Our Company

Our Family Serving Yours, For Over 70 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.

Phil Rush
Branch Manager

Phil Rush started in the HVAC industry over 42 years ago working for a major distributor located in NY, NJ and Connecticut. He started in the warehouse and sales and worked his way up to be the operations manager for all three states. During his tenure working for the distributor he always wanted to expand his career and use his knowledge of the residential and commercial equipment by working for a contractor. A position became available back in 1998 as the operations manager for Matz-Rightway located in Hampton Bays at the time and was rapidly promoted to the position of general manager. During his time at Matz-Rightway he has seen many changes in the industry and is looking forward to what the next chapter in life brings.

We have moved from our former location in Hampton Bays to a state of the art building located in the heart of Riverhead. Our new offices have a full sheet metal shop along with a training room to keep our technicians, salespeople and office staff up to speed on industry changes. We can build and design a system that meets any needs including supporting it after the sale to keep it running at peak performance. Our services include installations, service agreements, demand service, indoor air quality, duct cleaning and much more. Matz-Rightway has a great team of support personnel who can handle whatever is thrown their way and we encourage you to call us 24/7 365 days a year if you need us. Since moving to Riverhead back in 2016 we have strategically located ourselves to service both forks of Eastern Long Island including all of Suffolk County.

Phil and the love of his life Jocelyn have been married for over 20 years and live in Coram. They have two kids who are both out of the house starting their own lives. Their son PJ is an active member of the United States Air Force Security Forces Team and is currently stationed on the island of Guam. Their daughter Emily is currently attending Hofstra University and is studying to become a special education teacher. Emily also works part time as a runway fashion model when she is not in school. Phil has also been an active member of his local fire department and served with the FDNY Ladder 150 during the tragic events that unfolded on 9/11/2001.

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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