Meet Our Team

Bryan DeJong

Bryan and Karen bought out his father's business in the early 90's and are maintaining the family's tradition of providing outstanding customer service. In addition to providing heating, cooling and geothermal solutions, they operate a convenience store with food service operation and car wash.

Bryan served for 10 years on the volunteer fire department, and as past president Dollars for Scholars, also has served as a Baxter Economic Development Corporation board member, is currently serving his third term on Baxter's city council. He regularly attends service at the Baxter United Congregational Church where he serves as vice moderator on the church council, and chairman of the stewardship committee. He is currently serving on the board of directors for Partner Communications, a local cooperative providing cable television, Internet, and telephone service to surrounding communities.

Over the past winter Bryan is proud to have tested through the City of Des Monies Class B Mechanical Comfort Heating requirements and now holds a Masters License #OCC2007-00446.

Recently he has attended the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association training held at the Iowa Energy Center and obtained installer accreditation by scoring 90% or higher on the review test. Bryan also recently completed ClimateMaster factory training and scored 100% on the review test.

When time permits Bryan enjoys motorcycle touring, fishing, snowmobiling, attending his son's activities, and family time.


Karen DeJong

Karen keeps busy with bookkeeping, shift scheduling, ordering, and just general managing of the store.

Karen also regularly attends the Baxter United Church of Christ and is currently serving on the deaconate and has taught Sunday school there when the boy's were younger.

Karen enjoys being with the boys and attending their events. She has been a good sport with Bryan over the years by going fishing, snowmobiling, and motorcycling with him even though she would prefer to vacation somewhere warm and sunny.


Dylan DeJong

Dylan is the youngest son of Karen and Bryan and is interested in the business. He has graduated from DMACC with an associate’s degree in heating and cooling, and is currently apprenticing in the field to obtain his required hours so that he can test for his Journeyman license. He is fusion certified as well as having been through the ClimateMaster training program.

Dylan takes great pride in his car and motorcycle, and likes to hunt and fish. He is also an ardent Hawkeye fan, attending many home games.


Mark Vansice

Mark has worked for us since 1996 and has more than 30 years of experience in the heating/cooling field. Mark has completed GeoComfort and ClimateMaster's factory training as well as being "fusion certified". He has his state HVAC, Electrician, Plumbing and Hydronic licenses. You will most often find him fixing something at the store, out on a service call repairing something or maybe installing a piece of equipment.

Mark enjoys riding his Harley when the weather is nice and he has time. Mark also likes to watch old westerns and hunt mushrooms and coyotes.


Jeremy Smith

Jeremy has been with us since June of 2007 and is "fusion certified" as well as having completed ClimateMaster's factory training course. Jeremy has been a welcome addition to our mechanical business as he has extensive experience in new home installation and duct design. He has his state HVAC, Electrician, Plumbing, and Hydronic licenses.

He lives in Baxter with his wife Misty, son Cole and daughter Melody. Jeremy graduated from Baxter High School and attended junior college on a football program.


Justin Smith

Justin started with us part time in '09 and has come on board full time this last year. Justin has his HVAC journeyman license and is fusion certified as well as having been trained on ClimateMaster products. He will be attending the factory ClimateMaster training soon.

He and Jeremy are brothers. He and his wife Kari live in Baxter and have two sons, Carter and Cooper, who keep them busy. Justin enjoys fishing and hunting and does some landscaping on the side. You will know Justin when you see him his nickname is "house." (He is a big guy!)


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Address:    102 E. Watson Ave.
Baxter, IA 50028
Phone:       (641) 227-3105
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