Our Company History
Our grandfather started as a handyman in his teens, circa 1900. By the time he was twenty, he had opened his own hardware store and in 1910 he started selling wood-fired heating systems thus, becoming involved with the new HVAC industry at its inception. By the late 1930s, he saw the age of wood and coal fired furnaces was passing and starting to sell the new, clean, oil fired furnaces then becoming available. Grandfather’s expertise in HVAC grew with the industry – he was there, every step of the way!
By the 1940s two of his brothers decided to emulate grandfather’s success and also opened stores – the now rapidly growing HVAC industry becoming a family affair. Grandfather, while one of the first skilled HVAC technicians always realized that skill alone was not enough to build a successful business. From his first day in business to the end of his life he was always looking for ways to set his business apart from others. This is why – drawing on many years practical business experience – and on the family values he had learned from his father he drew up a set of core values for his business – core values to which we still adhere to this day. Grandfather particularly emphasized customer satisfaction based on the quality of the job and after-installation service, he also emphasized how important it was to not start a job until you were 100% certain you knew how to do it correctly.
Even as the 3rd generation of the family enters on our second century in the HVAC business our growth is still based on our core values and each office we open, additional manufacturer we partner with or new product or technology we support must also be compatible with these core values.