Watford Engineering has been located at 4471 Clinton Street since 2007, but have you ever wondered about what mechanical consulting engineers do? 

David Watford was born and raised in Marianna. In fact, he loves Marianna so much that he commuted to Florida State University daily to obtain his degree.

After graduation, David moved to Pensacola to work and gain experience in his field. During the 10 years he lived in Pensacola, he met and married his wife, and became a five-percent partner in the engineering firm where he was working. It was during this time that David realized that it would be better to move back to Marianna to raise a family.

In 2007 the family returned to Marianna and David opened his own business, Watford Engineering Inc.

Over time David has grown from one person to more people than his current location has space to handle. David recently purchased the building located at 4452 Clinton Street and began renovations. He plans to open at the new location in April 2019.

Watford Engineering designs, develops, builds and tests heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units, fire sprinkler systems, and plumbing. David explained that about 75 percent of the time his firm is hired by architects, but building owners also hire the firm.

Watford Engineering has worked in Bay, Jackson, Walton, Escambia, Washington, Holmes and Franklin counties. Often Watford Engineering is hired for public school projects, but David and his team also work on commercial buildings, museums, government buildings, churches, hospitals and charter schools. The firm is licensed in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.

“We usually work within a three hour radius of Marianna, but have worked as far away as Vero Beach and Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania,” David explained. The firm has also worked at Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia and on a Department of Labor Project in North Carolina.

David has been married to his beautiful wife Dana for 15 years, and the couple have two children. In his spare time David enjoys restoring old cars.

Watford Engineering is open at 4471 Clinton Street Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  David can be reached by phone at 850-526-3447 or david@watford-engineering.com.  Take time to visit the Watford Engineering website at www.watford-engineering.com.  What a great business to have in Marianna! Visit the City of Marianna’s website at http://www.mariannafl.city/335/New-Businesses-and-Other-Community-News to learn more about new and existing businesses. Shop locally and support Marianna businesses.

Kay Dennis, MBA, MPA, A.I.C.P., is the director of Municipal Development for the City of Marianna.

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