Who We Are

Over 70 Years in Business!

Boyce and Drake is a union shop, affiliated with Local Union 773 located in Glens Falls, NY.

Since 1947, Boyce and Drake has been a staple in the area of plumbing, heating and cooling in Saratoga Springs. While minor changes have occurred over the past few years, the basic philosophy of excellent customer service has remained intact over the years.

In 2005, Jay Kelsey and Chris Cocozzo bought the company from long-time owners Mike Murray and Bill Sutton. Both men had previously worked at Boyce and Drake before becoming interested in owning the company. Cocozzo, a SUNY Delhi graduate, went to school for plumbing, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration and worked for a commercial refrigeration company before joining Boyce and Drake. Kelsey, a former United States Marine, began working at Boyce and Drake after he served four years in the Marine Corps.

After running the business at the original location on Caroline Street, Kelsey and Cocozzo decided to find a new location. They found the right spot at 240 Excelsior Ave.

“We simple needed more space to work with,” Kelsey said. “We don’t have any more parking issues for customers, everything is on the ground level which helps with shipments, and it’s just a nicer setup overall.”

With the changes that have taken place, Kelsey and Cocozzo want their customers to know that they are the business that was started in 1947 with some added perks.

“You can reach us 24 hours a day, any day of the week. If a pipe breaks at 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve, someone is guaranteed to be on call,” Kelsey said.

The on-call service was enacted when Kelsey and Cocozzo took over. While they had some things in mind for the company, they didn’t want to make vast changes as they knew the name Boyce and Drake carried a strong reputation with it.

“The business has been here for over 70 years. For that to happen, they have to be doing something right. When we took over, the business was growing, so we hired on more people. We didn’t want to grow too fast, but we also didn’t want to let new customers get away from us,” Cocozzo said. “I think that was big change along with the 24-hour service. Right now, we’ve got three people on call at all times. We’ve got a heating technician, air conditioning technician and plumber on call at all times.”

Jay Kelsey and Chris Cocozzo – Owners

Jason Kelsey

Jason Kelsey

Chris Cocozzo

Chris Cocozzo

Our Services

Large and small businesses, home and office, Boyce and Drake can help you with any need that you may have.

Client Testimonials

  • As long-standing customers of Boyce & Drake, we appreciate your company’s attention to detail, your very competent, professional employees and your speedy response to our emergency. We are exceedingly grateful.

    • Anthony and Judith Eastwood
  • This may be the best service work I have ever had done at my house. They were very timely and accurate with thier estimates. Very friendly, clean and reliable. I would recommend them to all of my friends and family.

    • Gene Waters
    • Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Boyce & Drake has always been great- honest, fast, reliable and quality service.

    • Julie Francis
  • Friday, 22 below zero and suddenly the heat stops working at 10:00pm. I called at least 5 “Emergency Service” Heating agencies planning on taking the first one to call back. I receive one call, from Boyce & Drake Heating and Cooling. I ask about a new furnace, and 6 hours later I have a new furnace, with air. The basement is clean as a whistle and they’re gone and I have heat. I have to say I was more than satisfied with their response and their work.

    • William Schnorr
  • Thank you. Your guys were very helpful and professional. We will be calling you from now on when we have plumbing/heating issues.

    • Cathy Hoff
  • Thanks so much for taking care of the main valves. We got the key, so we are all set. It certainly was a bigger job than expected, but it had to be done.

    • Peter
  • Just wanted to call and say you were very professional, prompt, courteous, and was very happy with your service mechanic.

    • Ann Anzelaszek
    • Queensbury, NY
  • Thanks for all of your help with our furnace and A/C.

    • Rick and Diane Storace
  • The tech that came to my house to help – John – is a great representative of your company. He cares about getting the issue resolved.

    • Mike Brown
  • Thank you for sending someone out to my disaster, I really appreciated it. You guys have been awesome, thank you!

    • Nicole
  • Mike was excellent!! Beautiful correction of everything!! Thank you.

    • Mary Lawrence
  • Great service, thank you!

    • Allen Henry

We do it right the first time

The Best Service in the Area!