It was March of 1972 when Harold Parkinson (a.k.a. Parky) bought Pinewood Mobile Homes, located in the still empty lot near Sobey’s on 7th Street North.
Originally a mobile home store, named Parky’s Mobile Homes Ltd. (which is still the parent company), Harold decided to diversify after meeting Jim Courtenay, a ticketed gas fitter, and incorporated furnace repairs and installations into the business.
By 1979, Parky’s decided to stop mobile home sales altogether and focus on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). The company moved to a bigger location on 11th Avenue South to accommodate the new venture. The new face of Parky’s included RSF wood furnaces and stoves, RV parts sales and service, and HVAC.
The 80’s were good for Parky’s and the business expanded down the valley. Then, in 1995, Doug was brought in to run the business side, while Harold continued to run the operations, until a diagnoses of Mesothelioma forced him to stop in ’99.
In the past 10 years, Parky’s has recycled more than 350 old, inefficient woodstoves as a partner in the Woodstove Exchange Program, and has always tried to be as active in the community as possible, donating or helping out with high school sports, the new Youth Centre, Kicking Horse Culture, Rotary, the Masonic Society, the Lions Club, and the Legion.
Today, Parky’s Heating & Cooling is still expanding their range of product and services to best meet the needs of valley residents and is now offering full plumbing services.
Their showroom and store now located on 9th Street North displays all the newest models of wood stoves & fireplaces, indoor air quality systems and RV parts & supplies. Qualified tradesmen can help design & install your HVAC system or repair it depending on your needs, so stop by for a visit today and see how we can help you, too!