Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Pillar Award Finalist
president and CEO
Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling
(614) 294-8600 | www.atlasbutler.com
As he grew up, Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling President and CEO Mark Swepston learned about the importance of community service from his grandparents, who regularly supported their churches, and his father, who was involved in organizations such as Boy Scouts, the Tri-Village Lions Club, Pilot Dogs, Jaycees and the Chamber of Commerce.
It wasn’t long before Swepston became involved himself. As early as the age of 10, Swepston and his father would sell light bulbs door-to-door for the Tri-Village Lions Club.
By the time he was 22, Swepston had begun working at Atlas Butler and was taken to a Jaycees meeting by his brother Steve. Together, they created a variety of fundraising activities to support community causes — including a “rally in the alley,” held on the streets of downtown Columbus on Friday nights, working at a regatta on Griggs Reservoir and chairing the Ohio Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation student leadership conference.
Swepston’s passion for community involvement has extended to his team members at Atlas Butler, who give of their time and resources each year, supporting a wide variety of community causes, including the Salvation Army, the American Cancer Society, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and the Komen Race for the Cure, to benefit breast cancer research.
Sweptston’s team also volunteers as part of an annual “heat the town” effort, in which skilled HVAC technicians volunteer their time to inspect and service the heating equipment in homes of the disabled and disadvantaged.