EAST PALESTINE — The owner of Bush Heating, an 80 year-old heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company, says business is moving full steam ahead.
The HVAC market remains strong despite headwinds such as supply constraints and higher prices.
“Supply can be short and demand is extremely high. But we continue to sell quality products and services,” says owner Eric Oltmann.
The company, a Ruud Pro Partner dealer, accommodates demand for energy efficient products such as Smart thermostats and other HVAC equipment. It serves Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties and Beaver County in Pennsylvania. Bush Heating employs five.
In 2022, the company provided financial support to local groups and organizations.
Projects such as the new Sensory Community Garden for Threshold Residential Services, a nonprofit that provides programs for the developmentally disabled, created benefits for the community, Oltmann says.
Bush Heating supports East Palestine athletics teams and other programs. It established a Giving Campaign last year to support East Palestine Social Concerns.