About Us

As a company, ThermalNetics is the leading energy recovery expert in Southeast Michigan. An extremely loyal and knowledgeable team, our HVAC-system engineers possess some of the most extensive industry experience found in any group of HVAC representatives.

ThermalNetics is one of the country’s top Daikin Applied representatives. We represent a number of other respected HVAC manufacturers as well, giving ThermalNetics a unique suite of products from which to design custom solutions for our valued clients. In addition to a focus on energy recovery, our commitment to responsiveness, service and applied experience has earned ThermalNetics a loyal client base, and a platform for growth.


ThermalNetics provides our clients the best solutions for controlling indoor environmental quality. These innovative solutions prioritize health and human comfort while minimizing energy usage to optimize investment. This balanced approach enables our clients to work, learn, live and play in a more sustainable built environment.


ThermalNetics will be the largest recognized provider of innovative HVAC solutions for the state of Michigan. Extraordinary personal service, high ethical standards and ultimate client satisfaction will always be our trademark.


  • Be Responsive
  • Keep Our Promises
  • Do the Right Thing


ThermalNetics Leaders

ThermalNetics was founded in 1972. In 2004, the company was purchased from the original owners by three partners: Robert Scheff, Rick Sutkiewicz, and Tim Winn.

Robert Scheff, Vice President

Robert Scheff, Vice President

Robert joined ThermalNetics after five years in the consulting engineering field focused on laboratory and health care design. He now specializes in energy recovery systems and pool design and system guidance, enabling ThermalNetics to effectively address the needs of our clients.

Robert earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and has completed some post graduate work in business at Oakland University. Robert and his wife Anne Marie have three children, Frankie, Abby and Maggie.


Rick Sutkiewicz, President

Rick Sutkiewicz, President

Rick brings many years of industry experience to ThermalNetics including a successful career in sales and operational management at York International. Rick is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP), active member of the Detroit chapter of USGBC and former President of ASHRAE's Detroit chapter.

Rick earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he also was a member of the U-M Varsity football team. Rick and his wife Michelle have two children, Ben and Carly.


Tim Winn, Vice President

Tim Winn, Vice President

Tim joined ThermalNetics after 10 years at York International as a sales engineer in the Detroit sales office and four years as a mechanical design and project engineer at Albert Kahn Associates in Detroit. Tim’s expertise in the system design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning projects provides ThermalNetics’ clients with personalized solutions and outstanding service.

Tim is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and a member of USGBC, SMSHE and MISHE. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron. Tim and his wife Tanja have two children, Madeline and Justin.