About United Enertech

Our History Helps Us To Understand The Needs of The Industry

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United Enertech is American owned and operated.

As a customer or potential customer you are invited to tour our facility at any time. We enjoy giving tours and are proud to show what United Enertech has become.

The History Behind The Company

A Timeline of Events

The Beginning

The dream began in a small cinder-block building in the 1940’s. A small boy watched as his father built the building and then compiled materials needed to begin his own refrigeration business. The boy was William (Bill) Tate, and it was his father Paul that inspired the dream to continue in Bill.

1940s – Paul’s Influence

Paul had graduated in the early 1940’s from the Chicago School of Engineering. Soon after graduating Paul was drafted into the war, and his dream was put on hold. When he returned, he built the small cinder-block building and began getting ready to open his business. Everything was ready to start when tragedy struck. Paul suddenly fell ill and passed away. Bill was determined to carry on his father’s dream and made it his own. He studied his father’s engineering school books so diligently that within one year’s time he could recite them verbatim. The family struggled and Bill learned the value of hard work and determination.

1969 – Bill Completes Studies

By 1969 Bill had completed his studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and had earned additional certificates in hvac.

1980s – United Air Products

He was ready to open his own business. He named it United Air Products. He liked the team work and American patriotism that the name “United” symbolized. It was in these early days of United Air Products that Bill was an original founder of the Chattanooga ASHRAE Chapter. In the spirit of hard work and determination, he built United Air Products into a large firm by the 1980’s.

1988 – United Enertech Corporation

He decided it was now time to go to the next level and fulfill the dream. He formed United Enertech Corporation in 1988.

1991 – Inventor of The Year Award

Now Bill was finally in his element. The engineering side of him was able to come out. In 1991 Bill was awarded Inventor of the Year by the Chattanooga Engineers Club for the patented personalized control system, Private Aire. United Enertech manufactured this wireless remote controlled temperature zone control system until the patent was sold.

1998 – United Enertech Thrives

In 1998 Bill sold United Air Products to focus all of his energy on United Enertech. It was at this time that United Enertech was able to begin to thrive. The company moved to a larger facility and began really making its mark in the industry. The facilities have been expanded three times since 1998 to keep up with the company’s growth.

1940s - Paul's Influence
1969 - Bill Completes Studies
1980s - United Air Products
1988 - United Enertech Corporation
1991 - Inventor of The Year Award
1998 - United Enertech Thrives
Paul had graduated in the early 1940’s from the Chicago School of Engineering. Soon after graduating Paul was drafted into the war, and his dream was put on hold. When he returned, he built the small cinder-block building and began getting ready to open his business. Everything was ready to start when tragedy struck. Paul suddenly fell ill and passed away. Bill was determined to carry on his father’s dream and made it his own. He studied his father’s engineering school books so diligently that within one year’s time he could recite them verbatim. The family struggled and Bill learned the value of hard work and determination.
By 1969 Bill had completed his studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and had earned additional certificates in hvac.
He was ready to open his own business. He named it United Air Products. He liked the team work and American patriotism that the name “United” symbolized. It was in these early days of United Air Products that Bill was an original founder of the Chattanooga ASHRAE Chapter. In the spirit of hard work and determination, he built United Air Products into a large firm by the 1980’s.
He decided it was now time to go to the next level and fulfill the dream. He formed United Enertech Corporation in 1988.
Now Bill was finally in his element. The engineering side of him was able to come out. In 1991 Bill was awarded Inventor of the Year by the Chattanooga Engineers Club for the patented personalized control system, Private Aire. United Enertech manufactured this wireless remote controlled temperature zone control system until the patent was sold.
In 1998 Bill sold United Air Products to focus all of his energy on United Enertech. It was at this time that United Enertech was able to begin to thrive. The company moved to a larger facility and began really making its mark in the industry. The facilities have been expanded three times since 1998 to keep up with the company’s growth.

