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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 man's 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 its 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 and 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.

Member: Michigan Geothermal Energy Association

Member: Michigan Geothermal Energy Association

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

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

Member: Lapeer Chamber of Commerce

Member: Lapeer Chamber of Commerce

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.

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

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