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Offer good only on whole house standby units go to our Generator page for more info.

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13kw Solar Electric Project in Otisville Mi.




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What We Can Offer You

  • Savings through energy efficiency.

  • Commitments  We are committed to our customers to offer "Service With Integrity" for total satisfaction.

  • Comfort is our #1 objective for you the homeowner.

  • Relationships Our reason for being in business is to build the type of relationship with our customers to keep them for life.

  • Piece of mind We know the feeling when there is an emergency and not knowing who to turn to. Call us, if it's not a service we provide, we probably know someone that does.

  • High Efficiency Amana Variable Speed Furnaces use much less energy while keeping your house at a more even, consistent temperature. Read more...

  • Variable Speed Air to Air Heat Pumps have come along way to give you ultra high efficiency heating in the milder fall and spring months, & exceptionally low cost cooling for the summer. Find out more here...

  • Geothermal Heat Pumps. Geothermal has been the backbone of Porter & Heckman for over 34 years! We can show you how a geothermal heating & cooling system can be your biggest return on investment! Follow this link for more info....

  • Solar Electric (P.V.) Systems. Helping to break loose from foreign oil and getting you energy independent. Check out our SOLAR page here....

  • Cogeneration Systems generate electricity along with heating water and your home. This is not anything new, it's now for residential homes!

  • Home Energy Auditing. Checking your house with the newest  equipment to let us "see" inside the envelope. Find out what your utility company has in the way of rebates for having energy upgrades done.


Call Our Office to See What  Porter & Heckman Can Do For You Today Don't Wait Call Now! 800-445-4328

Geothermal is not for everybody. However if you are looking for the absolute highest efficiency, most comfortable system available anywhere look at our Geothermal page and find out if this  type of heating & cooling system is right for you. If not check out our...

Heating/Cooling page and look at the newest type of heating and cooling systems we have available including the new "variable" modulating gas furnaces and heat pumps that are proven to obtain efficiencies as never before!

page can give you an idea about the other services we provide such as home electric service panel upgrades, automatic standby "Generac" generators. We can also give you an insight into a whole new way to power your home: Solar Electric also known as photovoltaic, Micro Combined Heat & Power (MCHP) puts generated power into home use along with heating your house and domestic hot water.

page will show you what's new and the types of services we provide such as Tankless hot water systems such as Eternal, Navien, and Rinnai. Well tank, water pump, water heater replacements, along with all other types of plumbing services.


Our Mission

To provide "Service With Integrity", and to offer the highest quality product at a reasonable price.

Current owners Ted Carpenter and Gary Schultz strive to maintain the same integrity and quality of service started by our founder Lawrence Porter Sr. back in 1960. This was a time that a mans' work would set him apart from others in his community. We still believe this to be true as we try to keep ourselves ahead of new and innovative technologies today.

Company Profile

Porter & Heckman has been providing plumbing, heating, cooling, geothermal, and electrical services for over 45 years.

We have been a leader in southeastern Michigan with over 31 years of installing and servicing high efficiency geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Starting back in the 1970's during the first energy "crisis", geothermal heating/cooling was still in it's infancy. Porter & Heckman worked hard to reach as many people as possible and teach them the advantages of geothermal heating & cooling systems. 

After the end of the "crisis" and with the loss of the tax incentives and rebates, most contractors chose to go back to what they were good at, mainly 'fossil fuel' heating systems. Porter & Heckman stuck with what they believed in, and that is to offer high efficiency geothermal heating, cooling, and hot water systems.

So, here in Michigan today, and with over 1,000 installed & serviced geothermal heat pumps, we continue to grow with the geothermal heat pump market during this new and very serious "energy crisis.

Yes, we do sell and install fossil fuel fired furnaces and boilers, conventional water heaters, along with Amana high efficiency air-to-air heat pumps. This is because we realize that geothermal heat pumps are not for everybody. We are in business to serve our customers with our expertise in this industry, and to help them make the right decisions on the most economical, comfortable, and reliable system, that they can afford.

