Heat’s On Project helps local residents stay warm

Steve Spires, Brian Woltz, Paul Lykins and Ryan Canter. Service technician Stephen Haley, Jr. was unable to participate in this year’s event due to Ohio Air National Guard obligations.

Service Technicians Steve Spires, Brian Woltz, Paul Lykins and Ryan Canter. Service technician Stephen Haley, Jr. was unable to participate in this year’s event due to Ohio Air National Guard obligations.

More than a dozen Jackson residents will stay warm this winter, thanks to the help of some local volunteers.

This past weekend, mechanical service technicians from Geiger Brothers participated in the Heat’s On Project, providing free furnace inspections for low income senior and disabled homeowners.

The four technicians that participated performed preventative maintenance on furnaces and boilers, which ensures they are operating efficiently to keep fuel cost as low as possible. Additionally, heat exchangers and safety controls were inspected and tested to confirm safe operation.

“It’s just our way of showing good will back to the people in the community,” said Brian Woltz, Geiger Brothers’ Service Manager.

The volunteers also inspected smoke detectors in the homes, replacing old batteries and added smoke detectors where needed.

Geiger Brothers would like to thank Callahan’s Do-It Best for donating the furnace filters for the project and West Virginia Electric for donating smoke detectors and batteries.

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HVAC preventative maintenance can save

Geiger Brothers' service division repairs, services and maintains all makes and models of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing equipment and fixtures.

Geiger Brothers’ service division repairs, services and maintains all makes and models of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing equipment and fixtures.

You wouldn’t drive your car 100,000 miles without changing the oil. The same logic holds true for your home comfort system. Regular HVAC preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance. Pre-season maintenance is also important. It can help to avoid a system failure in severe hot or cold weather when you need it most, and it can also keep your energy bills from getting out of control.

WHEN SHOULD I DO FURNACE MAINTENANCE?

  • For a system that heats and cools: perform maintenance in the spring and fall
  • For cooling maintenance only: perform maintenance at least once a year, before the cooling season
  • For furnace maintenance only: perform maintenance at least once a year, before the heating season.

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO CLEAN/CHANGE MY FILTER?

  • You should always double-check your owner’s manual for specific recommendations, but generally speaking it’s best to clean or change your filters once every 3 to 9 months.
  • Remember, regular cleaning/changing of your filter will ensure the best filtration, increase the life of your machine, and give you peace of mind that you’re breathing easier.

For more information about Geiger Brothers service division, please visit our website.

 

 

 

Geiger employee spearheads program to help young black men prepare for success

Charles Meyers, Jr., Project Engineer for Geiger Brothers, Inc.

Charles Meyers, Jr., Project Engineer for Geiger Brothers, Inc.

By day, Charles Meyers, Jr. is a Project Engineer at Geiger Brothers. But in his free time, Meyers is working to help young black men reach their fullest potential with a program he developed called the American Dream Movement. Meyers, a 2013 Marshall University graduate, said the mission of the program is to invest in the education of African American male students in all aspects of their lives, in order to elevate their thinking, behavior and dreams. The purpose of the program is to allow African American male students to have a better opportunity to succeed in life through positive reinforcement, education and guidance.

Over the course of several months, Meyers met with 13 Huntington, WV area middle school and high school students in an effort to prepare them for their futures and success.  Students became members of the American Dream Movement, of which Meyers is the director, during a new membership ceremony called “Gathering of Dreamers” this past Saturday at First Baptist Church in Huntington.

Read the recently published Huntington Herald Dispatch article by Kristi Murphy here: Young black men prepare for success | The Herald-Dispatch.

St. Mary’s Medical Center beautification project completed

Geiger Brothers has completed the final phases of campus beautification work at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.

As the prime contractor, Geiger Brothers was responsible for both self-performing and managing the work of subcontractors to demolish the historic but outdated seven-story School of Nursing building that was used from 1947 until 2009, and then to restore the area to “green” space to include benches, sidewalks and landscaping.

A Geiger Brothers subcontractor demolished the outdated School of Nursing building at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.  The site now features green space with benches, sidewalks and landscaping.

A Geiger Brothers subcontractor demolished the outdated School of Nursing building at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. The site now features green space with benches, sidewalks and landscaping.

Subsequent campus beautification project components for which Geiger Brothers was responsible were the replacement of the main entrance canopy and driveway, total replacement of the parking lots, major storm water system improvements, and additional landscaping and green space in other medical campus areas.

Replacement of the main entrance with new canopy, driveway and landscaping was part of the Geiger Brothers role in a now-completed campus beautification project at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.

Replacement of the main entrance with new canopy, driveway and landscaping was part of the Geiger Brothers role in a now-completed campus beautification project at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.

Geiger Brothers employees participate in Ohio University housing Phase 1 topping out ceremony

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Geiger Brothers personnel were honored to set the final piece of structural steel at the August 14, 2014 “topping out” ceremony held at Ohio University.

Geiger Brothers continues its key role in completing major work activities on the five-building, $116 million Phase 1 housing project on Ohio University’s Athens campus, working through Corna-Kokosing-Elford. This work includes the foundation package (pile caps and grade beams) for the five building site, site utilities and civil work for each building, district chilled water piping relocation, and structural steel fabrication and erection.

As a joint venture with Bruner Corporation, a Columbus-based mechanical contracting firm, Bruner and Geiger Brothers are performing the design assist and construction contracts to complete the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing contracts for the new dormitories.

This first phase of Ohio University’s extensive plan to reshape its on-campus student housing includes the construction of four new residence halls and a common Learning Center. The dormitories, with a total of 900 beds, are expected to ready for student occupancy in the fall of 2015. The new residence halls will offer semi-suite rooms with a shared bathroom. Each hall will have study and social lounges for students, as well as a larger area for programming, wireless internet, cable TV, and laundry areas. The project includes a central Learning Commons building that will feature group study, meeting and tutoring rooms, media equipped classrooms, and offices.

Murphy Tractor complex site preparation nearing completion

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Geiger Brothers is completing site preparation work and preparing for foundation pours and underground plumbing and electrical service installations for the new sales and service complex for Murphy Tractor and Equipment Company.

The new complex is being built at Mayhew Road and State Route 32 south of Jackson and is expected to be completed in early 2015.

Murphy is a John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer specializing in items such as bulldozers, excavators and backhoes. The local business, currently located in Chillicothe, is being moved to Jackson.

The full sales, service and parts facility will include a 12,000 square foot building for offices, sales, the parts department and a 9,000-square-foot service area.  Service features will include four large drive-through full maintenance bays, two 10-ton overhead cranes, and an interior wash bay.  The site will also include a two-acre stone equipment lot.

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Cabell Huntington Hospital boiler system complete

Boiler #3 set in place.

Boiler #3 set in place.

Geiger Brothers has completed installation of a new boiler and support systems at West Virginia’s Cabell Huntington Hospital.  The project began in September 2013.

The scope of work included installation of one of the required high pressure steam boilers serving the main hospital, along with steam piping from the sub-basement to the 6th floor mechanical penthouse.

The project included heating and cooling exchange system upgrades to increase the hospital’s capacity for serving patient requirements.  Project work required the installation of scaffolding up the side of the six-level structure.

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Geiger Brothers used a synchronized gantry crane system to set the #3 high pressure steam boiler at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Geiger Brothers used a synchronized gantry crane system to set the #3 high pressure steam boiler at Cabell Huntington Hospital.