Our HistoryA history of service. A legacy of trust.
The history of Dratech Services spans nearly 8 decades, two generations, and a multitude of successful projects throughout central New York State, Northern Pennsylvania and the Carolinas.
In 1937, G. Manning Drake founded the Drake Coal Company and quickly became the largest coal distributor in the New York area. Backed by service which has never been forgotten, G. Manning Drake laid a solid foundation of business practices that are still honored today.
As the times dictated change so did the company. Coal gave way to the development of natural gas, electric and fuel oil and, with it, went the coal trucks. Trucks gave way to service vans. Drake Coal Company became Drake Heating Company, a name which it kept until 1976.
1971-1972 brought into the business a new generation of Drakes; William, David & Stephen. These three brother were eager to attack the fast growth market of commercial & industrial mechanical contracting. Paying little attention to the vicarious bid/spec. market, they channeled their efforts toward design/build projects. Their plan was to create the best commercial service department available, and use that strength to penetrate industry and business. Ultimately when a project would be needed, they would lean on their established service reputation to get an opportunity at the design/build. This method proved successful, and by 1976 the company had grown and evolved to the point that a new name was incorporated. Drake Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. was formed.
Leaving the heating and air business in the capable hands of his brothers, Stephen set off to follow another path of HVAC service – one of mold remediation and air quality. Forming Dratech Services, Stephen quickly built a reputation for himself, much like his father, for quality and service.
Over three decades later, Dratech Services thrives on a reputation of quality, service, and discretion.
If you have questions about our company or our services, we invite you to give us a call.
G. Manning Drake