Residential & Commercial HVAC Contractor
Crouse Brothers was started in 1951 by brothers Ray and Hoke Crouse. Originally, the company name was Crouse Brothers Service Company. The business included installing television antennas, delivering fuel oil, and delivering appliances. As the business grew, the brothers branched out into heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and excavation work and incorporated the business under the name Crouse Brothers, Inc.. In December of 1986, Ray and Hoke sold their business to their nephew Larry Crouse, Sr. and his cousin, Bobby Crouse. Larry took over the operation of the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration division.
In 2006, the HVAC division was spun-off into a separate company, Crouse Brothers HVAC, Inc. Larry Crouse, Sr. continues to operate the company with the assistance of his son Larry Crouse, Jr., daughter Tina Crouse Jones, and cousin Kathie Jarmon.
Crouse Brothers HVAC is providing work experience to two Cecil County School of Technology HVAC students this spring. The students receive school credit for the work experience, as well as earning a paycheck. We are pleased to participate in this program with the Cecil County Public School system and to offer the opportunity of real-world work experience for the students. The students gain experience working in both our installation and service departments, learning about installing HVAC systems and about repairing and performing maintenance on systems.
Crouse Brothers HVAC provided volunteers for judging the recent state-wide HVAC skills contest. Students from across the region participated in the contest, which was held at the Cecil County School of Technology. Larry Crouse, Sr. organized the volunteers. He and several company employees, as well as other HVAC professionals, volunteered their time judging the various competitions, such as soldering, wiring, basic trouble shooting, and compressor testing. In addition to these skills, contestants were also judged on their knowledge about materials commonly used in the HVAC industry, such as refrigerants, nitrogen, and acetylene, and the safe use of these materials. The overall student performance attested to the excellence of our technical high schools.