OUR COMPANY HISTORY
A History of Daflure
For more than 36 years, Daflure Heating, Cooling and Solar has been one of Harrisburg’s most respected names in the HVAC, geothermal and solar industry. Our dependable technicians and customer-first attitude have earned us a top 1% national ranking for satisfied customers and for our employees’ continuing education. Daflure is also in the elite class of Trane Comfort Specialists and now a Comfort Pro with Daikin known nationwide. To fully understand Daflure’s deeply rooted commitment to service and our unique company culture, Iet’s take a brief look at our company’s history.
The David F. McClure Company
The Company began in 1979, when David McClure, an experienced HVAC installer and estimator, saw an opportunity to provide a higher level of heating and cooling service and installation for the Harrisburg area while satisfying a desire to be an entrepreneur. As Sheryl provided stability working as a full-time nurse, David started to lay the foundation for their family business. As he and his wife Sheryl grew the family business, the next generation was waiting in the wings to continue the tradition of dependability.
My dad was out turning wrenches, then he got the business to the point where he wasn’t working in the business, he was working on the business. Thot’s a tricky balance but my parents successfully transitioned from just providing themselves a job to providing an opportunity for their new found customers, coworkers ond the family. said Justin McClure, current President and CEO.
A New Name
In 2000, David transitioned leadership of the family business from himself to Justin, the oldest of their 4 children. With this transition, Justin saw further opportunity to develop the family business as a market leader and at the same time build a stronger differentiation factor. So this brought forward the new name Daflure derived from David F. McClure creating new brand initiative that aligned with their ongoing mission. This new name preserved his father’s legacy while providing the company with a sharpened market presence to move the company forward for the future. Aside from the name, the most important parts of the business the employees principles and quality of service – did not waiver.
Expanding into Commercial and Industrial.
In late 2010, Daflure announced the merger and long-term acquisition of (1L. Jacobs’ Sons, a privately held , family-owned commercial and industrial mechanical services provider. Founded in 1945 by Otto Lee Jacobs, this company is a 3rd generation business with family values still rooted deepiy at its core.
In 1974, Otto proudly passed his famiiy business onto his sons Harold and Ray iacobs. In 1984, Ray purchased the other half of the business from his brother and became the president ofthe company. For 26 years, Ray was the cornerstone of the business’s day to day operations, just as his father O.L. Jacobs had been a generation before. Now as part of Daflure, Ray is still an integral part of commercial and industrial business, as are the many employees who joined the Dafiure team with the merger.
While O.L. Jacobs has heiped Daflure to expand into new markets, the partnership is not so much about the different services each company provides as it is about the similar cultural philosophies they both share. Together, the tvvo companies have over 80 years of continued service that was buiit upon the solid foundation of outstanding relationships and family values. They are committed to providing the highest level of service, advocating innovative solutions to technical challenges and providing ongoing professional development for their employees.
Having called New Cumberland, Pennsylvania “home” since 1979, Daflure takes pride in the local community and has formed partnerships with the following organizations: Cure International, Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area, and two years participation in the ABC-27 Home Makeover Special, and Habitat For Humanity..
In addition to giving back to the community, Daflure actively seeks out the latest “green” technologies to help our customers give back to the environment While reducing energy costs for our clients. Leading the Central Pennsylvania market in solar and geothermal systems, we take special care to apply these green technologies Within our own business. Daflure is transitioning our fleet of vehicles and facility to promote a greener environment for our employees as Well as for our customers. lf you would like to learn more about Daflure, the services We provide and how We provide them, please call or click and We Will be happy to help!