Logan AC & Heat Services keeping Ohioans happy for half a century
By Tim Walker
The weather here in the Buckeye State can be… well, a bit tricky, to say the least. If you’re venturing out the date on the calendar might suggest you grab a wool cap or a heavy coat, but if you’re not checking that forecast closely you might find yourself dressed inappropriately for the day’s activities.
And staying indoors presents a whole different range of problems, especially in the Midwestern spring and the fall—I can’t think of a single Ohioan who hasn’t been tempted to use both the air conditioning and the furnace in the same week, thanks to Mother Nature’s fickle temperament.
Thankfully, residents of Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus have Logan AC & Heat Services to depend on for all of their residential air conditioning and heating needs. “We are a residential replacement HVAC company,” says Amanda Kinsella, marketing director for Logan AC & Heat Services. “So we deal specifically with homes. Our service technicians are experts at home heating and cooling and we’ve been in business for decades, since 1969.”
For 50 years, Logan AC & Heat Services has been there for local families, holding up its end of the bargain and keeping Ohioans warm in the winter and cool in the summer no matter what the conditions are like outdoors.
“Dayton is our home,” Kinsella says. “And we love it here. Sometimes, it’s not so much what we do for the community—we are simply in the business of making people feel completely comfortable in their homes. But we’re just so grateful that so many homeowners have turned to us for help over the years and have helped us grow from a small business into something really great.”
Logan AC & Heat Services was started in 1969 in Dayton by Joe Logan Sr. who, after decades of ownership, sold the company in April of 2002. Jim Meyer has been owner and president since then and Meyer is surrounded by his family while at work: his son Jason Meyer serves as sales manager for the company, his daughter Ashley Pleiman is vice president of HR and finance, and his daughter Sandy Heckman serves as vice president of administration and strategic accounts.
Jim Meyer brought decades of experience in his chosen field to Logan AC & Heat Services—he had spent 25 years in the HVAC engineering and marketing fields prior to buying the company and within two years of taking over the reins he had begun an expansion into new markets and territories.
“It’s true that Dayton has always been our home market,” says Kinsella, who has been with the company for 12 years. “But we also now offer services to the greater Columbus metro area as well as the greater Cincinnati area. So again, although we’re celebrating 50 years of business this year and over the course of that time we have grown into those other markets—Dayton is still our home base,” she says.
Logan AC & Heat Services has been named the No. 1 residential Trane dealer in the state of Ohio and the second largest residential volume Trane dealer nationwide. In addition to Trane, the company also partners with HVAC manufacturers Mitsubishi Electric and Rheem to provide customers with multiple choices when it comes to heating and air equipment, and the company has won numerous awards and accolades over the years for its service and professionalism, including an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Elite Diamond Contractor Status as a residential dealer of Mitsubishi Electric ductless cooling and heating systems, a 2018 Super Service Award from Angie’s List (the company’s eighth in a row), and the “Best Contractor to Work For” Award from HVACR NEWS Magazine.
With over 150 people currently employed by the company, Logan AC & Heat Services is able to offer a wide variety of services and products to keep its many customers satisfied. From traditional installations and repair services, to annual maintenance plans, which offer regular service calls and equipment checks, to emergency services when that furnace or A/C gives up the ghost on you at the worst possible time, Logan has it all covered.
“We have a strong team of installers, service technicians, ad men, salesmen and customer-care specialists,” says Kinsella. “Everybody really plays a part in putting together a cohesive communication plan, along with the hands-on job when it comes to installing, servicing and maintaining residential heating and cooling systems.”
In addition to its many other services, Logan operates a website (logan-inc.com), which features comprehensive information about the company, its history and the products and services it offers customers. Product lines are explained in detail and maintenance appointments can also be made online.
Logan AC & Heat Services also has three brick-and-mortar locations in Ohio in order to better serve its customers across the state. The home office is located in Vandalia, at 9181 North Dixie Drive. The Columbus satellite office is located in Hilliard at 3601 Interchange Road and the Cincinnati-area office is located at 11264 Grooms Road.
If you’re in need of residential HVAC repair or installation, Logan AC & Heat Services is prepared to take care of all your needs in a timely and cost-effective fashion, and they’re a quick phone call away at 855-396-7951.