In the first two years his business had grown enough that he opened an appliance store on the south side of Main Street in Sebree in 1976.
“I had followed my dad around since I was a kid,” said Mark Moser, Emerson’s son and the current owner of E & M. “But I didn’t start working full time with the company until I graduated from Ivy Tech in 1979.”
Using the skills Mark learned in college, E & M started installing heating and air conditioning units in 1980.
“Primarily we are a heating, air and plumbing contractor now,” said Mark Moser. “We’re a residential and light commercial contractor. We cover an area of about 75 miles, including Webster, Union, Hopkins and McLean Counties.”
The business that started with one man working out of the back of his truck has grown to have around 19 employees in the field.
Today E & M Heating and Air operates out of a facility located behind Independence Bank in Sebree that opened in 1994. It houses their warehouse, offices and a store that carries many of the same products that their workers install.
Moser said they have done everything from private homes to governmental jobs. Last year they contracted a job at Fort Campbell, and they have worked as far away as Eddyville State Penitentiary.
“Whatever it takes to pay the bills,” Moser joked.
Josh Moser, Mark’s son became the third generation to work in the business when he went full time in 2008, but said that he had done various jobs in the field since he was 13 or 14.
Mark said that not only did they have the third generation of Moser working in the business, they were now doing work for the third generation of customer.
“The community has always supported us,” said Mark Moser. “We’re very appreciative of all of their support since we started.”
J-E News Editor
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