Heather Kolp

Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Heather has been with The Barton Boys for over 17 years and runs the office with a gentle and calm demeanor. She oversees not only all of our accounting and benefits, she also works on our Human Resources policies,  our Labor & Industries and OSHA compliance. Heather is QuickBooks certified, organized, and one of the reasons The Barton Boys have maintained a high level of efficiency in our office and accounting since taking over the bookkeeping duties.

Scott Hansen

Install/Project Manager

Scott has been with The Barton Boys and its predecessor Barton’s Heating for over 20 years! He began his career as a helper and easily moved into a lead install role almost immediately. He has worked in literally hundreds of homes and businesses throughout Spokane and North Idaho over that span. If you have a custom home with a challenging heating system, Scott is the ONLY one you want running your job! His years of installation experience, training, and leadership makes Scott one of the most valuable pieces of our company. He is N.A.T.E. Certified and holds certifications in a number of products along with his Gas Mechanics, EPA, and 06A Specialty License.

Ed Vantassel

Service Manager

Ed was born at an early age, in a small log cabin which he built himself. He grew up fishing, hunting, and racing motorcycles.

Seriously…Ed graduated from Fresno Technical College in 1980 and began his career in HVAC. In 1984 Ed joined the U.S. Army and moved his small family to Fort Polk, LA. There he took care of the HVAC for the Headquarters Company of the 5th Infantry Division. In 1992 he moved home to Montana and opened his own heating and cooling shop which won Bryant’s “Medal of Excellence-Gold Award” in 1995.

After the sale of his business in the late 1990’s Ed moved to North Idaho and went to work doing Commercial Plan and Spec for the regional Carrier/Bryant distributor until we lured him away with the promise of fame and fortune to be our new Service Manager in 2010. He is also the company 06A Electrical Administrator, along with the following certifications:

N.A.T.E. Certification

IGSHPA (Geo-thermal)

And manufacturer certifications from: Bryant, Carrier, Manitowoc, Mitsubishi and York

The Steve Perry


Steve is an avid outdoorsman who will jump at the chance to get away from the office to chase a trout or go chucker hunting. When he IS in the office, Steve is a highly capable designer and estimator for both your residential and commercial project needs.

Steve came into the HVAC industry in 1994 and started at Barton’s in 1995. He has worked in most every facet of the industry: 7 years as an installer, 1 year as a service technician, 2 years as a manager, and the past 11 years as a designer and estimator. He carries numerous certifications and has participated in countless product trainings – including two courses at the Carrier Corporation college in Syracuse, NY and a course at the Bryant Training Center in Indianapolis, IN. His notable certifications are in:

Geothermal Heating

Mitsubishi, VRF, and Advanced ductless systems

Bryant Advanced Systems

Indoor Air Quality Systems

N.A.T.E. Certification

If you’re lucky enough to get him off his cell phone or catch him in the office, you will be in great hands to help you with all of your HVAC needs.


Rich Watson

(Semi-Retired) Estimator.


Free Install Estimates

Call today to have us come to your home and provide you with an installation estimate free of charge. Give us the opportunity to find the right piece of equipment for your home and explain to you why The Barton Boys should be your first choice in heating and cooling!

24 Hour Service

Our service department is available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. We schedule regular calls between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday, but if you have an emergency situation just call our 509-892-5300 number and follow the prompt to our on call service tech.


We offer easy financing options including Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Bryant Retail Financing Program.

Quality Products

We only install quality products from top quality manufacturers. We don’t believe in cutting corners. You’ll recognize all of the brand names we use, including Bryant, Honeywell and Mitsubishi.