Mike Littlejohn, owner of Ware Mechanical Inc., answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.”
What is the primary purpose of your business? Ware Mechancial is a heating and air conditioning service company, providing installation and service for residential, commercial and industrial in the Rome and Northwest Georgia area.
What is your business background? I have been in the heating and air conditioning business since 1973.
Why did you start this particular business? Bud Ware and I worked together for another company for 11 years. When that company closed, we decided to open our own business together. We started Ware Mechanical at that time, in 1984.
What makes your business unique? Our business principles are to provide a good value to our customers by doing quality work at a reasonable price. That is our top priority.
We sell quality Trane equipment for residential projects and both Trane and Carrier for commercial and industrial projects. We service all brands of equipment. Our technicians are N.A.T.E. certified and factory trained, and we provide training on a continuous basis. We provide great value, excellent customer service and a well-trained, knowledgeable staff. We offer many energy-saving products and products to provide our customers with better indoor air quality.
We are confident that we can provide the best solutions to meet our customer’s air quality needs.
What do you enjoy most about your chosen profession? The relationships I have developed with customers, employees, vendors, etc.
What has been the biggest challenge to overcome as a small business owner? The economy continues to be a challenge for us; also, insuring that we stay current on government regulations for our business.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? I’d like to thank all of our loyal customers for their support over the past 33 years, and ask others who have not used us to give us a call for their heating and air conditioning needs.
Owner: Mike Littlejohn
Business Age: 33 years
Owned: 33 years
Location: 29 Riverside Industrial Park
Fax numbers: 706-291-0888
Web site: www.waremechanical.com
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, after hours technicians are on call 24 hours a day