John W. Danforth Company

Nickolas Optis

Danforth Executive Vice President, Nickolas Optis

Nickolas Optis

Executive Vice President

As the Executive Vice President of Danforth’s Rochester market, Nick is responsible for the overall operation of business for the area. Nick has been leading the Rochester office for more than 20 years and has established strong relationships with customers, vendors, and subcontractors who have become a part of our team. He is also responsible for the growth of Danforth’s Rochester market share as well as managing Sales, Estimating, and Client Solutions for the region.

Nick began his career at Dineen Mechanical Inc., formerly located in Rochester, New York. From 1986 to 1993, Nick served as an Estimator, Project Manager, Vice President, and President for Dineen. Nick accepted his current role as Executive Vice President of Danforth’s Rochester operations in 1994. He has been involved in several keynote projects since he began his career at Danforth including the Elf AtoChem Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, the Landfill Cell Addition Project for Waste Management in Fairport, New York, the Utilities Overhead Extension for Eastman Kodak Company, and the Condenser Water Upgrade for the Xerox Corporation in Webster, New York.

Nick has an AAS in Architectural Technology from SUNY Alfred and earned his MCA as part of the Institute for Project Management at the University of Texas. He is an expert in managing HVAC and plumbing systems installation, wastewater treatment rehabilitation, and healthcare facility construction.

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