Who We Are

Deutschmann Lane is a family-owned investment vehicle and holding company that was founded to make direct investments in both businesses and real estate.

For over 85 years, our companies have been trusted providers of mechanical, electrical, roofing, exteriors, appliance repair, and plumbing (MEP) services. Serving a diverse clientele from individual homeowners to industrial manufacturing facilities, our team members possess the expertise, training, and tools necessary to deliver exceptional service. At Deutschmann Lane, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of service and creating lasting value for our customers.

With a demonstrated track record of identifying and implementing industry-leading best practices, we have consistently created substantial value for both our business and team members. Our belief in investing in the future extends to welcoming new businesses into the Deutschmann Lane family.

Deutschmann Lane’s family office investments serve two primary purposes: supporting the geographic expansion of affiliate businesses and making select investments that align with established investment criteria and objectives. In collaboration with affiliated businesses, Deutschmann Lane aims to enhance the family office balance sheet by deploying capital through diverse investments that generate robust cash returns over extended periods.

Evergreen Company

DLH is an "Evergreen company," and a member of the Tugboat Institute. Evergreen businesses thrive under the guidance of purpose-driven leaders who possess the grit and resourcefulness to establish and grow private, market-leading, profitable, and enduring businesses that forge a lasting legacy.

Evergreen 7Ps Principles®

The Evergreen 7Ps® principles serve as the distinctive traits of this Evergreen. The initial trio—Purpose, Perseverance, and People First—shape the ethos of the leadership and team. The remaining four Ps—Private, Profit, Paced Growth, and Pragmatic Innovation—define the enduring strategic principles of an Evergreen enterprise.



Being passionately driven by a driving force for existing, an unwavering guiding light above all else.



Embodying both ambition and resilience, enabling the relentless pursuit of the purpose by overcoming obstacles and persisting indefinitely into the future.


People First

Engaging a workforce of talented associates who excel as a team and are motivated by the purpose and culture, as well as by total compensation, in the belief that, by taking care of them, they will take care of the customers, suppliers, partners, communities, and their families.


Pragmatic Innovation

Adopting an ongoing improvement process centered on taking capital-efficient, calculated risks to foster creative innovation within defined constraints.



Leveraging the benefits of closely-held private companies to hold a longer-term perspective, heightened confidentiality around strategies, and increased operational flexibility compared to public or exit-focused enterprises.



Distinguishing profit from the primary purpose of the business; but acknowledging its significance for survival and independence, and as the most accurate measure of the value delivered to customers.


Paced Growth

Maintaining discipline by emphasizing a long-term strategy, striking a balance between short-term and long-term performance, and achieving steady and consistent growth from year to year.

Leadership Team


Chris Hoffmann

Founder & CEO @ Deutschmann Lane Holdings


Joe Hoffmann, PE

General Manager @ Hoffmann Brothers


Robert Hoffmann, PE

Founder @ Hoffmann Brothers

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Matt Whiat

President @ HB Solutions Group


Katie Amsbury

Managing Director & CFO @ Deutschmann Lane Holdings


Angela Caputa

Chief Marketing Officer @ HB Solutions Group


Michael Barth

Vice President Market Expansion @ HB Solutions Group


Kelley Putnam

Chief Human Resource Officer @ HB Solutions Group

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Scott Cange

Director of Marketing & Digital Strategy @ HB Solutions Group


Matt St. John

Director of Operations @ Hoffmann Brothers


Wes Evans

Director of Internal Operations @ HB Solutions Group


Anna Hewitt

Corporate Controller @ HB Solutions Group

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Lorna McClellan

Director of Learning & Development @ Hoffmann Brothers

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