In 1945 as World War II was drawing to a close, my father Harvey W. Hottel had the foresight to realize that much of
the rationing that Americans had endured to help the war effort was about
to end. He was sent to Washington, D.C. by the Carrier Corporation to
design and install food storage plants. Known as "Comfort Cooling",
the technology was not available for civilian use at the time. His intuition
told him that consumers would eagerly accept this technology once they
were given the opportunity to utilize it in their theatres, restaurants
and offices. History has confirmed that my father was onto something.
When the company was founded in 1945, Harvey W. Hottel, Inc. began by designing
and installing commercial heating and air conditioning systems for the
government along with industrial facilities. As the popularity of
air conditioning and the business grew, the company added a service repair division to
maintain the air conditioning equipment that was being placed into operation.
Today we offer a full array of mechanical and
plumbing contracting and installation services to a variety of commercial customers
in the Mid-Atlantic Region. We have the capability to design, install
and service large, complex engineered commercial systems and we offer
reliable, cost effective installation and service of small individual
units to our customers. Our employees are highly trained licensed technicians
that use state of the art tools and equipment, and we are proud to be
a "Drug Free Workplace".
For over six decades now our business has continued to expand as well as
stay at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. We have embraced
newer as well as emerging technologies such solar energy,
geothermal heating and cooling systems along with LEED Certified Green Building Systems and
are at the forefront of design and the installation of these systems in
the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Over the last 65 years the technologies may have changed and our company
may have grown to be one of the largest commercial multi-discipline service,
design and installation companies in the Mid-Atlantic but our values have
remained the same as they were in 1945. Those values are honesty, hard
work, quality workmanship, efficient and responsible service. The Hottel
legacy my father started in the region continues today with our loyal
employees, me and my sons Jeff, Mark and Scot. We are proud to continue
providing our customers the same values and we are proud to continue to
build on the legacy he started with a vision back in 1945.
Chief Executive Officer