WHY US

Rescue Duct is owned by Art Schlangen and Jim Girdley who have both lived most of their lives in Johnson County except for their service to our country in the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army.
Their family and military values of Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency provide you with quality workmanship that surpasses industry standards and a professionalism you should expect from veterans.

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Our Mission


Rescue Duct was built on Honesty, Integrity and Transparency. We are locally owned and operated by Hoosier Veterans. We want to provide the best indoor air quality possible for our customers. Your 100% satisfaction is our goal.

Meet the Owners

Art Schlangen


Art graduated from Beech Grove High School in 1978. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. After being honorably discharged he worked in the oil patch in south Texas until he began his career as a firefighter. He was hired as industrial firefighter. The slow economy in the mid 80’s forced him to move back to Indiana where he continue his career as a firefighter.


While working for the Indianapolis Police Department as a dispatcher, he was a volunteer for Wayne Twp Fire Department until he was hired with the City of Franklin Fire Department in 1989. He is currently a Lieutenant with a total of 30 years of service. Art has been marred for 25 years, between he and his wife, they have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, upland and waterfowl hunting, camping, traveling and recently fly fishing.

Jim Girdley


Jim graduated from Center Grove High School in 1975 and continued working in the family construction business, building houses and apartments. He left the family construction for Eli Lilly and Company and joined the Indiana Army National Guard. He worked in construction, purchasing, and program management at Lilly before becoming a full time Guardsman in 2002. He deployed to Bosnia and Afghanistan as well as several other short overseas tours.


Jim married in 1977, has three children and nine grandchildren. Fly fishing, hiking, and taking “the road less traveled” are his passions when not working.