Beutler Heating and Air Conditioning started in the garage of Del Beutler's home in 1947. Del honed his skills as a sheetmetal specialist for two years in the U.S. Navy. After spending a year working for a local sheetmetal shop, he then went on to obtain his own contractors license.
The post-war housing boom promised great prosperity. Beutler concentrated on heating and ducting systems for tract homes and commercial building projects. As the demand for cooling systems increased, Beutler became an innovator.Constant Innovation
The first air conditioners were water-cooled, which created massive amounts of spent water and environmental problems. Beutler devised systems, which recycled the water, but the contamination problems seemed insurmountable. Finally, air-cooled systems were introduced and an entire industry was born. Beutler then began working to improve the efficiency of fans, ducting, vents, and insulation. Always developing something new, Del created a think tank atmosphere for his employees.