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Posted: Dec 9, 2013 | by admin | none

BPTWlogo2014Damuth Trane has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for the 4th year in a row for 2014! The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. The purpose of this group is dedicated to finding and recognizing Virginia’s best employers! The Virginia Business and Best Companies Group conduct a 2 part assessment 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.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies.

Below are the eligibility requirements for participation:

– 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; and
– Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. 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. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

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

Posted: Jun 10, 2013 | by admin | none

Miriam DaSilva, Healthcare Account Representative for the Healthcare Team of Damuth Trane, recently was awarded the President’s Award for outstanding achievement at the 4th Annual Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VSHE) Conference in Williamsburg, VA. 

William Rockwell, VSHE President and Health System Engineer at University of Virginia Facilities Management, presented the award to DaSilva, VSHE’s Communications Chair, during the awards ceremony on Monday, May 20th at the Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center. 

“Receiving the award is such an honor; my contribution to the organization doesn’t feel like a responsibility because I truly enjoy doing it. I have learned so much professionally and grown so much personally because of my involvement with VSHE. The educational opportunities and exposure to such a diverse group of facility engineers really allowed me to understand the concerns and best practices of healthcare facilities industry,” commented DaSilva. 

DaSilva’s has been involved in the three day VSHE annual conference since 2007. DaSilva was elected Registration Coordinator for this year’s conference. DaSilva helped manage the conference which registered over 400 attendees statewide. 

In addition to a 60-booth tradeshow, the conference offered 19 speakers who presented 14 VSHE classes and 5 ASHE (American Society of Healthcare Engineers) certification classes such as Certified Healthcare Facility Manager Workshop and Certified Healthcare Constructor. New to the conference this year was an Infection Control During Construction seminar. 

Due to the conference sponsors, including annual sponsor Damuth Trane, VSHE was able to offer the Healthcare Members waivers to attend with a minimal fee for certification classes. 

VSHE 2014 Annual Conference and Golf Invitational will be held May 19-22 in Williamsburg, VA.

Posted: Dec 31, 2012 | by admin | none

For three consecutive years Damuth Trane was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work among midsize companies by Virginia Business. The profit-sharing program, 401(k), paid community service leave, and tuition reimbursement offered to employees are a few of the amenities that make the company associate friendly.

“At Damuth Trane we are improving the lives of our clients as well as our associates. For the company to be successful and have the ability to serve our community, we have to start with our associates well-being and health,” said Clint Damuth, President Damuth Trane.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, its work force and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of a total of 70 companies, split into three groups: small employers (fewer than 100 employees) mid-sized employers (100-250 employees), and large-sized employers (more than 250 employees).

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Be a for-profit or 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 Virginia;

– Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Organizations from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

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

Posted: Oct 15, 2012 | by admin | none

Damuth Trane EngineerJacob Spirer, C.E.M., LEED AP, will conduct an illustrated presentation entitled “Heat Pump and Heat Recovery Chillers for use in Commercial

Jacob graduated from VA Tech in 2009 and complete Trane’s Graduate Engineer Training program in 2010.

Buildings” 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 at the South Eastern Virginia Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Quarterly Chapter Meeting, held at the Doraldo Ristorante Italiano, 1915 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg.

Spirer will be speaking on recent advances in large structure HVAC technological applications.

“Damuth Trane engineers are tasked with the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that maximize performance, cost-efficiency and longevity,” Spirer said.  “My recent work on the Western Tidewater Regional Jail Project in conjunction with David Morgan, Damuth Trane sales engineer and professionals from Colonial Webb Contractors represented a highly successful, collaborative state-of-the-art approach to a challenging field application.”

Spirer is a Sales Engineer with Damuth Trane ofChesapeake,VAworking as a technical consultant to architects, contractors and consulting engineers in the design, application, and sales of HVAC solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.

He has been with on the Damuth Trane staff for three years specializing in the design and application of alternative energy efficient HVAC systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Energy Manager as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. He is also a graduate of advanced Multistack® training curriculums, aSparta,Wisconsin firm recognized as the inventor and industry leader of modular water chiller HVAC systems.

