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Mattex owners and employees pictured are, from left, Todd Montgomery, Mike Nichelson, Matt Linsner and Trevor Buford.

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MATTOON --  Mattex has opened a new location in Mattoon from which it is providing heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical services for area customers.

Mattex co-owners Matt Linsner and Mike Nichelson have purchased the former Wireless Mike's building at 301 S. 21st St. for use by their Champaign-based company, which they founded in 1994. Linsner said Mattoon is their second location outside of Champaign, noting that Mattex also has a location in Monticello.

"We have technicians who live in the Mattoon-Charleston area and a sales person here. It was a logical move to better serve the community," Linsner said of opening the Mattoon location.

He added that Mattex already has customers in the area and wants to expend its presence here. Linsner said they also see a need for Mattex's heating and cooling services in the area, and they want to meet that need.

Nichelson said Mattex opened a small, temporary location in Mattoon about a year ago for its service crews and the company continued looking for a permanent location for housing its equipment and products.

"With this building, we really feel this will be the right fit for us as a company," Nichelson said of the 301 S. 21st location. He added that they are pleased with the good visibility and traffic flow at this corner location along Illinois Route 16.

Linsner said their renovation plans for the Mattoon location include creating a product showroom. He said the showroom will provide an opportunity for customers to see products in person, not just in a brochure, before these products are installed in their homes or businesses. They plan to hold a grand opening there sometime this spring.

The staff at Mattex's Mattoon location includes home comfort consultant Trevor Buford, commercial consultant Todd Montgomery, and customer service representative Amy Maninfior, who worked at the former Wireless Mike's location at 301 S. 21st for more than a decade.

"Our main goal is to really help serve the Mattoon-Coles County community," Nichelson said. He added that they offer quality products and try to reduce their customers' energy costs.

More information is available by calling the Mattoon location at 217-235-9705 or by going online to https://www.mattexservice.com/.

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