Waldrop Commercial

Meet The Team

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie Porterfield heads up Service for Waldrop Inc., the operating division of the company that provides all types of maintenance services, repair services, equipment replacement, and building automation to residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, healthcare market sectors.

A 20-year veteran of the construction and HVAC industry, and an Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) in South Carolina. Immediately prior to joining Waldrop in 2004, Porterfield owned and operated a light commercial and residential heating and air conditioning company serving the Greenville and Spartanburg markets. As founder/owner, he gained invaluable experience by having full responsibility for all aspects of the business — sales and marketing, accounting and procurement, and installation and service. Porterfield has also held various positions in design engineering, design management and project management, as well as sales and marketing.

As Chief Operating Officer in charge of Service, Porterfield leads all Waldrop’s service-related activities including residential service, maintenance and add-on-replacement, as well as, the commercial/Industrial service, maintenance, and add-on-replacement business. In this role, he leads a group of managers which handles over 35 technicians, 20 installers, a sales team of 4, and an office staff of 14. This team seeks repair opportunities, maintenance opportunities and future add-on-replacement opportunities in said market places.

Porterfield began his engineering-construction industry career during his final year at Clemson University. From that point forward, he held increasingly responsible positions with several well-known Upstate engineering firms. He worked with a broad range of clients throughout the United States in various industries, including automotive, health-care, food service, tires, fibers and textiles. During an eight-year period, he led mechanical design efforts as a project engineer with concentration in HVAC, plumbing and fire protection design, for commercial, industrial, institutional, medical, religious and retail projects. Porterfield’s leadership experience also includes: sales engineer for the HVAC retail market; HVAC design-build services, corporate estimation, and project management services for other mechanical/general contractors in the commercial and industrial markets, and also ownership of his successful HVAC Company.

Porterfield has designed and managed multiple projects that have been recipients of regional and national recognition for excellence in construction. This includes the prestigious Eagle Award, as well as the Pyramid Award, from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC); and the Design-Build Award presented by Contracting Business magazine


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University (1995) Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate| EIT (2001) Licensed General in South Carolina Licensed Mechanical Contractor in South Carolina and Georgia


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) – Past ASHRAE Board member |Greenville Chapter


First Baptist Church Spartanburg — Welcome Team