History 2018-02-09T21:14:47+00:00

Since our founding more than 50 years ago, Monroe Equipment has focused on customer service, while delivering the best value in heating and cooling products.

Claude Grieger was Monroe Equipment’s first employee and president. After working several years in the heating and cooling industry, Claude ultimately became Monroe Engineering’s sole employee in 1966. At that time, Monroe’s only product was gas conversion burners. But because most people were then converting their furnaces, the company became a highly successful business.

Over time Monroe added several new products that significantly improved our position in the marketplace. In 1969, the owner of Monroe Engineering sold Claude the company. Claude then expanded by adding the Armstrong Air line of furnaces and changed the company’s name to Monroe Equipment, Inc.

In 2007, Claude began preparing a succession plan for the company. Randy Schneider, then Vice President, put together an offer and purchased Monroe in April 2009. With a smooth transition, Monroe Equipment was once again working hard to provide the best customer service in the industry.

Now the president of Monroe Equipment, Randy Schneider came to work at Monroe in 1970, while still a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. After graduating in 1973, Randy held a series of engineering, sales and management positions at Monroe. Randy is a Professional Engineer (PE) and works closely with all departments to provide the best service possible.

Today, Monroe Equipment offers a full line of HVAC products at competitive prices while offering exceptional customer service to all dealers in Wisconsin. Monroe also provides a number of value-added services to our dealers, including marketing support, business and technical training and engineering services.