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The growing R&W fleet!



Owners Rick and Wanda Hatch, and our mascot Dixie! 



The Guys of R&W!

 Not Pictured:

HVAC Technicians: Ray L. 

Apprentices: Henry M., Jeff S., and Dakota B.

Office Staff: Samantha H., Ashlee D., and Lindsay H.



Here at R&W Heating Energy Solutions, our commitment is to our customers, the service we provide, and the quality of our work.  We strive for long-term customer relationships, and we make every effort to keep our customers well informed when it comes to your options for a more efficient home and heating system.  
Each year, our technicians keep up to date with an average of twenty-five hours in refresher courses, and seminars on the newest and most efficient products in today’s market.  Some classes they have completed include, but are not limited to: Building Performance Institute, Mitsubishi Electric/Electronics, Riello Burners, Home Energy Evaluations, Rotobrush, Gas Ignition Controls, Renovator Initial – Safe Lead Removal, Energy Kinetics, Fujitsu Ductless Split Heat Pumps, Roth Oil Tanks, and Honeywell Product Training. 
Additionally, R&W Heating Energy Solutions is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau, and is a member of the ICPA-Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association, NFIB-National Federation of Independent Business, CBIA-The Connecticut Business and Industry Association, PHCC-Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association, ECAR-Eastern CT Association of Realtors, BPI - Building Performance Institute, and other such organizations.
See Below for Detailed Bio's About Our Crew!


 Partner/owner Rick Hatch began his career in the oil heat industry in 1979 with a local oil company.  Here he met his future wife and business partner, Wanda, who started working in the office in 1983.  In 1987, Rick and Wanda were married, and shortly after, Wanda left the oil business to hone her office management and bookkeeping skills in a New London based doctor’s office.  In 1988 they had their first child, a son Kyle, and Wanda became a stay at home mom.  Three years later in 1991 they had their second child, Samantha.  In 1993 Rick branched out from the oil company to become self-employed with a local heating company.  In 1998 Wanda rejoined him and took charge of the office.  As 2004 rolled around, the two decided to go into business for themselves, and established their own HVAC and Energy Solution company, R&W Heating Energy Solutions.  Now, with Ricks’ 30 plus years of experience in the field, and Wanda's’ 20 plus years of expertise in the office, the pair has steadily built a successful, small business.  They keep up to date with continuous research into the latest and most innovative products and services, and with the addition of their children, their nephew, and employees who have become part of the family, R&W Heating Energy Solutions grows each year.
In 1999, Rick’s nephew Greg Chapel joined him and started his career in the HVAC field after completing his 8000 hour apprenticeship.  In 2004, he accompanied Rick and Wanda on their new business endeavor, and the three worked together to make the business grow.  With 15 years experience, Greg is a Lead Technician specializing in residential heating and holds an Unlimited Journeyman license.
Jeff Preston started his career in the HVAC field in 1995, at a family business in the northern region of New London County.  He too completed his 8000 hour apprenticeship, and in 2007, joined the R&W Heating crew.  With over 19 years experience, Jeff also holds an Unlimited Journeyman license, and is a Lead Technician specializing in air conditioning and heat pumps.
In his younger days, Kyle went on service calls, and helped the guys out on the weekends making dump runs.  In 2009, he was officially added to the family business as an apprentice.  He has now completed his 8000 apprenticeship and is now an HVAC technician holding an Unlimited Journeyman License. 
Samantha accompanied Rick on service calls and could be found helping out on the weekends cutting oil tanks.  She joined the family business part time in 2009, and became a full time employee in 2010.    
The newest members to the R&W Crew include Mike K., who came on board in 2012.  Mike is a BPI Certified Technician performing HES (Home Energy SolutionSM) Assessments, with an extensive background in building science he obtained through over 30 years as a carpenter and general contractor.
Mike K. also joined us in 2014 with 7+ years experience in the HVAC field.  He holds a Limited Journeyman License and specializes in residential heating.



All Technicians are Licensed and Insured.