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Company History

Creating Customers for Life® since 1936

CELEBRATING THE JOURNEY

 

Learn more about how our company grew from one man servicing home refrigerators and light commercial units in Appleton, Wisconsin, to a full-service contractor performing service from 4 locations across the State of Wisconsin, construction services nationally, and providing fabrications to customers throughout the world.

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1936

Company begins with E.W. (Al) Bassett (one man and a truck) servicing home refrigerators and light commercial units in Appleton, Wisconsin.

1956

Engineers join the team as Bassett Mechanical expands to include industrial refrigeration and heavy commercial HVAC design-build offerings.

1974

Bassett Mechanical transitions to second generation ownership and Bill Bassett named President.

1995

Company opens Service location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2002

Bassett Mechanical achieves ISO certification, becoming the first mechanical contractor in Wisconsin to become ISO certified for the shop and field and one of only a handful of mechanical contractors in the United States to be certified.

2016

Company implements Behavior Based Safety program and Bassett Training Academy.

2020

Bassett Mechanical opens service location in Wausau, Wisconsin.

 

1945

Al’s brother C.W. (Charlie) Bassett joins the business to run the service division. Bassett Mechanical begins ammonia refrigeration business and HVAC engineering capabilities.

1967

Company acquires sheet metal business and adds sheet metal fabrication capabilities.

1982

Company launches plumbing segment.

1989

Bassett Mechanical opens Service location in Madison, Wisconsin.

1997

Bassett Mechanical moves corporate HQ to 268,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

2006

Bassett begins company-wide Lean journey.

2009

Company transitions to third-generation family ownership and Kim Bassett named President & CEO.

2021

Bassett Mechanical celebrates 85 years of Creating Customers for Life®.

85th anniversary logo 300x107 1 2

1936

Company begins with E.W. (Al) Bassett (one man and a truck) servicing home refrigerators and light commercial units in Appleton, Wisconsin.

1945

Al’s brother C.W. (Charlie) Bassett joins the business to run the service division. Bassett Mechanical begins ammonia refrigeration business and HVAC engineering capabilities.

1956

Engineers join the team as Bassett Mechanical expands to include industrial refrigeration and heavy commercial HVAC design-build offerings.

1967

Company acquires sheet metal business and adds sheet metal fabrication capabilities.

1974

Bassett Mechanical transitions to second generation ownership and Bill Bassett named President.

1982

Company launches plumbing segment.

1989

Bassett Mechanical opens Service location in Madison, Wisconsin.

1995

Company opens Service location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1997

Bassett Mechanical moves corporate HQ to 268,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

2002

Bassett Mechanical achieves ISO certification, becoming the first mechanical contractor in Wisconsin to become ISO certified for the shop and field and one of only a handful of mechanical contractors in the United States to be certified.

2006

Bassett begins company-wide Lean journey.

2009

Company transitions to third-generation family ownership and Kim Bassett named President & CEO.

2016

Company implements Behavior Based Safety program and Bassett Training Academy.

2020

Bassett Mechanical opens service location in Wausau, Wisconsin.

 

2021

Bassett Mechanical celebrates 85 years of Creating Customers for Life®.

85th anniversary logo 300x107 1 2