Who We Are
Defining Excellence Since 1884.
Our Mission: Deliver industry leading experiences to our customers every day.
As an industry leader with over 130 years of experience, John W. Danforth Company specializes in providing engineered mechanical solutions in the Commercial, Sports & Entertainment, Industrial, Healthcare, Higher Ed & K-12, Government, and Advanced Technology Manufacturing (ATM) markets. Our mission is simple: to deliver industry leading experiences to our customers every day. Throughout the entire lifecycle of a project, our in-house sales, estimating, VDC, fabrication and installation teams work together to ensure we deliver technical solutions and value-based results.
At Danforth, we believe that our greatest asset is our people. As a growing company with over 700 office professionals and union trades workers in our fabrication shops and in the field, our employees are dedicated to our vision of building meaningful relationships from coast to coast. We are an employee-owned company and our leadership is committed to attracting and retaining high-achieving personnel.
With empowered employees at every level of the organization, John W. Danforth Company continues to supply turn-key solutions for any HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, critical environment, custom metal fabrication, energy performance, or specialty mechanical project.
We provide turn-key solutions for our customers, no matter the market.
Our Work speaks for itself.
Each project Danforth has completed since 1884 has come with its own unique challenges. By never compromising and continually searching for new methods to overcome these challenges, we prove ourselves time and again as a leader in the mechanical contracting industry. Through the process of constructing solutions, we build client relationships and ensure mutual success. Several of our clients have testified to those stories of success here.
The Danforth Company was Turner’s choice for Overall Subcontractor of the Year for a number of reasons. In twelve months, over $24 million worth of sheet metal work (excluding equipment) was installed in an existing 600,000 SF building fit out project at GlobalFoundries used to manufacture computer wafers.
The Danforth Company kept pace with an extremely aggressive schedule in a building with very limited access and multiple trades and multiple contractors. Their experienced computer aided drafting team created the footprint for the BIM process that was used to coordinate their work with the miles of mechanical and process pipes for this class 100 clean room manufacturing facility.
Danforth has a vision to be the best, and is committed to delivering innovation and value to support customers in achieving their project and budget goals. As a company with a similar culture, LeChase looks for those qualities when choosing business partners, and we are proud to have a long-standing relationship with Danforth.
I have worked with Danforth on $1,000,000 and $30,000,000 mechanical projects and they treat each and every project as if it is their most important project. Their professionalism, knowledge and team-oriented approach set them apart and set our projects up for success.
Over the past several years I have been involved with the John W. Danforth Company in the development, approval, procurement and the installation process of my Energy Performance Contract. Based on my personal experience I have found Danforth personnel to be very knowledgeable about Energy Performance Contracting; they have to date delivered what they have promised, their staff has been easy to work with, and I am very pleased with the quality of their work. I would easily recommend Danforth based on their current performance and business model to my peers or other potential clients. Their self-performance business model certainly lends itself to a cost competitive advantage as well as a smooth installation process.
Our core values are based upon four pillars: