Our Story

Family owned and operated, Nova Heating & Sheet Metal Ltd has been proudly serving clients in the Vancouver area for more than 70 years.

Nova Heating’s founder Jack Ball worked in the North Vancouver shipyards during WWII designing turrets for gunships. In 1945 after the war, Jack started his plumbing and heating business on the Esplanade in Lower Lonsdale with a focus on coal and wood burning furnaces and, later on, oil furnaces.

When natural gas became mainstream in the late 50s and early 60s, Nova Heating grew rapidly, keeping pace with the development of North and West Vancouver.

In the early 1980s Jack retired and his son Darrell took over the business. Soon the boom of mid-efficiency gas furnaces and new housing saw Nova Heating grow in response. A decade later, Darrell downsized Nova to concentrate on service and installations.

In 2013 current owner Travis Ball took over Nova Heating from his father and introduced refrigeration (air conditioning) to the service portfolio. Since then Travis has forged relationships with custom homebuilders and focused on bringing new technology to the heating and cooling marketplace.

Nova Heating is now committed to providing for clients the most efficient, environmentally friendly products, including ductless inverter technology for both heating and cooling.

We are highly certified and qualified heating and cooling specialists, including:

We are able to offer manufacturer full warranties on all products and we offer a one-year warranty on equipment installation.

Meet our Staff

Travis Ball, Nova Heating Owner since 2013

Travis has worked for Nova Heating since 2002. Travis has a Gas B ticket, years of sheet metal
installation experience under real seal journeymen, TECA and Quality First certification, and is
factory trained in all products we sell. He enjoys fishing, camping, the ocean, cooking, Maui and
spending time with his wife, 2 kids and dog.

Kim Molz, Office Manager

Kim, a chartered accountant, has been with Nova Heating for over 25 years. She is the glue that
holds the company together and ensures that it runs as a profitable business. With her warm,
friendly attitude that clients love, Kim is very easy to work with. Kim enjoys the ocean, beaches,
gardening, fishing, her dog and spending time with her husband and family. 

Darrell Ball, Senior Technician/Sales

Darrell has worked with Nova Heating for over 45 years and was the owner from the 1980s to
2013.  He now helps out part time with servicing, installations and sales.  Darrell enjoys fishing,
camping and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Eddy Mathias, Labourer/Service Technician

Eddy has been working part-time with Nova Heating for over 5 years. He is skilled at
troubleshooting equipment and assists with many tasks including annual servicing, installations
and new construction. During summer months Eddy is a fishing guide. He enjoys classic cars,
Grand Prix, fishing and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Eric Shellard, HVAC/R Apprentice

Eric, who’s been with Nova Heating since 2018, is enrolled in Industry Training Authority BC (ITA)
and is a 1st year Refrigeration Mechanic. He’s very eager to learn the heating and cooling trade
and has an old school work ethic, which our clients appreciate. Eric enjoys tinkering around his
home and Toyota, 4x4ing and spending time with friends.

Tristan Toderan, HVAC/R Apprentice

Tristan is a red seal chef and 2nd year electrical apprentice who’s decided to give HVAC a go. 
He is currently learning about appliance servicing and installation with Nova Heating. Tristan
enjoys cooking, mountain biking and 4x4ing with friends.