Chelan Valley Heating and Cooling joined the Manson Chamber of Commerce and
open its doors June 2022. They are located at 300 South Quetilquasoon Road #5,
across from the Manson Bay Market. Creating a comfortable climate is what
CVHC specializes in. They are in business to help solve your problems and help
you get the most out of their products and extend the life of your investments.
“At Chelan Valley Heating and Cooling (CVHC) we focus on our customers,
providing great products and celebrated customer service. We strive continually to
offer excellent communication between our staff, suppliers and our valued
customers. We are on a five-year plan to not only offer HVAC (Heating Venting Air
Conditioning) but a one-stop shop, offering electrical, plumbing and gas,” said
owner, Bart Pollard.
Bart Pollard was born in the Ellensburg area and lived in Spokane and Bellevue
and Kirkland before graduating from Lake Washington High School in 2002. Like
many other graduating seniors, Bart did not have a plan for his future. He made the
decision to attend Bellevue College, taking general courses. “Even after my college
years, I could not zero in on a profession that excited me. The best thing that
happened during my college years, I met Jill, my wife.” Bart said.
In 2006, Bart was encouraged to explore a program through the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the Puget Sound JATC program that
provide opportunities to “earn while you learn,” through paid on-the-job training,
along with classroom instruction. This was a five-year commitment for Bart and
for the first time he felt he had found his calling. Bart began the apprenticeship
program in 2007 and completed the program in 2012. During those five years Bart
attended classroom instruction three months followed by three months on the job
training, then repeat the process. “I totally believe the trades are a perfect fit for
some students. It opened the door to my life’s work and I’m grateful,” Bart said.
With nothing to tie them down, Bart, Jill and the kids packed up and moved to
Kauai, Hawaii, a dream they both shared. There was plenty of electrical work
available and Bart worked for several companies, increasing his knowledge of all
things electrical. In 2019 they made the decision to move back stateside but didn’t
want to live on the westside of the mountains. Chelan was their number one pick.
The Pollard’s opened Goldie’s, a smoothie, Açaí bowl and health food café in
Chelan, November 2020. Goldie’s moto is “At Goldie’s we seek to nourish your
mind, body, and spirit through the food we make, the experiences we create, and
the wellness inspiration we share”. Jill and her business partner, Elle Manthey own
Moonpenny, a boutique next door to Goldie’s. It opened in July 2020.
The idea of opening a heating and cooling business started to take form early 2021.
“Chelan Valley Heating and Cooling was born out of desire to provide better
customer service, create well trained and well-paid trade jobs, and develop a
stronger business model. We are still a new business and still refining our
processes. I believe we are building a business our employees and the community
can truly be proud of and is reflected in our high standards,” Bart stated.
On a personal note, from Norm Manly, our heat pump quit working December
2022. We were not having much luck with repairs until I met with Sage, one of
CVHC’s technicians. He came out the same day and ordered parts and a week later
with were back in operation and a very fair price, customer service at its best!
Chelan Valley Heating and Cooling can be reached at 509-630-0780 or
email@example.com You can also visit their website
By Community Volunteer