Francis Redman left depression torn Missouri in 1934 to see a brighter future in California.
There he began his 27-year career with Southwestern Engineering as a “helper”, working his way
up to the position of manager and eventually to vice president. In 1962 he left Southwestern
Engineering and founded Redman Equipment & Mfg. Company as an answer to the petroleum industry’s
need for a reliable, knowledgeable heat exchanger repair shop and manufacturer.
two sons, Don and Jerry, joined the company in the mid-1970s.
During college breaks, they had worked in the Southwestern Engineering
Shop and also at Redman Equipment. By the time the boys joined the
family business, they were well prepared to carry on the Redman quality
The Redman legacy continued when yet another
generation, Janelle and G.W. (Jerry) Redman, grandchildren of the company’s late founder, joined the
Today, while the company is owned
by EMCOR Group Inc., a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in mechanical and electrical construction
services, industrial and energy infrastructure and facilities services and Ohmstede, Ltd.,
the company continues to be managed by Redmans and operate with Redman innovation. The cohesive
spirit and integrity common among all Redman employees continues to be evident each time you call.
From company principals to shop technicians, each Redman team member takes your service, quality, and
schedule requirements very seriously.