Calvert Comfort re-branded to One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Calvert Comfort is now One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. The company joined a national heating and air conditioning company with independently owned and operated locations throughout North America.
One Hour ranked #1 in the HVAC services category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500..
The former Calvert was founded by Delaware native Chris Lenhard, a master service technician who founded the company in 1991 in the garage of his home.
“I am always looking toward the future and how to best serve our customers and employees. By joining a national company, we can offer new products and services and our employees can benefit from the training and systems. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has a strong national reputation for offering on-time service, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and employees who are background checked and drug tested. This is a great fit for us because it’s everything we stand for and offer,” said Lenhard, who is general manager and technical trainer. Partner, David Murray will remain as sales and system design manager.
“One Hour Air knocked our socks off!”
The new company will continue to operate from the current Calvert location. The company has about 40 employees. Lenhard and his partners are also affiliated with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® serving the greater Wilmington area and Lincoln Oil, a residential heating oil delivery company.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris, David and the entire team to the One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning family. The caliber of this company is impressive and we look forward to working with them in this next chapter for their business,” said Mark Baker, president of franchise.
Lenhard said he will keep his commitment to community service as the major corporate sponsor for the Newark National Little League and the annual coat drive to benefit the Ministry of Caring in Wilmington.
One Hour had operated locally for several years in Newark under the ownership of the Boulden family. In 2013, their company was re-branded as Boulden Brothers.
The area heating and cooling business remains highly competitive with a blend of large and small firms.