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. Bill oversees all aspects of JDW. 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.
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.
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.
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.