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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
How many companies do you think there are in Utah or Idaho that have been in business continually for more than 110 years? Well, there aren't very many but Midgley-Huber, Incorporated has a long, proud history of serving the heating, ventilating and air conditioning business in the state.
J. G. Midgley started his company, Midgley Radiator, in 1892 by providing radiators to builders. His early premise was to provide outstanding customer service with dependability, quality products and fair prices. These same basic business principles have carried through three generations of the Midgley family and two generations of leaders from the extended "family."
Wilf Stagg and Mike Fisher started working with the business as young lads. They began buying junior partnerships in the company in the early 1980s and in 1992 consummated the purchase that gave them sole ownership. They have offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Boise, Idaho.
Midgley-Huber has prospered as a service company. They represent heating, air conditioning, air filtration and dust control manufacturing lines to contractors, developers and engineers. Wilf and Mike told me how gratifying it is to sell product to a customer for the first time and then see how that transaction turns into a life-long relationship. Through the entire building process Midgley-Huber stays on top of the project making sure the material and supplies they represent are installed correctly and function properly.
I was impressed at the response I received when I asked them about recent jobs they had worked. The Nauvoo Illinois Temple, the Farm Bureau Office Building in Pocatello, the Idaho State University Performing Arts Building, the Salt Lake City Court House and the new Gateway mall are just a few. A job they are particularly proud of is the brand-new Salt Lake City Library where they provided the under-floor air distribution system.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.