DVL Group is an employee owned company that has the talent, experience, and resources to provide efficient and reliable technology from the edge to the core of their clients’ network. DVL has over 80 associates and has been perfecting the science of data center infrastructure implementation for over 30 years. DVL has an office in Harrisburg, Pa., in addition to their headquarters in Bristol, Pa., serving Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. DVL Group is an official local representative of Vertiv™, offering Liebert® products.
Our Core Values Empower our Employees to Succeed
|Caring||We care about the success of our customers, our partners, our associates, and our company.|
|Collaboration||Working with the team to achieve the best outcome, which is critical to our success.|
|Creativity||Being creative with ideas to improve the way we do things.|
|Integrity||We are not afraid to do the right thing.|
|Professionalism||Professional behavior is a cornerstone of our business|
In 1985, Delaware Valley Liebert, Inc. (now DVL Group, Inc.) was founded by Kyle Will (left) and Michael Murphy (right). DVL’s team of 10 employees served data center customers in the Eastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware markets, by providing industry leading Liebert air conditioning and power equipment. DVL established an HVAC Parts and Service department to support their clients’ requirements. At that time, the data center market was growing at a phenomenal pace and clients continued to grow and require more services.
In the 1990s, DVL’s Strategic Account Services department was created to further assist clients’ need for reliable power systems. The concept of an Uninterruptible Power System (UPS, Switchgear and Generator) was implemented by many. DVL was successful in “exceeding mission critical expectations” by keeping clients’ data centers running.
In 2003, DVL acquired Total Support Systems (TSS) that served the Central and Northeast Pennsylvania territory. DVL expanded what they had already developed in the Delaware and Lehigh Valley markets to the Central and Northeast Pennsylvania territories.
In July 2006, DVL Group established an ESOP, and became a partial employee owned company. Then, in January 2012, the company became 100% employee owned.
In the 2010s, DVL’s expertise in critical power systems began to expand beyond data center applications. Large aviation control systems and power generation required expertise that only DVL could offer. DVL’s team of electrical system experts applied the same mission critical principals to the critical back up of airport and other mission critical control systems.
Today, DVL continues to offer a wide range of solutions. While the core market served has changed, the need and requirement for local edge computing is greater than ever.
In May 2017, DVL's poster design, seen above, was selected as a finalist
in the ESOP Association's annual Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest.
DVL is an ESOP. An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an employee benefit plan which makes the employees of a company owners of stock in that company. Several features make ESOPs unique as compared to other employee benefit plans. First, only an ESOP is required by law to invest primarily in the securities of the sponsoring employer. Second, an ESOP is unique among qualified employee benefit plans in its ability to borrow money. As a result, "leveraged ESOPs" may be used as a technique of corporate finance. (Source: www.ESOPAssociation.org )
In this short video, Joan Burton, a retired DVL employee, discusses
what it has meant to her to be a member of DVL's ESOP, both before and after she retired.
"DVL was founded on hiring and growing great people, representing first class manufacturers and suppliers, and finding ways to add value to the products we sell to our valuable customers. After lots of investigation on how to both capture the economic value of the company and reward all the folks who enabled us to grow such a great business when it was sold, it became apparent that an ESOP served both purposes well. I believe an ESOP provides a great vehicle for financial growth of all our hard working associates, one that will continue to generate benefits long into the future." - Mike Murphy, Chairman of the Board and former CEO
Why be an Employee when you can be an Owner?
DVL Group, Inc. seeks and values people of all backgrounds because every employee, customer and business partner is important. DVL Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
DVL offers the following highly competitive compensation and benefits package:
We also believe that beyond benefits, associates should be valued and respected. We recognize efforts through regular, ongoing feedback and participation in our annual bonus program.
We are proud to support numerous non-profits and their missions, including the following organizations. Please click the links to learn more or to donate to any of these great causes.