Hap & Sue Enander,
President and CEO
1984 Marked the Future of RVing and Aqua-Hot
Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 by Harold “Hap”
Enander as Vehicle Systems, Inc. which manufactured and sold various RV
accessories. Hap being an RV enthusiast was always looking for better RV
solutions, one being a better way to heat his coach and water supply.
He wanted quiet, evenly distributed heat and unlimited hot water when he
had a continuous supply of water available. Because he was not able to
find what he wanted, he designed and created his own system.
Engineered for RVs, the quiet, economic system did indeed supply moist,
even interior heat and continuous on-demand hot water when hooked to a
continuous supply of water. It also provided engine preheating reducing
wear and tear at engine start up. Hap called it the Aqua-Hot Heating
System® and it revolutionized the RV heating industry. The story of the
company’s evolution unfolds from there.
With such a great product, Hap knew other RVers would love it, so he
hired additional employees and began product development and
enhancement, resulting in a smaller unit a few years later called
Hydro-Hot. As the product line began to grow so did the need for
additional leadership. Paul Harter, an experienced leader in the
manufacturing world was brought on board to help reorganize the company,
improve quality control and facilitate diversification into other
RV-based products and industries.
With Hap’s passing in 2009, Paul became the President of Aqua-Hot and
remains President and CEO today. With his guidance Aqua-Hot continues to
lead the RV industry in the innovation of hydronic heating systems,
while forging in-roads into other industries.
In addition to the RV line, Aqua-Hot now produces the Work Ready™ line
of hydronic heating systems for commercial fleets, school buses,
industrial and oilfield applications. These systems are designed to
accommodate diesel and alternative fuel vehicles (e.g. propane and
natural gas) reducing engine wear, maintenance costs, and emissions
while they abide by anti-idling laws.
Corporate Office and Manufacturing Plant: 7501 Miller Drive, Frederick, CO 80504