R.F. Knox Company, Inc. was established in 1914 under the name of Knox and Maier Company. From the beginning R.F. Knox Company, Inc. was involved in smaller metal fabrication and installation projects such as repairing roofs or making grate fronts, stovepipes and other custom applications. By 1924, J.J. Maier relinquished his partnership and the company name was changed to R.F. Knox Company, Inc.
As a company, we still retain our founding principles and standards as high quality metal contractors. R.F. Knox Company, Inc. is still owned and operated by the original Knox family. John Allen Knox, or “Jack”, is the fourth generation president. This solid foundation has allowed the company to achieve growth and success over the years. We have also completed many larger projects including institutional, research, healthcare, commercial, manufacturing and government facilities and buildings.
R.F. Knox Company, Inc. has always engaged in HVAC and Industrial contracts. During the last 50 years we also have evolved to include architectural work that showcases the best in decorative sheet metal work. As a leader in the industry, we employ highly-qualified craftsmen, estimators, project managers and administrative staff, all of whom bring a wealth of experience and education to the company.
Each member of our team has been an apprentice for four years with an outstanding level of training. The average employee has been with R.F. Knox for 14 years. Several of the employees have retired after 50 years and numerous others after 25 years of service. We recruit and retain the best staff to provide our clients with good, consistent products and services measured by the highest industry standards.
Company headquarters were once located on Marietta Street in Atlanta, but are now in a 55,000 square foot plant and office building in Smyrna, Georgia on an 8 acre parcel of land. Starting with just six employees in 1914, the company now employs over 200 people. R.F. Knox Company, Inc. attributes much of its growth to its reliable, steadfast employees, who provide the talent and exceptional service that makes our company stand a head above the rest.