About Indoor Comfort

Early Beginnings

Indoor Comfort was established in Ypsilanti, Michigan by John Montanye in 1951. John built up the business over the years with the help of many dedicated and skilled employees. He retired in the mid 1970s and one of his business partners, Boyd Yard, continued running Indoor Comfort until 1991. Boyd then sold the company to his service manager, Mike Martin, who had started working as a service technician years before.

Mike Takes Over

Mike Martin, former owner of Indoor ComfortMike Martin started as a service technician, became a manager, and then purchased the business. He was and still is very committed to Indoor Comfort. When he became owner, 75% of Indoor Comfort’s work was commercial and new construction. Over the years, Mike shifted the focus to residential service and replacement. He very much enjoyed visiting people in their homes and finding a solution to their heating and cooling problems. Today, Mike is retired and Indoor Comfort continues to only do residential work and our dedicated team enjoys working with the local community to meet their needs.

Great Service Through the Generations

Indoor Comfort has always been grateful for the loyalty of our many customers. We consider it a great privilege when we are able to serve later generations of the same families that John Montanye, founder of Indoor Comfort, had served. On one occasion, in 2012, Mike sold a new heating system to a young couple from Ypsilanti who were third generation customers. Both sets of parents had been valued customers of Mike’s and the grandparents had been original customers of John’s. This family has stayed loyal to Indoor Comfort since the 1950s. This is the kind of relationship Indoor Comfort is always trying to create and maintain.

The Tradition of Excellence Continues Today 

Molly Wilson, Kurt Ritchie and Cory Picklesimer owners of Indoor ComfortToday, Indoor Comfort is owned and run by a managerial team that was handpicked by Mike Martin: Kurt Ritchie whom he chose to take his place as President and lead salesman; Molly Wilson, Mike’s daughter whom he trained to be his Business Manager; and Cory Pickelsimer, a longtime trusted employee who is now the senior lead installer and Installation Manager. This leadership team and the dedicated employees of Indoor Comfort continue the tradition of extraordinary service first started by John, continued by Boyd, and kept going by Mike.

Our Team

Kurt Ritchie

Kurt Ritchie

President

23 Years of Experience

He was hand-picked by longtime owner, Mike Martin, in 2013, to take his place and lead Indoor on the path of honest service and high-quality work. Kurt has succeeded in this vision …

Molly Wilson

Molly Wilson

Business Manager

13 Years of Experience

She works endlessly to make sure everything is in place so that the technicians and customers are both happy. Molly is the daughter of former owner Mike Martin. He …

Cory Picklesimer

Cory Picklesimer

Installation Manager

15 Years of Experience

He has worked for the company since 2002, and his hard work and dedication has paid off. He started as a full time maintenance technician learning about the company and …

Mark McGinn

Mark McGinn

Senior Technician

41 Years of Experience

Mark McGinn is now retired but is staying on as a special consultant and will forever be part of our Indoor Comfort family. Mark has been a faithful employee since 1994. He started …

Greg Orians

Greg Orians

Senior Technician

20 Years of Experience

He has rarely, if ever, taken a sick day. He comes to work to work hard and meet as many customer needs as humanly possible. We call him the energizer bunny! No one knows …

Sean Kessler

Sean Kessler

Install Technician

27 Years of Experience

Sean joined the team in 2012, and we have been so happy to have him. Sean, his wife and their 2 daughters live in Ann Arbor. He was happy to join a local company. As a committed father …

Jimmy Gorka

Jimmy Gorka

Service, Maintenance and Install Tachnician

10 Years of Experience

He is a newer member of the team, hired in 2014, but an experienced technician. His range of skills from maintenance, to service, to install know-how make …

Tom Conway

Tom Conway

Maintenance and Install Technician

4 Years of Experience

Tom Conway started at Indoor Comfort in 2013. He worked for 2 years learning the HVAC world. He then left the company to explore other contracting …

Dustin Ives

Dustin Ives

Lead Coordinator / Dispatcher

3 Years of Experience

Dustin started as maintenance technician learning about the company and the trade as he went. Dustin’s positive attitude, clear communication, and …

 
Emma Ferguson

Emma Ferguson

Office Assistant

2 Year of Experience

Emma started at Indoor Comfort at the end of 2016. She was hired to work part time while going to college. When Emma isn’t in the office she enjoys …

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INDOOR COMFORT

416 W. Huron  |  Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 665-9860
Fax: (734) 665-3836

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

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