Mechanical Design Services

About Us

Mechanical Design Services Inc. (MDS) is a mechanical engineering design and construction company focused on full-service HVAC system work and related trades that is based in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Backed by a 24 hour service fleet equipped with HVAC supplies and parts, we serve customers primarily in eastern Massachusetts and within the greater Boston I-495 beltway (see Contact & Directions ). Focused on meeting the project requirements of leading general contractors, architects and engineers, we apply our years of experience and expertise using advanced technology to deliver the highest quality service available.

Our Background and Values

MDS was founded in 1987 by its current owner and president Jim Fucile. Working at the time as the mechanical engineering manager for Apollo Computer, Jim saw an opportunity to provide HVAC consulting work after hours to architects and general contractors seeking out his expertise in HVAC system design, ventilation, air quality and cooling systems. As demand for his services accelerated, Jim decided to leave Apollo, buy a truck and to launch MDS. Then, as now, the company focused on serving leading general contractors, architects, engineers and building managers.

From its beginnings as a small consulting firm providing heating, cooling system and plumbing work in commercial buildings, MDS has grown into one of the area's largest full service HVAC mechanical contractors. We hire qualified associates and provide them with the best training and guidance. Working together as a team with our vendors and clients allows us to operate in an efficient manner.

We strive to deliver the highest quality HVAC design/build services and systems available and value our client and partner relationships above all else.

Management Team

Jim Fucile, President

Mechanical Design Services Inc. (MDS) was founded by Jim Fucile in 1989. Prior to that, Jim held facilities management and facilities engineering positions with several major New England companies . These included Compugraphics/Agfa, the MITRE Corporation and Apollo/Hewlett-Packard. Since the earliest days of operating MDS out of his truck, Jim's focus has been on customer service and steady company growth. Building on his HVAC design roots, Jim has expanded MDS by adding installation, plumbing and pipe fitting service s along with staff to provide quality customer support.

Bob Stowers, Principal

As principal of MDS, Bob Stowers is heavily involved in day-to-day office operations as well as project management and estimating work for commercial accounts. Bob first joined MDS in 1995 after having founded Cold Air Refrigeration, a commercial heating, AC and refrigeration company based in South Boston , which he grew to 20 employees . For several years Cold Air was the exclusive provider of refrigeration equipment and service to all 7-Eleven convenience stores in New England . Before that, Bob and a partner ran Cool-It Refrigeration, a Cambridge , Mass.-based HVAC service and supplier.