A Brief History of McLaughlin's

Bruce in his early days

We are McLaughlin's Heating. Family owned and operated since 1954, we have served the residents of the area in many ways. We have expanded the business since it was started by Bruce and June McLaughlin to supply fuel to their family, friends, and customers of their gas station (at the corner of Main and Walnut in Waynesboro -- later the site of a Sheetz store -- 

The business grew, and storage tanks were constructed on the then "new" Route 16 in Rouzerville, so that Bruce wouldn't have to travel to Chambersburg to fill the delivery truck each day. The McLaughlins later sold their gas station and put in an office trailer at the same location as the storage tanks. Then a garage was constructed. Finally, the office trailer was outgrown, and a new office was added with a large showroom (see photo above) to offer our customers many new products. Recently, we have added a large warehouse on the property, to house furnaces, boilers, space heaters, and the sheet metal shop.

Our showroom is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays
and 9:00 a.m. to Noon Saturdays

Showroom with over 30 working fireplaces!

Showroom with over 30 working fireplaces!

Currently, we have around 30 operating gas fireplaces appliances on display, ( See our Fireplaces page for details) including Monitor vented gas and gas space heaters (the ultimate answer to high electric bills and uncomfortable heat pumps). These include wooden mantles and hearths, freestanding cast iron gas heaters in many decorator colors and designs, as well as very cost efficient wall mounted space heaters.  Also on display, are complete Generac Generator Units that are used for portable power of entire home standby units to protect you from a power outage. High quality gas grills are also displayed for customers who want the best.

Bruce and June McLaughlin began our company. Now, their sons Jeff, Vaughn, and Mark take care of most of the operations. Bruce was active in the business until 2016 and passed at the age of 92, as was June until her passing in 2002. We have been fortunate to have had some very dedicated employees over the years. These employees are the most important part of the operation. We couldn't do it without them.

We are proud of our family-oriented business.
We strive, through our years of experience, to provide quality customer service.
Keeping the customer happy is what comes first!

In 1993 the LP gas division was started with the purchase of our first LP gas delivery truck. We wanted to offer our customers more options for their energy needs.

These are great for replacing heat pumps and electric baseboard heat, as well as new home installations. We now have three modern radio dispatched "Bob Tails" (delivery trucks) and 30,000 gallons of on-site storage and we are ready for all your Propane needs, at competitive prices.

In addition to all this, we also operate Penn Mar Leisures which sells spa and pool chemicals, and accessories. We also offer computerized water testing.

This page was created from an article that appeared in the
Progress 2001 edition of the Waynesboro Record Herald. 


McLaughlin's Today

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We are capable of storing 60,000 Gallons of Propane on site and now have 4 gas and 2 heating oil delivery trucks.  We also have a fleet of 5 service trucks to better serve our customers!