Our Team

We’re very proud of our team, especially the special recognitions they’ve received.

Our heating and cooling personnel are Trane® Comfort Specialists. This badge indicates a Trane® dealer of the highest standing—one committed to excellence in every aspect of the business, from installation and service to customer care and employee training. It’s not a title that’s easy to come by either. Dealers qualify for this honor on a yearly basis by meeting the Trane® Company’s stringent standards for professionalism and technological expertise.

Our technicians are also NATE Certified, which is the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry and the only test supported by the entire industry.

Our team is our family, and they’ll treat you like you’re one of us! Get to know our team better by clicking the links below:

The Knueves

Mary Knueve
Mary Knueve
Retired
Mary has been with Knueve & Sons since the very beginning in 1970 with her late husband Frank Knueve. Mary was born in Fort Jennings in 1933 and graduated from the Fort Jennings High School in 1951.

Along with running a very successful business Mary and Frank raised six sons which has led to fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Mary loves volunteering at The Meadows of Kalida and loves to read, crochet and spend time with friends. Mary is always happy to cook delicious food and treats for her family at the Holidays and help people in need of a friend.

Dan Knueve
General Manager
Dan has been with the company for 38 years. He was born and raised in Kalida, Ohio and graduated from Kalida High School.

Dan holds Universal RSES Accreditation for Heat Pumps, A/C Geothermal. Dan is a factory trained tech for Trane, Lennox and Generac products.

Married to his wife Deb for 37 years they have 4 children and seven grandchildren.

In his spare time Dan loves bike riding, swimming, especially with the grandkids, singing in the church choir, traveling with Deb and the family, helping family and friends with projects. Deb and Dan garden and cook together.

Ron Knueve
Vice President Manager Plumbing Department and Plumbing Sales
Ron joined the company 35 years ago. Ron graduated from Kalida High School, Kalida Ohio. Ron holds a Master Plumbing License from the State of Ohio.

Married to his wife Bonnie for 26 years, they have two daughters. In his spare time Ron is a member of the Lions Club and has been a Volunteer Fireman for 27 years. He is involved in several church committees with the St. Michaels Church and is an Ohio Buckeye and Cincinnati Reds fan.

Joe Knueve
Installation Manager
Joe has been with the company for 27 years. Born and raised in Kalida, Ohio and graduated from Kalida High School.

Joe holds Nate Certification and state licenses in HVAC, Electrical, Hydronics and Refrigeration.

Joe and his wife Stacy have a son and a daughter. In his spare time Joe attends his children’s athletic and school events. He volunteers to coach and help his children’s sports teams and other organizations and if there is time left he loves to play golf.

Greg Knueve
Service Manager
Greg has been with the company for 29 years. Like his brothers he was born in Kalida, Ohio and has been there his entire life. Greg holds an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Control Technology.

Greg has E.P.A. Universal Certification, NATE Certified, Generac Air Cooled & Commercial Generator Service Training, Mitsubishi Service Training and Trane Service One Certification.

Greg is married to Teresa and they have a son and two daughters. Greg enjoys attending the children’s school activities, following the Reds Baseball, Buckeye’s and the Browns.

Mike Knueve
Sales
Mike has been with the company for 23 years. Mike was born and raised in Kalida, Ohio and has an Associate’s Degree in HVAC from Terra Tech.

Mike has won the Top 10 Sales Award for the last 10 years.

Mike is married to his wife Andrea and they have two daughters and a dog “Chester”. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, golf, and following the Browns and Reds.

The Service Team

Eric Schroeder
Service Technician
Eric has been with Knueve & Sons for 18 years. Eric went to University of Northwestern Ohio in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration.

Eric holds Trane Service One, NATE, Generac Generator Service School and WaterFurnace certifications.

Eric and his wife Deb have two daughters and a dog. His interests are in hockey, geo-caching with his daughter and Notre Dame Football.

Ryan Thompson
Service Technician
Ryan has been with Knueve & Sons for 9 years. He graduated from Ottawa Glandorf High School and HVAC/R University at Northwestern Ohio.

Ryan is a RSCS Universal Certified Water Specialist and is a Certified Water Treatment Installer.

Ryan and his wife Carrie have two sons and Ryan enjoys spending time with family and friends and working on old cars.

Chris Hensley
Plumber
Chris has been with Knueve & Sons for five years. Chris was born in Lima, Ohio and graduated from Lima Senior High School. He then was awarded a Massage Therapy Certification from Institute of Therapeutic Massage.

