Dermott Quinn to Retire as Ductbusters’ CEO

Dermott has recently announced that he is stepping down from his position as CEO, following his decades of service.

Dermott Quinn founded Ductbusters 23 years ago in 1996. At the time, the organisation was simply comprised of a small collection of skilled individuals who had identified a niche in the market.

Dermott’s drive for founding Ductbusters came from his experience in manufacturing, installation, and repair of heavy ventilation systems. From there, he identified that while plenty of organisations could install ductwork, no one was aware of the necessity for cleaning and maintenance in particular.

One of Ductbusters’ first contracts was for the cleaning and maintaining of ductwork at Handy Cross Leisure Centre for Wycombe Council. The work was thoroughly examined by the local council estates engineer on a daily basis, the quality making a firm foundation for Ductbusters’ current reputation of achieving an exceptionally high standard of finish.

Since then, Ductbusters has progressed to contracts with 10 Downing Street, Her Majesty’s Royal Palaces, NHS and private hospitals, restricted defence locations, high street retail, cruise ships and local businesses.

Ductbusters is now the largest privately-owned ventilation services company in the U.K., and services thousands of locations and businesses every year.

Dermott was asked what was the most rewarding item over the years, he replied without hesitation, “The friendships of clients who have been with Ductbusters from the start, the lovely, lovely people who were and are employed by Ductbusters and all the interesting people that we deal with on a day-to-day basis”.

Taking the reigns following Dermott’s departure will be Gemma Quinn, Dermott’s daughter. Gemma has an extensive history within Ductbusters spanning over 20 years and has recently overseen the opening of the new Southern Branch, Ductbusters (Southern) Ltd alongside the recent Ductbusters headquarter move to larger premises at Mortimer Hall at Kidderminster.

As Ductbusters continues to grow, Gemma and the team will be leading a continued expansion, taking the company further than was ever foreseen in 1996.

We asked Dermott about his future after Ductbusters. “Play a bit more golf, enjoy a couple more cruises and spend more time with my Grandkids! How proud am I!”

Please join us in wishing Dermott a very happy retirement!


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