Providing heating, cooling and refrigeration services for over 30 years.
Lamphear Service Company was started in 1987 by Bruce and Linda Lamphear, who 30 years later remain “hands-on and involved” owners. In 1988 Larry Koetsier joined the company bringing expertise and skills that he has used to manage the service department and large commercial projects. All of our service technicians and installers have many years of experience and background in the heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration field. We are locally and state licensed and insured. We have consistently maintained the highest A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of West Michigan, and are longtime members in good standing with the Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce and the Home Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids.
Bruce received his degree in HVAC from Ferris State University. Following graduation, he worked for 12 years in the Grand Rapids area doing commercial service, maintenance and installation. Bruce and his wife Linda started Lamphear Service Company in 1987. For the first year and a half Bruce was the sole technician, installer, estimator and system designer! As the company has grown over the last 30 years, Bruce has transitioned from field work to desk work. Although he misses the days of hands-on work, he states that managing a great team keeps him very busy. In his spare time Bruce enjoys tinkering in his barn, pheasant hunting with Weston and driving his Mustang.
Before starting the business with husband Bruce, Linda received her degree in Special Education from Western Michigan University. She taught children with learning disabilities for six years. Since then she has worked full-time at the business handling many different roles over the last 32 years. Bruce and Linda have two amazing daughters, two awesome son-in-laws, and five beautiful grandbabies! In her spare time, Linda enjoys reading, going for walks and eating out.
Weston is a 11 year old English Setter. He spends his days at the office greeting visitors and taking naps. When not working, Weston’s favorite activity is pheasant hunting with his Dad!
Larry joined Lamphear Service as a Service Technician in 1988. He is now our Project Manager and Commercial Estimator, along with Head Sweeper when things get messy. Without Larry, we wouldn‘t be here! Larry’s favorite thing about working at Lamphear is that he can do what he enjoys and get paid for it! Larry and his wife Lenora have three kids: Brian & wife Patti, Elizabeth and Mark. They also have three beautiful grand babies! Larry relishes in camping with his wife at his favorite place in Ludington. If he could learn any skills it would be how to be more gracious and how to relax. A good sermon inspires him and drives him to do his job for the Glory of God. His favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 12:2 "Behold God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid."
Marty, our Lead Service Technician, has worked for Lamphear since 1991. Hands down, we think Marty is one of the best in the industry! His expertise in HVAC and technology has made him an invaluable part of our team. Two of the things Marty enjoys most about working at Lamphear are the variety of the work and the birthday donuts. A Bible verse that drives him in his work is Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord." Marty and his wife Michele have 7 children. When Marty is not working he enjoys camping with his family, bicycling or fixing stuff. One skill that he would like to learn someday is TIG welding. Marty said that if given the opportunity to switch places with someone for a day, he wouldn‘t want to because he is comfortable in his own skin. His wife’s homemade chili and peanut butter pie are two of Marty’s favorite things to eat.
Tammy, the smiling face that greets you as you walk into our office has worked at Lamphear since 2011 as an Administrative Assistant and now as Office Manager. She has a sharp eye for detail and nothing leaves our office without the i‘s dotted and the t’s crossed! Tammy has 6 kids and 8 grandkids whom keep her very busy when not at work. One of her favorite bible verses is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." One value that drives her daily is knowing that the Lord sits in the theater room of her soul and sees everything that comes across her screen. If Tammy could swap places with someone for a day it would be Taya Smith, the lead singer of Hillsong. Her favorite movies are Secretariat, Remember the Titans and Cinderella (the 2015 version). Two of her favorite types of food are Mexican & seafood, and for dessert she likes to munch on Oreos dipped in milk!
Tina has been with Lamphear since March 2018. She comes from an Administrative and Managerial background and is driven by hard work and integrity. Tina has her work cut out for her; as "Corporate Mom" she keeps the guys in line and expects accurate paperwork in a timely manner! Tina has two boys, Connor and Aiden, and they have a pet cat named Ducky (ironic right?). On any given day you can find her listening to one of her three favorite podcasts: The First Degree, Crime Junkies or The Murder Squad. In her spare time she likes to work on her house, sit on the beach and watch the waves or go exploring with "the beasts" (her boys). If Tina could travel anywhere in the world it would definitely be Australia, although she wouldn’t be fond of the giant deadly bugs! Two of her preferred restaurants are Salt & Pepper and Public. She enjoys anything that is grilled, drinks more coffee than water and savors the occasional Tommy Turtle Flurry! The bible verse that directs her life is Psalm 46:5: "God is within her, she will not fall."
Carleigh joined the team in 2018 and is the friendly voice that greets you when calling the office. She is best known for her roles as the Gatekeeper of Phones, the Receipt Hound and Assistant to Everyone! Carleigh has been a quick learner and gets along well with everyone. Carleigh was recently married to Ryan and has been busy setting up their new home. She lives with the belief that "everything happens for a reason". Carleigh spends her spare time working out, hanging out with family, sunbathing during summer months or fishing with her Grandpa. All day, every day you can find her drinking unsweetened iced tea and eating Chick-Fil-A any chance given. Tina got her hooked on Captain Sundae‘s Tommy Turtle Flurry. If you haven’t had one, do yourself a favor and go get you one!
