We are Power House
We are Power House, a small but motivated company specializing in Fountains, Aerators, and Ice Eaters.
We believe passionately in creating energy efficient and environmentally friendly products, which is why we commit ourselves to give you the best of both.
We have seen a lot
We’ve come a long way and we have seen a lot. So we have a pretty good idea how to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.
- Where We're Going ->
With the loss of our president and owner, John, tragedy struck Power House in 2017. Despite any uncertainty our customers and distributors may have had, you all stuck by us, and John would have been very proud of the accomplishments Power House has seen since he passed. We are excited to announce that Power House has just become bigger, better, and bolder.
On February 1, 2019, Power House was bought by Bearon Manufacturing, LLC. Bearon is a component supplier producing extraordinary complex castings and they have supplied Power House with critical components for the last 35 years. When searching for a buyer, it was essential for us to find a company whose philosophy and values aligned with our own and we knew Power House would be in good hands once Bearon expressed interest in acquiring us.
This merger truly means great things are in store for Power House and the industries we serve. We will have significantly more resources available for engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing. Bearon will be able to help expedite the launch on several of our latest products and expand our reach as we move toward more international markets. The best part is Power House will not be going anywhere. Our customers will continue to work with the same dedicated team they have known and trusted for years, and now any concern about what may happen is squashed.
All of us at Power House look forward to being a part of the Bearon family.
Stay tuned for what’s to come and take a look at what the future holds for this company!
Keep Getting Better
Not wavering from our mission statement, Power House has developed and built many new and more energy efficient units. The first Ice Eaters were 1/3-hp units that drew 12.5 Amps. Today we produce a 1-hp unit that operates at 8.2 Amps at 115V, (4.1 Amps at 230V), and generates more than 1,150 gallons of water flow per minute.
Environmentally Friendly Products
We were the first company to use environmentally friendly dielectric lubricating fluid instead of hydrocarbon-based oil in all our products. We use only the finest materials available in the production of our MADE IN THE USA equipment. We refuse to cut corners just to save a few dollars.
Leading the Charge
Power House is proud to announce that we will be transitioning away from Zinc Anodes to Aluminum Sacrificial Anodes.
The Aluminum Anodes do not have cadmium in their alloy like the zincs and do not pose a threat to the environment. They are made under US MIL-DTL-24779B
Pontoons now available for Ice Eaters
Ice Eaters can now be retrofitted to mount to Power House’s Flo-Gen pontoon.
Mallard View Outdoors stand is perfect for all of your shallow water needs, but this pontoon is perfect for duck hunting in depths too deep for the Mallard View Outdoors stand. So make sure to choose Power House’s pontoon for when you need to go deeper than 4′.
Variable Speed Upweller
Power House is introducing a perfect alternative to current floating upweller systems, “flupsy”, for oyster farms.
This new system can be tuned down from a 1 Horsepower system to below the speed of a 1/4 Horsepower system with just a simple twist of a dial. You will no longer need to control the speed of the flupsy by alternating Ice Eater sizes. Now you will just need one unit. Make sure to choose Vari-Speed, the new Variable Speed Control System for all of your Oyster Upweller for all of needs.
- Where we started -
PATENT # 4247261
40 years ago, Power House was awarded a US Patent for our flagship product, The Ice Eater.
The original deicer used a .33 HP motor that drew 11.5 Amps.
Today we have a 1HP Ice Eater that operates at 7 Amps, and 3-Phase Variable Speed units.
Unique Melting Methods
The Ice Eater had a unique method of melting existing ice and preventing further ice build-up around boats and piers. With the ability to direct water flow through its venturi design, the Ice Eater began to change the landscape of the boating industry. Marina owners no longer needed to haul all of their boats out of the water during winter months. They finally had a viable option other than the unreliable compressor systems.
Dependable Insurance Policy
The original goal of Power House was to provide a dependable, affordable and energy efficient “insurance policy” for marinas, waterfront property, and boat owners.
Why risk losing an expensive dock to a hard winter freeze or seeing your precious boat damaged or destroyed by ice if there were a simple and reliable solution?
Stops Fish Kills
In June of 1986, a person complaining about fish kills on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay prompted us into action.
We designed a flotation collar to go around the Ice Eater and created our first surface aerator. The first day we began operating the Ice Eater in her creek was the last day any fish died. By the end of the summer, species of fish that hadn’t been seen in a decade were returning.
We sent a sample of our product to Auburn University to be independently tested. Shortly after receiving impressive results, we began selling our equipment as surface aerators to the fish farming industry. Our goal was to produce the most effective aerator for generating the highest volume of oxygen transfer at the least cost of purchase and operation as possible.
In Honor of Bubba
June 18, 1947 – June 26, 2017
S. John “Bubba” Blumenthal, our previous owner, passed away in June 2017. Power House lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world lost a fascinating human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Bubba lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.
He left behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Power House.
We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he was passionate about. Power House will remain committed to providing you with durable, dependable, energy-efficient equipment that has served the marine, aquaculture, golf course, wastewater, and landscaping industries diligently and without fail.
10233 S. Dolfield Rd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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