Welsch Happenings

We want to thank the thousands of people who turned out for the Kirkwood Greentree Festival Parade. We were happy to participate and to see so many friends and customers. Thanks to friend, dentist and well known Kirkwood Hockey player, Terry McKenna for riding with us._______________________________________________________________
We recently participated in the Wildwood Days Parade. Our Grandson, Colin Welsch, was in town for the Eclipse and got to ride in our 1937 Midget Race Car in the parade.

We were also proud to be supporting sponsors of the very successful Indy Car Race at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. This picture, by veteran Indy Car Photographer, Don Figler, shows the car of Tony Kanaan passing by with the logo of one of his sponsors, Bryant, clearly visible in red behind the driver.

We sponsored two nights of Disney’s Little Mermaid at the Muny. We handed out over 4,000 fans on both of the warm summer nights.
Carol Welsch shows off our banner announcement.


This summer we participated in the Annual Ballwin Days Parade and the Creve Coeur Days Parade. Large crowds turned out on two beautiful days.

We recently honored three of our Sheet Metal Workers who had retired in the last few months. We want to thank Bruce Buchek, Bill Caudle and Dave Veselsky for nearly 80 years of service to our company.

Bill Caudle, Dave Veselsky, Bruce Buchek

Busy day on May 7th. In the morning we had a group participate in the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments’ Run/Walk starting at Ball Park Village. Our group included: Back Row: Darby Morissey, Dennis, Tyler and Carol Jones, Colleen Morrissey, Pat Stokes, Peggy and Rick Turlin, Miranda Pizzella, Scott Martini and Mike Pizzella; Front Row: Clair and Charlotte Jones and Evelyn Pizzella.

Sunday Afternoon we had our 1937 Midget Race Car in the Annual Florissant Valley of the Flowers Parade.


Our Fall Customer Newsletter and Employee Newsletter contained a Sudoku puzzle. We promised that the solution would be here in the Welsch Happenings section of our website. So here it is. I hope you got it right and had fun playing.


September 10 was the date of the Manchester Homecoming Parade. Our 1948 Truck and 1937 Midget Race Car were one of the Parade highlights. The midget also provided the first seat in a race car for company friend Kenlin McKenna. Kenlin is the daughter of Mike McKenna, a  former NHL Goalie who is now playing in the American Hockey League and she is the Granddaughter of former SCCA Champion Racer, and now Chief of off-ice officials for the St. Louis Blues, Terry McKenna.

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The Wildwood Days Parade was on Saturday, Aug. 27. Our 1948 Truck

with midget race car were one of the hits of the Parade.



We recently held our Annual Company Picnic. Despite threatening morning

skies, it turned out to be a beautiful day. A fun time was had by all.

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In this hot June we were busy hoisting air conditioning units in order to keep our customers cool.

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Maryland Heights Heating and Cooling Contractor of the Year


It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have been selected as the Best Heating and Cooling Contractor in the City of Maryland Heights. This is a reflection of the efforts of all of our employees. We continually receive very positive comments about the work which they perform for our customers. It is very much an honor to receive this award because we believe that it reflects the effort that all of our company puts into satisfying our customers – which is our number one goal.


Paul Heimann and Denise Webb accepted the Award on behalf of the Company at the Nov. 11 Awards Luncheon.


We had our 1948 truck and midget race car in the inaugural Town and Country Parade. The Parade included many celebrities including Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog, Ozzie Smith, numerous retired Football Cardinal players along with a large number of other dignitaries. We were lucky to have our truck visited by Lori Chalupny, a Member of the rec2015 10 03_5556_edited-1ent Gold Medal Winning US Ladies Soccer team. Despite the chilly fall afternoon a large ground was on hand and we got to see and be seen by many of our long time customers.

Another Parade! This time it was the Manchester Homecoming Parade.


Our 1948 Ford Pickup Truck and 1937 Midget Race Car participated in the Wildwood Days Parade. We want to thank the Parade attendees who acknowledged that we had provided them service or installation.

Again we were a Major Sponsor of the “Eye for Style”. This is a Boutique and Fashion show which benefite the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments.

Saturday, Aug. 8, we held our annual Company Picnic. There was a bounce house for the kids along with lunch from PM Barbecue, a balloon maker, Magician, caricaturist, Bingo plus attendance prizes. As something new, we had a 50-50 Drawing in which an employee was selected and he won 50% of the money contributed with the other 50% going to charity of choice of the individual picked. All in all a fun afternoon for all who attended.

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Our 1948 Ford Pickup Truck and 1937 Midget Race Car led the Forest Hills Club Estates Annual Fourth of July Parade. Here Butch Welsch is joined by Scott Douglass, the Mayor of Clarkson Valley prior to the start of the Parade.July 4th 2015 021 (2)


We recently completed a large Architectural Sheet Metal job at Mal Maison in St. Alban’s. For more pictures see our Architectural Section.



We participated in the recent Creve Coeur Days Parade. Here Butch Welsch is joined by Creve Coeur Mayor, Barry Glantz prior to the Parade start.



Our Welsch 1948 Ford Pickup Truck and 1937 Midget Race Car were exhibited as 117 cars competing in the annual Great Race took off from Kirkwood’s Amtrak Station. Fortunately the rain FINALLY departed and the cars took off under beautiful clear skies.

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Welsch Heating and Cooling Co. Vice-President and CFO Paul Heimann and his wife, Karen, flank the sign acknowledging the Company as the Associate Sponsor of the Opening Night performance of the Muny Opera’s “My Fair Lady”. The Company distributed hand fans to the thousands of attendees.

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We are proud to have been honored by Enertech, manufacturer  of Geo-Comfort geo-thermal systems. Scott Martini represented our Company and here is the letter we received announcing the honor.

Congratulations on a prosperous 2014 with Enertech! We enjoyed celebrating with many of you at the Regional Dealer Meeting, and look forward to a continued, successful partnership with you for years to come. You are one of the TOP geothermal providers in the nation, and we know you’ll want to share your achievement.

Congratulations again on all of your success!

Sincerely, Jennifer Voss

Customer Relations Representative Enertech Global, LLC 


Scott Martini accepts plaque from Enertech’s Steve Smith and Ed Davis


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