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Meet The Founders

Peterman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, Inc. has been providing award-winning services to the central Indiana community since 1986 when Pete Peterman started the company in his garage. A native of Beech Grove, Pete decided after three years working for someone else in the heating industry, it was time to go out on his own.

With Pete’s wife Beth pregnant with their first child (Chad), this was not the most popular decision in the Peterman household, but one that would forever change this young family’s lives.

If there is one thing Pete knew he would have to do out on his own, it was to go over and above to make sure his customers were satisfied. Over the past 30 years, this has been the driving force behind its continued growth.

At Peterman, it is our goal every day to provide the best possible customer service experience. Whether you have an issue with your heating system, water heater, sewer line, or something else, each employee at Peterman is guaranteed to give each customer an experience they will not soon forget.

Since our humble beginnings, we have grown over the years and now employ over 150 people. Two of those employees that have joined our growing team include Pete’s two sons, Chad and Tyler. Both boys grew up around the business and have taken on numerous responsibilities.

Chad is the oldest and oversees the residential side of the company for both heating and plumbing. Tyler works primarily with the new construction department. Both boys attended Roncalli High School on the Southside of Indianapolis before Chad went off to study at Wabash College, and Tyler attended the University of Indianapolis.

Peterman is now a complete family affair with all the Petermans involved in the company’s day-to-day operations.

Meet The Founders

Peterman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, Inc. has been providing award-winning services to the central Indiana community since 1986 when Pete Peterman started the company in his garage. A native of Beech Grove, Pete decided after three years working for someone else in the heating industry, it was time to go out on his own.

With Pete’s wife Beth pregnant with their first child (Chad), this was not the most popular decision in the Peterman household, but one that would forever change this young family’s lives.

If there is one thing Pete knew he would have to do out on his own, it was to go over and above to make sure his customers were satisfied. Over the past 30 years, this has been the driving force behind its continued growth.

At Peterman, it is our goal every day to provide the best possible customer service experience. Whether you have an issue with your heating system, water heater, sewer line, or something else, each employee at Peterman is guaranteed to give each customer an experience they will not soon forget.

Since our humble beginnings, we have grown over the years and now employ over 150 people. Two of those employees that have joined our growing team include Pete’s two sons, Chad and Tyler. Both boys grew up around the business and have taken on numerous responsibilities.

Chad is the oldest and oversees the residential side of the company for both heating and plumbing. Tyler works primarily with the new construction department. Both boys attended Roncalli High School on the Southside of Indianapolis before Chad went off to study at Wabash College, and Tyler attended the University of Indianapolis.

Why Top Tech?

The Peterman Top Tech Academy is a trade school specializing in restoring honor and tradition to the trades.

The academy looks for bright people who are eager to improve their lives by learning a skilled trade. At Top Tech Academy, you will be immersed in the trade of your choice in a four-month training program comprised of classroom work, lab time, and time with senior Peterman technicians.

After successful completion of the program, you will be job-ready and ready to start your new career at Peterman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. The Peterman Top Tech Academy focuses on GROWTH through the trades.

Our Values

Lead Ourselves 
We take pride in our work and take responsibility to be our best. We are empowered to succeed by making decisions, being solution-minded, and owning our outcomes.

Grow Continuously
We humbly admit we can always get better and seek to learn through education. Apply learning to make positive changes for ourselves, personally and professionally. 

Care Genuinely
We build personal relationships based on mutual respect, genuine enjoyment of, and appreciation for each other. Accessible to help others, uncovering their needs by asking questions, and listening intently.

Do What’s Right
We form trusted partnerships by standing behind our work, always doing what we say we’ll do. We are honest, fair, and straightforward. 

Own Results Together
We win or lose as one team committed to supporting each other. Cooperating and sharing the load to achieve more together than we even thought possible.

Meet Your Instructors

Our leadership team at the academy has spent extensive time in their respective trade and continue to look for ways to train our students and better prepare them for their careers. They train just as hard as the technicians to be at their best. We will be always be looking for new technology and teaching methods that allow our instructors to provide the highest level of training possible. 

Alan Richardson – HVAC Program Instructor

Drew Gomez – Plumbing Program Instructor