Karen – Owner
Hello, My Name is Karen Edwards; my husband and I have been married 32 years, and we have three kids, Bret, Kylie, and Nicholas. I graduated from Civic Memorial in 1982 and went on to attend Hickey Secretarial School in St. Louis. After Graduating from Hickey, I took a job at Emerson Electric, where I worked for several years before moving my career back to Alton. In 1991, Mike and I purchased King Air Conditioning and Heating; The company had been closed during the Summer of 1991, so it was our intention that I would help Mike notify previous customers that our doors where back opened, among various other “start up” tasks. Well, needless to say, 27 years have passed and I am still here.
In November of 2009, We purchased Bush Refrigeration, in an attempt to expand into commercial refrigeration work. This is just one of the many changes that have taken place over the years, but I have enjoyed the challenges and rewards that come with owning a small business.
I have worked, and continue to work, with some great people . We have an unbelievably loyal customer base, and I very much enjoy building relationships, while getting to know our customers.
My hobbies, outside of work, include being outdoors, hiking, reading, playing games, and spending time with family. I am also involved with my church, Abundant Life Community Church. God has blessed our family business, and we are excited to have Bret and Kylie active in its growth.