How Atlas Butler makes community service a priority

Pillar Award Finalist

Mark Swepston
president and CEO
Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling
(614) 294-8600 |

The staff at Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling, led by President and CEO Mark Swepston, participates throughout the year in many different efforts that serve the needy or disadvantaged in the Columbus community. One of the company’s longest-standing community partnerships is with the Salvation Army.

Each year, company associates volunteer as bell ringers at Salvation Army donation kettles throughout the Columbus area. Some 30 percent of Atlas Butler associates give of their time in three-hour shifts for the donation effort.

In addition, associates have participated in the Salvation Army’s “Christmas Cheer” program for the needy. As one of the largest holiday gift-distribution efforts in Ohio, Atlas Butler volunteers help the Salvation Army distribute toys, food and household items to more than 7,000 families over a two-day period.

Atlas Butler’s community involvement doesn’t end once the holidays are over. For the past four years, company associates have participated in local 5K runs that benefit various charitable efforts, including the American Cancer Society, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and the Komen Race for the Cure to fund breast cancer research. Atlas Butler associates will often show up between 35 and 60 strong to run in charity races.

In addition, each summer Atlas Butler spearheads a local “fan drive” in which the company, along with individual associates, donate new electric box fans. The fans are distributed to Franklin County residents age 65 and over who suffer from health problems and do not have central air conditioning in their homes.