About CHR

Custom Heaters & Research (CHR)

CHR has provided high quality heaters to sectors such as the U.S. Military and Formula 1. Through CHR’s dedication to design, production, and service, the company has been able to produce products that work in some of the toughest environments where winning is everything and reliability is essential.

David Podolsky, created Custom Heaters & Research after the success from his original business, Chicken Hawk Racing. Chicken Hawk Racing designs tire warmers and motorsports heaters, but David began to see an opportunity in developing industrial heating systems. After landing more and more jobs producing warmers for specialized industrial applications, that’s when the company really started to grow.

Leaders in Industrial Heating Blankets and Silicone Heaters

Custom Heaters and Research


From performing the Thermal Analysis for a project, to a ready-to-use product – most projects can be handled turn-key.

Virtually all our industrial heating systems are designed in house. We have several styles of heaters available to you and can select the proper construction to fit your needs.

  • Silicone Insulated heating elements in a Heating jacket
  • Traditional silicone heaters
  • Heated Polymer Elements

No matter the application, we have your custom heating solutions. Temperature control can be selected to fit the application as well. Simple mechanical thermostats, weather-tight Digital Controllers and PID logic enabled controllers are used commonly. Weather you require a proto-type or a production part, CHR Inc. has the versatility to manufacture the heater to fit your needs.


Our field tested custom heating solutions are built to a higher standard than many of the “consumer” quality heaters on the market.


After-the-Sale service has always available at CHR Inc. Custom Heaters & Research is the industrial division of CHR Inc. which began building specialized heaters for the motorsports industry in 1993 as Chicken Hawk Racing Inc.

If you want to learn more about our custom heating solutions, call us on 1-845-758-0700 or submit a custom heater request form.