Our business was pioneered by Murel Howes (my grandfather) and his son (my father), Stephen Howes, in the 1980s. They originally started working on residential refrigerators, washers/dryers, a/c units and furnaces. Stephen eventually learned everything his dad knew and began to work on commercial refrigeration, a/c, and heating equipment for restaurants, warehouses, factories, and other businesses. Since he no longer needed his dad, Stephen decided to start his own business in 1990 called Strictly Refrigeration. Today, we mostly target service calls regarding commercial HVAC/R equipment. My brother, Stephen II, and I are my father's only employees.