Southside Mechanical Services, Inc. was started in 1998 by George Hylton who is still president and owner. We are located in Danville, Virginia and employ on an average of 12 people. We are licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Hylton has over 33 years experience in the industry. With our key people that are active within the company, we bring a total of over 90 years experience to meet the needs of our clients.

The primary focus of the company is plumbing and mechanical piping for both small commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects, as well as, service and repair for both commercial and residential. We strive to develop a long lasting relationship with all of our customers and work hard to meet their goals, as well as, their expectations of our firm. We do not consider any job to small. We offer 24 hour emergency service to our customers.

We invite you to browse through our web site. Feel free to call us with any questions, submit a request for a quote, or just call us out to look at any project or service problem you have. We promise not to let you down and guarantee our service.


George Hylton

George began his plumbing career at the age of 19 working in his uncle's business at Rich Industrial Supply in the service department learning about well pumps and water systems. He continued his career with more concentration on the plumbing trade while working with several plumbing contractors in the area and obtaining his journeyman's certification in 1979.  He then obtained his master's certification in plumbing, heating & air conditioning, & gas piping in 1981.

In March of 1982 George, along with a partner, started their own plumbing company and grew it into a major company of recognition in the area and finally sold it in 1997. During his career as a business owner, he saw the importance of being involved in a trade association promoting the trade in which he was dedicated to and enjoyed. He joined the Virginia Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association, where he served on the executive committee for a number of years as well as president for two consecutive years.

In March of 1998, George started another company on his own, Southside Mechanical Services, Inc., which he is president, concentrating in the plumbing and piping trade. He has and always will strive to provide the best possible service to all their customers and the best possible working environment for their employees. He is always looking for new innovative techniques and products that would be a help not only to his employees, but also to his customers. George has always maintained the philosophy that relationships are much more important than transactions and he firmly believes in putting GOD and family first both personally and in his business.

George is now concentrating on growing the company to better serve their customers, enhancing the work place for their employees, and also making it a family owned business with his sons.

Justin Hylton

Justin began his career in March of 2006. He began working for his father, George Hylton, at Southside Mechanical Services as a laborer. It didn’t take long for him to see what the future could bring with a little patience and a lot of hard work. He quickly began obtaining the necessary skills to advance in the plumbing trade. While most of his knowledge comes from hands on experience and many years spent learning from each of the team members at Southside Mechanical Services, in order to obtain his Master Plumbing license, he was enrolled in DCC’s ICC plumbing code course.

Justin has spent time working in the service side of the business as well as construction. He moved from helper to foreman, from foreman to Project Manager. He is now Co-owner and Vice President as well as Estimator for Southside Mechanical Services. Justin looks forward to the future and obtaining new knowledge and skills to help assist his customers and continue to grow the company.