Apr
26
2011

90 Years of Great Service!

Yes, that’s right Swan Plumbing has been in business for 90 years! Grandpa Floyd P. Swan started the business in 1921, and for all the years since, our family has always been about service. Floyd was Richfield’s Fire Chief for 26 years, his son, Kenneth P. Swan was Richfield’s first Mayor, served as a Township Trustee for several years, was the first Commander of the local Amvets.

I’m Paul K. Swan, Ken’s son and the third generation serving your needs. My daughter Kirsten is the secretary and our Fourth Generation. I’ve been president of the Akron PHCC (Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors) twice, the president of the Ohio PHCC, was chairman of the first Richfield Village/Township Merger Commission. And on and on it goes!

Again, we are ALL ABOUT SERVICE to our Community and to our customers. During the lean years Grandpa Floyd sold radios, Gravely tractors, and even worked on constructing windmills for some of the local farmers when electricity wasn’t available for pumping their water on the farm.

When times got tough again in the early 1980′s Ken and my Mom Evelyn started a company called "Alternative Heating". We sold and installed wood and coal fired boilers and add on furnaces, dabbled in solar and wind generation. On the cutting edge once again, and ahead of their time. We’re very proud of our heritage, and the continuous service we’ve provided to the local area over all these years.

To use a company that has been in operation continuously in the same location, Grandpa started in a barn less than 1/2 mile from our current shop is quite unique. He built the shop in 1948 and their house in 1954 right here at 3874 Broadview Road. You’ve probably seen our sign since we are the first driveway South of the Richfield Post Office.

What does all this mean? Commitment, dependability, honesty and integrity. A company doesn’t stay in business for four generations, in the same location without doing many things well and taking care of our customers! You can rest assured when you use Swan Plumbing for your plumbing, water systems, and hydronic heating needs. We’re here to serve YOU!

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About the Author: Paul Swan

Paul Swan is the owner of Swan Plumbing, and the company has been in business for over 90 years in Richfield, OH. Paul writes most of the articles for the website and does most of the field work for the company.

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