First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling celebrates 25 years in business and 5 years under the brand Name First Rate.  In addition, opens a Rio Rancho, NM location.


Albuquerque, NM- June 2, 2024—First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc., a highly respected HVAC and plumbing contractor based in Albuquerque, is thrilled to celebrate 25 years of serving Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and surrounding areas. 

The company, previously known as Desert Suns Heating and Cooling, moved its Albuquerque operations to a new, larger facility at 3004 2nd St. NW.  The complex, which officially opened at the beginning of the year, spans 5,000 square feet and replaces its previous 2,000-square-foot space at 2420 Midtown Place NE, which the company vacated at the end of December due to rapid growth following its recent acquisitions.

First Rate will hold a ribbon cutting celebration at its new location located at 3004 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.  The ribbon cutting will be on Friday, June 14th at 11:45am.  Following the ribbon cutting, there will be green Chile cheeseburgers grilled for their guests by a local famous restaurant.  The ribbon cutting celebration is by invite only.

In addition, First Rate recently opened a Rio Rancho location located at 4311 Sara Rd.  The new Rio Rancho location will help better serve Albuquerque’s Westside and Rio Rancho, NM.  The ribbon cutting date is TBD.

First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling leads with high quality craftsmanship and customer service.  With the celebration and expansion, the company looks forward to continued success and further growth in serving our community as well as creating more employment opportunities.

Local media members and industry professionals are invited to cover this significant development and reach out to First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling with inquiries or for further discussion.

About First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling

Founded in 2019, by entrepreneurs Andrea Griego and John Barner, First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling represents the highest standards of excellence in the HVAC and plumbing industries. The Albuquerque-based company has built a reputation through dedication to customer satisfaction, employing only skilled technicians, and showcasing a passion for innovation, and a commitment to the local community. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

Public Relations Department

First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling

3004 2nd St NW

Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 859-4329