For more than 37 years, DVL has built its foundation on threading expertise and experiences fostered by the professional culture and commitment of our people. We are a 100% employee owned company that has the talent, experience, and resources to be your product sales and solution expert for your critical environment.
DVL is a 130+ person company headquartered in the Philadelphia metro area with a national platform backed by our people, solutions, and service. Our offices expand across the country in Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO, Harrisburg, PA, and Salt Lake City, UT.
DVL Group is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the fifth year in a row. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current associates say about their experience working at DVL.
A reality where critical systems perform flawlessly
Powering your critical environments with
experience, innovation, and passion
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.
Safety: The safety of our associates, customers, and partners is part of the DVL culture and a Core Value.
While DVL's core market served has changed, the need
and requirement for local edge computing is greater than ever.
In 1985, Delaware Valley Liebert, Inc. (now DVL Group, Inc.) was founded by Kyle Will and Michael Murphy. 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 1996, Kyle Will transitioned ownership of the business to Mike Murphy and Mike Beck.
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.
In June 2018, DVL acquired AC Systems in the Denver, Colorado area, as well as its subsidiary, AC New Mexico in Albuquerque. Then, in February 2019, DVL acquired the Salt Lake City-based Technical Building Systems Company II, Inc. These strategic acquisitions have allowed DVL to expand its mission of powering critical environments with experience, innovation, and passion.
DVL is an ESOP. An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an employee-owner program that provides a company's workforce with an ownership interest in the 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 )
On Wednesday, May 28, 2019, employee owners at DVL's Bristol headquarters were honored to meet with Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) to talk about the importance of employee ownership through employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). During the meeting, the employee owners thanked Rep. Fitzpatrick for recently co-sponsoring H.R. 2258 in the House, pro-ESOP bill. During the visit, Rep. Fitzpatrick presented CEO Gary Hill with a USA Flag and an accompanying placard.
On November 11, 2021, at the ESOP Association's national conference in Las Vegas, NV, DVL Group received an Annual Award for Communications Excellence (AACE) in the category of Total Communications, which is the top prize of the competition. The Total Communications category recognizes overall excellence in a company’s efforts to educate the public and employee owners about a company’s ESOP, ownership culture, and the value its customers and the community gain from employee ownership.
In March 2021, DVL Group was named "ESOP Company Of The Year" by the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of the ESOP Association. DVL was awarded this recognition because of the commitment that they have shown to employee ownership. This award also put them in the running for the National ESOP Association's Company of the Year Award in June 2021.
On May 22, 2019, at the ESOP Association's national conference in Washington DC, DVL Group received an Annual Award for Communications Excellence (AACE) in the category of Employee Ownership Marketing. In addition, DVL was the runner up in the Printed Materials and Total Communications categories. In the picture above, members of DVL's ESOP Communications Committee post with Gary Shorman, the Chair of the ESOP Association's Board of Directors.
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 in Hershey, PA, DVL Group was named "ESOP Company Of The Year" at the ESOP Multi-State Conference. DVL was awarded this recognition because of the commitment that they have shown to employee ownership. This award also put them in the running for the National ESOP Association's Company of the Year Award in May 2019.
"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
We are proud to support the following non-profits and their missions.
Since its founding in 1991, the Employee Ownership Foundation has operated in pursuit of a single overarching goal: to help more individuals become employee owners.
The Bucks County Opportunity Council's mission is to reduce poverty and promote economic self-sufficiency for Bucks County residents in need. Associates at DVL’s Philadelphia office, located in Bristol, Bucks County, support several BCOC initiatives throughout the year, by contributing to the Economic Self-Sufficiency program and volunteering at their free farmers’ market, Fresh Connect Bucks County.
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. DVL continues to support this program, and on occasion has had associates speak at the week long event, teaching the students about business.
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. They are funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. Each October, DVL’s Philadelphia and Denver offices participate in the local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks.
From humble beginnings, the American Heart Association has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Every February DVL associates in all offices are invited to participate in AHA's National Wear Red Day, with donations going to the organization. In 2019, we added a spin to it, and office associates were able to wear slippers to work if they made a donation.
Denver Rescue Mission has been serving the most vulnerable in our community for more than 125 years. At multiple locations throughout the Denver area, they help restore the lives of people experiencing homelessness and addiction through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach. Recently, DVL's Denver office held a food drive for the organization.