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Former owner resurrects Johnnie’s Electric & Heating Service
Johnnie’s was founded in 1949 by Tom’s father, Edgar, and Tom’s uncle John. John later sold the business to Edgar who in 1988 sold it to his sons Tom and Bill. The brothers closed the business in 2001 when Tom went to work as branch manager for Johnston Supply, a Genoa plumbing and heating firm. He followed that up with a three-year stint at an Oak Harbor heating and air-conditioning firm before feeling the urge to resurrect the family business.
The new Johnnie’s will specialize in Goodman Heating and air conditioning units and Milbank generators. The firm will also offer a winter assurance program, a twice a year 23-point inspection service for heating and air conditioning units designed to avoid a failure of the unit, as he says, “at the worst possible time.”
The new office is located at 360 Rice Street in downtown Elmore next to the Village Inn. The phone is 419-862-9042. First day of business is Monday, October 10.
The new firm employs three.
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