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Contractor in the News: Rieck Services credits their employees for 125 years of service 

Jul 6, 2017

Harold RieckSMACNA contractor Rieck Services of Dayton, Ohio, is celebrating their 125th year in business this year. Founded in the late 19th century, the business has grown with time and technology from installing sheet metal roofing and furnaces to offering a range of sheet metal and HVAC services and 200-plus employees. 

Joining the family business as CEO in 1956, Harold R. Rieck Jr. now owns and directs the company, the fourth generation of Rieck family leadership. The firm still maintains the exemplary level of service his great-grandfather Herman F. Rieck began in 1892. Dubbed “The Flying Dutchman,” the elder Rieck was known for driving wildly through the streets with his horse and wagon to meet his next appointment.  

Now the largest mechanical contracting company in Dayton with offices in Cincinnati and Lima, Rieck Services serves clients throughout Southern Ohio. 

Mr. Rieck says he was successful in growing the business for one reason—his employees. “It’s got to be long-term employees who have the same desire and want to grow as I have,” he said. “And we have a lot of good people.” He made sure they knew they were appreciated, he said. “Good bonuses, good wages, and love,” he noted. 

The firm offers high-quality heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning services to commercial, industrial, institutional, educational, and premier residential facilities. Visit their website at