About Us

Over 75 years of quality service

Oscar Hehnke, father of current president Jerry Hehnke, started the company in 1941. He opened his own metal/heating shop and operated it as the O.V. Hehnke Company from his garage on Charles Street. In 1947, Claussen and Sons Construction began building our current location at 907 W. Oklahoma.

In 1967, Jerry and Charlene (Chick) bought the company and changed the name to Jerry's Sheet Metal Heating and Cooling, which was incorporated in 1977. Jerry and Chick ran the company by themselves until 1986 when their eldest son, Jay, came back from college. K.C., the middle son, came back in 1988 and Monte started learning the office duties in 1992.

In 1997, Chick passed away unexpectedly, and at that time the company employed eight workers including their three sons. It has now grown to a company of 45 to 60 employees.

 

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