1940s - Paul's Influence
1969 - Bill Completes Studies
1980s - United Air Products
1988 - United Enertech Corporation
1991 - Inventor's Award
1998 - United Enertech Thrives

Leadership

Andy Schwall President

Andy Schwall

President

Andy Schwall is President of United Enertech and a member of the Board of Directors.  He is responsible for all operations and sales strategy for the company, Mr. Schwall has over 17 years of experience at United Enertech.
During his 17 year long tenure at United Enertech, Mr. Schwall has gained significant experience in and made major contributions to the design and development of the company’s Pricing Program, new products, manufacturing equipment design and HVAC supplier development.

Mr. Schwall earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Charlie Miller COO

Charlie Miller

COO

Charlie Miller was named Chief Operating Officer of United Enertech in January 2017. He is responsible for all operational and engineering activities of the company, including, development, production, materials and support functions. Prior to being named COO, Mr. Miller was Vice President of Operations within United Enertech Corporation.

From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Miller was Director of Operations for Nelson Global Products and also held senior Management positions within Bendix Commercial Vehicle systems, Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) and Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL).  His professional career began at Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE: HON) (formerly AlliedSignal Corp.) where he spent 18 years in a variety of Operations, Program Management and Engineering positions.

Mr. Miller earned his degree in Manufacturing Engineering at Southern Illinois University (SIU) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Brenau University, located in Gainesville, GA.  Charlie is a Certified Green Belt and has an extensive Lean Manufacturing background.

Jeff Needles CFO

Jeff Needles

CFO

Jeff Needles was named Chief Financial Officer of United Enertech in January 2017. He is responsible for all financial and administration activities of the company, including financial reporting, treasury, tax, legal, audit, IT, banking and insurance. Prior to being named CFO, Mr. Needles was Chief Financial Officer of Schnellecke Logistics USA, LLC.

From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Needles was Director Financial Planning & Analysis at MasterCraft Boat Company (NASDAQ: MCFT). Prior to that, he was Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis for the Furniture Brands International. His professional career began at Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s (NYSE: HOG) Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City, Missouri and Harley’s corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mr. Needles earned his degree in finance at Saint Louis University (SLU) and hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Washington University’s Olin School of Business.  Jeff is CPA (inactive) certified in the State of Missouri.

Company Culture

The United Enertech employees are a closely knit team of workers with a strong spirit and determination. Hard work and determination are still core values for everyone at United Enertech. These values are the building blocks for good customer relations, strong growth, quality and speed. It is with this spirit and attitude that United Enertech maintains its flexibility for custom adaptations and high tech products. These values formed from the dream are what will take United Enertech into the future of the hvac industry.

Pay & Benefits

United Enertech values our employees. We are an at-will and equal opportunity employer offering competitive wages and great benefit packages including:

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Teamwork

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Dedication

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Purpose

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Professionalism

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Comfort

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Our Partners

We are proud to be working with the following partners:

Texas Department of Insurance (DPI)

The State of Texas is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework which is a highly coordinated state-based national system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace.

Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA)

The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) is an international, not-for-profit association of the world’s manufacturers of fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, air flow measurement devices, ducts, acoustic attenuators and other air system components.

Underwriter Laboratories (UL)

As a global company with more than 120 years of expertise, UL works with customers and stakeholders to help them navigate market complexity. UL brings clarity and empowers trust to support the responsible design, production, marketing and purchase of the goods, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow

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State of California – State Fire Marshal

The Office of the State Fire Marshal provides support through a wide variety of fire safety responsibilities including: regulating buildings in which people live, congregate, or are confined; by controlling substances and products which may, in and of themselves, or by their misuse, cause injuries, death and destruction by fire; by providing statewide direction for fire prevention within wildland areas; by regulation hazardous liquid pipelines; by developing and reviewing regulations and building standards; and by providing training and education in fire protection methods and responsibilities

Miami Dade County

The Florida Building Code (FBC) is a set of standards designed by the US state of Florida for buildings. Many regulations and guidelines distributed are important benchmarks regarding hurricane protection. Miami-Dade County was the first in Florida to certify hurricane resistant standards for structures which the Florida Building Code subsequently enacted across all requirements for Hurricane resistant buildings. Many other states reference the requirements set in the Florida Building codes, or have developed their own requirements for hurricanes.

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. Developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) it includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.

Pricing Program