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History

Join us in reflecting on the milestones, leadership transitions and enduring values that define our legacy.

A black and white historic photo of an employee at one of the early Hurckman locations
1950s

Foundations of Honesty and Craftsmanship

In 1953, Frank Hurckman laid the groundwork for Hurckman Mechanical Industries (HMI), drawing on a lifetime of sheet metal expertise. The business, rooted in honesty and craftsmanship, initially operated from the family home at 217 Oxford St., with a shop located at 154 N. Pearl St.

Franklin and Ann Hurckman founders of the company
1960s

Growth and Evolution

HMI expanded its operations, evolving from Hurckman Metal & Roofing to Hurckman Metal Incorporated in 1967. During this decade, the original office transitioned to 1222 Windford Ave. (1967-1971), setting the stage for future growth.

Hurckman Metal & Roofing building in 1967
1970s

Leadership Transition and Continued Success

1972 marked a pivotal moment as Franklin Benjamin Hurckman retired, passing the leadership torch to John Franklin Hurckman. A move to 1441 Donald St. (1974-1994) reflected the company’s ongoing success and growth.

John Franklin Hurckman sitting at a desk
1980s

Diversification and Name Change

In 1983, Hurckman Mechanical Industries Incorporated emerged with the acquisition of Lindsley Plumbing and Heating Company. The company expanded its portfolio, adding the Carrier dealership of Hurckman Heating and Cooling and the TAC dealership of ConTech Network.

A group of businessmen sitting around a table
1990s

Corporate Office Relocation

As HMI continued to thrive, its corporate office moved to 1450 Velp Ave. from 1994-2023.

Aerial view of the Hurckman corporate office relocation to 1450 Velp Ave.
2000s

Generational Transition

The early 2000s marked a significant transition as Brad Franklin Hurckman, representing the third generation, assumed the role of president in 2003. HMI’s commitment to excellence and community service continues under his leadership. HMI expanded with new locations in Wausau and Marinette.

A Hurckman technician standing next to silver work van
2020s

Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence

In 2023, Hurckman proudly celebrated its 70th year in business, a testament to its enduring legacy of honesty, craftsmanship and a commitment to fulfilling promises. Hurckman headquarters relocated to downtown Green Bay at 164 N Broadway and the Velp Avenue location became the company’s production office. Today, Hurckman provides premier design/build experiences and is a one-stop source for commercial and industrial HVAC, process piping, plumbing, insulation and more.

Hurckman 70 year anniversary logo
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