more shop 001.JPGCentral Cylinder was born both out of necessity and opportunity. In the early seventies George Czarnecki was an IA and pilot who saw the lack of a FAA certified repair facility in the central Midwest as a problem to solve. Starting with cylinder repair, George built his business while working as a mechanic and corporate pilot for Northwestern Bell. In a ten year span from 1973 to 1983 Central Cylinder outgrew three locations, and added scores of capabilities along the way. George worked 40 to 60 hours a week “part time” until 1982 when he left the phone company entirely. Central Cylinder has operated from its current location near Omaha’s Epply Airfield ever since.

history-card-3-7-11-046As the driving force behind Central Cylinder, George can still be found at the shop most everyday of the week. It is a family business and his wife Linda along with both sons Dan and David work here as well. Relaxed but professional, you can usually find a dog or two running around and some of the third generation can be spotted working in the summer time.

In an effort to control quality and keep the relaxed environment Central Cylinder maintains an average of nine employees.