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Helicopter Warehouse Rooftop HVAC Installation

Many of Custom Air’s residential customers may not realize that we also handle large commercial HVAC installations throughout Columbus and Central Ohio.

Custom Air has 40 years of experience supporting Retail, Commercial and Service relative to the heating and cooling industry. Commercial projects remain a cornerstone of our business today. With decades of experience, our clients depend on us to keep their businesses running.

Watch how efficiently this Sikorsky Helicopter makes a rooftop HVAC installation.

Using a helicopter allowed this project to be both efficient and effective for our client due to the logistical challenges of moving a crane for all the various positions on a roof this large.Steve Wisler

This particular installation was a 408,000 sq. ft. warehouse and office space in the Grove City area just south of Columbus, Ohio. “Using a helicopter allowed this project to be both efficient and effective for our client due to the logistical challenges of moving a crane for all the various positions on a roof this large”, said Steve Wisler, Commercial Division Vice President for Custom Air.

We have partnered with Midwest Helicopter on many projects and they were our choice for this project as well. Our job was to remove the aging rooftop units and install new units. The new commercial HVAC units came equipped with the technological advances that were not available 15 years ago, which provides increased energy efficiency, more user control and extended life.

On this particular job, Custom Air installed twelve (12) gas/electric rooftop units ranging in size from 3 to 25 ton capacity. Approximately every 4 minutes a unit was flown from the staging area onto the warehouse roof and placed on a designated structural pad. An orchestrated team of experienced Custom Air installers and the air and ground crews from Midwest Helicopter provided flawless execution. Also as a part of this project were ten (10) 50-ton capacity ground mounted package units replaced using a conventional crane.

We are Columbus OH commercial HVAC contractors

The Custom Air sales representative that managed this job is Darrin Lewellen, who has been with Custom Air for 20 years and has more than 30 years of HVAC experience.

The Custom Air Difference
Custom Air is the trusted Columbus heating & cooling contractor. Leaders in residential and commercial HVAC services, we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation and repeat customers.
  • 42 years Experience - Serving greater Columbus since 1976
  • BBBA+ BBB Rating (Better Business Bureau)
  • Angie’s List - Angie’s List “A” Rated HVAC Contractor
  • 24/7 - Service available 24 hours a day 7 days week
  • Upfront Pricing - No hidden charges, fine print or magic discounts
  • No-Pressure - We treat you like we'd want to be treated.
  • Our People - Courteous, professional service always
  • Screened Employees - Experienced, certified & drug tested
  • Financing Options - We offer flexible financing options
  • Licensed & Insured - Ohio Lic # 21960
  • Extended Warranties - On leading brands we install
  • Local - Owned locally with Columbus & Delaware, Ohio offices
  • Safety Rating - 11 time Safety Award winner
  • Air Quality Experts - Expertise in filtration & air handling quality
  • Best Brands - American Standard, Nest, MitsubishiHoneywell, Rheem & Tempstar
  • Engineering - Residential & Commercial HVAC Engineers on staff
  • Respect - Special care to protect your home or business during work
  • Capable - 120+ full time employees, 25 service trucks
  • Training - Continuous employee training & safety classes
  • Licensed refrigeration recovery – 410A refrigerant compliant

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