Our Staff & History

Jeremy W. Drake - owner/project manager - Jeremy has been in the heating and air conditioning business since 2000 and is also 4th generation.  Jeremy brings a strong work habit and leadership skills.  He leads by example and continues to push for excellence in all phases of our company.  With wife Amy, they have three beautiful children, Riley, Hunter, & Elizabeth and live in Elmira, NY.    jwdrake@drakeheating.com

Scott Vanderhoff - residential service/installations - Scott joined our team in 2008 and has been a huge asset.  He has a background in electric and quickly shot up through the ranks based on his customer response and hard work.  Scott lives in Elmira, NY with his beautiful daughter Hayleigh and his wife Heather.  service@drakeheating.com


Rhiannon Wood - office manager - Rhiannon has been with Drake since 2006.  Rhiannan provides us with the office support and accounting skills needed for a succesful company.  Rhi resides in Painted Post, NY with her two beautiful children Dillon and Peyton and her husband John.     service@drakeheating.com

Aaron Long - commercial service manager - Aaron has been with Drake since 2002.  Aaron took a leave of absence to serve our country in the Army.  After a tour in Iraq Aaron returned to the states and back with Drake.  He is extremely knowledgable in commercial equipment.  Aaron resides in Addison, NY.     service@drakeheating.com




The history of Drake Heating & Air Conditioning spans over 6 decades, four generations, and a multitude of successful projects from New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.  Founded in 1937 by G Manning Drake as the Drake Coal Company, the company quickly became the largest coal distributor and supplier of heat generating equipment, backed by service which has never been forgotten.  G. Manning Drake laid a solid foundation of business practices that are stilled honored today.  As the times changed, so did the company.  Coal gave way to the development of natural gas, electric and fuel oil which is widely used today.        

1970-1972   A new generation of Drakes were added to the business; William, David & Stephen were eager to attack the fast growing market of commercial and industrial mechanical contracting.  Paying little attention to the vicarious bid/spec. market, they channeled their efforts toward design/build projects.  The plan was to create the best commercial service department available and use their strength to penetrate industry and business.  Ultimately, when a project would be needed, they would lean on their established service reputation to get an opportunity at the design/build.  It proved to be successful and by 1976 the company had grown and evolved to the point that a new name was incorporated, Drake Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

In the late 70's Drake's had earned national recognition for commercial design/build, such as Dealer of the Year award presented by the Rheem Manufacturing Company for the economical design/build of a chain of fast food restaurants, equaling over 600 tons of unitary equipment.  Rheem subsequently used Drake in featured advertisements in top national magazines. 



The first Honeywell commercial electronic air cleaners were installed by Drake and Honeywell and subsequently featured Drake in their national advertising of their new air cleaner line. 

2000-Present   With a proud tradition of Drake Heating & Air Conditioning, our fourth generation of HVAC partners were added;  William J. Drake along with his brother Jeremy W. Drake joined the family practice of proudly serving the Southern Tier with all their HVAC needs.  With the new generation of Drake's and dedicated employees, you will be guaranteed the same foundation of quality once formed by their grandfather G. Manning Drake.



Email: service@drakeheating.com