Modern Mechanical joins forces with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® in a move that will benefit customers and the community.
Loudoun County, VA (April 11, 2016) – Modern Mechanical has joined forces with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, and will eventually be known by the name One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Local owners Shawn Mitchell and Pete Danileson will maintain a 100% ownership stake in Modern Mechanical. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is a national heating and air conditioning brand with independently owned and operated locations throughout North America. It recently ranked #1 in the HVAC services category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500.
“We always wanted to enhance our service for customers and employees. By joining a national brand, we can offer new products, services, warranties and protection plans to our customers. Our employees will benefit from the training and systems. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has a strong national reputation, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and employees who are background checked and drug tested. “This is everything we already offer, so it’s a seamless transition”, said Shawn Mitchell, owner. Co-owner and COO, Pete Danielson says, “We will continue to operate from our current location in Ashburn and our almost 40 employees will remain as well. We expect to continue to grow and expand. As we do that, we hope to add more local jobs, which will help the local economy. This is a good thing for us and our community.”
Mitchell has been serving people’s heating and cooling needs as long as he can remember. In middle school he would accompany his father, who worked in the industry, on jobs and continued into high school. After he graduated, he joined the National Guard and served in Bosnia and Iraq. After college, he followed his passion and went back to the home services industry. In 2010, Mitchell decided to start his own company in his Ashburn basement. His company was committed to customer service, respecting customers’ homes, developing the best employees and serving his community.
“We are pleased to welcome Shawn, Pete and the entire team to the One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning family. Their commitment to serving customers, investing in their employees and working to make their community a better place, is impressive. We look forward to working with them in this next chapter”, said Mark Baker, President of Franchise.
Since the founding of Mitchell’s company, the firm has seen significant growth and success. In just a few years, it has become one of the largest and most award winning HVAC and plumbing companies in Northern Virginia. Now the company is growing again.
Modern Mechanical is well known for the many local charities and organizations they support both financially and with hands on volunteer hours. The company also has a long list of awards, including named as one of Inc.’s 5000 fastest growing private companies twice; ranked number one Small Business Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal; and just recently named a finalist for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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