Our Company

Our Family Serving Yours, For Over 65 Years!

Matz-Rightway has been in business since 1948 serving all of eastern Long Island and has been under new management since 2010 when Merrimack Valley Corp. of Massachusetts acquired the company as part of expanding their residential HVAC service area in the Eastern United States.

With over 65 years of service in your homes and businesses we are committed to quality service by providing our customers with experts in heating, cooling, indoor air quality, duct cleaning and sheet metal fabrication.

We are committed to safety, quality and integrity. That’s why we conduct full back background checks, including driving record, criminal history and drug tests on our employees. We are proud to say that our employees have a neat appearance, good written and verbal skills and excellent attitudes.

We look forward to exceeding your expectations! Call us for all of your maintenance, repair or installation needs and see why Matz-Rightway is Long Island’s most trusted HVAC contractor

Our Mission

We are committed to our customers and the work we perform. We build long-standing relationships through fairness, reliability, and trust while providing a full array of heating, air conditioning, and home comfort solutions.

We’re committed to do the job…Every job—the right way.

We are a full service HVAC contractor providing repair, maintenance, and installation for all types of heating and air conditioning systems. We service Long Island New York 24/7 and repair all makes and models of heating and central air conditioning equipment. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!

Buddy Thomas

Leonard “Buddy” Thomas
President & CEO
Merrimack Valley Corp.

As President and CEO of our parent company, Merrimack Valley Corp., Leonard “Buddy” Thomas has overseen the acquisition of Climate Design Systems and three other HVAC companies in the past five years which are now all Divisions of Merrimack Valley Corp. All of these companies have been brought back to local management which is a big part of the culture that Buddy believes in.

Having 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Buddy understands and has experience in all aspects of this business. He is responsible for the financials of all five companies as well as staying compliant with all local, government and federal guidelines, meeting the needs of employees, customers and vendors while continuing to set the strategy and vision for each company.


Kristina Smith
Branch Manager

Kristina Smith started working for Berkshire Heating & Air Conditioning in January, 2011 as an Administrative Assistant and has worked her way up to her recent promotion to Branch Manager. Kristina is responsible for the daily operations of all departments within Berkshire Heating & Air Conditioning. Kristina works directly with the field staff and administrative staff to ensure quality and performance. She has 15 years of customer service and management background as well as 3 years experience in the HVAC business.

Born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, and currently living in Holyoke, Kristina is very connected to the area and fully understands the crazy climate changes in Western Massachusetts. Understanding the weather here allows her to better sell products and systems to the clients.

Kristina currently lives in Holyoke with her husband Josh and their three wonderful children. They are also surrounded in the local area by their very tight knit and loving families.

What They're Saying...

“My experience was very good! The salesman and installers were great. Very helpful, knew their products and addressed my concerns. They went out of their way to accommodate me, I was in a pinch for time and they were able to help me out on short notice. My house is nice and warm now.”

Jackie M.
Hampton Bays

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