Lynden Sheet Metal was founded in 1940 by John Wynstra and Pete Douma. They hung out their shingle at a small shop at Front & 3rd St and stayed there until moving into a building further down 3rd St in 1946. There they designed and built a Lynden Sheet Metal brand of oil furnace and invented a forced air wood furnace. Some of these oil and wood furnaces were still in operation more than 40 years later. Goes to the old adage “they don’t make them like they used to”. In addition to their own furnace brands, they carried the Lennox line of furnaces and air conditioners.
In 1977, John’s nephew Dennis Clark and Dennis’s Brother in law Bob Crabtree and his wife Rose took over the business. They grew the business and moved it out to the Guide Meridian in 1980. They expanded their lines to include gas fireplaces. In 1998, when the decision was made to widen the Guide Meridian from 2 lanes to 4, Hinton Chevrolet offered to move us to a new facility so they could use our property to continue to have enough road frontage for their car lot. So we moved to our present location at 837 Evergreen St. Dennis retired shortly after in 2000.
Lynden Sheet Metal continued to grow its HVAC business, added a refrigeration department which works on commercial coolers, walk-ins and restaurant equipment and added a full plumbing department. Growing from about 15 employees to more than 35. In 2011, Bob and Rose retired, leaving their daughter Bobbi Kreider and her husband Cory to take over. Both Cory and Bobbi had worked in the business for close to 20 years each , so the transition was completely seamless and the business will continue on “still in the family” for another generation.
Lynden Sheet Metal offers a wide variety of products and services including: Heating and cooling, Commercial Refrigeration, Gas or wood fireplaces, plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, and welding. We work on residential and commercial projects.
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