ST. LOUIS — Butch Welsch and Welsch Heating & Cooling recently were named a 2021 Charles Bryant Award winner. The Charles Bryant Award, named for the company’s founder, is the top award given by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems and honors dealers that epitomize the characteristics of Charles Bryant, including professionalism, quality, reliability, and community spirit.
In the photo above, Welsch is shown accepting the award from Tony Kanaan, the driver of the Bryant Heating and Cooling Spl. in the Indianapolis 500. Welsch is also presenting Kanaan with a book Welsch has written about his 73 straight Indianapolis 500’s attended, called The Indianapolis 500 – Memories of a Fan.
“I am extremely proud to have been chosen to receive the Charles Bryant Award,” said Welsch. “I first heard the name Bryant at the age of four when my dad became a Bryant Dealer. We have been a Bryant dealer for the 75 years since then. Bryant’s core values match those of our company and that has encouraged us to team with them. That is also why this award means so much to me.”