Day Heating & Cooling has been keeping Salem folks and businesses warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and shiny with metal fabrications since 1935. Jim Klopfenstein, the current general manager, joined us in the studio to share with us the history of his family in this long-time Salem business. Jim's father Richard began working with the company in 1954. Richard and his wife Jean later purchased the business which has been the lifeblood of this family for more than 40 years.
Over the years, many family members would become involved in the day-to-day operations of this heating/cooling and metal fabrication concern--some short term and others much longer. Today, son Jim, his wife Susanna, sister Sue and her husband Gene Lorenzen are all actively involved. Dad Richard is still available for the occasional consult, and the warm spirit of Mom Jean, who passed away in December 2017, still enhances the office ambience.