If you’ve seen our website then you know the story. If you’re new to our blog and company, we’d love to tell you about how we got started.
Don Seaman started a small repair and installation business in 1961. He had one truck and a lot of heart. He grew the company with his associates and retired in 1988 and his son, Randy took over. Randy was no stranger to the business. As a teenager, he washed windows, filled freon drums and swept floors. Boiler cleaning was his specialty.
Like his father, Randy was also very determined. He attended Ferris State University and cultivated Seaman’s into an award winning HVAC/R Company by joining national organizations and hiring honest, highly trained staff. Randy wanted to give Seaman’s a professional, upscale look and go after larger clients. In 1995 Seaman’s Mechanical expanded into a new, larger building on Oak Industrial Drive in Grand Rapids, MI. Randy continued to grow the business and began work with larger companies like Amway, Steelcase and American Seating.
His commitment to quality workmanship, ethics and the betterment of the HVAC industry awarded him ACCA Commercial Contractor of the Year consecutively in 2001and 2002. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is the only nationwide organization of, by and for the small businesses that design, install and maintain indoor environmental systems.
For nine years running, Seaman’s has been a recipient of West Michigan‘s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award for excellence in employee communication and community initiatives. In 2005 Randy’s Alma mater presented him with the Distinguished Alumni Award.
“This award reflects the collective efforts of all Seaman’s employees,” Randy stated. Ferris State honors their alumni who demonstrate leadership and service to their profession, community, and service organizations
Randy continues to commit himself to the community and his associates. He believes he’s only as strong as the team behind him.
The new blog of Seaman’s Mechanical will feature regular updates on our staff, current projects, along with tips and tricks on the HVAC-R industry.