In March of 1956, Norman E. "Bob" Waltz launched his own plumbing and heating service business. After returning home in 1945 from the war in the Pacific, Norman, or "Bob" as he was called, decided to pursue his career in plumbing and heating, attending numerous trade schools and programs on the G.I. bill. Bob soon became the top mechanic at Fishers plumbing and heating in Frederick. After 10 years of devoted service, he began his own company with his wife and lifelong partner Betty. Betty immediately attended local night classes in business and accounting to support their newly found business. Our company today shares the very same commitment to educating and training our employees It remains our company philosophy of hiring and teaching our employees to maintain the highest quality of work through continued educational courses and factory certifications. The next 20 years the company prospered in the residential housing and new construction market.
In 1975 Robert F. Waltz, current president, joined the family business, having earned a B.S. degree in business at the University of Maryland and having served a number of years as a sales engineer for a Carrier air conditioning distributor. As a Maryland state licensed master plumber and master heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration contractor, the company began further expansion of its products and services.
In 1998 N.E. Bob Waltz acquired Hydro-Aire Inc. a 30 year old heating and air conditioning contracting firm specializing in custom sheet metal fabrication and Carrier heating and air conditioning products. The Hydro-Aire Division provides top quality residential and commercial heating and air conditioning installations and service and is integrated and supported by the family of N.E. Bob Waltz Plumbing & Heating.
In 2005, N.E. “Bob” Waltz Plumbing & Heating Inc. earned its accreditation as a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer in Maryland. Fewer than 5% of dealerships nationwide are able to meet the standards required of a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. As Robert Waltz puts it “there is no substitute for experience and we have been part of this community all our lives. We believe that our company’s longevity and family pride benefit our employees and our customers, giving them a feeling of security knowing the company will be around for years to come.”
Jeff Waltz, general manager of N.E. “Bob” Waltz Plumbing and Heating joined the company in 2006. The 3rd generation Waltz graduated from Salisbury State in 1999 with a B.S. degree in Business Finance. Then in 2001 with a Master’s degree in Real Estate from John’s Hopkins University. His background not only in the trades but in finance, business, investments and real estate adds to the top notch level of experience for the firm moving forward in the 21st century.
N.E. “bob” Waltz Plumbing & Heating Inc. emphasizes employee education and experience – the company takes pride in hiring and teaching skilled employees and encouraging factory certification and continued education courses. Waltz technicians are MD State licensed and/or NATE certified.
With 60 years of business success the management and employees of both companies look forward to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations as they bring you the very best in indoor comfort for now and for generations to come.