Our Commitments

We at Porter & Heckman remain committed to giving all of our customers outstanding service no matter what it takes. Our employees respect your property as it were their own.

We are committed to our employees and their families, to provide not only a good work environment, but also add that personal touch that makes Porter & Heckman a place that is fun to work for.

We believe very strongly in the needs of today's communities and we are very fortunate to have so many wonderful employees that also dedicate their time and energy to the needs of others. Please check out some of the great organizations (listed below) that we help throughout the year.

So give us a call today to find out how we can help you today. Or you can email your questions, comments, or requests to the link on the contact page.

What we help support

Lapeer County Habitat for Humanity.

Lapeer Child Advocacy Center.

Lapeer Family Literacy Center

Lapeer Kiwanis

Michigan Christian Youth Camp

The Fowler Center

Lapeer County Sheriffs' Association

Seven Ponds Nature Center

Missions to Haiti

Our children and grandchildren


Member: Lapeer Chamber of Commerce

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Member: Michigan Geothermal Energy Association

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International Ground Source Heat Pump Assoc. (IGSHPA) Accredited Installer


BPI (Building Performance Institute)
Certified Home Performance Analysis


D.T.E. Energy Solar Currents

D.T.E. Energy Customer Owned Pilot Program


Michigan Saves Authorized Contractor

Michigan Saves


D.T.E.Energy & Consumers Energy Trade Ally

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Check our links to find the latest in Geothermal, Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electrical.


















Heating, Heating Repairs, Furnace Tune-Ups, Furnaces, Boilers,  Boiler Repairs, Oil Furnace Repairs, Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Electrical, Electrical Repairs, Electricians, Electrical Panels, Plumbing, Plumbing Repairs, Sinks, Toilets, Drains, Generac, Generators, Automatic Standby Generators, Portable Generators, Solar Electric, Solar Panels, Generate Electricity, Off Grid,  Green Power, MAGE Solar Systems, Invertors, Transfer Switches.


Porter & Heckman serving  Michigan areas: Lapeer County, Genesee County, Oakland County, Macomb County, St Clair County, Tuscola County, & Livingston County. Including Cities, Villages, & Townships of: Lapeer, Attica, Rochester, Oakland, Oxford, Lake Orion, Imlay City, Dryden, Romeo, Capac, Allenton, Millington, Mayville, Clifford, Marlette, Brown City, Davison, Holly, Hartland, Linden, Lennon, Swartz Creek, Owasso, Flushing, Durand, Metamora, North Branch, Armada, Richmond, Lakeville, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Otisville, Silverwood, Clifford, Allenton,  Ortonville, Grand Blanc, Holly, Fenton, Goodrich, Clarkston, Almont, Yale, and many more.

 We Specialize in Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Air Conditioning, Geothermal, Generators, & Solar PV. Services are provided to the Lapeer County Mi. & Surrounding Communities


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Michigan Utility Rebates Available!


Porter & Heckman is proud to be a Michigan Saves Authorized Contractor!

Michigan Saves

Low Cost Financing for Energy Home Improvements

Non secured loans at great rates!

This covers such items as:

  • High efficiency furnaces
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Geothermal heat pumps
  • Whole house dehumidifiers
  • And much, much, more.

Here is a list of items that are eligible for these low interest loans*.

Call our office or email us to get started today!

*This (not to exceed 7%*) unsecured loan is only for energy efficiency and renewable's!

Michigan Saves FAQ Follow this link to the Michigan Saves FAQ web page for all the info and answers to your questions about what is eligible, how will the application work, loan details, payment examples, etc.







What is Freewatt? Freewatt is an exciting new product that is designed for generating a steady amount of electricity all the while taking the 'waste' heat and using it for space and domestic water heating!

Please click on this link  for more info.


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