French home lets visitors experience the life of 100 years ago.
Reed Service Company HVAC Contractors
The hot, humid climate of Southeast Texas makes air conditioning a necessity. Established in 1974, Reed Service Company provides heating and air conditioning service to communities in the Golden Triangle area. Our goal as a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer is to provide excellent customer service for air conditioning repair and new installations. Our services include:
- 24-hour emergency service
- NATE-certified technicians
- Repair of all makes and models of HVAC equipment
- Preventive maintenance
- Service agreements
- Attractive financing
Our technicians are up to date in the latest technology, offering energy-efficient, quiet and powerful air conditioning systems to keep your indoor home environment comfortable. Our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas shows our commitment to customer service, backed by a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. We are licensed, bonded and insured.