"The Durkin Company has the resources of a national company, while having the quality of a small business."
The Durkin Company is a family-owned business that has provided janitorial and safety products to the New England Area over the past 9 years. With the resources of a national company and the service that only a small business can provide the Durkin Company has gained the loyalty of many major corporations. Each of our customers face different challenges and have different goals for running their facility and we are always there with the solution. Whether the challenge be implementing green cleaning, inventory analysis, training employees, equipment repair, or cost savings we have an experienced staff that can partner with our customers to provide solutions to meet all their needs.
Dan Durkin, Owner and President, had over 20 years’ experience in the Jan/San and safety business before opening the Durkin Company in 2003. In 2006 Dan became one of the first Jan/San Distributors in New England to hold the QSSP credentials which qualify individuals to oversee best practice procedures with respect to safety. Dan has attended the University of Industrial Distribution in Birmingham, Alabama, the 3M Product Training School in St. Paul, Minnesota, Eagle Power School, Nobles/Tennant School, and Minuteman, Cello and Perma Specialty Coating Schools for wood, concrete and anti-static applications. Dan has also been recognized as a rubber floor specialist by Taski and has been a paid consultant to remedy troubled areas in a Large Regional Fortune 500 company, BFI, and UMass Lowell. He is a Six Sigma Specialist and has been nominated for the President’s Award at a Large Regional Fortune 500 Company for ingenious out of the box thinking on everyday tasks. Each year, Dan attends the ISSA show which displays thousands of manufacturers introducing their latest and greatest innovative products which improve performance and reduce labor.
Jack Reynolds, Vice President and co-owner of the Durkin Company, has over 27 years’ experience in the Jan/San industry starting at Massco in 1984. During his career in Jan/San Jack has worked a wide variety of jobs, such as Warehouse Manager, Purchasing Manager, Director of Procurement, and General Manager, giving him the diversity to assist all customers with their individual needs. Previous to working at the Durkin Company Jack gained extensive knowledge at Spectrowax. Spectrowax at the time was one of the nation’s largest Janitorial Chemical Manufacturers. At Spectrowax Jack gained detailed knowledge of raw materials used in chemical manufacturing, how to manage thousands of SKUs at a time, how to work directly with the EPA on product registrations, managing cash flows by providing accurate projections on raw material costs as well as annual projections on raw material purchases, working with the VP of Sales to provide key product training on lines such as 3M, Georgia Pacific, Tyco Products, and organizing training seminars. As Vice President of the Durkin Company Jack now oversees a staff of 26, manages the physical inventory, does all public bids for the Durkin Company, is responsible for obtaining top quality product lines, negotiating pricing with vendors, and works directly with the Vice President of Sales on organizing all internal product training and key product line direction. Jack has product certification from 3M, Kaivac, Nobles, Diversey, along with many other companies. Jack is also a current member of the International Sanitary Suppliers Association(ISSA) and New England Sanitary Suppliers Association (NESSA).
Joe Durkin, co-owner and Vice President of Sales, has continued his education of the business by attending training schools for Eagle Power equipment in Minnesota and Italy, Minuteman School in Chicago, Stockhausen School in North Carolina, the University of Industrial Distribution in Alabama, an APPA work loading seminar in Las Vegas, along with local training courses by 3M, Nobles, Kaivac, Rubbermaid, Kimberly Clark and Johnson Diversey. Joe currently oversees the sales staff at the Durkin Company while maintaining his own set of accounts such as a Large Regional Fortune 500 Company that has locations throughout the northeast, Lowell, Chelmsford and Tyngsboro Schools , along with many mid-size to small local businesses, schools and municipalities. In 2007, Joe started a training program at a Large Regional Fortune 500 Company which focused on standardization of all products, machinery and procedures in thier ten business centers in the northeast. The program was a 10 module program with classroom time, hands-on demonstrations and on-the-job competency to insure all lessons were retained by the students and more importantly, incorporated into their daily routine. The standardization process was centered around green cleaning and sustainability with an obvious focus on the company's bottom line expenditures. Through the efforts of the Durkin Company and the cooperation of the Fortune 500 Company, Joe was able to reduce their cleaning supply budget by 10 percent. To date, The Durkin Company’s standard operating procedures and training package are part of a new hires orientation at this company and must be completed prior to a custodian starting on the job.
Through constant hard work and dedication to the industry the owners and employees of The Durkin Company have created a name that stands up against the toughest of critics.