2020 | Danforth Names New President & COO
Patrick W. McParlane is named President and COO of Danforth, making him the company’s 9th President.
2019 | Danforth Expands Operations into Ohio
Danforth begins regional operations in Columbus, Ohio.
2019 | Danforth Awarded NYS ORDA Olympic Sports Complex
Twenty years after completing the Lake Placid Bobsled Project for the Goodwill Games, Danforth is awarded the New York State ORDA Olympic Sports Complex project to construct a new base lodge.
2018 | Danforth Names Robert Beck CEO
Robert Beck becomes President and CEO of the John W. Danforth Company.
2018 | Danforth Named Mechanical Contractor of the Year
Danforth is named Mechanical Contractor of the Year by Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine.
2018 | Danforth Hosts MCAA Fabrication Conference
Over 200 member contractors from across the country tour Danforth’s Tonawanda fabrication facilities.
2017 | Danforth Opens New Capital Region Office
Danforth consolidates offices in the Capital Region to a new facility in Halfmoon, NY.
2016 | Danforth Re-establishes Syracuse Presence
Danforth expands into Syracuse, NY with new office location
2008 | Danforth Obtains ISO 9001 Certification
Danforth is certified as an ISO 9001:2008 company, solidifying a commitment to quality and customer service.
2005 | Danforth Acquires Boiler Specialists
Danforth Acquires Automatic Firing
2004 | Danforth Acquires Sheet Metal Supplier
Danforth acquires Niagara Frontier Sheet Metal
2003 | Danforth Acquires Filter Supplier
Danforth acquires Total Filtration Solutions
2002 | Danforth Introduces New CEO, Relocates to New Campus
Kevin “Duke” Reilly becomes CEO and the company moves into the Colvin Woods Business Park
1999 | Danforth On The Assist for Winter Games
Danforth installs 50 miles of refrigerant piping in Lake Placid, NY for the Goodwill Winter Games Bobsled Track
1993 | Danforth Introduces New CEO
Wayne Reilly becomes CEO of Danforth
1988 | Danforth Acquires Mechanical Contractor
Danforth acquires Nova Mechanical in Syracuse, NY
1985 | JWD Group, Inc. Established
JWD Group, Inc is formed as parent company of new divisions and branch offices
1980 | Danforth Acquires Mechanical Contractor
Danforth acquires Dineen Mechanical in Rochester, NY
1979 | Danforth Cleans Up Love Canal
Danforth becomes one of the first contractors to be licensed by the Atomic Energy Commission and begins remedial work at Love Canal
1978 | Danforth Introduces New President
Wayne Reilly becomes Danforth’s President
1967 | Danforth Adds Cleanroom Capabilities
Danforth begins providing state-of-the-art Cleanroom construction services
1964 | Danforth Introduces New President
L. Nelson Hopkins becomes Danforth’s President
1959 | Danforth Relocates HQ
Danforth moves headquarters to 1940 Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo, NY
1946 | Danforth Opens New Office
Danforth opens branch office in Niagara Falls, NY
1940 | Danforth Aids in WWII Manufacturing
Danforth constructs aircraft-manufacturing plants to aid the United States in WWII
1936 | Danforth Acquired
Leo Hopkins and Albert Wood acquire Danforth
1917 | Danforth Serves US NAVY
United States enters WWI; Danforth serves as general contractor for the US Navy Bureau of Docks and Yards
1897 | Danforth Incorporated, Establishes HQ
John W. Danforth Company is Incorporated and moves into Ellicott Street location in Buffalo, NY
1889 | Danforth Joins Industry Organization
Danforth becomes a member of the Master Steam and Hot Water Fitters Association
1884 | Danforth Established
John Willison Danforth establishes the John W. Danforth Company