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Posted: Nov 16, 2017 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

Jack McKownDamuth Trane welcomes Jack McKown, the Contracting Operations Team Leader. In this role, McKown will lead the team responsible for executing retrofit solutions and building automation projects.

McKown joins Damuth Trane from Johnson Controls where he was the Regional Installation Manager and previously a Major Projects Manager. Prior to his eight years at Johnson, McKown was employed by Siemens in Dallas where he worked first as a System Specialist and later as  Group Operations Supervisor. McKown served in the US Navy and received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas.

During McKown’s first weeks with the Company, he commented, “I’m excited to join this group of talented and dedicated professionals delivering best in class energy solutions to our clients.”

Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane remarks, “Jack’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes him a key addition to our organization. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry.”

Posted: Nov 6, 2017 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (SWRMC) and Damuth Trane received an Energy Efficiency Leadership Award at the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) annual conference on November 2, 2017 in Richmond, VA.

“The winning entries are proof that energy efficiency has tremendous potential to drive economic growth, create jobs, shrink utility bills, conserve natural resources and reduce pollution,” said Chelsea Harnish, VAEEC Executive Director.

“We’re excited to be recognized for the significant building energy savings our team delivered to Sentara. High efficiency equipment and modern DDC controls are not enough.  It took experience and insight into how complex building systems interact with each other to uncover the savings,” commented Roger Shull, Damuth Trane Director of Energy Business Development.

SWRMC Energy Award

Pictured in the photo (Left to Right): Leslie Fore, VAEEC, Don West, SWRMC, Dave Padavana, Damuth Trane and Phil Damuth, Damuth Trane

About the Project

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (SWRMC), a Certified Primary Stroke Center, has 145 licensed beds and features the latest healthcare technologies. In 2015, the hospital partnered with Damuth Trane, a Professional Energy Services company headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, to perform a building energy tune-up that optimized operation of existing facility systems. Advanced building data collection methods, energy analytics, utility bill analysis and a detailed engineering review uncovered substantial efficiency improvement opportunities. Damuth Trane collaborated with SWRMC staff to implement energy conservation measures to building HVAC and control systems.

The project was justified and funded through utility cost avoidance in the operational budget. In August 2017, SWRMC reported a 24% reduction in annual building energy consumption, equating to $647,267 in total avoided utility costs, making the project cash-flow positive within the first year. Continuous data collection, automated analytics, web based reporting tools and remote monitoring were instituted to sustain the efficiency gains. Savings calculations are IPMVP® and ASHRAE 14 compliant and were reviewed for accuracy by a licensed Professional Engineer. Damuth believes this program is repeatable at similar healthcare facilities.

For more information about the VAEEC awards, visit http://vaeec.org/events/awards/.

Posted: Aug 10, 2017 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

We are proud to announce the addition of Canariis Products to Damuth Trane’s system offerings. Our new Business Partner Canariis Corporation is dedicated to the manufacture of quality packaged systems for domestic water, HVAC, chiller plants, boiler plants and fire pump applications.


With Canariis every packaged system manufactured is electrically, hydrostatically and flow tested at job conditions prior to shipment. The manufacturing and testing is designed to assure ease of installation, simplified start-up procedures, and many years of trouble free service.


Every system is custom engineered to the specific project requirements and space limitations for your application. Many Building Owners have strong preferences for certain manufacturers of pumps, valves, hydronic, building automation controls and variable frequency drives.  Canariis Corporation has the flexibility to use the equipment that the customer prefers while still providing a quality assembly.


Whether you are designing a system for a new building, retrofitting an existing one or need a replacement, we have the equipment and controls experts to help you select the products that best serve the project. Please give us a call to speak with one of our Sales Associates today.


Canariis Pump Image


Posted: Feb 27, 2017 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

Damuth Trane was recently recognized by ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.) for the company’s ongoing efforts in the development of a quality safety program. The Hampton Roads based company received The Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) award Silver Level of Achievement.

“This is the first time we’ve received this award,” said Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane. “We take safety very seriously and have an intentional, comprehensive training process for all associates. This award recognizes the hard work and commitment of our team.”

Posted: Nov 29, 2016 | by Jean Williamson | none

Damuth Trane has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for the 7th year in a row! The annual list 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 was used to gather detailed information about each company participating.  Part 1 is completed by the employer, and Part 2 is completed by the employees of the Company.

“We know the most valuable asset for our Company is the people,” said Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane.  “We’ve continued the legacy of investing in our associates that was started by our founder Don Damuth.  I’m proud that they voted us ‘Best Places to Work in Virginia’.  That tells me they enjoy coming to work, appreciate the workplace environment and like to have fun!”

