Moline Business Prevails over Mighty Mississippi’s Flooding Print
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Written by Jake Glimco   
Monday, 25 April 2011 08:04

Friday, April 22, 2011 (Moline, IL) -- Nearly surrounded by the floodwaters of the mighty Mississippi, employees of one Quad-City company are demonstrating their endurance through this Spring’s floods. Doug’s Heating and Air Conditioning, located at 4530 River Drive, Moline, has never had to close because of flooding in its entire 65 years of business. Doug’s is now surrounded by sandbags filled and placed in mid-March by employees and the company’s insurance agents. Doug’s has survived three floods since 2005 alone.

Employees have worked tirelessly to elevate the merchandise they have in stock to higher ground to protect it from water that has seeped into the basement. So far, Doug’s remains mostly dry inside and open for business. Dedicated employees have had to park blocks away and hike across railroad tracks and plywood bridges to get to work. But customers should see virtually no impact from the floods. “We like to think of this as an opportunity to demonstrate our dedication to serving to our customers,” said Matt Hines, owner of Doug’s. “We sandbag so we can keep our business open. It’s required a lot of extra work, but it is the cost to have our great location.”

On Friday, April 22, 2011, Doug’s had two installations scheduled. The units were shipped to the customers’ homes, instead of the warehouse, which has almost become an island in the midst of floodwaters along a closed River Drive.

For more information on this story, or to schedule an interview, contact Leigh Geramanis @ 309-786-5142 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .