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Jeff Harrington found his way to fire protection in college. After randomly choosing a project posted on a campus bulletin board at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, he ended up minoring in fire protection engineering, which set him on the course for a rewarding, lifelong career. He launched Harrington Group in 1986 and prided himself in building a reliable team and establishing trusting, long-term relationships with clients.

After more than three decades at the helm of Harrington Group as founder, president and CEO, Jeff began his well-deserved retirement in December 2020, just before the company’s 35th anniversary. This took place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While the company, the industry and the country have grappled with the unprecedented professional and personal challenges surrounding a global pandemic, our employees have remained dedicated to Harrington Group’s mission of providing uncompromised fire protection services to our clients. As we reflect on the past 35 years of success and challenges, we are immensely proud of the commitment, support, and resilience our team members have displayed, keeping Jeff’s vision alive and well.

“The HGI team has delivered great results through a year of challenges none of us have faced before. It is remarkable to reflect on the ability of a group of people to adapt, change, and overcome the long list of obstacles that came with COVID,” said Scott Jungels, who joined the team in 2020 as Chief Operations Officer and recently transitioned to Chief Executive Officer. “If someone had tried to tell me last April that HGI would have their best performance year ever in 2020, I would have had a hard time believing the prediction.”

In recent years, the company has grown to 60 employees, with professional engineers, technicians, and project managers located all over the U.S. to deliver the high-quality service Harrington Group has built its reputation upon.

“We have invested in people development with project management, technical, and business training. Significant initiatives have been made in deploying new technology systems, and devices to improve quality, efficiency, and overall job satisfaction for our team,” Scott said. “Even with all the growth in our operations, the core values of HGI remain the same. It is a great place to work with a great group of people. A career opportunity that people value and appreciate.”

Introducing Our New Website

The mission and values of Harrington Group have remained the same, but we have a fresh new look. This month we are thrilled to unveil a new website, featuring the company’s redesigned logo and a streamlined, intuitive navigation for our clients and partners to learn more about who we are and what we do. We invite you to explore the services we offer, our specialized approach and recent news from the company.