Celebrates 75 Years in the Upstate
On February 21, 2022, Jennings-Dill, Inc., kicked off a year long celebration of 75 years of reliable and quality service in air conditioning/heating installation, plumbing, piping, metal fabrication, and millwright work in the upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas.
What later became Jennings-Dill, Inc., began February 21, 1947, when John Jennings and Jack Dill, Sr., chartered Super Supply Company, Inc., after recognizing the demand for qualified Mechanical Contractors in the growing commercial and industrial markets of the Southeast.
In March of 1965, the company officially changed its name to Jennings-Dill, Inc and Jack Dill, Jr., a Clemson graduate in Mechanical Engineering and a registered P.E., came on board. Jack Dill, Jr. brought with him uncompromising integrity, demand for the highest level of quality, and the ability to develop and maintain relationships. His professional knowledge and experience provided guidance that grew the company and earned Jennings-Dill an outstanding reputation in the industry. Under Jack Dill, Jr.’s leadership as President, Jennings-Dill expanded to specialize in air conditioning/heating installation, plumbing, piping, metal fabrication, and millwright work, and employed over 175 employees.
With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Jack Dill, Jr., continues to provide leadership as CEO and Chairman of the Board and continues to advise, support, and contribute to the engineering efforts of the corporation.
Bruce Henson was named President in 2016 after 25 years of experience within the company as Project Manager, Director of Business Administration, Vice President, and General Manager. Bruce has a BS degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University and is licensed in HVAC and Plumbing in multiple states. As a third-generation leader of the family business, Bruce is committed to maintaining the company’s 75 year legacy of integrity, safety, and quality.
Tyler Henson joined Jennings-Dill, Inc., in 2020 as Engineering Manager, becoming the fourth-generation addition to the family business. Tyler graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clemson University and Calhoun Honors College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. From there, Tyler was accepted to enter the Edison Engineering Development Program at GE where he participated in a rigorous engineering training program while earning his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2017. Following the completion of the Edison Program, Tyler continued to work as a Gas Turbine Design Lead Engineer at GE and became a registered P.E. in 2019. In 2022, Tyler was promoted to General Manager of Jennings-Dill, Inc., where he will continue to ensure the company’s high standard for quality.
Committed to Safety
Making Mike Proud
Jennings-Dill continues to honor the values that our company established 75 years ago by providing our employees with a workplace focused on respect, support, and opportunities for growth, but most importantly safety.
No other employee embodied Jennings-Dill’s commitment to safety like Mike Alewine. For thirty years, 1990-2020, Mike shaped the safety culture of Jennings-Dill. As far as he was concerned, there was no other way to work, no excuses, no compromises, no negotiations, no apologies; he set the bar high.
In recognition of his 30 years of service to the company, and in appreciation of the influence that Mike provided to our safety culture, the company named its annual safety award “The Mike Alewine Safety Award.” The logo is applied on our annual “Safety Truck” each year as a reminder of Mike’s contributions to Jennings-Dill.
Mike passed away on March 6, 2022. We are so thankful that he was able to join in the Jennings-Dill 75th anniversary kickoff celebration on February 21, 2022, surrounded by coworkers who loved and respected him.
Jennings-Dill is committed to continuing Mike’s legacy of making safety a top priority. As one of his co-workers said, our goal is to continue to “Make Mike Proud.”