The R.E. Michel Company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1935 as a supplier to the home heating oil burner industry. Still family owned and operated, we have grown to be one of our nation's leading wholesale distributors of HVACR and LP equipment, parts and supplies.
The principles that we hold high are the same that Robert E. Michel embraced when he founded the business -quality products at a fair price with a devotion to customer service. We continue to grow and improve because our customers believe that we will always do our very best to help make them more successful. Customers, employees and the vendors that manufacture the products we sell are all part of the family, the R.E. Michel Company family since 1935.
We have more than 270 sales locations coast to coast. Our conveniently located branches carry an extensive inventory that meets the needs of its own market and its own customers. When a customer wants us to carry a certain product in our local branch inventory they just ask us, and we'll get it for then because our goal is to take the guesswork out of the supply business so that our customers find what they when they need it. Doing business should be made easy for the customer and, at R.E. Michel, it is.
Local inventory is backed by a $60 million network of branch inventories and our 900,000 sq. ft. Distribution Center inventory in Maryland. Linked by our state-of-the-art computer system, we can locate that special need and have it for a customer in no time.
Our people are our greatest asset. From our local branch associates and field sales people to our corporate support staff, they represent the finest professionals in the industry. There is no substitute for experience, and with many of our key people with 10, 20 and more years of service, we are in a position to deliver excellence when it comes to assisting and serving our customers.
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