B.H. McDermott founded McDermott Associates, Inc. in 1954. As a crew chief on a B-17 during World War II he learned the value of reliable, rugged ground support equipment. With this value in mind, he began building the JETMAC line of ground support equipment in 1958. Joined by his brother John and later his son, B.V., JETMAC’s reputation for rugged equipment grew. In 2012, B.V.’s son Michael joined the company.