company operated in Baltimore, Maryland as an electrical
construction, electric motor sales and repair facility.
In 1968, the Blumenthal family acquired Lipman Electric
and renamed the company, The Power House, Inc.
Power House, Inc., through one of its employees, developed
a unique method of melting and preventing ice buildup
around boats and piers.
1978, the United States patent office awarded The
Power House, Inc through its employee, a patent for
the Ice Eater. With the ability to direct water flow
through its venturi design, the Ice Eater began to
change the landscape of the boating industry. No longer
did marina owners need to haul all their boats out
of the water during winter months. They finally had
a viable option to the less than reliable compressor
The first Ice Eaters were 1/3-hp units that drew 12.5
The original goal of The Power House, Inc. was to
provide a dependable, affordable and efficient "insurance
policy" for marinas, waterfront property and
Why risk losing an expensive dock to a hard winter
freeze or seeing your expensive boat damaged or destroyed
by ice if someone offered a simple and reliable solution?
In June of 1986, a person complaining about fish kills
on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay prompted The
Power House into action. We designed a flotation collar
to go around the Ice Eater. The first day we began
operating the Ice Eater in her creek was the last
day any fish died. By the end of the summer, species
of fish that hadn't been seen in a decade were returning.
We sent a sample of our product to Auburn University
to be independently tested. Shortly after receiving
impressive results, we began selling our equipment
as aerators to the fish farming industry. Our goal
was to produce the most effective aerator for generating
the highest volume of oxygen transfer at the least
cost of purchase and operation as possible.
Not wavering from our mission statement, The Power
House, Inc. has developed and built many new and more
energy efficient units. Today we produce a 1-hp unit
that operates at 8.2 Amps at 115V, (4.1 Amps at 230V),
and generates more than 1150 gallons of water flow
We were the first company to use environmentally friendly
dielectric lubricating fluid instead of hydrocarbon
based oil in all our products. We use only the finest
materials available in the production of our MADE
IN THE USA equipment. We refuse to cut corners just
to save a few dollars.
Since the introduction of The Power House, Inc. aerators
in 1986, we received repeated requests to make our
products into fountains. We have responded to our
customers’ requests and we are proud to introduce
a variety of fountain designs with optional lighting
We have manufactured tens of thousands of Ice Eaters,
aerators and fountains. Since we began production
in 1978 we have had less than ½ of 1% of our
products returned for warranty repair.
reliable, energy efficient, simple to install, easy
to maintain - that is the essence of every product
manufactured by The Power House, Inc.