Meet Our Mascot: Dr. Fahnestock – Professor of Thermology

A common question we receive at Fahnestock Plumbing, HVAC and Electric in Wichita, Kansas, is, “Who’s the professor guy on the side of your vans, and in your TV commercials and radio ads?” It’s a great question, and it’s a great story.

“The professor guy” is one of the time-honored Fahnestock traditions. He’s our beloved Dr. Fahnestock, Professor of Thermology.

Back in the1940s, Fahnestock’s founders Ed Fahnestock and his son Ted Fahnestock were working hard to grow their Wichita heating and cooling business. They decided the company needed a mascot — something that related to heating and cooling, but something that was fun and unique. During a late-night brainstorm session, they dreamed up Dr. Fahnestock.

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Even since then, Dr. Fahnestock has taken on a life of his own. He’s smart, he’s funny, and employees and customers love him. A life-size version of the professor permanently resides in the Fahnestock lobby, and he makes frequent guest appearances in company advertising. He loves the plumbing and electrical businesses too!

Dr. Fahnestock also shares interesting tips and trivia on the company’s Facebook page. Are you a Fahnestock Facebook Fan? Check out the page for yourself and like us today!