Company History

William "Bill" G. Volkman

…without his hard work and dedication, Volkman Plumbing & Heating would not be a reality today. - Aaron Volkman

Bill with one of the original company vehicles in front of 207 S 3rd Street.

Volkman Plumbing & Heating was founded in 1932 by William “Bill” G. Volkman on the principles of hard-work, quality workmanship, and dedication.

The original building was located at 207 S 3rd Street in Norfolk. In the beginning, Volkman’s was the leader in residential and commercial projects pioneering the way for new technology. Bill Volkman’s innovative approach to business gave Volkman Plumbing and Heating the foundation it needed to grow and prosper.

May 19, 1938 – Ogallala Post Office Boiler
Bill’s unique ability to weld and install commercial equipment created opportunities all across the state. He flew to Ogallala to complete this boiler installation at the local post office.

Throughout the 1940s and 50s Bill continued to grow the business and establish dominance in Northeast Nebraska. In 1960, Volkman Plumbing & Heating incorporated. Bill had 2 partners, and operated the business until 1973 when he retired and day-to-day activities transitioned to its current president, Aaron G. Volkman.

In 1974, with 8 employees, we built and moved into our current location at 211 S 3rd Street. During the late 70’s Dan Clausen & Steve Thieman started with the company and joined in partnership with Aaron. The three collectively make up our current ownership: Aaron – president, Dan – vice president, Steve – secretary.

Steady growth throughout the 1980s paved the way for booming business in the early 90s. We added on to our current location and peaked at 50 employees.

Our current ownership: Aaron – president, Dan – vice president, Steve – secretary.

Today we operate 20 service vehicles and have nearly 35 employees. As the leading residential and commercial mechanical contractor in the area, we are here to service all of your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. We are your local Carrier dealer, but our trained technicians can service any make or model of heating and cooling equipment. Volkman Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning – where dependability and quality workmanship matters.