Ryczek, nicknamed 'Raisins' because he always carried raisins
in his pocket, with his brother Leon at right.
out of one work truck and a garage in Bay City in the late 1940s were
the humble beginnings of Ryczek Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Ryczek brothers, Ray and Leon started the business in 1947. The business
specialized in heating.
son, Jim, now owns and operates the business that his father had started.
Jim ran the business out of his father's old shop and home in the south
end of Bay City until the business outgrew that location.
started out as a one man operation run out of a garage, is now a team
of employees in a 9,000 square foot building. The business has grown
by leaps and bounds over the past few years thanks to the dedication
of hard work and satisfied customers.
Ryczek stands near one of the company's early Chevolet trucks.
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Ryczek, daughter of Ray, plays near one of the early Ryczek work
trucks. Notice the five digit telephone number on the side of the