We Treat Your Home Like Ours.
Lochard HVAC, Plumbing & Service is your local source for heating, cooling, plumbing, indoor air quality and service. Founded in 1945, the company is a third-generation family-owned provider with more than seven decades of experience. Our highly trained and certified technicians bring high quality and good old-fashioned customer service. Reliable, responsive and customized comfort – it’s what we’d do for our home.
The History of Lochard Inc.
Lochard Inc. was started by Wilson I. Lochard in 1945 as Lochard Heating and Air Conditioning Co. After World War II, Wilson Lochard and his employees Urban Bensman and Richard Valentine installed the first complete home heating and air conditioning system in Sidney in a home located on Bon Air Drive.
The business in 1950 moved from the Lochard family farm on South 25A to 115 E. North Street. With the increase in available floor space, General Electric appliances were added to the line of products sold. More retail items were added over the years.
In 1963 Wilson Lochard purchased the old laundry building located at 909 Wapakoneta Ave. next to Harmon Playground. The Heating and Air Conditioning department was moved to this location, where the sheet metal ductwork was fabricated.
In 1964 Donald W. Lochard moved back to Sidney and started to work with his father on the retail service side.
The company has continued to expand the fabrication department, with nine expansions, and in 1970 the name was changed to Lochard Inc. due to the variety of retail and contracting business.
Wilson moved from the President’s position in 1980 to Chairman of the Board, making Donald Lochard President.
In 1981 Wilson Lochard purchased the Stop ‘N’ Go building located at 903 Wapakoneta Ave, which allowed him to connect the warehouse facilities and move the retail store operations from downtown Sidney to this location. The following November, Lochard Inc. became a member of the Do-it-Best Corp., and added a hardware line to the retail operations.
In 1986 Wilson Lochard’s grandson Michael W. Lochard began work in the heating and air conditioning division for the third generation. In 1997, he was named Vice President, and in 2010 he took the reins as President.
Lochard Inc. today consists of our HVAC, plumbing & service business, a manufacturing facility and a hardware store.
Exemplary Customer Service
Lochard’s plumbing, heating, ventilation and cooling technicians will exceed your expectations. Our well trained, friendly technicians are North American Technician Excellence certified (NATE) and provide prompt, courteous service. Our technicians will arrive at your home with a fully stocked truck. This means that most repairs can be done while we are at your home, which saves you time and money.
Proud to be Part of the Sidney Area Community
What Our Customers Say
Since our founding in 1945, it’s been our belief that quality products, craftsmanship and great relationships make for a quality business. But don’t just take our word for it. Our customer testimonials speak for themselves. When you go with Lochard Inc, you’re getting the very best service available for your plumbing, heating and cooling systems.