About Schwartz Boiler

Legacy of Quality

Providing dependable, highly-skilled services across the Great Lakes Region for over 115 years.

What's in a Name?

A lot, if you're Schwartz Boiler Shop Inc. The first time the Schwartz family put their name on the business was over 100 years ago when the Schwartz brothers formed Schwartz Brothers & Company Boiler Works in Cheboygan, Michigan. They manufactured large boilers for heating and energy, snow rollers, metal bridges, tanks, fire escapes, and smoke stacks. They also owned the patent on a horse-drawn snow plow called the Brazel.

The brothers were known for their service and ingenuity. The Brazel was considered the "undisputed best plow in the industry" selling across the Northern states from Michigan to Northern California and into Canada.

Concentration on boilers & metal fabrication

Over time, as the automobile became prevalent, the horse powered plow was replaced by snowplow trucks and the Schwartz brothers concentrated on boilers and metal fabrication. In 1942, one of the brothers, Amiel, and his son Arthur, constructed a new shop on Pine Hill Road where the business still resides to this day.

The focus was on ship boiler repair and Schwartz catered to Great Lakes freighters and ferry boats. Arthur continued to run the business for 31 years.

Relied on for over 100 years

We incorporated in 1981. Roger Schwartz, Arthur's son, and the third generation involved in the boiler business, headed the company. He carefully expanded to include a wide range of specialty services his customers needed.

Over the years, these customers have come to rely on what is now called Schwartz Boiler Shop Inc. to provide dozens of unique services all over the Great Lakes region.

Schwartz Boiler: Today

We still specialize in high-quality services supporting Great Lakes shipping with boiler repair, but also provide complete topside repair and ship alteration services. In addition, we are involved in industrial plant maintenance, gas and oil production facilities, National Board code welding work, and crane and forklift rental serving the construction and industrial sectors.

Through training, experience, enhanced skills, certifications, and solid, reliable service, Schwartz is a name recognized as being synonymous with quality workmanship in all our unique arenas of expertise. Our company and all our staff members are fully insured, with General Liability, Riggers Liability (crane work), Ship Repairers Liability, USL&H Workers Compensation, Auto, and Inland Marine.

Expansion & Growth

Most recently, a new, state-of-the-art blasting and painting facility was opened at the Pine Hill location - Schwartz Blast and Paint. (That end of Pine Hill has been renamed LaHaie Road, but the Schwartz business remains to this day where it was (re-located in 1942.)

This new building houses a 60' long industrial steel grit blast and paint booth. Targeting industrial trucking fleets, heavy equipment, LP gas tank, and military contracts, we can take anything that rusts, or needs to be cleaned, and make it look like new again.

Looking Forward

We have changed with the times, but our commitment to customer satisfaction has never been stronger. Schwartz Boiler will continue to provide the kind of dependable, highly-skilled services that have made it an icon throughout the region.

As we move through this next century, you can count on the Schwartz team to stand behind our services with the same commitment the original Schwartz brothers had to their customers in 1902 - we stake our name and our reputation on every job we tackle!