3 Generations of Happy Neighbors

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Every company has its own interesting history. Most companies don’t have quite as much as we do.

Appel Heating & Air Conditioning actually began in Carmel, Indiana as Appel Oil Corporation in 1948. The Rangeline Road office we still occupy was a service station—another branch of the family business. At the heyday of oil furnace heat, Bill Appel Sr. had 1,400 oil customers across the Indianapolis Northside, in Hamilton and Marion Counties.

In 1957, after graduating from Purdue University, Bill’s son Ken joined the family business. Ken quickly realized there was a future in providing heating and air conditioning systems for all of those new homes in Hamilton and northern Marion Counties. In 1965, Appel Heating & Air Conditioning was born.

Today, Ken’s son Scott has joined a business that’s grown to become one of the area’s best-rated, most trusted heating and air conditioning specialists. We work in local homes and businesses all day, every day. Maybe that’s why our customers recommend us so highly.