The company was started in April of 1955 by George Sprenkle, Bill Sprenkle and Harold Smith, operating as Yorkaire Cooling and Heating Sales. From their original location on Norway Street in York, Yorkaire Cooling and Heating Sales made their mark as one of the top mechanical contractors in central Pennsylvania.
One of the company's first projects was the mechanical remodeling of the York County Courthouse on Market Street in York. Throughout the 1960's, 70's & 80's Yorkaire Cooling and Heating Sales tackled major projects such as the remodeling of the York Hospital and Red Lion Area Senior High School and was the mechanical contractor for expansions in the Caterpillar Tractor and Harley Davidson manufacturing facilities.
In 1983, four employees of Yorkaire Cooling and Heating Sales, Charles Lefever, Gary Gillette, Donald Doutrich and Larry Roberts purchased the company and began operation of the firm as Yorkaire, Inc., continuing to operate as a full service mechanical contractor.
As market conditions have changed, we too have changed. In October of 2001, the Yorkaire, Inc. name was changed to The Yorkaire Group. Our new name is to help you, our valued customer, understand our true identity. The Yorkaire Group provides mechanical contracting and combustion technology related services primarily to the industrial market.
Today The Yorkaire Group operates from a 10,000 square foot facility on Whiteford Road. Our staff of trained fabrication and installation personnel compliment a very capable team of project managers, engineers and support workforce.
The Yorkaire Group's focus in the new millennium is directed in determining how we can help our customer's with their toughest problems by implementing the disciplines we've learned in the mechanical contracting and specialty combustion product areas. The Yorkaire Group possesses a firm foundation of experience and expertise to ensure our success and your satisfaction on every project and product.
History of Our Logo
Yorkaire Mechanical restructures while changing it's name, Central Penn Business Journal, September 28, 2001
Moment with a Manager, The York Daily Record, September 24, 2001
Contractor Finds A New Path, Central Penn Business Journal, September 29, 1995