Also presenting will be John Hasher, C.E.M., with Virginia Beach Public Schools. His presentation, “Energy Efficiency Initiatives at Virginia Beach Public Schools,” will follow Spirer’s appearance. 

For more information or to register contact Matthew McKeon at Matt.McKeon@alariscompanies.com.

Jacob Spirercan be reached at Damuth Trane, 1100 Cavalier Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23323; 757-558-0200; Jacob.spirer@trane.com.

John Hasher can be reached at Virginia Beach Public Schools, 2512 George Mason Drive, P.O. Box 6038, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038
757.263.1000

Posted: Sep 19, 2012 | by admin | none

Associates made donations up to when the committee presented the check to Larisa Nargi and Brenda Kuntz of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

“It’s a mammogram, It’s a breast exam, It’s Super Shero!” That’s the name of Damuth Trane’s bra entry for this years Bra-ha-ha event. The company also raised over $5,400 to donate to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

This year the committee asked the community to donate various items to be included in three baskets that were raffled off at each parts location. Such items included Jason Aldean VIP passes, a bowling party, and a day on the golf course. In addition, associates and local businesses made monetary donations up to the very last day.

“We were able to contribute $5,481 to the Bra-ha-ha fundraiser! I’m always proud to see how much our associates and clients are willing to help out for a good cause,” stated Bruce Woodward, Building Maintenance with Damuth Trane and company Bra-ha-ha committee member.

 

Damuth Trane’s office has several women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. The “Super Shero” bra was inspired by retro super-hero comic books. To incorporate the office survivors the “POW bubbles” are filled with their one word describing their journey. The bra was created to honor the heroes in the office.

 

The Bra-ha-ha is a lighthearted campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. This year’s event, being held at the Chesapeake Conference Center, features a formal awards show and silent auction. Following the event the bras will be on display at Greenbrier Mall from October 1st though 13th in Chesapeake, VA.

The Super Shero bra is complete with throwing stars and a cape!

All proceeds will go to the Chesapeake Regional Breast Center to alleviate financial barriers preventing the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Proceeds will ensure that uninsured and under insured women can obtain mammograms and other healthy breast services. To learn more about the Chesapeake Regional’s Bra-ha-ha visit brahaha.org.

 

About Damuth Trane

Damuth Trane is a professional energy services company that specializes in providing comfort solutions to clients primarily through the sale of HVAC equipment, controls, parts, service and comprehensive solutions. Since 1970 Damuth Trane has served commercial, industrial, educational, government, and healthcare facilities; and continues to be a leading provider of solutions to help create and sustain a healthy building environment.

 

 

Posted: May 7, 2012 | by admin | none

We are excited to announce that once again, Damuth Trane is heading up the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Golf Classic as the lead sponsor! The Golf Classic will be held at Virginia Beach National on Friday, May 11, 2012 with a noon shotgun start.

 And it’s for a good cause! Each foursome will be assigned to one of six teams each representing an area of need within the hospital. The team with the over-all lowest score will win the proceeds for their designated beneficiary.

For more information on the Golf Classic visit: http://www.chesapeakeregional.com/our-events

Posted: Feb 6, 2012 | by admin | none

Trane HVAC Parts and Supplies, a leading distributor in Hampton Roads recently announced Angie Jones will assume the Chesapeake Parts Store Team Leader position. Jones will lead the inside sales team to continue to provide the “one stop shopping” experience to residential and commercial contractors, and facility operators. 

“It’s a great opportunity to be able to assist my team in obtaining their personal and career goals, said Jones. I am looking forward to working with the group and building stronger relationships with our clients.” 

Jones joined Damuth Trane as a Service Coordinator in 2008; prior she was the General Manager at a family owned HVAC company. Wanting to focus more on sales Jones took an Inside Sales position at the Chesapeake Parts Store in 2009. 

The Chesapeake Parts Store Team Leader position became available in October 2011 when the previous Team Leader, Matt Kurz, moved to Parts Operations Leader. Damuth Trane will be looking for a replacement of Jones’ previous position of Parts Inside Sales Representative. 

