Jeff Porrello, President & Chief Executive Officer at Heritage Mechanical Services

Jeff Porrello

President & Chief Executive Officer

Value Delivered

Jeff oversees the company’s ability to deliver high-performance mechanical, HVAC, sheet metal and industrial process piping solutions that effectively address clients’ needs, while helping them reach their objectives faster and more efficiently. Working with his executive team, he establishes the company’s strategic direction, helps plan its implementation, and communicates its requirements and goals to the rest of the company. He also makes the policy decisions that guide a range of project activities, including preconstruction services, estimating, and project management. Always, his goal is to ensure that every mechanical services project meets every client’s highest expectations, while providing optimum operating performance, energy efficiency, and value.

Expertise

Jeff joined EMCOR in 1999 as manager of pipe operations, an organization he started and built, while developing an effective procurement process and adding a drafting department. From this position, he became vice president of pipe operations, where he increased the department from 22 to 88 pipefitters and introduced new, more efficient planning procedures. The company then promoted him to vice president of sales and marketing. In that post, he solidified the department’s organization and operations and improved the estimating process.

Before taking his current post, Jeff was vice president of mechanical operations with responsibility for projects ranging from $1 million to $26 million. Over the course of his career, he has worked on a wide array of projects, including fast-track tenant fitouts, high-rise commercial and luxury apartment buildings, hospitals and research laboratories, peaking plants, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Jeff earned his bachelor’s from George Washington University. He also attended the Advanced Leadership Institute at Babson College’s School for Executive Education.

Holder of a New York City fire suppression license, Jeff has been on the board of directors of the New York City Mechanical Contractors Association and SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association) of Long Island, where he is also a past vice president. In addition, he has served on the Enterprise Association of Steamfitters Local #638 apprenticeship committee and has been a trustee of the Steamfitters Industry Promotion Fund.

The Personal Side

Jeff and his wife have two children. In addition to his family, he enjoys fishing and coaching wrestling. He is also licensed as a captain by the United States Coast Guard.