The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce, with a little help from the Chamber Ambassadors and Wee Little Miss Rabbit Fest Hadlie Perry, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming Muegge Air Conditioning and Heating as Copperas Cove’s newest business Wednesday at a location on U.S. Business Highway 190.
Muegge Air, owned by Tim and LaJean Muegge, is a third-generation air conditioning and heating installation, maintenance and repair business opened by Tim Muegge’s grandfather in Gatesville.
Tim Muegge has been in charge of the company for 16 years, which was operated out of his home in Gatesville, has eight employees and four trucks, with expectations to get more repair trucks on the road in the near future.
“I started doing this in ’99, when I graduated high school and got my associate degree in air conditioning,” said Muegge. “We work mainly in the Temple/Killeen area. We do a lot of subdivision work out at House Creek and in the subdivisions going up outside of Cove.”
Looking at the numbers of residents in the area and the few companies providing A/C installation and repair, the Muegges decided to open a storefront shop in Cove to provide better service to the surrounding region, he said.
“We saw an opportunity to bring our service to town,” he added. “We mainly specialize in new construction; we’re the main Rheem dealer in the area, and we plan to provide an annual maintenance plan offering preventative maintenance twice a year in the spring and fall.”
Opening a storefront was a big change for LaJean Muegge, who said it’s been “different” having to actually go to work now along with taking their three children to multiple sports and school activities. But Copperas Cove has been amazing so far, she added.
“It’s been very nice — very welcoming. I guess when you’re outside of Cove, you have a different idea of what it’s going to be like,” LaJean Muegge said. “But you find out it’s really not like that. It’s been fun. I’ve been enjoying coming over here.”
For more information, visit their location at 2210 E. Business U.S. Highway 190 or call 254-223-0604.