Family-owned business expands into new headquarters
By: Dan Wood Company
The Novi-based company, Dan Wood Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical (https://www.danwoodplumbingheating.com/)
A second-generation family business, the Novi firm is currently owned and operated by Al Wood, son of the company's founder, Dan Wood, who opened his first shop in 1957.
Al's grandfather, Edwin Wood, was one of the first master plumbers in Detroit, in the early 1900s. Edwin's son, Dan Wood, apprenticed under him until opening his own business on Vernor Highway, in Detroit, with his son Al joining the operation in 1974.
As a longtime Detroit business, Dan Wood expanded into the Novi community in 1984. He then retired in 1997.
Besides Al Wood, other members of the Wood family continue to work in the business, including Al's wife Denise, his daughter Julie and youngest son Jack. Their eldest son, Jacob, returned home from New York during the COVID pandemic and assisted the family business during a time of need.
The firm employs more than 40 people, deploys 25-plus vehicles and provides a wide array of plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical services for both individuals and companies.
"We are a service-oriented business," said Al Wood, "but we also complete installation work on products like water heaters, furnaces and more. We are also a Carrier Factory Authorized dealer."
The company's customer list includes both residential and commercial organizations. During the COVID pandemic the company closely followed all state health guidelines while continuing to serve its customers.
"My dad started the business out of the garage at his house," said Al Wood, a resident of Farmington Hills, "and now today, we are thrilled to be able to expand and offer even greater service from our new facility."
About Dan Wood Company: Founded in 1957, the Dan Wood organization is a multi-generation family business providing a full line of plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical services to residential and commercial customers throughout southeast Michigan.
Learn more at https://www.danwoodplumbingheating.com/