Sylvander Heating:
Family Owned for Over 80 Years!

1930 NB Sylvander, at age 23, starts Sylvander Heating in a renovated chicken coop in Red Wing, MN.
Selling furnace cleaning services door-to-door, NB grows the business and needs to expand by adding an addition.
1956 Dale Thompson, NB Sylvander’s son-in-law, joins the business and shares in management duties.
1962 Sylvander Heating starts selling Lennox HVAC products and begins its long relationship with the premier manufacturer.
1980 Sylvander Heating expands its business and moves to a new building.
1988 Tom Thompson and Theresa Thompson Gillman, grandchildren of NB Sylvander, join the family business.
1989 NB Sylvander passes away.
1997 Sylvander Heating expands to a second location by purchasing an existing Lennox dealership in River Falls, Wisconsin.
1999 Sylvander Heating expands again, moving into its third new building in Red Wing. Dale Thompson passes away and Tom Thompson and Theresa Gillman assume ownership.
2005 Sylvander Heating celebrates 75th anniversary!
2010 Sylvander Heating celebrates 80 years of success! Mayor of Red Wing, MN proclaims July 1st as Sylvander Heating Day!
2012 Blake Thompson, Tom Thompson’s son and founder N.B. Sylvander’s great-grandson, joins the family business!
2015 Marlene Thompson, NB Sylvander’s daughter and mother of Tom and Theresa, still comes to work every day, along with many other long-time employees; some who have been with Sylvander for over 35 years!


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