The technicians at O & W Heating and Cooling LLC keep homes from transforming into desolate tundra or deserts in the winter and summer by maintaining heating and cooling systems of all brands. As dealers of Payne, Crown, and Rinnai systems, the team can also outfit unequipped homes with the furnaces, boilers, and water heaters necessary to not only keep rooms comfy in the winter months but to allow customers to transform their living room into a sauna. Not content to dabble only in the heating and cooling arts, techs also handle plumbing, refrigeration, and appliance repair, allowing homeowners to keep their toasters working and their nonworking toasters feeling ashamed of themselves.
Whether performing preventative-maintenance services on heat pumps, fan coils, or furnaces or upgrading aging air conditioners, Burant Heating & Air Conditioning’s temperature specialists pride themselves on their quality workmanship. With each new installation, techs calculate the furnace size required to heat each client's home, business, or condo-grade tree fort before custom cutting all sheet metal inside their truck. As they work, they lay down carpet runners and don booties to protect floors, and client investments are protected by a two-year parts-and-labor warranty, which summons the techs back to repair any problems free of charge.
Ex-Stink Plumbing and Sewer Services has assisted clients with their plumbing needs as a family-owned business since 1981. The family patriarch, Harold Van Crey, leads the operation as they render services such as sewer rodding, repairing hot-water heaters, and opening clogged drains through hydro-jetting. The insured, licensed, and bonded outfit prides itself as a full-service plumbing operation, dutifully tackling all pipe-based problems in homes, businesses, and new construction projects.
Husband-and-wife team Molly and Kerry Lovell fortify homes’ structures and beautify their exteriors with services honed by more than 25 years of industry experience. The duo’s passion for maintaining homesteads extends to the study of repairing and installing plumbing, fixing electrical systems, woodworking, and constructing undetectable swiveling bookcases. Together with a hand-selected roster of tradespeople—including Molly’s brother, a master tile setter of 30 years—the Lovells venture into homes and battle disrepair. The fully insured and licensed team of wood, fabric, and metal manipulators travels from home to home strengthening pipework and paint jobs after drafting a free estimate whenever possible. Homeowners seem satisfied, since the company was voted one of 2012's and 2013's Best Handyman Services by Northwest Herald readers.
Over the course of three generations of family ownership, Blind & Sons has grown up in the community that it serves. John W. Blind began the company in 1937, offering only coal furnaces and gas-conversion burners. The business was around for the invention of forced-air furnaces in 1957 and has since kept expanding. They began cleaning ducts and installing whole-home humidifiers in 1996 and broadened their plumbing services in 2001. Three years later, their electrical experts started performing jobs such as installing new outlets and generators.
Today, Joe Bilotta and John Hartmann continue the Blind-family legacy. Their highly trained technicians have answered a quarter of a million service calls and are available 24 hours a day. They charge no overtime fees for emergency repairs or for a demonstration of how to duct tape a vent to make it whistle "Flight of the Bumblebee." The company's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction earned it a Beacon's Best 2012 award from the Akron Beacon Journal. As a way of saying thanks to the people who have helped them succeed, the company gives back via youth-program sponsorships, giveaway contests, and outreach efforts.