Our History

When Edwin Walters, his brother, Alfred Walters, and Edwin's wife, Irene established The Walters Company in 1936, consumers in the United States were beginning the transition from ice boxes to refrigerators. The Walters, eager to establish a company to sell and service the new equipment, became the Westinghouse distributor in Schenectady. The Westinghouse Corporation had a national contract with F.W. Woolworth Company to provide air conditioning systems all across the country. This led the Walters Company to provide some of the first preventive maintenance contracting available in the capital district because early, water cooled AC systems required a fall shutdown and a spring startup and needed to be serviced on a regular basis. At this time there was also a need for qualified refrigeration piping installers for the new projects that were taking place around the Northeast. The resulting influx of work required the Walters Company to add more employees to their roster and the firm prospered. The Walters Company was the first air conditioning contractor in the area to install a Liebert Unit at General Electric Company in Schenectady New York. This was the beginning of the firm's outstanding reputation for providing and installing specialty equipment for computer rooms, data centers and telecommunication sites.

The current owners, William Clough, President, and John DeMichele, Vice President, have a long history with the company. William Clough joined the Walters Company in 1971 to assist Edwin Walters and John DeMichele joined the company in 1980 as a service technician and became the service manager in 1984. Both men are proud to carry on the tradition of excellence established by the company's founders.

The Walters Company would not be where it is today without the dedication of all of its hard working employees. Every employee plays an important role in pursuing the goals set forth by the Walters family in 1936. Today the Walters Company prides itself on its experience, knowledge, and excellence in the HVAC industry and strives to remain the area's premier provider of HVAC services.


We recently instated a recycling program in which our company now recycles all paper, cardboard, and metal objects. This has reduced our waste by over 50%. We truly believe in preserving the environment as best as we can and we urge our customers to do the same.

Professional Affiliations

Air Conditioning Contractors Of America (ACCA)
ACCA is the largest association of HVACR contractors and the preferred service provider for members in all 50 states and worldwide.

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Mechanical Contractors Association of America

The HVAC Training Authority