July 3, 2001

Jonathan Duncklee, Vice President of Duncklee, Inc., addressed members of SECT and Mystic Chambers of Commerce and guests attending the celebration of the 28th year of the family business.

“In 1973, my father, Les Duncklee, fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to create a business environment founded on professionalism, focused on high-quality customer service, and fostering employee security, starting our business with the help of my mother, Juliana Woodworth out of our home in Pawcatuck, CT. He had one van and one employee, Himself.

“Within one year, he moved the business to an office with two desks and a cubicle, and hired his first outside employee.”

Jonathan pointed out that “Duncklee, Inc is the largest Mitsubishi dealer in New England and upper New York State, surviving the economic downturn of 1990 and the huge EB defense layoff, named the top Trane dealer of the year, and our new headquarters, which we’re here to celebrate today. We attribute our success to the skill and dedication of our staff, also the personal service we offer our customers.”