R.F. MacDonald Co. services and sells boilers, pumps, composites and accessories for
commercial and industrial applications. Our employees are full-time mechanical engineers,
sales engineers, long-time parts salespeople and field service personnel.
R.F. MacDonald Co. was founded in 1956 and now has 270 employees. We service and sell boilers, pumps, composites and accessories for commercial and industrial applications. Our employees are full-time mechanical engineers, sales engineers, long-time parts salespeople and field service personnel.
Vision and Mission
R.F. MacDonald Co. will continue to be the leader in market share, sales volume, technological innovation and service capabilities for the mutual benefit of our company, employees, customers and principal suppliers in the markets that we serve. We will continue to pursue these goals through integrity and persistence.
History and Founder
An objective for all of us in life is to potentially leave a part of ourselves as we depart this life for another. There are many adjectives that can be used to describe our founder Bob MacDonald but perhaps none more appropriate than ‘persistent.’
From Bob’s personal desk to the growth of our ten-office company, and ultimately his fight with cancer, persistence was his unwavering theme. In the memory of our founder may these words by Calvin Coolidge be an inspiration to you.
Persistence – A Quote by Calvin Coolidge
Nothing in the world
can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than
unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination
alone are omnipotent.
The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved
and always will solve
the problems of
the human race.
We offer several different boiler and pump training courses throughout the year at many different California and Nevada locations. Choose a class and date for more information. Follow the link to register online.
We appreciated the effort put in by your boiler technician Bill Koehler, getting our CB 800HP boiler back online. He spent the day relentlessly going through every IO point, valve, instrument, terminal panel, PLC point, etc. It was clear there were many issues, and he never stopped until he was comfortable it was going to run smoothly.
Thorough and Followed Up One Month Later
Lead Tech, SF Engineering Firm
I had the pleasure of meeting Jake Obniski for a new DA tank startup. This project had a history of issues, but Jake came onsite and got the equipment going. Not only did he walk me through the process of turning the system on while onsite, he also answered all of my questions a month later. Furthermore, he followed up with me at 8 p.m. that same night to see how things went!
Quality of Service
OSHA Inspector, Correctional Facility
According to an operations manager at a correctional facility, the OSHA inspector was very impressed. He thought Pedro and Earl’s work on a feed water project was “very nice and clean.” This is the perfect example of the higher quality RFM has to offer above other companies.
R.F. MacDonald Co. has been in business since 1956. We are a company of 270 employees. We service and sell boilers, pumps, composites and accessories for commercial and industrial applications.
Our employees are full-time mechanical engineers, sales engineers, long-time parts salespeople and field service personnel. Allow us to assist you in your equipment selections, installation planning, layout, permitting and project supervision.