“I’ve enjoyed working with Angie and watching her develop as a leader. Because of the reputation she has built with our customers and her ability to motivate others, this career move will benefit her and the company,” said Matt Kurz Parts Operations Leader.

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Damuth Trane is a professional energy services company that specializes in providing comfort solutions to clients primarily through the sale of HVAC equipment, controls, parts, service and comprehensive solutions. Since 1970 Damuth Trane has served commercial, industrial, educational, government, and healthcare facilities; and continues to be a leading provider of solutions to help create and sustain a healthy building environment.

 

Posted: Dec 21, 2011 | by admin | none

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Roger Shull, Director of Energy Business Development with Damuth Trane, was elected President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Southeastern Virginia Chapter on Wednesday, December 14th at the quarterly chapter meeting.

The Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the AEE was organized to help promote the scientific and educational interests of individuals within the energy industry and foster action for Sustainable Development. The chapter was founded by outgoing president, Mike Gaffney of Alaris Companies, in 2009.

One of Shull’s commitments as president to the local AEE chapter is to grow membership and increase participation during meetings. Shull plans to shape future discussion topics on members’ feedback he receives.

“This is a venue for like minded individuals who desire to help promote the importance of conservation of resources for the community and business,” said Shull.

The 2012 chapter officers include:

  • President:  Roger Shull, CEM – Director of Energy Business Development, Damuth Trane
  • Vice President:  Mark Tschirhart, CEM – Associate Director for Capital Plans and Projects,YorkCountySchools
  • Treasurer:  Matthew McKeon, CEM – Senior Engineer, Alaris Companies
  • Secretary:   Douglas K Henderson, PE, CxA, CEM – Commissioning and Energy Coordinator, AECOM

The next chapter meeting will be held March 14, 2012 on thePeninsula, the exact location to be announced.

For more information about the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the AEE visit http://www.aee-seva.org

Posted: Oct 27, 2011 | by admin | none

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Keith Forbes, Technical Center of Excellence with Damuth Trane, will present a two-hour workshop at the 74th RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineers Society) Annual Conference and HVACR Technology Expo in November. RSES, an educational organization providing local chapter and national educational opportunities, will hold the conference November 2-5 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel.

Forbes is scheduled to present on Thursday, November 3rd from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will cover water chillers and systems basic design and system application. This session is intended for an intermediate- to advanced-level audience.

Forbes joined the Damuth Trane service team in 1979 and currently holds the role of Technical Center of Excellence. His responsibilities include technical support to Damuth’s field operations; assisting clients with technical questions on HVAC systems and applications; and training Damuth service technicians on changing technologies.

Throughout his 42-year career in the industry, Keith Forbes has attended and taught many courses ranging from the ACCA refrigerant recovery certification program to complex building automation systems and large commercial / industrial mechanical systems.

For more information, contact the RSES Conference and Seminar Manager at 800-297-5660 x4046.

Posted: Oct 14, 2011 | by admin | none

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Damuth Trane, a leader in comfort solutions, has recently announced Matt Kurz will assume the previously vacant position of Parts Operations Leader. Kurz will lead the three Trane Parts Stores located in Hampton Roads, VA; Chesapeake,VirginiaBeach, and Newport News.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to grow in my new role with the company. Damuth Trane has been a great experience for me and I look forward to being more involved in the business,” Kurz commented.

Kurz joined Damuth Trane in 2001 where he began as a warehouse delivery driver. He then worked with inside sales before becoming the Newport News Parts Store Team Leader and more recently was the Chesapeake Parts Store Team Leader. Effective this summer he has assumed the role of Parts Operations Leader.

Kurz is a graduate of the Crestcom Leadership program and is involved in the NATFH Parts Roundtable group. He will continue to fulfill his responsibilities as a store leader until a replacement is hired.

Kurz’s promotion was due to his hard work and dedication. Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane is pleased, “I would like to congratulate Matt on his new role and support him as he takes on a new challenge with Damuth Trane.”

Damuth Trane has provided comfort solutions for commercial, industrial, educational, government, and healthcare facilities since 1970. As the local Trane franchise, Damuth Trane represents a full line of HVAC equipment, service, controls, and parts.

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