Scott has been with Lamphear since 1995 and works in Sales and Installation. He went to the School of Hard Knocks and has worked as a sheet metal journeyman. Scott is part of the original team that helped build the company. His attention to detail and precise work has always ensured a quality end product. And an added bonus: Everyone in the office can read his handwriting! Scott says he appreciates the people he works with and likes the variety of work. Scott and his wife Deb have 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws and 2 grandsons: Sam & Silas. He loves spending time with his family and four dogs. When Scott is not working he might be found playing golf or pool, but he notes that he doesn’t have a lot of spare time for hobbies. If he was a crayon Scott would be a black crayon, because well it goes with everything! His favorite motto is "Hold my beer and watch this"!
Dave has worked for Lamphear since 2010 in the Installation Department. He brings over 20 years of experience in the HVAC field and enjoys being part of a quality team. Dave is a calm person to be around! He takes things in stride and manages difficulties on jobs well. Dave and his wife Rachel have two daughters. He spends his free time with his family and states "there‘s no place quite like home". He would like to swap places with his wife for a day and we are sure she would like that too! Hobbies include hunting, fishing, playing softball and listening to podcasts. Dave’s favorite dessert of all time is rhubarb pie a la mode.
Jim (also known as Jimbo) has been with us since 2013 and is one of the installers here at Lamphear. He is reliable, super-efficient and definitely our "Johnny-on-the-Spot" guy! His favorite quote is "If at first you don‘t succeed, don’t try skydiving". When Jim isn‘t working you can find him filling out bios for match.com or lamphearservice.com! If he could, he would swap places for a day with his beagle, Henry. He enjoys watching Old Yeller, Blazing Saddles and Ben-Hur. Jim likes any restaurants that serve peanuts and is inspired by steak. One skill he would like to learn is to not say things, especially after he’s just said them. He definitely appreciates any drink that has caffeine in it!
Zach, one of the newest installers here at Lamphear, joined us in April of 2019. Zach is personable, super friendly and always has a big smile on his face! He says that he is driven by respect, communication and honesty. The people he works with and the variety of work are two of the things he enjoys most about working at Lamphear. Zach‘s favorite quote is "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." In his spare time "Z Man" can be found hunting, fishing or enjoying the outdoors at his cabin in White Cloud. One skill that Zach would like to learn someday is how to shoot a recurve bow.
Paul (or "Pauley" as he is known around the office) is the Preventive Maintenance Supervisor and a Service Technician. He has been with us since 2011 but has been working in the field since 1992. Paul is not one to let grass grow under his feet. He will get the job done without delay and with a smile on his face to boot! He spends his time away from work with his daughters Ashlee, Kaylynn & Sheridan, and grand kids Blake, Owen & Hunter. Paul says that his Grandfather is his inspiration and hopes someday that his kids and grand kids will say the same about him. He likes all the Avenger movies, and enjoys fishing and bowling in his spare time. His favorite place to visit is Florida and his bucket list vacation destination is Australia.
Ahron joined the team back in 2015. He completed HVAC training at Kent Career Technical Center and has been working in the field for 4 years now as a Service Technician. He enjoys working at Lamphear because of the positive atmosphere. Ahron is definitely a customer favorite! He is hardworking and responsible. Ahron loves fixing things and would like to learn to weld someday. Some of Ahron’s favorite foods are lasagna, brownies and anything from Chick-Fil-A!
Jeremy (aka Koets) is one of our Service Technicians here at Lamphear. He joined the team and his Uncle Larry Koetsier back in 2016. Jeremy studied HVAC at Lansing Community College and still enjoys learning new things and being challenged at work. Jeremy is always drumming up new business with his friendly and chatty personality! He and his wife Darcy have two pets: a dog named Camo and a cat named Ruger. In his free time Jeremy enjoys touring lighthouses with Darcy, going to the UP and camping in their trailer. He would love to travel back to Italy and Germany someday. Motocross, snowmobiling and working on cars are some of his hobbies. There is only one food he won’t eat and that is sushi!
Scott is a Service Technician and has been with Lamphear since 2016. He handles most of our residential Furnace & AC Inspections. Scott is the familiar face that shows up at your home to competently check your HVAC equipment and patiently discuss any concerns! In his spare time he enjoys fishing and golfing. His favorite place to travel is northern Michigan. If he could visit anywhere in the world it would be Alaska. He loves grilled food and his most-liked restaurant is Red Mesa.
Jeremy (aka JP) is a Service Technician and has been with the team since 2018. Jeremy is easy to be around; he is personable, polite and our customers always enjoy talking with him! Honesty and understanding are two values that drive him in his daily work. His favorite thing about Lamphear is the teamwork and comradery. When he is not working Jeremy is spending time with his wife Tina (not our Tina!), two kids Brennen and Brady, and their dogs Zoey & David. Someday he would love to travel to Hawaii. He likes crab legs, eating at Olive Garden and drinking a Coke. Gladiator, Dumb and Dumber, and Inception are his top 3 favorite movies of all time!