Powerhouse history

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How it started

powerhouse history Paul A. Stohner

Paul A. Stohner

In 1980, Powerhouse started as Steam-Rent, a small division of Penn-Jersey Boiler. Paul A. Stohner took this small division and incorporated Powerhouse Equipment in 1982. Immediately, Powerhouse started repairing and servicing boilers in NJ, PA, DE, MD and NY.

Soon after his business started, Paul realized something, something big. Customers couldn't afford downtime. With this perspective, Paul reimagined the boiler business and started providing temporary boilers.

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The Powerhouse headquarter in New Jersey

The original concept was simply a used boiler sitting on a trailer. Paul and his team elevated this design to become the foundation of Powerhouse. Instead of used boilers, only new boilers and new components were used.

Over the years, the functionality, quality and reliability of these rental boilers increased.

At the same time, we built a network of the best boiler manufacturers. This allows us to provide you with the expertise and equipment you need, anytime and anywhere.

For nearly 40 years, Powerhouse has solved the power needs of companies worldwide. The company started in a double-wide office trailer and has transformed into a 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Delanco, New Jersey. Now, the next chapter of the family business begins as Powerhouse was acquired by Atlas Copco in June 2019.

Powerhouse acquired by Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco Group Center

Atlas Copco headoffice in Stockholm, Sweden

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. Together, Atlas and Powerhouse can provide our customers with more resources to deliver a complete portfolio of temporary utility solutions.

Our future

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We may have the largest fleet of Portable Boiler Rooms, but that doesn't stop us from going above and beyond. We still take pride in our work and hold ourselves accountable, why? Because as Paul says, "It's the right thing to do."