More than 70 Years of providing West Michigan family service
Blakeslee & Son is a local, family-owned and operated company that has over 70 years of experience in the HVAC and plumbing industry. You can trust our skilled technicians for a variety of jobs including drain and sewer repair, heating and cooling services, geothermal systems and air purifier installation.
In 1948, Clarence Blakeslee left Waltz Hotz Blow Pipe Company to start Rockford Sheet Metal in the basement of his home. Clarence did work for Wolverine World Wide Company and others but added the installation of furnaces to his new business. As business grew over the years, there were several moves: Courtland St to Bridge St, then to Main St which housed Blakeslee Home Service Heating and Company.
The building had to be remodeled and vehicles purchased to get the company off the ground. An ultra-smart remodeling job was done to the front of the building.
Our Owners Relationship With the Former U.S. President
Clarence was fortunate enough to grow his relationships in the West Michigan community to include individuals such as Gerald R. Ford Jr., who eventually became the 38th President of the United States.
In one letter to Clarence, Gerald R. Ford stated: