In 1959, Gordon McEwen retired and Chris returned to Atlas. Now, he began servicing furnaces as well as installing them. His work load increased enormously: Chris remembers working fourteen or fifteen hours a day, doing installations during the day and service calls at night. He even kept a phone beside his bed in case of emergencies!
By the mid-1960s, Chris was a service manager at Atlas. He worked on homes large and small, from posh Forest Hill to the new subdivisions north and west of the city. He also began to install air-conditioning units.
Chris Bennedsen to Frederik Bennedsen, January 6, 1964.
(CMC, Christian Bennedsen Collection, Correspondence series, Box P-29, 16th group, translated from Danish)