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2014

100 Year Anniversary – [ 225 employees ]

Our 100 Year History

Download a PDF copy our 100th Anniversary brochure by clicking here.

1914

Herbert Bassett McClure bought into Fisher Brothers and formed Fisher McClure
The cost of gas is about $0.12 per gallon depending on location: The cost of a new home is: $6,156.00
Air conditioning comes home for the first time. The unit in the Minneapolis mansion of Charles Gates is approximately 7 feet high, 6 feet wide, 20 feet long and possibly never used because

1931

Articles of incorporation for HB McClure
Office moved to 1515 Derry Street
H.H. Schultz and J.Q. Sherman invent an individual room air conditioner that sits on a window ledge – a design that’s been ubiquitous in apartment buildings ever since. The units are available for purchase a year later and are only enjoyed by the people least likely to work up a sweat – the wealthy. (The large cooling systems cost between $10,000 and $50,000. That’s equivalent to $120,000 to $600,000 today.)

1939

Packard invents the coolest ride in town: the first air-conditioned car. Dashboard controls for the a/c, however, come later. Should the Packard’s passengers get chilly, the driver must stop the engine, pop open the hood, and disconnect a compressor belt.

1942

The United States builds its first “summer peaking” power plant made to handle the growing electrical load of air conditioning.

1946

Bill McClure Sr. started – [ 6 total employees ]

1948

Begin selling fuel oil

1950s

In the post-World War II economic boom, residential air conditioning becomes just another way to keep up with the Joneses. More than 1 million units are sold in 1953 alone.

1969

Bill McClure Jr. started – [21 employees ]

1970s

Window units lose cool points as central air comes along. The units consist of a condenser, coils, and a fan. Air gets drawn, passed over coils, and blasted through a home’s ventilation system. R-12, commonly known as Freon-12, is used as the
refrigerant.

1973

1st residential geothermal installation

1978

Adopted distinctive Blue & Gold truck paint scheme

1979

1st off-site warehouse located at 17th & Chestnut Street

1982

1st $100,000 job – West Shore YMCA renovation/ expansion
Moved warehouse to 10th and Mulberry Street

1984

Robert F. McClure – [ 50 employees ]
1st $500,000 job – Simpson School renovation in Mechanicsburg

1986

1st $1,000,000 job – Cedar Run mid-rise senior living

1987

1st commercial design/build water source project – McCormick building North Front Street

1990

Moved warehouse to 7th and Graham Street

1991

1st million sq/ft warehouse job – Sherman Williams in Fredericksburg

1993

1st commercial design/build geothermal project – Heritage Hills Hotel in York

1999

Consolidated office and warehouse to current 80,000 sq/ft location South 17th Street

2004

Completed our 1st $10,000,000 job – Bethany Village

2008

Bob Whalen – [ 195 employees ]

2009

1st commercial solar thermal job – Cumberland County Housing Authority

2010

ESOP – [ 202 employees ]

2014

100 Year Anniversary – [ 225 employees ]

2015

Continued Growth – [ 388 employees ]

2016

Continued Growth – [ 500+ employees ]

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$50 OFF 1st Preventive Maintenance or Service Call*

$50 Off 1st Preventive Maintenence or Service Call

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*For new customers on any residential service. Valid only within HB McClure’s standard service area. May not be combined with other offers. Offer expires 9/30/18.

$250 OFF Cooling or Heating System Installation*

$250 Off Cooling or Heating System Installation

*Restrictions apply. One per household. Prior purchases do not qualify. Valid only within HB McClure’s standard service area. May not be combined with other offers. Offer expires 9/30/18.