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Accomplishments

Throughout more than a century of service, Welsch Heating and Cooling Company has received numerous awards and recognitions for service excellence, civic responsibility and overall performance as a business leader in the St. Louis area. Below are some of our more notable accomplishments.

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National Residential Contractor of the Year:

We are the only company in the United States to have received all three available National Residential Contractor of the Year Awards.

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) – 2016

Butch Welsch and Denise Webb were present for the presentation of this award at the 2016 Air Conditioning Contractors of America Annual Convention in March of 2016.

Contracting Business Magazine – 1992

We received this at an annual Contractor Program entitled “Focus on the Future” in September 1992, in Indianapolis Indiana.

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (SMACNA) – 1992

We received this award at SMACNA’s Annual National Convention and we were the first Residential Contractor so honored.

Family Business of the Year Awards:

We are fortunate to have been chosen to receive two Family Business of the Year Awards.

St. Louis Business Journal Family Business Award – 2017

We were proud to have been selected from a group of over 50 entries. As a fourth generation company started in 1895 we were the oldest company so honored.

Family Business of the Year Award – 1995

As part of their Business School’s program, Southern Illinois University -Edwardsville honored companies in the St. Louis area who had successfully operated through more than one generation of family ownership. We were the oldest company to be so honored.

Better Business Bureau – St. Louis Area

BBB World Class Customer Satisfaction Award (Now known as the Torch Award) - 1988

We were the first heating and air conditioning company to receive this prestigious award at what has now become a very large annual awards presentation.

Local Municipality Awards – City of Maryland Heights

Maryland Heights Small Business of the Year Award – 2017

Maryland Heights, the community in which our company is located has many small businesses and to have been chosen for the award was a special honor.

Maryland Heights Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor of the Year – 2015

Despite its size, Maryland Heights is the home to a number of heating and air conditioning contractors and it was very special to have been chosen for this award.

Special Individual Awards:

Company President, George “Butch” Welsch, has been fortunate enough to have received several personal awards. However, since all of Butch’s life and work efforts have been devoted to Welsch Heating and Cooling Co. he considers these awards to be as much awards to the company as to him personally.

Legends of the Industry Award – 2017

Butch was one of two contractors to receive this first ever Legend of the Industry Award. The award was established and presented by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News weekly newspaper to honor Lifetime Achievement in the heating and air conditioning industry. This would be considered the Industry’s Hall of Fame.

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors (SMACNA) National Legislative Contractor of the Year Award – 2006

This annual award acknowledges efforts in SMACNA’s ongoing efforts to aid Contractors in the Legislative area.

St. Louis Construction Cooperative Management Person of the Year – 2004

Butch received this Al Fleischer Management Award, an annual award presented by the St. Louis Construction Cooperative (formerly PRIDE of St. Louis). The St. Louis Constructive Cooperative is a joint Labor/Management Organization which is the voice of Union Construction in the St. Louis area. The award was presented to acknowledge Butch’s many years of negotiating and working with the Sheet Metal Industry’s Labor Partners, SMART (formerly SMWIA) Local #36.

Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis Excellence in Achievement Award – 1994

This “Hall of Fame” of the St. Louis Home Building Industry was started in 1994.

Butch was the first (and only) Associate Member to be included in the initial class of six award winners of this Excellence in Achievement Award.

Other Awards:

The company has received numerous other awards and acknowledgements of its ongoing efforts to improve the heating and air conditioning industry in the St. Louis area.

Pictures of its walls shows some of these awards:

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Reviews

I wanted to inform you that (the city) just completed the inspection of the two systems installed by Welsch.  The inspector noted that the installation was a first rate job.  I, too, would like to thank you and the entire Welsch Team for a very professional installation from start to...

Dick O.

I would like to compliment you on the quality of work and courtesy of the technicians who did the installation.  These employees are certainly an asset to your firm.

Dan J.

I felt the need to write and praise your company! I have used Welsch for almost 15 years for heating and a/c maintenance and service. I had a slight emergency today, called this morning and you had someone come this afternoon. Chris Sasse was the technician and could not have...

Paula J.

Just wanted to say thank you for the good service earlier today.  Phil came to our house this morning and got our A/C unit back up and running and the house is quite cool now.  Be sure to thank him for me – it’s nice to actually have to turn...

Chris N.

Installation technicians were here on time saw them a few minutes before they knocked at the appointment time.  I really felt bad for them considering the weather today.  But, they are really hard working professionals and weather did not impede them!  They installed both a new furnace and air conditioning...

Paul S.

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