Meet theTeam

Kenneth Espenshade - Founder

Ken started the business in 1961 because he loves to do plumbing & heating!  He had a desire to share his gift with others by helping them as much as he could. After 54 years, you can still find him on the job doing what he!

Kenneth Espenshade - Founder

Kenneth Espenshade - Founder

Ken started the business in 1961 because he loves to do plumbing & heating!  He had a desire to share his gift with others by helping them as much as he could. After 58 years, Ken is enjoying a well-earned retirement but you may still find him around the office on occasion checking up on us!

Keith Espenshade - Service Technician

Keith joined his dad serving the community after graduating from Dauphin County Vo-Tech in HVAC in 1977. Committed, hardworking, and extremely talented, he has been with the company since graduation! Keith is transitioning into part-time work as he moves to retirement, so his focus is currently bathroom remodels. 

Jim Dodson - President/Co-Owner

Jim joined the family when he married Michelle in 1990 and then business team in 1996. Jim takes care of many aspects of the business, including sales, estimating, customer relations and lending a hand in the field when necessary.


Michelle Dodson - Business Manager/Co-Owner

Like her brothers, Michelle has been around the business all her life. Counting inventory as a young girl and then working in the office through high school and majoring in management in college, she was prepared to carry on the family business. Michelle handles the financial aspects of the company.


Jaimi Dodson - Office Manager

Daughter of Jim & Michelle, Jaimi joined the team after finishing her bachelor's at IUP. She handles scheduling, dispatching, and accounts receivable as well as updating Espenshade's online presence.

Steve Espenshade - Service Technician

Steve also committed his years to the success of the family business and provided quality service to the community. He joined his dad in the business after graduating from Dauphin County Vo-Tech in 1978. After 40+ years in the business, Steve has retired.   

Dylan Dodson - Service Technician

Grandson of Ken and son of Jim & Michelle, Dylan is the third generation to work in the business.  He graduated from college with a degree in HVAC.  While gaining experience in all aspects of the trade over the past 5 years with us, his specialty and most favorite aspect of the business continues to be keeping you both hot and cold with his knowledge of air conditioning and heating systems.

Chris Krepps - Service Technician

Chris joined the team in the fall of 2014 and has been a great asset to us. Chris is a  very mechanical, hardworking, positive guy who can handle almost any aspect of the trade, both the plumbing and heating pieces of the business.

Steven Peters - Service Technician

Steven joined the team late in 2015. He comes with a positive and courteous attitude, as well as a strong work ethic.  Although he works in most areas of the trade, he enjoys working with the plumbing end of things most.  He is a definite asset to our business.

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Evan Martz - Service Technician

Evan joined our team in May 2018 with a friendly, positive attitude. While gaining experience working in all aspects of the plumbing & heating trade, he earned his degree in HVAC. This is the area where he most enjoys working. He is also eager to diagnose and repair your HVAC systems, striving to keep you both hot in the winter and cool in the summer!


Ashton Graytak - Technician Assistant

Ashton joined the team in July 2020. He has mechanical and excavation experience and is looking to use that to help our company and assist with any jobs, both plumbing and heating. He has experience with service and installations and is looking to gain knowledge to advance his craft.