Knott Mechanical was founded in 1972 as Martin G. Knott and Associates by Martin G. Knott, Sr. The company has operated out of several locations over the years including: Towson, Hampden, Owings Mills, and Westminster. Up until 1996, Martin G. Knott & Associates operated as a plumbing and HVAC service and installation outfit. Today, Knott Mechanical focuses on commercial HVAC service, installation and retrofit. Knott Mechanical is a second generation family owned business operated by Martin G. Knott Jr. and Owen M. Knott.
Martin graduated from Xavier University in 1994 where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurial Studies. Martin has been the President of Knott Mechanical since 1996 and his primary responsibilities are new business development and contract management.
Owen graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Accounting. After working for Deloitte & Touché for three years in their Enterprise Risk Services group, Owen joined Knott Mechanical in July of 2002. Owen is the COO.
On June 1, 2011, Martin and Owen were joined by their uncle, John J. Ayd. John Ayd graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He began his career with Carrier Corporation and brings thirty years of HVAC Service Sales and Marketing experience in the Baltimore/Washington area. John is the Vice President of Sales.