NE Community Propel Academy

HVAC and Plumbing Systems
$8.2 Million Design-Build Project

Burns Mechanical Acquired by Southland Industries

Comcast Technology Center

Chilled Beam HVAC System
$37M Design-Assist Project
Commercial New Construction

Center for Healthcare Technology

Chilled Beam HVAC System
$23M Design-Assist Project
Healthcare New Construction

Doylestown Hospital

Combined Heat and Power Plant
$5.1M Design-Build Project

Comcast Technology Center Doylestown Hospital
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Burns Mechanical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southland Industries, engineers, builds, and services high-performance ideas into reality. Our mission is to optimize lifecycle cost efficiencies in the built environment. We are known for providing and maintaining the highest quality mechanical and plumbing systems in the region’s most prominent facilities. We take pride discovering what’s possible and innovating solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. Additionally, as part of Southland Industries, Burns is able to leverage a broad range of engineering, construction, energy, and service capabilities for our customers’ benefit. Learn more  about us!


  • Dan Kerr, P.E., President As President of Burns Mechanical, Mr. Kerr is dedicated to ensuring the continued success and growth of Burns and to providing innovation solutions to solve clients’ most complex challenges. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Kerr has served in a multitude of roles and has been responsible for leading design-build and energy service groups as well as the overall design-build and energy service sales, development, engineering, and commissioning processes. Mr. Kerr is a registered Professional Engineer and a 1991 graduate of the Penn State School of Architectural Engineering. In previous positions, his integrated design-build team has earned accreditation as an ESCO by the National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO) and has won several awards for design-build excellence.
  • Tim Snope, P.E., Vice President, Pre-Construction Tim started in the mechanical contracting business in 1988 after briefly working for a marine engineering firm. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College in 1985 and is a registered Professional Engineer. Tim has a broad depth of project management and estimating experience in the Philadelphia region, where he has worked for the past 25 years. He joined Burns Mechanical as Vice President in 2001.

  • Keith Thomas, Executive Vice President Keith is a PA State Certified Steamfitter with over 34 years of experience in the mechanical contracting business. During the first 12 years of his career Keith worked in the field, reaching the position of General Foreman where he managed a crew of 40 steamfitters. He achieved the position of project manager in 1997, and has successfully managed some of the largest commercial construction projects in the city of Philadelphia for Burns Mechanical, including Comcast 1, Comcast 2, Philadelphia Family Court, and Curtis Institute. Keith has built his career on developing strong customer relations, and his excellence at project planning and scheduling.
  • Mike Browne, CPA, Controller A graduate of Widener University, Mike joined Burns Mechanical in 2003. Previously, as a manager for a public accounting firm, he served clients primarily in the construction industry, from start-up companies to those with annual revenue of more than $100M. This experience, along with his expertise in accounting and tax matters, contributes significantly to the success of our company.

  • Matthew Rafferty, General Manager, Service Division Matthew joined Burns Mechanical in 2014, bringing more than two decades of industry experience to his role at Burns including an exceptional track record of understanding customer needs, improving operations, and increasing productivity. Rafferty holds an array of technical, operational excellence, and leadership certifications.

Burns Mechanical is proudly serving clients throughout Eastern Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, the Western Philadelphia Suburbs, the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Southland Industries, our operational reach extends nationwide.