Owner involvement is what makes Boldt’s different from other HVAC companies. Throughout their history, Boldt’s has been managed by the very people who care most about their customer’s satisfaction. From it’s humble beginnings in the early 1950’s, Boldt’s has emphasized a dedication to service and availability. Today, Boldt’s has one of the largest service staff in the area, with NATE certified technicians and licensed plumbers available 24 hours a day for both residential homes and businesses.
Our Company and Founder,
In Memory of our founder, Everett Boldt, May 4, 1921 to April 28, 2011
A Brief History
After serving his country in World War II, Everett Boldt began his work as a plumbing, sheet metal / heating installer & serviceman in the very same building that Boldt’s is located today. Everett’s starting wage was $18 per week. In 1960, Everett added business partner, ‘Perk’ Gregerson and the business was called Boldt & Gregerson Hardware until 1977, when the partnership split and the company name was changed to its current Boldt’s Plumbing & Heating. Everett, along with his wife Eleanor, built their first and only home in Baldwin, where they raised four children and celebrated nearly 65 years of marriage. Everett instilled a strong work ethic and sense of community to his family, as they remember most holidays and celebrations being interrupted by Everett going out on a service call to restore someone’s heat or fix a frozen pipe or plugged sewer.
In 1973, Everett’s daughter Jule offered to help her father with his bookwork, resulting in a lifelong commitment to the business. Jule’s husband, Dale Hudson, joined the company in 1976 as Everett’s apprentice plumber. After securing his Journeyman Plumber’s title, Dale went on to receive his Master Plumber Certification in 1985, Certified Soil Tester License and continued on to HVAC design. Today, Jule takes care of general management, human resources, advertising and bidding assistance. Dale manages the commercial portion of the business, doing estimating and design as well as project management. Together, Jule & Dale have logged over 85 years at Boldt’s!
As current owner’s, Jule & Dale take a very hands-on approach to managing the business, continuing the company’s tradition of service and availability to their customers.
Boldt’s has also been joined by a third generation as son-in-laws, Michael Blasing and Joe Sell, take on more of the business responsibilities. Michael runs residential sales and service management while Joe is in the field, nearing the completion of his plumbing apprenticeship program. Long time employee, Paul Huftel, is transitioning into commercial project management and bidding as Dale nears retirement. Boldt’s would not be a success without the dedicated service of it’s many long-time employees, for whom we give our utmost appreciation.
With over 60 years of service to the West Central Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota areas, you can always depend on us for quality service, installations and repairs anytime of the day or night.
Come see us on Main Street in Baldwin, Wisconsin or call to schedule appointments at our Hudson, Wisconsin affiliated plumbing showroom.