Chris holds a journeyman plumbers license. Chris and his wife Casey have two children and two dogs. Chris spends any free time with his family and their pets and particularly enjoys cookouts and playing Transformers with his son.

Greg Johnston
Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
Greg has been with Knueve & Sons for 5 years. He graduated from Miller City High School and then University of Nortwestern Ohio. Greg is a certified ICE Type III Refrigeration.

Greg is married to Gerilyn and they have three daughters. Greg enjoys music, riding his motorcycle, gardening and doing things with his grandchildren.

The Sales Team

Mike Knueve
Sales
Mike has been with the company for 23 years. Mike was born and raised in Kalida, Ohio and has an Associate’s Degree in HVAC from Terra Tech.

Mike has won the Top 10 Sales Award for the last 10 years.

Mike is married to his wife Andrea and they have two daughters and a dog “Chester”. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, golf, and following the Browns and Reds.

Rodney Warnecke
Water Treatment Sales
Rodney has been with Knueve & Sons for 16 years. Rodney has an Associate’s Degree in Marketing and Sales from Owens Community College, is WQA Certified, CWS-I, CSR, and Water Right Top Earning Dealer for 3 years running.

Rodney is married to Jenny for 24 years and they have two sons and a daughter. In his spare time Rodney enjoys his family and his children’s sports. He likes fishing and is a member of Eagles Club, the Glandorf Catholic Church and the Glandorf Rod-n-Gun Club.

The Installation Team

Bob Ricker
Heating and Air Conditioning Installer
Bob was born in Van Wert and has been with Knueve & Sons many years. Bob holds an Associate in Electronics from Owens Community College. He has a E.P.A. Universal Refrigeration Certification, Generac Generator Service School, Trane Service One and NATE Certification.

Bob is married to Shirley and they have a son and daughter. He enjoys camping and bowling.

Marc Howell
Plumbing Installer
Brady Maag
Heating and Air Conditioning Installer
Brady has been with Knueve & Sons for 7 years and loves working on cars and fishing in his spare time.
Andy Bohner
Plumbing, Bathroom Remodeling Specialist
Andy has been with Knueve & Sons for 4 ½ years. He was born in Lima, Ohio and has an Associate’s Degree in Maintenance Technician / Mechatronics from Northwest State Community College.

The Office Team

Lynda Fortman
Lynda Fortman
Accounts Payable Secretary / Receptionist
Lynda has been with Knueve & Sons for 17 ½ years. Lynda was born in Lima, Ohio and is a 1983 Graduate from Kalida High School and is currently attending Rhodes State College in Lima to obtain her Associate’s Degree in Business Management.

Lynda was awarded the Customer Service for the 21st Century in 2002, the Art of Leadership from Rhodes in 2013.

Lynda has been married to her husband Glen for 29 years and they have 3 children and 1 granddaughter. Lynda loves to spend time with friends and family, floral design, running/walking and biking. She is involved in organizations and activities at her local church Sunday school as a teacher for pre-school.

Doris Siefker
Doris Siefker
Customer Service Representative
Doris has been with Knueve & Sons for 16 years. Born in Lima, Ohio she graduated from high school in Ottoville, Ohio.

Doris has been married to Joe for 38 years and they have two children, four grandchildren, and a golden retriever named “Viper”.

Doris loves gardening, boating, fishing and attending the children’s and grandchildren’s activities.

Deana Nienberg
Deana Nienberg
Administrative Assistant
Deana has been with Knueve & Sons, first for 8 years part time and then full time for the past 11 years. Deana was born in Lima, Ohio and earned a Bachelor Degree in Business for Bowling Green State University.

Deana is married to her husband Paul and they have four children. In her free time Deana likes reading, gardening, playing with her children and bike riding.

Beth Nienberg
Beth Nienberg
Sales Coordinator
Beth has been with Knueve & Sons for 12 years. Beth has been married 11 years to Dave and they have three children.
Deb Schroeder
Deb Schroeder
Heating and Air Conditioning Dispatcher
Deb has been with Knueve & Sons for 12 years. Born in Kalida she graduated from Kalida High School.

Deb and her husband Eric have two daughters. In her spare time Deb enjoys cross stitching, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Lynette Diebert
Lynette Diebert
Dispatcher
Lynette has been with Knueve & Sons for 2 and a half years now. She was born in Findlay and graduated from Findlay High School.

Lynette has three sons and her outside interests are football, NASCAR and working jigsaw puzzles.

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