• 1944 - Founded The Hattenbach Company in Cleveland, Ohio by Harry Hattenbach, Sr.
  • 1950s & 1960s - Grocery stores began to evolve into supermarkets. The family's second generation of ownership begins as Harry A. Hattenbach, Jr. becomes President.
  • 1970s & 1980s - Hattenbach expands HVAC system installation into shopping centers, strip malls, office buildings, industrial plants, and food processing plants. During the decade, work was split evenly between HVAC and refrigeration.
  • 1990s - Hattenbach operates a 60,000 square foot facility and is a multifaceted firm employing 65 skilled staff members. Hattenbach becomes the "do-it-all" contractor.
  • 2000s - Customers continue to recognize the benefits of working with a contractor like Hattenbach, where flexible and creative individuals get the job done right the first time.


    The Do-It-All Business
    By Bob Schwed, Senior Editor, Commercial Refrigeration Business/Contracting Business, August, 1998

    "For many who serve the food marketing industry, the term commercial refrigeration contracting is way too restrictive. It only describes a part of what these companies actually do for their customers...The Hattenbach Company in Cleveland, OH, is just such a company.


    Heinen's Supermarket Premiers the Einstein and CC-100 Controllers
    By Ashley Sparks, Controlled Systems, Summer, 1999

    "Heinen's Supermarket, which operates in the Cleveland, Ohio area, was the first site to implement an installation of Einstein and CC-100 controllers. Harry Hattenbach is the President of The Hattenbach Company, a refrigeration contracting company in Cleveland that supplies Heinen's with its supermarket control equipment."