The Evolution of DVL

by Jodi Holland on 2/11/20 9:42 AM

This is a very special month for us at DVL Group. It marks 35 years since Kyle Will and Michael Murphy founded our company. It has been an amazing journey over the past three decades, as our company has seen many evolutions. To understand the significance of these changes, we’ll need to start at the beginning and what “DVL” originally stood for—“Delaware Valley Liebert.” A nod to both our location and the foundational relationship we have with Liebert (now known as Vertiv).

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In 1985, we were a team of 10, and served the needs of data center customers across the Philadelphia metro area, known as the Delaware Valley. We provided industry leading Liebert air conditioning and power equipment as we strove to find ways to add value to the products we sold to our customers. We didn’t realize it at the time, but we were already going beyond the product.

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It’s hard to forget the substantial amount of ebbs and flows we’ve seen since then. We have experienced much growth both as a company, and often, alongside our customers, as the industry never stopped expanding. Uniquely, we have been able to witness this from all angles of the data center universe, as we have worked intimately with people in many roles, such as engineers, contractors, end-users, and architects. Likewise, we have collaborated on projects of all shapes and sizes in a long list of diverse verticals.

We experienced and solved challenges together as lasting partnerships formed. And we remain grateful for these relationships as you saw us for what we are, an assembly of engineers and specialists with the expertise to adapt to new technology and needs, while making your needs and requirements our priority. You placed trust in us, and in return, we delivered custom solutions as unique as your company. This dynamic is the core of what has allowed DVL to flourish and grow all these years.

And, this is why, it wasn’t long before we became so much more than the three letters that make up our name. This acronym stands for so much more today as our previous success has led to growth as professionals and the physical growth of our footprint; which ushered in even more opportunities, and subsequently, expansion.

Along the way, we have even been able to expand our ownership as well as we became an employee owned company (ESOP), which is one of our biggest accomplishments to date. Our company became partially employee owned in 2006 when owners Michael Murphy and Mike Beck decided that becoming an ESOP was a rewarding path for the employees, who helped the company achieve its success. As Murphy put it, “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." He was right about that in 2012 when we became 100% employee owned, and he continues to be right today, as our employee ownership culture is what sets us apart and helped us become Great Place to Work™ certified.

As far as the growth our physical territory goes, in 2003, we expanded into Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania with the acquisition of a Harrisburg-based company. More recently, we ventured westward, when in June 2018 we acquired a company in Denver, CO, as well as its subsidiary, Albuquerque, NM. Additionally, this time last year, we acquired a company in Salt Lake City, Utah. DVL now has a national presence, and these strategic acquisitions have allowed us to expand our mission of powering critical environments.

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This physical growth led to the opportunity for us to open the breadth of our manufacturer representations as well. Now, along with Liebert (again, now Vertiv), we have partnered with Starline, Generac Industrial Power, Russelectric, and more, in order to have an even more comprehensive level of expertise in the critical IT infrastructure landscape. While product coverage isn’t universal across all our territories today, these relationships allow us to provide an unparalleled range of offerings.

Thankfully, the one thing that has not changed over the last three decades is our dedication to our customers. We still give every project the same personal touch and prove that we don’t just sell our customers products. We care about your success, and we work tirelessly to prepare our teams with the ability to set the standard in service and sales expertise. They’re educated on the developments of our manufacturers’ products, and the evolutionary demands of the marketplace to exceed your expectations. This is what “DVL” stands for today, as we proclaimed with our recent rebranding—it’s a representation of our company and our promise of reliability as we go #BeyondTheProduct to help your critical systems perform flawlessly and, much like we have these last 35 years, flourish. 

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Topics: data center infrastructure, DVL Customers, vertiv, dvl history

Vertiv to Become Publicly Traded Company

by Vertiv on 12/11/19 8:07 AM

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Columbus, Ohio Dec. 10, 2019 – Vertiv Holdings LLC (“Vertiv”), a Platinum Equity portfolio company, and a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced it will become a publicly traded company through a merger with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp (NYSE: GSAH, GSAH.U, GSAH WS), a special purpose acquisition company co-sponsored by an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and David M. Cote. Mr. Cote, CEO of GSAH and former Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of Honeywell, will serve as Executive Chairman of Vertiv. Vertiv's existing management team will continue to be led by 30-year industry veteran CEO Rob Johnson. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020 and at close Vertiv’s stock will trade under the ticker symbol NYSE: VRT.

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Topics: Data Center, vertiv

Architects of Continuity

by Bobby Beato on 4/15/19 2:23 PM

Technology is always changing. This disrupts how we live and work. However, at DVL we recognize that one thing in particular should not be changing—continuity. Your business needs continuous access to its data to survive, and chances are, you are often the person responsible for assuring this happens.

DVL is your trusted partner to help make this possible. Offering Liebert® power and cooling products from Vertiv™, our 24-7 service, and our industry leading data center engineers, we help you provide the continuity your business needs. Keeping your IT spaces cool and your power on is our goal.

Check out Vertiv’s new video and join us as Architects of Continuity™. Together, we can ensure your digital infrastructure runs continuously and evolves as your business changes.

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Topics: Data Center, cooling, power, vertiv

Keeping Your Cool

by Jodi Holland on 4/8/19 11:12 AM

One of Vertiv’s newest (and coolest) products is the Vertiv™ VRC Rack Cooling System. If you’re constantly dealing with cooling issues in your server room, IT closet, or edge computing spaces, you’re going to want to check out all of the great benefits the VRC can offer. It’s a self-contained IT rack that deals with heat rejection by rejecting air to the ceiling plenum or adjacent space. Not only does it save you much-needed floor space, but it is easy to handle and install.

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Topics: cooling, server room cooling, vertiv, heat rejection, vrc, rack cooling

By the Numbers: Cooling System Upgrades

by Jodi Holland on 1/22/19 8:03 AM

Earlier this month we took a look at CRAC and CRAH upgrades. Just how many data centers are taking the plunge and either retrofitting or upgrading? This infographic flyer from Vertiv takes a look at current thermal upgrade activity.

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Topics: efficient data center cooling, energy cost, data center cooling, vertiv, retrofit

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