About HeatMax Heaters

Family Owned

Heatmax / Glo-Quartz is family owned and operated. We care about your business because we care about our business. We take pride in what we do and believe the quality of our products reflect this.

Build-to-Order: Fast

Heatmax offers a range of customizable immersion heaters that we design, manufacture and ship from our vertically integrated facility in Mentor, Ohio. Heatmax Heaters are made to ship quickly.

HeatMax Employees Working on Heating Elements

People First

At Heatmax / Glo-Quartz, we believe that people come first: our employees, our customers, our families. Our company would not be what it is today without these cornerstones of our business, and the core values that go with them.

Employee Working on Industrial Heater Elements

Almost 70 Years

Heatmax History

Founded by an ex-Navy engineer, George Strokes, the company got its start making quartz immersion heaters in Euclid, Ohio in 1952.

George called the company Glo-Quartz®.

Growing rapidly he moved the company to bigger premises in Willoughby and then Mentor. Other factories were opened in Pasadena, California (now closed) and then Tucson, Arizona.

Tom Strokes took over leadership of Glo-Quartz in the mid-70s and moved to roll reduced metal heating element range.

A final legacy, Tom launched a new brand name, Heatmax Heaters, in 2020. The new brand name both better represented the wide range of products we make and challenged the common perception that we were quartz heater specialists only.

Expert Assistance Available

Ask a Heatmax sales engineer about your project

We’ve been in business for almost 70 years, and our in-house experts are always available to assist with your next project.