ASHBURN, Va. — Modern Mechanical LLC, a HVAC, plumbing, and solar power company headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, has been selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a 2016 finalist for the Dream Big Award. The award recognizes those small businesses judged superior in the areas of customer service, strategic planning, employee development, and community involvement.

“To say this is a tremendous honor is a vast understatement,” said Shawn Mitchell, founder and CEO of Modern Mechanical. “Being selected as a blue-ribbon finalist for the U.S. Chamber's Dream Big Award is a true milestone in the history of our company, and I believe it goes to show that working hard and putting customers first is a strategy that pays off.”

The selection puts Modern Mechanical in contention for the Dream Big Award’s top prize: a $10,000 cash award and the status of the Dream Big Small Business of the Year for 2016. That prize will be bestowed at the 12th annual America’s Small Business Summit, June 13-15 in Washington, District of Columbia.

This national recognition came on the same day as Modern Mechanical was named Best Plumbing Company and Runner Up for Best HVAC Company by the Loudoun Times Mirror in its 2016 Best of Loudoun Poll. “Our commitment to growing our company and giving back is as strong as it was when we first opened our doors,” said Pete Danielson, co-owner of Modern Mechanical. “We are proud of the jobs we have brought to Loudoun County and look forward to adding even more.” In addition, Modern Mechanical was selected by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce as a Small Business finalist for its Loudoun County Community Leadership Awards.

More information about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Dream Big Award, including a complete list of the 100 national finalists, is available at

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Publication date: 3/21/2016

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