"Doing Business The Old Fashioned Way"
Installation Sales & Service
In 1950, Louis Baron and his son Harry founded Baron Heating and Air Conditioning Company. Shortly thereafter, Harry Baron partnered with George Abbot and founded A & B Heating Company. In 1968 Harry’s son Larry Baron joined Baron Heating and Air Conditioning Company.
Today the company is owned by Debbie and Larry Baron.
We are located on West Washington Street In downtown New Castle and have been in business for over 59 years, spanning three generations of family sales, service and installation to Lawrence County.
Baron Heating and Air Conditioning Company offers "Total Home Comfort" through installation, sales, and service of High Efficient gas, electric, and oil furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers / air conditioners / humidifiers / air cleaners / and hot water tanks. Baron Heating and Air Conditioning services all brands of furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps.
Baron Heating and Air Conditioning Company has a custom sheet metal shop in house to design all custom duct work for each individual home.
The business expanded as his family, sons Harry, Frank and Sam, along with his son-in-law Shep Freedman joined in his endeavors. After World War II the family had many business interests that included Baron Hardware, (one of the earliest discount chains with stores in the New Castle, Sharon, New Brighten, Youngstown, and Niles, and others); The Brewster Company--a wholesale distributor of hardware, plumbing and building supplies which is still in business today, (but not in the family); and G.S.Richards, a retail kitchen company. During the Christmas season, Baron Hardware was turned into Toyland, one of the largest toy stores of the area. Additionally, the Barons had a home construction company that built single family dwellings on Butz Street, on the east side of New Castle.
Mr. Louis Baron, an immigrant from Poland, settled in New Castle, PA in 1914, with his wife Mary, and six children. He was a roofer and tinsmith by trade. During the Depression, his resourcefulness led him to manufacture stills, which he bartered to local farmers in exchange for food to feed his family.
A Little History