Company Prospectus

We Deliver Industry Leading Experiences.

Who We Are

Defining Excellence since 1884.

Danforth is one of the largest Mechanical Contractors in the Northeast region of the United States. We have been providing comfort solutions since 1884. We primarily focus on Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Plumbing Systems for Industrial and Commercial Markets. This includes IndustrialHealthcare, Higher Education, K-12 SchoolsMunicipal, and Commercial office buildings.

We provide Project Development, System Design, Construction and InstallationSystem CommissioningEnergy Solutions and on-going Maintenance and Repairs. We are a privately held company and our greatest value is our over 700 dedicated office professionals and unionized field technicians.

Our mission is simple: Deliver industry leading experiences to our customers every day. We live by the credo of “High Performance – No Compromise.”

Our Key Strategies

Our Evolution

  • 2020 – Danforth names new President & COO
  • 2019 – Danforth begins regional operations in Columbus, OH
  • 2018 – Danforth named Mechanical Contractor of the Year
  • 2017 – Danforth opens new Capital Region offices
  • 2016 – Danforth expands into Syracuse, NY with new office location
  • 2004 – Danforth acquires Niagara Frontier Sheet Metal
  • 1988 – Danforth acquires Nova Mechanical in Syracuse, NY
  • 1980 – Danforth acquires Dineen Mechanical in Rochester, NY
  • 1884 – John Willison Danforth established the John W. Danforth Company

Geographic Expansion from Coast-to-Coast

Throughout our history, we have adapted and grown to better serve our community and our customers’ needs. Today, we continue to build upon our experience and reach out into new, emerging markets. Our commitment to excellence has propelled our firm to be consistently ranked among the top mechanical contractors in the Northeast. We now have facilities in BuffaloRochester, Syracuse and Albany, New York, as well Columbus, Ohio, allowing us to better serve our regional customer base.


Build meaningful relationships
from coast to coast


Deliver industry leading experiences
to our customers every day


Danforth’s Executive Team sets the company’s strategic direction and manages all operations. Our primary focus is on providing maximum value to our customers by continual improvement and offering innovative solutions.

Kevin "Duke" Reilly

Chairman, JWD Group, Inc.

Robert Beck


Patrick W. McParlane

President & COO

Brian Tubin

Executive Vice President & CFO, JWD Group, Inc.

Our Affiliations

Danforth is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations: