Quilt Announces Installation Partnerships with Leading HVAC Companies Fuse Service, Rycor, and Forge

Major partnerships will ensure seamless installations of new Quilt systems in three of the United States’ hottest markets for heat pumps

October 25, 2023 • Redwood City, CA
Quilt, creators of a smart and sleek heating and cooling system designed to lower home carbon emissions, today announced that it has cemented partnerships with three leading HVAC installation companies in the United States: Fuse Service Inc. in the San Francisco Bay area; Rycor covering the Northeast and headquartered in New Paltz, New York; and Forge in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area.

Quilt has developed a design-forward electric heat pump system, which operates using a first-of-its-kind integrated software platform. Quilt is also expanding its partner network of vetted, best-in-class HVAC professionals, partners, and organizations to make purchase and installation a seamless experience for homeowners. Rycor, Fuse, and Forge, which together reach almost five million homes, are the largest partners to join the Quilt network.

“From the beginning, we recognized that developing an attractive and intelligent HVAC system was only half the battle. If we truly want to make a sizable dent in home carbon emissions, we also have to simplify installations for homeowners,” explained Quilt co-founder and CEO Paul Lambert. “Partnerships like these are crucial for mass adoption and include some of our earliest advisors. We feel fortunate to have landed partnerships with these companies, which are among the best of the best in these crucial regions.”

Established in 2006, Rycor HVAC serves the northeast and specializes exclusively in ductless heat pump installations. Fuse is based in San Jose and handles heat pump installations for homes throughout Northern California. Forge is a Boston-based company that is tackling the nationwide shortage of workers in skilled trades through hands-on, tech-enabled training and deployment. Forge’s HVAC training programs will now include dedicated instruction on Quilt’s advanced ductless heat pump systems ahead of Quilt’s launch in 2024.

“We’ve been in the HVAC business for almost 20 years and we’ve known for a long time that heat pumps are the future– in fact, we don’t work with anything that burns fuel anymore, that’s a thing of the past,” said Scott Arnold, Founder of Rycor. “We’re confident that Quilt will eliminate any remaining hesitation customers might have about heat pumps. We’re excited to get to work installing these extraordinary units in homes across New York State.”

“We built our business from the ground up, growing from a five-man operation to nearly 20 franchises in California alone. Our success stems from a deep commitment to bringing the best heating and cooling solutions into our customers’ homes,” added Stanislav “Stan” Pakarin, Co-founder of Fuse Service Inc., San Jose. “The team at Quilt has developed a heat pump system that will truly transform residential living for the better. We look forward to getting those systems up and running all across Northern California.”

“Forge is on a mission to build and power the next generation of trades workers in America. Through a dedicated apprentice program, we build custom labor forces leveraging both traditional construction methods and integrated technology,” says CEO Mark Kasdorf, Forge. “Quilt’s ambition to re-invent how America heats its homes is an ideal partnership with Forge’s training model. We could not be more excited to partner with Quilt to develop a talented and diverse team to install an incredible product that has the potential to do so much good in the world. More skills, more jobs, less carbon in the atmosphere – everyone wins.”

Quilt is also continuing to work with best-in-class investors and advisors. “We’ve been incredibly impressed with the approach Quilt has taken. Building transformative technology for the home requires special attention to installation. By aligning with trusted partners from the outset, the Quilt team illustrates just how comprehensive their vision is. We faced similar hurdles while growing Nest, and Quilt is tackling this challenge in a thoughtful and strategic way,” explained Nest Co-founder and Quilt investor Matt Rogers. “The team is setting themselves up to rapidly gain market share, with the near-future benefit of significantly lowering home carbon emissions.”

About Quilt

Founded in Redwood City, CA, Quilt designs home systems for a better climate. Quilt has created a ductless heat pump system with intelligent room-by-room control, AI-driven efficiency, and sleek in-home design. Quilt makes it easy to upgrade to cleaner, more comfortable heating and cooling through its technology-enabled, direct-to-homeowner purchase and installation experience. For more information, visit www.quilt.com.

About Rycor

Rycor HVAC is a leading provider of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services in the northeast, headquartered in New Paltz, New York. Rycor specializes in sustainable, electrified heating and cooling systems, and has been certified as an Ulster County Green Business by the Ulster County New York Department of the Environment and Department of Economic Development. To learn more, visit www.rycorhvac.com.

About Fuse Service Inc.

Based in San Jose, CA, Fuse Service Inc. has over 15 years of experience working with HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical and Plumbing systems for businesses and residences. Their team of highly trained and certified repair technicians handle complex installations and repairs in more than 17 cities throughout California. Visit www.fuseservice.com for more information.

About Forge

Forge is on a mission to build and power the next-generation trades worker. A different kind of construction company, Forge is solving problems of the disappearing trades by training their work force with a combination of hands-on instruction and proprietary technology, and providing them with sustainable career paths. They partner with suppliers, developers and homeowners in the areas of HVAC, window installation and cabinetry, with plans to expand to all aspects of building and remodeling. Forge is located in the greater Boston area, servicing Massachusetts and southern New England. For more information, visit www.forgeco.com.

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