As a 35-year veteran in the HVAC trade, Steve Fischer is celebrated as SUPCO’s very first TradeFox™ technician product inventor.
His inventions mark some of our most popular TradeFox™ products and include the Magjumper™, the Flame Sensor Cleaner, the Fuse PROs, and the extendable Filter Pullers.
A Minnesota native, Steve's creative, technical mind started at six years old when he built a remote control car by himself. When he started his HVAC career working on boiler controls, he kept running across jumper wires popping off and shorting out. On thermostat subbases, he would need to unscrew wires and twist the jumpers on to get a call for heat or cooling. “So I decided to tape a magnet to an alligator clip and started using this rough prototype on all sorts of controls.” Steve showed his idea to his business partner, Steve Melby and the two worked up many different prototypes before settling on the final Magjumper™ design.