About Modern Mechanical
Modern Mechanical is a full-service company dedicated to the repair and maintenance of your home’s mechanical systems, and to progressive and environmentally sound options when you are in the market for new heating and air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems. Founded in 2010, we have built an exceptional reputation in the Northern Virginia area due to a deep and lasting commitment to our customers, our employees, our community and our planet.
Modern Mechanical’s Peace of Mind Guarantee is our promise that we stand behind the work we do. We engage in continuous training and product education so that our technicians are always on the leading edge of your mechanical systems’ maintenance and replacement requirements. We know that your time is valuable, so we ensure that our technicians arrive on time, equipped with the expertise and the materials they need to provide prompt and effective service. We offer a comprehensive, inexpensive and innovative array of service plans so that all your mechanical systems operate smoothly year-round.
When we opened for business, we pledged to provide prompt, high-quality heating, air conditioning and plumbing services at a fair price. We wanted to differentiate our business from others in the marketplace by operating with the highest level of professionalism, leveraging our knowledge of the latest available technologies, and acting on our strong commitment to the community. We have now enhanced our services for customers and employees by joining forces as an independent owner and operator of three national brands. The Modern Mechanical owners you have come and know and respect, Shawn Mitchell and Pete Danielson, are still at the helm, report to work everyday in our Ashburn office and will remain in their respective positions – our leadership has not and will not change.
Our new brands include: One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, recently ranked #1 in the HVAC services category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500;Benjamin Franklin, the Punctual Plumber®, a nationwide plumbing franchise built on the core values of competency and respect for the customer; and Mister Sparky®, a leading residential electrical service and repair franchise throughout the eastern United States, whose brand strength begins with an on-time guarantee. We are also proud to feature MM Solar, our own progressive solar installations enterprise. Each brand shares our original commitment to impeccable and timely service, unsurpassed quality of work and fair pricing. Together, the four brands will better serve our clients and provide the most comprehensive service plans available in the Northern Virginia area.
We are proud to be an EnergyStar Retail partner, and a Loudoun County Certified Green business. We were recently awarded the Patricia Trammell Award for Excellence for our Green Initiatives by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. We responsibly dispose of all recyclable materials and hazardous waste. Our commitment to our community’s wellbeing reaches far beyond our day-to-day operations: We are actively involved in a variety of local enterprises, including civic groups, first responders across Loudoun county, food banks, animal adoption programs and car seat safety.
You can depend upon Modern Mechanical and our family of companies when you want a highly professional, prompt and comprehensive repair/replacement service for your home’s major mechanical systems—and for your peace of mind.
We look forward to meeting you and servicing your home.
The Modern Mechanical Difference
We Respect and Value Our Customers' Time.
We are Committed to Providing the Best Value in Home Services.
We work hard to ensure the services we offer are worth the cost to our customers. Sure, there are cheaper mechanical home services providers out there, but they can’t compete with our high standard for customer service, our quality parts and workmanship, and the protection we offer through our home services plans. We want our customers to be completely satisfied, so if you feel your service wasn’t worth the money, let us know and we will do what it takes to make it right.
We are Dedicated to Delivering Superior Customer Service.
We are Dedicated to Professionalism.
We Stand by Our Workmanship and Our Products.
We Believe Safety Comes First.
We are Active and Responsible Members of Our Community.
The health and well-being of our community is very important to us. We believe sustainability matters, and our efforts have earned us status as a Loudoun County Certified Green Business. In addition, we support many charitable causes to help the community we serve. We proudly sponsor:
- Final Salute Inc.
- Free the Girls
- Good Shepherd Alliance
- Historic Oatlands
- Loudoun Cares
- Loudoun Youth, Inc.
- Mobile Hope
- Parent-Teacher Associations
- Polio Plus
- The American Diabetes Association
- The American Red Cross
- The Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department
- The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Annual Toy Event
- The Loudoun Education Association
- The Loudoun First Responders Foundation
- The Loudoun Free Clinic
- The Northern Virginia Diaper Bank
- The Rally for Ryan Divini
- Women in Technology
Modern Mechanical Leadership
Shawn Mitchell grew up in Southwest Virginia working first for his uncle’s HVAC company and them his father’s mechanical contracting company. Shawn obtained his Universal CFC certification at the age of 16. He enlisted in the US Army and attended Virginia Tech. During that time he was deployed to Bosnia and Iraq. In 2004, Shawn was awarded the 276th Engineer Battalion Soldier of the Year. During college and his many deployments, Shawn also continued to work at a local mechanical contractor in Reston Virginia. He worked his way up from Installer to Service Technician to Service Manger then Assistant Vice President to finally Vice President of HVAC Operations before deciding to launch Modern Mechanical at the age of 29.
Shawn wanted to be a contractor that wasn’t a contractor. Why can’t you have the same buying experience of buying a new heating and air conditioning system as you do buying a luxury car. The foundation of Modern’s culture is the upmost professionalism, highest level of quality products, and the strongest commitment to stand behind our work. Since starting Modern Mechanical, Shawn has been recognized as a Loudoun County top 40 under 40, Loudoun Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year, Gubernatorial appointment to the VA Board of Contractors, Virginia Plumbing Mechanical Professionals of Virginia State Board, Rotary Club President, Rotary District Lt Governor, Rotarian of the Year, and ACHR News top 40 under 40 in HVAC in North America. Shawn also serves on the Loudoun Regional Advisory Board for John Marshall Bank, Dulles Area Association of Realtors Board of Directors, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Rotary Club of Ashburn Board of Directors.
Pete Danielson grew up in southern California where he spent his time free time surfing and skateboarding. He moved to Northern Virginia in 1988 and began his career in the heating and cooling industry working for a very large distributor. “I worked my up through the ranks, starting in the warehouse, then to inside sales and then management.” In 1991 Pete earned the President’s award for the top performer in the company, he went on the earn the award 4 more time in the next 5 years. In 1996 Pete moved into the sales team where he lead the Northeast region in sales growth and volume. Pete made the move to manufacturing by joining Lennox Industries in 2007. Lennox is one of the highest quality, most innovative brands in the country and perhaps the entire world.
My time with Lennox was some of the most rewarding, educational and fulfilling times of my life.” In 2009 Pete was the #1 territory manager in the United States, where he lead the nation in sales growth and new customer acquisition. I met Shawn during my time with Lennox and we developed a strong partnership working together to grow sales and build the business for both companies. In 2013 Pete purchased ownership in Modern Mechanical and now he and Shawn have joined forces to take Modern to a new level of success. “Our two distinct skills sets really complement each other beautifully, where one of us may be weak in experiences the other has a strong background of knowledge and experiences. It has been a great blend of two people knowing where their strengths are and to leverage that to make the company better.”