Tonna Mechanical Implements Succession Plan & Continues Family Legacy
Patrick S. Murphy to take over majority stock ownership & assume position of Company President
August 17, 2015 – ROCHESTER, MN – Twenty-eight years after purchasing Tonna Mechanical, Steven J. Murphy is passing the torch to his son, Patrick. Formally enacting the company’s succession plan last week, Patrick purchased the majority stock ownership position from his father and assumed Steven’s position as Company President.
“Tonna is—and has always been—a forward-thinking company, and it is an honor to continue my father’s legacy,” said Patrick. “Our customers have come to expect the most innovative, value-driven solutions to their home or business comfort problems. I’m eager to be at the helm as we continue to expand our product lines, evolve with new technologies, and guarantee excellence with every service call.”
During 18 years working for Tonna Mechanical, Patrick has held various field and office management positions. For the past five years, he served as the Commercial Construction Department Manager while spearheading the company’s high-impact marketing and rebranding initiatives. “It’s been an exciting transformation, and it’s all part of our continuing commitment to making our customers’ lives easier—and their homes and businesses more comfortable.”
Since the 1970s, Tonna has built a reputation for unparalleled quality, outstanding value, and continuing adaptability. “After 28 years at Tonna, I reflect fondly on that time and celebrate our team’s success, as well as the accomplishments of the individuals that make up our team,” said Steven. “We built our business ethically by honoring the values of honesty, integrity, hard work, and quality—and the result is a position of industry leadership with a future we can all be proud of.”
About Tonna Mechanical
Tonna Mechanical is a full-service mechanical contracting and home services company offering plumbing, water treatment, heating, ventilation and air conditioning to homes and businesses in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Tonna employs about 60 professional and technical representatives in their office and warehouse/fabrication shop facility located at 2411 7th Street NW in Rochester.
- August 8, 2015
- By Patrick Murphy