When Patrick Butler and Bert Cole first started selling loft insulation door to door in 1959, they could hardly have imagined what they were starting. From those small beginnings working out of an old doctors surgery in Mill Street, the pair formed Butco, now trading for over 60 years.
The introduction of North Sea gas in the early 1970's brought a huge change to peoples lives, as well as to the industry, as gas heating became much more affordable. The number of installations carried out by Butco increased dramatically and the company soon gained a reputation for being one of the best Heating Companies in the West Midlands area, a reputation it is proud to still maintain today.
Butco has had to constantly evolve to keep pace with the huge changes in standards of living since it started in the late 1950's. Today, more than ever, energy efficiency is the key driving factor for the industry. The impact of the latest recession means that finances are not what they were, and we are all looking at ways to reduce our fuel bills, whilst maintaining the standards to which we have all become accustomed. In July 2017 Butco acquired Centra-Heat Limited, a company very similar to Buto, who were based in Codsall near Wolverhampton and trading for over 60 years.
The introduction of government legislation in April 2005 requiring all new boilers to be of the condensing type, means that it is now possible to have a heating system which is much more efficient.
Butco engineers are all Gas Safe registered and are available 24 hours a day. The company Gas Safe number is 1727.