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Posted: Mar 27, 2015 | by Jean Williamson | none

Annette Saylor, Project Coordinator, with Damuth Trane recently celebrated 30 years with the Company.   During a recent company-wide celebration, Saylor was commended on her customer service skills, attention to detail and stellar work ethic.   “It’s an honor to work with someone who exemplifies the true meaning of high-level customer service.  Not only our clients but other associates rely on Annette to get the job done,”  said Clint Damuth, Company President.   For almost the entire 30 years, Saylor has worked as project coordinator for Joe DiPaola, one of the Company’s sales engineers.   “Annette continues to be an asset to the sales team and the Company.  She juggles a lot of projects at one time and strives to make sure no details are missed,” said DiPaola.  Many co-workers commented on Annette’s sense of humor and how much they enjoy working with her.


Annette Saylor with Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane.

Posted: Mar 10, 2015 | by Jean Williamson | none

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Cancer affects the whole family, changing the fabric and the focus of everyday life.  During this time, Special Love, a nonprofit organization, offers an unwavering, unconditional community of support through many activities and events.

Damuth Trane is proud to be part of the 10th Annual Tidewater Family Weekend sponsored by Special Love scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 20th – 21st.   The event will be held at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center where families can canoe, hike, enjoy crafts and sing around a campfire.  It’s open to the immediate family of any cancer patient 17 years old and younger, bereaved families with children 16 and younger, and active BRASS (BRothers And SiSters of children with cancer) families.

A team of Damuth associates will attend the event on Saturday; helping the volunteers serve lunch.  “I participated last year and the fellowship among these families is incredible,” said Phil Damuth, Vice President of Damuth Trane.  “The participants are working through a difficult time in their lives.  This weekend there will be a lot smiles and laughter as they enjoy activities and reaffirm they’re not in this alone.”

Special Love lets kids be kids, through camps, financial assistance, and a community of support that lets them (and their families) know that they’re not alone in their battle.


Posted: Jan 30, 2015 | by admin | none
(L to R) Don Damuth, founder and Chairman of the Board, Phil Damuth, Vice President and Clint Damuth President

(L to R) Don Damuth, founder and Chairman of the Board, Phil Damuth, Vice President and Clint Damuth President

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.

Posted: Nov 24, 2014 | by admin | none

Damuth Trane has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for the 5th year in a row for 2015!  The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This group is dedicated to finding and recognizing Virginia’s best employers. A two part assessment is used to gather detailed information about each company that applies for the award.  Part 1 is completed by the employer and Part 2 is completed by the employees of the company.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefitting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.  The 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies.

Below are the eligibility requirements:BPTW 2015 log

  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Virginia
  • Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Virginia
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year

Companies from across that state entered the two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience and was worth 75% of the total evaluation.  The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

For more information on the Best Places in Virginia program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVA.com.

Posted: Nov 4, 2014 | by admin | none

Damuth Trane has always been involved in giving back to our community, and supporting the United Way organization is just one way we can help our surrounding communities. We have been supporting The United Way organization for over 20 years and will continue to support this organization for years to come. Their mission statement reads: “United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.”

“We want to do all we can to maintain the health of our community and continue to improve the living conditions. We have supported the United Way and will always continue to support 423623_10150725114040903_548341624_nthis great organization,” said Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane.

$24,864.11 was raised by Damuth Trane associates!! We had several associate events to help raise funds for the 2014 United Way Campaign, along with the United Way pledge cards. Candy and Flower Grams, “Blue Jean Fridays” and a Halloween costume contest and pot luck lunch were some of the events that helped Damuth Trane reach their goal for this year’s campaign.

A huge thanks to our United Way Committee members, Jennifer Ginn, Christina Palmeri, Sue Lee, Debbie Collins and Anna Tucker for helping to make 2014 a success.

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