Small Livonia heating and cooling company hopes stolen work trailer will be returned

Posted at 10:33 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 23:23:07-04

A small family business suffered a setback after a crook made off with a work trailer, filled with needed materials.

At the end of the day, employees with Elite Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Livonia would typically park the company’s 18 foot trailer in a side parking to advertise the company to passing motorist. 

It also attracted a thief.

When employees arrived to work Monday morning, the 18 foot trailer, along with its contents, was missing.  The loss is estimated at $15,000. 

Sadly, the company recently switched its insurance and the trailer was not insured.

Bob and Tammy Howard made a lot of sacrifices through the years to get the business up and running. The theft will impact not only their family, but also the families of the four other employees who work for the company.

Bob Howard is hoping the trailer, at least, will be returned, because it’s needed to finish some heating and cooling jobs.

Many of the contents that were inside the trailer are clearly marked Elite Heating & Cooling.

If you see the trailer, please contact Livonia Police.