About Us

Sanibel Air Conditioning has been serving the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva since 1988. We started out with 1 employee and a company vision “To provide our customers with quality, reliable service when you need it, and remembering our customer’s names.”

Today, we have grown to 14 members of staff and we still believe in the same company vision.  We focus exclusively on providing homes and businesses on Sanibel and Captiva with the best quality air conditioning service available in the market today.

In 2013, we officially became Sanibel Air & Electric Inc. after Sanibel Air Conditioning officially merged with its sister company Sanctuary Island Electric, Inc.

We believe that the service we offer our customers is the best around! Sanibel Air Conditioning has been voted the ‘Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company ” in the Best of the Islands Awards –  since 1992.

We are passionate about our work and focus on doing a quality, reliable and affordable service. All our service engineers are fully trained and have continued to hone their skills through manufacturer training and regular workshops.

We have been a proud member of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce since 2003.


Bryan Hayes, President and managing partner

I have been with Sanibel Air for over 20 years.  I originally planned on being a teacher, but my path was altered when I began working for my father in the a/c industry to help pay for college. I am the current license holder for the corporation. I have a wife and four children, ages 10-16.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, coaching youth sports, fishing or enjoying the shooting sports.

Todd Hayes, Vice President and managing partner

After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 1999 with a Bachelors Degree in Finance, I decided to work in the family business.  I am responsible for the day to day operations of Sanibel Air Conditioning, Inc.  My wife Jennifer and I have three children. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family, fishing, playing softball and coaching my kids soccer and baseball teams.

Julie Van Boxtel, Office Manager

I am originally from Seymour, Wisconsin and currently live in Cape Coral, Florida. I have over 17 years of experience in office management and accounting, having worked in fields such as real estate, landscaping, building and interior design. I’m very excited to be a part of the Sanibel Air and Sanctuary Island Electric team, and look forward to getting to know everyone, including our clients. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I’m very active in my daughter’s high school as a member of various groups and committees. Despite my busy schedule, I also enjoy cooking, gardening, reading and photography whenever I can find the spare time.

Christopher Brightman, Install Manager

I’m a Florida native and have been with Sanibel Air for almost 10 years.  I’m certified in Air diagnostics, OSHA, EPA. In addition, I also have my refrigeration card and can work with heat pumps, environmental systems and zoning. I’m constantly striving to further my skills and am presented with never-ending opportunities to take new classes. I enjoy working in a family business and Sanibel Air has been a great place to work for.  Here everyone works as a team, especially when the heat’s on and people are suffering.  Whenever I’m not working, I enjoy playing softball on the company team and following my Florida Gators. I love to fish and play golf and going to all types of other sporting events.

Joey Gill, Air Conditioning Installer/Technician

I’m originally from Orlando, FL and moved to Fort Myers in 1990 with my mom and dad (Barb and Earl) and my brother and sister (Jesse and Katie). I started working for Sanibel Air in the winter of 2005 and have been here for four years. I came to Sanibel Air not knowing anything about air conditioning, but over the years have learned a lot from Todd and Bryan Hayes.

Kyle Sedlak, Air Conditioning Installer/Technician

Kyle SedlakI moved  to Sanibel from New Jersey with my parents when I was 12 years old.  I grew up going to the Sanibel School and graduated high school from Bishop Verot.  I have always enjoyed working with my hands and figuring out how to fix things, working on cars and motorcycles since I was 15.   I have worked in the air conditioning industry for five years, and love working for Sanibel Air and Electric.


Rigoberto Aguier, Electrician

I am originally from Cuba, but have been in the states for many years.  When I first came to the U.S. we lived in New Jersey. I found Jersey to be too cold, so we relocated to Florida. I studied extensively in Cuba to become an electrician. I knew that I wanted to make a better life for my family and saw that opportunity in the trade industry. I enjoy the diversity that working on Sanibel and Captiva has offer.  When not working, I like to spend time with my children, going fishing and salsa dancing.

Scott Rowan, Repair/Inspection Technician

I have been with Sanibel air Conditioning for over 7 years, and I head our service program.  Just in case you were wondering, but I’m usually the friendly face that you will see when having your routine maintenance done. And I’ll be the guy to tell you that you hadn’t had your air filter replaced for some time (if that’s the case of course). I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter.  And I’ve also has been known to play a little Texas hold ‘em from time to time, but that is only just a little.


Our History

Present Day: Sanibel Air Conditioning is ever expanding with more trucks and employees, but our vision remains the same; “To provide our customers with quality, reliable service, being there when you need us, and remembering our customer’s names.”

Some highlights in our history

2013: Sanibel Air Conditioning and Sanctuary Island Electric merged to become Sanibel Air & Electric, Inc.

2009: Sanibel Air Conditioning won Best Heating and Air Conditioning for the Breeze Best of the Islands since 1999

2007: A second business, Sanctuary Island Electric, Inc. opened to provide Sanibel and Captiva with high quality electrical service

2006: Dan Hayes, the founding member, retired and his sons Bryan and Todd, took over the business

2003: Sanibel Air Conditioning became members of the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce

2000: After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Dan’s son Todd joined the Sanibel Air Conditioning team

1998: Sanibel Repair Service was replaced by the name Sanibel Air Conditioning, Inc.

1990: Bryan, Dan’s son, became licensed in the State of Florida and began working at Sanibel Repair Service

1988: Our founder, Dan Hayes moved to Sanibel from New Jersey and opened Sanibel Repair Service and began providing quality heating and air service to those living on the Islands