Don Meyer, founder of D.G. Meyer Inc., was a patriot, as evidenced by the Eagle and Flag logo that adorns the wall on the side of the building that houses D.G. Meyer Inc. offices, sheet metal shop and warehouse. He was an ardent believer in the principles the United States was founded upon, with the traditional ideas of hard work, good service and honesty. Much of his life, and the many goals he set himself and achieved, revolved around the notion that if a person set his mind to succeeding, he could pull himself up by his metaphorical “bootstraps” and accomplish nearly anything.
When he started his business, as with all other facets of his life, he was in it for the long haul. It wasn’t a whim or a passing notion— though he was forward thinking and was never afraid to try new ideas or embrace change. He wanted to carve a niche in the business he had begun in and knew so much about. And he wanted it to be a model in the industry, a lasting legacy for his family and those he worked with who became like family along the way.
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The words Here Today, Here Tomorrowwere never just a tagline to Don Meyer. It was the idea he built his business on, with an eye constantly on the future even as he attended to the day-to-day necessities of building a lasting corporation. His vision kept D.G. Meyer Inc. evolving and relevant as the nature of the HVAC business grew and changed over time.
Yes— we are still celebrating D.G. Meyer Inc.’s 30 Year Anniversary. To see more old photos and read about our company’s proud history, see our Company page or posts:
Spring, with its balmy weather and longer days, is already a busy season for D.G. Meyer Inc. The bright blue Florida skies provide a fitting frame for a collage of Job Photos from the past few weeks…
In the photo above, a unit is being placed on the roof of the newly constructed Halifax Humane Society building on LPGA Blvd. This is part of a 3.6 million dollar renovation on the fifty year old facility. This project features a redesigned adoption and pet center, new grooming, boarding and travel rest facilities, as well as a more than 2 acre public community dog park. Money for this renovation was raised through donations and contributions from a generous community.
DGM is a contractor on this Daytona Beach Shores luxury senior living facility project. Offering lovely views and top drawer amenities, the Heritage Waterside Assisted Living Facility will be the first of its kind in Daytona Beach Shores.
For more photos and information about D.G. Meyer Inc., check out our Commercial Department page on this website!
As an unusually mild winter in Central Florida slides almost seamlessly into Spring, the rumble that accompanies the arrival of thousands of motorcyclists for the 76th Annual Bike Week Event in Daytona Beach fills the air. Today, Friday March the 10th marks the official opening day, though the motorcycles have been arriving all week. The Party extends all the way through Sunday March the 19th. Check out the Official Bike Week Website for event calendars , guides, news and all things Bike Week!
This year marks D.G. Meyer Inc’s 30th Anniversary and the 24th year of commissioning a Commemorative Bike Week Tee Shirt (image above) to salute the event. As always, these custom designed shirts will be distributed to staff, employees, family and the company’s many friends among Daytona’s local businesses . To see a complete line-up of these collectors items, go to D.G. Meyer Spring Rites. We think you’ll agree that the designs just get more awesome every year.
Work goes on as the season changes, and we at D.G. Meyer Inc. are looking forward to another busy and productive year. Thank You Daytona and surrounding areas…
For well over half a century, orange trucks with royal blue lettering have been a commonplace sight in Daytona Beach and surrounding areas. The company Don Meyer worked for from 1952 until it was sold in 1986—D.W. Browning—used the distinctive orange/blue color scheme on their trucks. When D. G. Meyer Inc. became a reality, Don decided to use that same color combination. Not only as a salute to the company that got him started in the AC and Sheet Metal industry— he shrewdly realized that the orange and blue was not only distinctive, but eye-catching and memorable.
Orange & Blue… Through the Years!
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The trucks and vehicles of D.G. Meyer Inc. are memorable indeed, almost iconic in the town where Don Meyer grew up and worked for his entire life. Not many native Daytonans would fail to recognize these trucks that have been such a part of life here.
There have been many changes over the years, from panel trucks to stake body tucks, step vans to pick-up trucks— D. G. Meyer has used a variety of vehicles to get the job done. Today, when you see one of these familiar orange and blue vehicles, it is often sporting a graphic wrap like the one pictured on a van below.
Like the graphic style on our company vehicles, the size and type of vehicles have also changed with the times. Quite a few of the fleet, particularly service vehicles, are now Ford Transit Vans. With a more streamlined and compact silhouette, they are more economical and practical than many of the larger and less maneuverable vans and trucks of the past. D. G. Meyer has also started using Nissan’s versatile Cargo Van.
Thirty Years of DGM Orange & Blue
D.G. Meyer Inc. is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017!
The present day Orange & Blue fleet numbers 30 vehicles. As you drive around Daytona Beach and Central Florida, you will not only see these familiar trucks and vans going about their business on the roadways and highways, but you may also notice our Construction Trailers and Signs at many job sites.
We hope you allow us to serve you for another 30 years!