Cox Engineering Company has been successfully working in the Boston area since 1914. CESCO (Cox Engineering Service Company), our field service division, has been in operation since 1982. A brief timeline:
1914 Christopher J. Cox starts C.J. Cox Engineering Company in Cambridge MA.
1924 Cox becomes signatory to the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 17.
1946 Chris Cox sells C.J. Cox Engineering Company to George Graph and Amos Crooks.
1958 John G. Desmond becomes General Manager and minority stock holder.
1963 Amos Crooks' shares are purchased by J.G. Desmond.
1970 George Graph's shares are purchased by J.G Desmond who becomes the sole stockholder
1971 Jack Desmond rejoins the company from service in Vietnam. He takes on the position of Assistant General Manager and Project Manager for the industrial oven division.
1975 Cambridgeport Air Systems is founded to specialize in industrial ovens, dust collectors, and custom air handling units.
1982 Cox Engineering Service Company (CESCO) is founded to provide Cox customers with quality after warranty services. CESCO signs a contract with the refrigeration division of local 537.
1983 Cox moves from Cambridge to Brighton, MA. Jack Desmond becomes president and majority stockholder of Cox Engineering and Cambridgeport Air Systems
1995 Jack Desmond becomes the sole stockholder. All 3 companies are united as 1 with 3 divisions.
1998 Cox Engineering Company moves to a newly renovated 60,000 sf facility in Canton, MA complete with a Cambridgeport custom penthouse unit to supply the heating and cooling.
2000 Jeff Chase becomes the President of Cox Engineering Company. Jack Desmond becomes the CEO. David Smith becomes the CFO. Mike Williams becomes General Manager and President of CESCO.