About Us

Omar McDowell Company, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1912 by Omar McDowell, Sr.  Initially representing RUUD Manufacturing Company, the developer of the first "automatic" water heater, Omar McDowell eventually added other commercial lines used in the Plumbing/HVAC industry . In 1943, Omar McDowell Jr., followed in his father's footsteps, earned a degree in mechanical engineering and joined the company.  In 1952, he became the second President of OMC. In 1971, Craig McDowell interned with his father, and in 1972, succeeded in the McDowell Family business. Currently, he is President of Omar McDowell Company and continues to grow our lines with leading manufacturers of cutting edge, high efficiency Plumbing/HVAC equipment. 


With experience spanning over 100 years, the third generation of Omar McDowell Company continues to value and cultivate relationships with clients throughout Ohio and western New York. Providing comprehensive product knowledge, assistance with application and exceptional service is our mainstay.