Author: Owens' News

On the Passing of Dick Ellingsworth

"Owens Companies mourns the passing of the company's first technician, Dick Ellingsworth, at the age of 90. Dick began working with my father, Bob Owens, in 1963 and stayed on…
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Beware of Discounted Preventive Maintenance Packages

It may not seem like the most exciting way to spend your hard-earned dollars but investing in the care and maintenance of your furnace will most likely help you save…
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Building Automation Saves You Time and Money

Imagine it’s the middle of a Minnesota winter and a snowstorm has just shut down the whole city. How can you make sure your company’s building is warm enough and…
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Do I Need a Low-level Carbon Monoxide Detector

Ask any homeowner and they would agree that keeping their house safe from carbon monoxide is important, yet the gas still poisons more than 20,000 people each year; killing more…
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4 Ways to Prep your Heating System and House for the Fall

Fall is finally here, and now is the perfect time to get prepared for the winter months ahead. Here are 4 simple ways to prepare for the cooler weather. Schedule…
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Should I Repair or Replace My Commercial Rooftop System?

There are over 10 million rooftop units in the United States and many of those are over 15 years old. Making the decision to repair or to replace your rooftop…
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Honoring my Brother and Helping Others

The LIVESTRONG Foundation, a cancer organization whose mission is to inspire and empower people affected by cancer. LIVESTRONG was something my late brother Jim was very passionate about, especially as…
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Office Temperature Affects Employee Productivity

We’ve all witnessed it, office spaces littered with sweaters, space heaters and personal fans. Large buildings can be difficult to heat and cool and, whatever the temperature setting, leave employers…
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Robert H. Owens’ Legacy Leads the Way in The Chiller Systems Group Annual Meeting

Owens Companies founder, Robert H. Owens, was a forward thinker. With the passage of the Montreal Protocol and the phase out of CFC refrigerants, he knew the industry would be…
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Outstanding Employees of the Year

Owens Companies celebrated a great year at our annual meeting this week. As we start our 61st year in business, we spent time reflecting on the people who made the…
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