James “Dewey” and Janet moved to Steamboat Springs in 1969 where they opened a heating and refrigeration company, and in 1982 they incorporated. JDW has seen many changes over the years. From coal and oil heat to natural gas heat. From one building at the mountain to several buildings. From hay fields to business parks or homes. JDW has been involved with new construction, remodels, water/sewer plants, coal mines, uranium mines, airports, homes, anything and everything that has to do with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration or sheet metal.


William “Bill” Northrop



Bill is the 3rd generation working at JDW. He is the grandson of Dewey and Janet and the son of Brenda. He bought JDW in 2019 from Dewey and Janet. He also is very knowledgeable in new installs, remodels, service, and bidding. Bill enjoys spending time with his family, meeting new people, and enjoying the mountain life.

Brenda Northrop


Brenda is the 2nd generation of JDW; she is the daughter of Dewey and Janet. Brenda oversees all aspects of JDW. Brenda enjoys her children and grandchildren.  She also enjoys camping, gardening, landscaping, cooking and traveling.

James “Dewey” Williams


Dewey is proud to say he served in the U.S. Navy as a young man, after the Navy he  worked for Safeway warehouse for 11 years. In 1969 he moved his young family to Steamboat Springs where he calls home today. Dewey has seen history unfold here. In the beginning he worked on coal furnaces and boilers, oil furnaces, and steam radiators.  As Steamboat Springs grew and changed so did he. He is proud that JDW grew and changed with the times. Dewey’s interests are of course JDW but outside of business he is actively involved with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, refurbishing antique cars, remodeling, and landscaping. Although Dewey and his wife Janet have retired, we are proud to say they come around the office often to see what’s going on with the business he is proud to say he started.

Janet Williams


Dewey moved to Steamboat Springs 30 days before Janet and the kids followed.  Janet had never seen Steamboat Springs or the surrounding area.  She remembers looking down the valley from the top of Rabbit Ears pass with tears in her eyes. The valley was the most beautiful site she had ever seen.  Even after 46 years she is in awe of how pretty the valley is.  Janet has worked side by side with Dewey from the beginning. Outside of JDW she enjoys her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. She also enjoys sewing, reading, yard work, and traveling. Janet retired with Dewey, her husband, and is now enjoying life traveling and doing all the activities she loves.

Cutter Wiggins 

Hydronic Supervisor

Cutter is our hydronic supervisor here at JDW. He is a licensed HVAC technician with a specialization in boilers. Cutter grew up here in Routt County. He loves to go camping, back roading, and play with his three dogs at home.

Dorian Hotchkiss

Welding Division Supervisor

Dorian is our welding division supervisor. Certified 1G welder, Dorian is going to school this coming August to get more welding certifications. He grew up here in Routt County and just graduated from SoRoCo High School this past May!

Matt Rawlins

Estimator/Project Manager

Matt is our estimator and project manager here at JDW. He over sees the jobs and takes on the estimates that customers request. Matt is originally from the Denver area but has moved to Craig with his wife and eight kids. Matt loves his family more than anything and is very much so a family man.

Anthony Rankin

Lead Mitsubishi Supervisor

Anthony is our lead Mitsubishi supervisor. He works on our Mitsubishi systems that we install and service here at JDW.


Kylie Page

Controller/Presidents Assist 

Kylie is the right hand woman to our owner Bill. Kylie is the first contact that our clients have when calling the office for any questions regarding proposals or quotes. Kylie is originally from California but moved out to Steamboat Springs four years ago.

Sky Clark

Marketing and Social Media Manager

Sky is the fourth generation here at JDW, along with her sister McKenzie. Sky manages all the social media platforms and handles all the marketing across all the areas JDW works in. She grew up here in Routt county and as a little girl grew up here in the office.

Mckenzie Clark
Coltin Nielson
Dwain Riley
Malaki Lindsey