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.
The Power of Our People
A message from our CEO.
“The John W. Danforth Company was built on the principles of determination, collaboration and partnership. For over 137 years, those foundational principles have enabled us to find success and build meaningful relationships with our clients, our communities and our people.
Since 1884, the power of our people has built this organization. Our support of each other allows us to execute complex projects safely while providing value to our partners and clients. We continue to grow our market footprint by embracing innovation and exceeding our client’s requirements. Our driving force remains our diligent and brave skilled trade professionals on our jobsites and in our shops. We take pride in our work each and every day. Delivering industry leading experiences is more than our mission, it is an obligation to our clients, our business partners and to one another. As one team, united by shared values and a common mission, we will continue to find success and create long term relationships.”
Our core values are based upon four pillars:
What’s happening at Danforth?
Meet the 2023 Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship Winner
University of Nebraska student Brock Schulz was named the 2023 Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship Winner at the MCAA23 Convention […]Read More
CEO Robert Beck Inducted as President of MCAA
Danforth’s CEO Robert Beck was recently inducted as the new President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) […]Read More
Casey Hopkins Earns Power of Our People Award
Project Manager Casey Hopkins was recognized with the Power of Our People Award at a recent company meeting. He […]Read More
Danforth Represents at Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Danforth team members from across the state traveled to Buffalo, N.Y. and braved the windy weather and bitter cold […]Read More
Danforth Celebrates Women in Construction for 2023!
Women in Construction Week is recognized during the first full week of March each year. For 2023, Danforth celebrated […]Read More
Trent Alls Jr. Receives Power of Our People Award
Trent Alls Jr. was honored with the Power of Our People Award for his brave heroics during one of […]Read More
Keith Miller Receives First Power of Our People Award for 2023
Keith Miller, Project Engineer out of Danforth’s Buffalo’s Office was recognized with the Power of Our People Award at […]Read More
Power of Our People Award Recognizes Mitch Rogers
Mitch Rogers, a Project Engineer in the Columbus, Ohio office, received the Power of Our People Award at Danforth’s […]Read More