Community Involvement Articles

Chase Bengel

May 3, 2024

Our youngest employee is Chase Bengel, Nick and Brandi’s son. Chase’s hours after school are mostly spent working in our sheet metal shop as well as performing other miscellaneous tasks such as checking in orders and putting away deliveries. He has hopes of one day owning ESI Heating and working on a consistent basis has…

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Aaron Rutka

March 20, 2024

Aaron Rutka is our newest hire and has been with ESI Heating since August 2023.
Aaron rotates between installation and service, and he is training with his twin brother,
Sean, in our service department.

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Jenni L

February 20, 2024

Jenni Little is ESI’s Office Manager and has been with us since February 2022. When you call the office, she’s the friendly voice on the line. Jenni chose to donate to the Portland Area Service Group (also known as the Senior Center) in memory of her grandma, Doris Shoen.  Jenni said, “Gram used to spend…

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Sean Rutka

January 26, 2024

Sean Rutka has been with ESI since February 2022. He is our Service Technician; he spends his days performing service calls as well as maintenance checkups for our wonderful customers. We’ve kept Sean on his toes the past couple of months during the cold snap. Sean has chosen to donate $250 to Guiding Light of…

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Tristin Huhn

December 24, 2023

Our December donation was made by Tristin Huhn, he’s been with ESI for about 2 ½ years. Tristin is a member of our Installation Crew. Tristin chose to donate $250 to the American Cancer Society. Many families have been afflicted by this horrible disease; Tristin’s family is no different. He lost his grandfather to cancer…

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Terry Quillan

November 27, 2023

Terry Quillan has been with ESI for almost 4 years. He is a member of our Installation crew. Terry grew up in the Lake Odessa area. He chose to donate $250.00 to the Sunfield Area SPYs (Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth) organization. The Sunfield Area SPYs program was founded in 1975 to support…

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Randy Martin aka Turtle

October 30, 2023

Randy Martin, aka Turtle, has been with our company for almost 23 years and is our Installation Manager. Randy has chosen to donate to the VFW Post 4090. The VFW uses donations like this to support veterans throughout our community. Randy donated in memory of his Grandpa, Fred Dorner, who served in the Army Infantry…

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Brandi Bengel

September 22, 2023

Brandi is our newest employee and the wife of the owner, Nick Bengel. She’s been behind the scenes for the past 20 years and decided to get involved in the day-to-day operations of our office. She has chosen to donate to the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association in memory of her uncle, John Arens. John…

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Bengel Family

August 31, 2023

The first donation is a very sensitive subject and something that is very important to the Bengel family, the owners of ESI Heating. Nick, Brandi, Marlie, Maggie, and Chase have decided to increase the first donation to $1,000.00, to the 3rd Annual John “Grizzly” Hillis Kickball Tournament. All proceeds from this tournament will be donated…

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March – Derek Klein

March 25, 2019
Derek Klein

For the month of March Derek Klein has chosen the American Cancer Society as his charity. Derek recently lost his grandmother, Donna Kramer, to cancer back in January and Derek hopes that his donation will somehow help to find a cure for cancer. Thank you to Derek for a great choice and helping ESI Heating in “Giving Back”.

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February – Mike Charles

February 21, 2019
Mike Charles Donation.

Mike has chosen IMFAN for his donation.  IMFAN is the Ionia-Montcalm counties chapter of Families Against Narcotics.  Mike lost his son in 2017 to a narcotics overdose and has since been a loud voice in helping to educate our local communities.  Mike wants everyone to please be vigilant in educating your children on this deathly…

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January – Randy Martin

January 27, 2019
Randy Martin

Randy has chosen St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for his donation.  Randy recently lost his father-in-law William Stark Sr. and it was his wish that any memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Research Hospital.  Randy Martin and ESI Heating take pride in “Giving Back”, whether it is to our local community or national charities.  …

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