The Team Player: CJ Powell

 If you ever get the chance to meet Camarrow “CJ” Powell, Jr., take it. His jovial nature is infectious. This welder keeps his team on task and in good spirits: invaluable qualities we appreciate and respect here at Steffes. Not only that, he’s one heck of a welder. And lucky for us, he chose to … Read More

August Lorenzen: The Benefits of Balance

You hear about it all the time: work-life balance. But does any employee actually experience it? Design Engineer August Lorenzen chose to return to Team Steffes not only for the balance he once enjoyed but also for the sense of community he missed. When August moved to the Peace Garden State in 2015 from Jefferson … Read More

Steffes Spotlight: Travis Kilgore

“A dream come true.” At Steffes, employees are encouraged to pursue their goals. Take it from Travis Kilgore: from Shipping & Receiving agent to supervisor… with a degree in-between!     Check out our original Spotlight on Travis Kilgore from nearly six years ago! Learn more about our education reimbursement program and other learning opportunities at … Read More

Steffes honored with Family Business of the Year Award

In April 2023, the Steffes family received the Vicki Clarke Prairie Family Business of the Year Award from the Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA). The award honors a family business that makes valuable contributions to its community through leadership, volunteerism, and financial support; exhibits a caring spirit toward the well-being of its employees; and displays … Read More

Core values embodied: Robert Terry, Jr.

His name is Robert Terry, Jr., but you can call him ‘Rob’ for short. This genuinely gracious individual will soon be celebrating one year working for Steffes in our Shelby, North Carolina, facility. With an associate degree from his home state of South Carolina and over 30 years of professional experience, Rob was the perfect … Read More

Team Steffes attends 2023 Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Expo

Several members of the Steffes Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) attended the 2023 Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo in Atlanta in February. The AHR Expo is an annual event, providing HVACR professionals – including manufacturers and suppliers – the opportunity to share ideas and showcase their products, services, and technologies related to the HVACR … Read More

Up to the challenge: Lisa Sparks

What is that phrase they always say? “The grass is always greener…” While that’s not always the case, at Steffes, we believe in each employee’s professional development and that we work best when we work together. We believe the grass is truly greener here. And Lisa Sparks, production planner for our Grand Forks West facility, … Read More

Pilot project in Seattle shows central heat pump water heaters can act as massive hot water batteries that help reduce carbon emissions

Original article published February 15, 2023 | Joseph Wachunas for New Buildings Institute Central heat pump water heaters (CHPWHs) present a tremendous opportunity to reduce the substantial energy used in water heating and can act as giant thermal batteries. They do this by using energy to heat water during times of low grid demand and … Read More

Steffes Spotlight: Wyatt Kainz

At Steffes, we don’t believe great minds think alike; we believe they think differently. From the largest build down to the smallest part, innovation is at the forefront of our product designs and manufacturing processes. One of the great minds who contributes to the culture of innovation at Steffes is Wyatt Kainz.   As a … Read More

EHS/CI Manager Bethany Kovash receives Patriot Award

Bethany Kovash, Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS)/Continuous Improvement (CI) manager at Steffes, was presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Patriot Award by Rich Brauhn, chair of ESGR’s North Dakota Area Eight committee, Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Kovash was nominated for the Patriot Award by Steffes EHS Specialist Lucas Kubik, an … Read More