Established in 1932, N.V. Heathorn Co. has been providing the greater Bay Area region with the highest quality of craftsmanship and customer service for generations. Specializing in HVAC, Plumbing, and Architectural Sheet Metal, our company will meet the demands of your design-build, plan-spec, commercial, medical, institutional, data center, clean room, and aviation projects. Everything we create has a purpose, and our mission is to turn your vision into a reality. We always prioritize getting your jobs done on time and on budget so that every project you undertake will be a success. We’re proud to endorse union labor and happy to give clients exactly what they want, holding ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, craftsmanship, safety, and customer satisfaction.
N.V. Heathorn was founded by Mr. Norman V. Heathorn in 1932 as a roofing-contracting firm when he could find no employment during the Great Depression. In 1947, he opened our sheet metal shop to fabricate and install Architectural Sheet Metal work and Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. In subsequent years, we added our Plumbing and Piping Department, and our Mechanical Service and Maintenance Department.
In 1966 Norman T.R. Heathorn (Tom), a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), succeeded his father as President of the company. Tom managed the business until 1996 when his son Edward W. Heathorn (Ted), a graduate ofConstruction Engineering and Management from Purdue University became President of the company. Both Tom and Ted Heathorn expanded the businesses operations venturing into new markets and new specialties. The company became nationally recognized for its growing operations in specialty markets.
In 1999 Dave Wenner joined the firm to lead our mechanical construction operations. Dave quickly proved to possess the same integrity that the company holds as its highest priority and brought with him much experience and technical knowledge. Ted's brother Dave Heathorn left his career after 12 years as a Navy Pilot to join the firm in 2002 to manage the company's administrative and financial operations. Dave obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990 and in 1999 earned a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (Avionics) from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California. Dave manages the administrative, IT and accounting support essential to achieving our operational objectives.
In 2005 Dave Wenner, Dave Heathorn and Ted Heathorn became the sole proprietors of N.V Heathorn Co. Our combined experience and technical knowledge is the cornerstone of our continued success. Today, we continue to operate on the same ideals the original company was founded upon in 1932. Our mission is to provide a quality installation at a competitive price, while providing a service to our customers and a quality of life for our employees.
At the heart of every great contracting company is an effective workshop. With our computer aided facility, we’re able to custom fabricate your material needs in house, saving you time and money. We value our ability to give clients a schedule we will meet as well as a product they can depend on. Our confidence comes from knowing that we can work with you every step of the way; from concept through construction.
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