takes between three and six hours. Free estimates are available. Pieper also has the ability to use a camera to take pictures four to five feet inside the ducts to show homeowners their condition.

Pieper’s Indoor Aire Care does more than duct cleaning, however, as Pieper said that is about half of his current work load.

Pieper worked for other contractors in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) trade for about 10 years. He can do service work, new installation or replacement installation on any of those items, including forced air or boiler systems. Pieper’s Indoor Aire Care currently works with Payne furnaces, which are made by the well-known manufacturer Carrier.

Pieper said he also now has enough equipment to do sheet metal fabricating. In addition to residential work, he also does work for the commercial sector.

Centrally located

The Howards Grove High School graduate said he moved to Kiel because he “had just as many friends in Kiel as Howards Grove.” He said he likes the

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fact that Kiel is centrally located between other larger cities, and he has done a lot of work in Sheboygan and Manitowoc.

Pieper is currently a one-man shop, but he said he envisions the day when he might need to open a shop other than his garage at home and also add one or more employees. One of his brothers also works in the HVAC industry, and all four of his brothers—John, Josh and twins Jeremy and Jesse—have been known to lend Jason a hand when he needs help with his business. His girlfriend, Jamie Otto, handles the bookkeeping and office work for the growing business.

“It got busier quicker than I anticipated,” Pieper said, saying he had hoped to have a couple months to set up his business after leaving his previous employer. Instead, calls started coming right away. “My biggest worry was not having any work,” he said. “I don’t have to worry about that anymore.”

Pieper said he works to provide quality service at an affordable price. He said his knowledge and experience combined with his strong values is helping him gain a foothold in the marketplace.