Best Places to Work VA logo 2017

Posted: Nov 14, 2016 | by Jean Williamson | none
Elise and Whitney

Elise Tillie and Whitney Vaughan sending Holiday Cheers to our deployed troops.

Goodies for the troops

Lots of goodies for our service men and women!

Time spent away from family and friends is never easy, but being deployed during the holidays can be especially difficult. Damuth Trane Associates collected care package items to be sent to the USS Mason that is currently on deployment. We want to show them how much we appreciate their sacrifice and service to our Nation.

Three very HEAVY boxes full of candy, snacks, quick meals, and greeting cards were mailed today. There will be some very happy sailors when those boxes arrive.


Posted: Nov 11, 2016 | by Jean Williamson | none

Damuth Trane is proud of our military heritage. We respect those who have served and those who continue to serve in defense of our great Nation.

Each Veteran’s Day, the US Flag that has proudly flown in front of our building for the past year is lowered and presented to a Damuth Trane Associate that is a Veteran. A new US Flag is raised to boldly fly for the next year.

This year, our Flag was presented to Steve Novak, Buildings & Grounds/Shipping & Receiving Associate, to thank him for his 26 years of service in the US Navy.

Steve Novak (left) Navy Veteran, receives the flag from Jerry McFarlane (right) Air Force Veteran.

Thank you to all Veterans.

Posted: Nov 9, 2016 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

US Builders Review Journal Cover (LARGE)US Builders Review is a business-to-business trade journal striving to build strong connections within the many sectors of the U.S. construction industry. They connect with top executives representing general contractors, custom builders, specialty trades, architects, engineering firms, suppliers and more to draw out unique perspectives and insights to the advances and challenges of the country’s varied construction markets.

Our Partner Clark Nexsen collaborated with Damuth Trane and others to successfully complete the 4525 Main Street Project in Virginia Beach Town Center.

“Completed in July 2014, 4525 Main Street its a tower project that expands the central business district of Virginia Beach, Virginia. 4525 Main Street is located in Town Center of Virginia Beach, which has become one of Hampton Roads’ most desirable locations. The architectural design for the project was performed by Clark Nexsen, a Virginia Beach-based firm that is the anchor tenant of 4525 Main Street with its corporate headquarters occupying four floors of the building. Clark Nexsen worked in collaboration with Armada Hoffler Development/Construction and the City of Virginia Beach on this signature project. (US Builders Review, 2016)”

Read the full article: US Builders Review Fall 2016

Thank you Clark Nexsen. We are proud to be a member of the team that made 4525 Main Street in Virginia Beach a successful project.

Posted: Nov 3, 2016 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

Clint DamuthDamuth Trane is pleased to announce that Clint Damuth has been named franchise holder for the Hampton Roads Virginia Commercial and Industrial District by Trane; a division of Ingersoll Rand.


“We’ve enjoyed being a locally owned business in a great community and I’m pleased that legacy will continue,” said Don Damuth, Founder and Chairman of the Board. “Clint, along with the current local leadership team, is committed to our clients, associates and community.  Congratulations!”


The Company was founded in 1970 and 46 years later Damuth Trane continues as a leader in the Building Energy Management and HVAC industry in Hampton Roads, Northeast North Carolina and Bermuda. Don Damuth served as day to day leader of the business until 2001, when he named Clint Damuth President of the firm.


CONTACT: Jean Williamson, Marketing Leader


Posted: Oct 31, 2016 | by Jean Williamson | none
United Way 2016

United Way Committee Members (Pictured Left to Right): Amber Smith, Debbie Collins, Jennifer Ginn, Phil Damuth, Megan Henry, Traci Archiopoli, Sam Murphy

Damuth Trane associates work hard for the Company and a great cause! The 2016 United Way campaign launched the end of September and the grand finale on Friday, October 28th was an afternoon to remember.  It was a fun time to celebrate exceeding their goal.

The associate event included a catered lunch by Pollards and a variety of games that associates could pay a $1 to enjoy friendly competition and win great prizes.

“Damuth Trane has been a strong supporter of the United Way since the Company was founded in 1970,” said Phil Damuth, Vice President.   “United Way is a great organization that addresses many needs of our community and we’re proud to be a contributor.”

Throughout the campaign, a committee of dedicated associates organized fund raisers like Candy and Flower Grams, Blue Jean Fridays, BINGO and a yard sale.  Undoubtedly, one of the most successful events:  purchasing duct tape that was used to tape Vice President Phil Damuth to the fence.  Great times for a great cause!




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