Family-Owned Since 1984 

Joseph Stephen Mescan

Founder | Owner

Dak To

The 173d Airborne Brigade in South Vietnam’s Central Highlands, June – November 1967.  Edward F. Murphy

Cover Photo provided by Joe Mescan

Joseph Mescan Featured on Pages
219, 223 – 229, 317.

Joe Mescan was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in 1945. His family moved to Columbia Station, Ohio in 1961. Joe graduated from Columbia High School in 1963 and worked in a factory with his father.In 1965 Joe Joined the United States Army and became an Airborne Paratrooper.
In 1967 Joe went to Vietnam and served 1 year in the Jungle as a Combat Medic with the 173 rd . Airborne Brigade. See the book Dak To by Edward Murphy Upon returning home in 1968 he became a laborer for bricklayers, then eventually became a bricklayer, realtor, auctioneer and started a pond aeration business. On Nov 28th 1970 Joe married the love of his life Janet Lynn Rundle. They have 4 children Susan, Scott, Keith & Tammy. To date Joe has been in the Pond Aeration Windmill Business for 39+ years. American Eagle Windmill is run by Joe, his son Keith and Grandson Braidon. Joe is never happy until his customers are happy. 

Keith Mescan


Born and raised in Columbia Station, Ohio in 1976. Keith joined the wrestling team in middle school and continued wresting into high school, In 1993 Keith placed 5th in the state wrestling tournament & in his senior year (1994) he took the 1st place title in Ohio Division lll state championship tournament. Currently Keith is the full time managing the business & in his free time, you can find Keith traveling or playing his guitar.

Braidon Mescan

Logistics Manager

The grandson of Joseph Mescan & Nephew of Keith Mescan, Braidon started hanging around the windmill business shortly after being able to walk. In middle school, he would go with us on windmill installs & loved riding on the manlift, also at that age he began to rebuild electric aerator pumps for extra lunch money. Now Braidon is in charge of assembly and installations and can assemble a windmill much faster than his grandpa. Braidon has a son Jaxson who is also gaining interest in the windmill business, so they can carry on the family name & windmill tradition.