Joe Bettio - President
Still a Dedicated US Marine
Within five minutes of meeting Joe Bettio, you’ll know he is a proud marine. He is a true patriot through and through. Joe’s father is a marine and his uncle served in the US Army, so it came as no surprise when he enlisted in the Marines at the age of 16 under the delayed entry program. This allowed him to complete his education at Stow High School at the age of 17. “I graduated from high school and from the Marine boot camp on the same day,” he said. He served four years in the service, earning the rank of Lance Corporal E-3. Joe spent duty time in Okinawa and Korea.
Joe is still an active supporter of our troops. He is past president of the Three-Deuce-Five Marine Foundation, which provides assistance; financial and otherwise, to Marines, Sailors and their families as they recover from wounds and other unforeseen hardships. He is also an active supporter of the Hire Our Heroes Program. He always welcomes the opportunity to hire on a fellow brother in arms.
Joe bought Hudson Heating from Don Butcher in 1996, and the business has been growing steadily ever since. Joe brings the same discipline, loyalty, and integrity he learned in the Marine Corps to his business. His approach to running Hudson Heating is very hands on. Joe is actively involved in the day-to-day operation of the business, where he emphasizes customer service to all his employees. His leadership style brings stability, so there is little employee turnover. Joe is a proud father of four children – Austin (who is a service technician at Hudson Heating), Madison, Rylee and Lincoln.
Amie has extensive training in the HVAC industry and incredible product knowledge. Her real expertise lies in being able to explain all the technical aspects of furnace and air conditioning installation in language everyone can understand. Amie has been with Hudson Heating Company since 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and gardening. Most of all she loves hanging out with her family! She dotes on her three children; Michael, Sophia and Lincoln.
Favorite Quote: “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein
No, Banjo is not a nickname - it's his given name! Banjo is one of Hudson Heating’s most seasoned technicians with over 20 years experience. He loves the occasional drive in heavy traffic, long walks in crowded malls and little dogs barking at his feet. Kidding! Banjo’s knowledge of the industry combined with his easy-going nature make him a natural leader and great service manager! What does he enjoy most about being a part of the Hudson Heating Team? It’s meeting new people every day and the fact that every job is different and has a unique set of challenges to overcome. Banjo is blessed with a wonderful wife of 24 years, 3 sons and 3 dogs. He is a huge fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Denver Broncos and is a self-proclaimed French Toast extraordinaire!
Favorite quote: “You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself."- Author Unknown
Austin has been with Hudson Heating since 2014, and as the son of the owner. In fact, his grandfather, Don Butcher, is the founder! He represents the third generation of his family to work in the business. He is deeply committed to carrying on his family’s legacy. Austin is a newlywed and is enjoying the married life with his beautiful wife Becca. His hobbies include fishing and motorcycle riding.
Favorite Quote: “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” – Jim Carrey
Austin has been in the HVAC industry since 2015 and most enjoys the aspect of problem solving. He is extremely detailed oriented and persistent in his pursuit to master his trade. He is an Army Veteran who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. In in spare time you'll find him watching sports including the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and OSU Buckeyes. Austin has a wonderful wife that he loves to go hiking with.
Favorite Quote: “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ken is one of Hudson Heating Company's most skilled installers. He has over 32 years of experience in the business. Hudson Heating has been lucky to have him as part of their team since 2005. His coworkers will tell you Ken is one of the most hard-working people they know! In his free time Ken enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter.
Favorite quote: “Is it Friday yet?”
Dan is the son of Hudson Heating founder Don Butcher, so it’s safe to say he grew up in the business. In fact, Dan claims he went on his first service call at the age of 3. Dan has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, all of them with Hudson Heating. An avid golfer and bowler, Dan has rolled a perfect 300 game on 13 different occasions and has posted an 800 series three times!