February 1, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Damuth Trane, a Chesapeake-based business that has grown from 8 employees in a small office to 181 employees that occupy a 50,000 square foot headquarters facility and three parts stores (Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Newport News).
The key to their success: their associates; the Company Super Heroes. “Our associates are problem solvers,” said Clint Damuth, Company President since 2001. “Every day they work with clients to evaluate or design a building system that will ultimately help them maintain a high level of comfort for their occupants in a healthy indoor environment and reduce their operating costs.”
“And our success is directly related to the confidence and trustplaced in us by our clients and associates. We’re in the business of sustainability and it’s our people and community presence that helps us maintain our success,” Damuth said.
Don Damuth, the founder and Chairman of the Board, joined Trane in 1961 after serving in the Marine Corps in Okinawa, Japan. He was first sent to offices in Philadelphia and Long Island, NY before coming to Hampton Roads. He purchased the Hampton Roads / Northeast North Carolina Trane commercial franchise in 1970.
Damuth Trane is a multi-faceted company that sells commercial HVAC equipment, controls, parts, access control and video systems and provides retrofit and service solutions on existing systems and engineering for total energy solutions.
Damuth Trane has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2011-2015.