Powerhouse is proud to be a family-run company and is looking forward to a bright future in the Boiler business. We have established a sterling reputation in the industry and look to improve it with every job.
Family owned, Family operated since 1982.
Powerhouse started as Steam-Rent, a small division of Penn-Jersey Boiler in 1980. Paul A. Stohner took this small division and incorporated Powerhouse Equipment in 1982. The first facility was a double-wide office trailer parked next to a rented-out 50-year old warehouse. Immediately Powerhouse started repairing and servicing boilers in NJ, PA, DE, MD and NY. Paul and Powerhouse quickly realized the customers could not afford downtime, so Powerhouse started providing temporary boilers.
Originally it was just a used boiler sitting on a trailer. Powerhouse soon decided to take this concept several steps further. So instead of used boilers, only new boilers and new components were used. Steadily the functionality, quality and reliability of these rental boilers increased, and we built a network of the best boiler manufacturers in the business. Powerhouse moved to a dedicated facility in 1997 and has not looked back. Although our fleet is large, and growing, and our service area is now the World, we still take personal pride in our work and hold ourselves accountable, why? Because as Paul always says, “It is the the right thing to do.”
SteamRent Co. is started as a spin-off from Penn-Jersey Boiler Co. Paul A. Stohner starts as a Sales Engineer.
Powerhouse Equipment & Engineering Co. is Incorporated by Paul A. Stohner. Original Employees = 3.
Achieve Top Ten in Sales for York-Shipley
Construction of Powerhouse’s first complete Portable Boiler Room rental trailer
First US Navy Contract at Naval Station New York - largest job to date.
Powerhouse joins Cleaver Brooks “Million Dollar Club”
Powerhouse purchases last boiler out of Cleaver Brook’s original Lebanon, PA plant
Award of contract for Philadelphia International Airport. Contract would continue for 16 years
Powerhouse moves from Camden, NJ to current facilities in Delanco, NJ. 40,000 sq ft of manufacturing space.
International Sales & Service Division is started in South Florida, specializing in Latin American Sales.
Powerhouse reaches 40 full-time employees
Powerhouse assists with largest single demand for rental boilers - NYC during Hurricane Sandy.
Matt Stohner takes over as CEO & Majority Owner from father Paul A. Stohner
Corn Service Co. is acquired and kept as independent division.
Powerhouse Family reaches 100 employees (and growing!)
“After superstorm Sandy, Powerhouse was able to supply and deliver an 800 HP boiler to the Empire State Building within 24 hours of request. A great job, excellent customer service and follow up. When I need steam I will know who to call! Overall Experience with Powerhouse, scale of 1-10: 10+”Timothy J. Clancy, Director of Operations Empire State Building Company, LLC, New York City, New York