UMC Wins National Safety Award

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

UMC was awarded a first place national award for safety excellence by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) - the only company in the state of Washington to win a first place award in the prestigious competition.

Stormwater Conference

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

The UMC Environmental Water Treatment Group will be exhibiting at the Managing Stormwater in the Northwest Conference, Wednesday, March 5th at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.  This is a  focused one-day conference bringing together regulated parties, solutions providers, and regulators to provide an exceptional forum for learning, networking, and business development.

UMC Welcomes New CFO

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

University Mechanical Contractors recently hired Mark Faller as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.  With over 25 years of financial leadership expertise, he brings a wealth of experience to UMC.  Faller has assumed the duties of CFO as Doug Smith, former UMC CFO, continues as senior vice-president and member of the ownership team.

Randy Koetje Joins UMC's Engineering Team

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

University Mechanical Contractors welcomes Randy Koetje, P.E., LEED AP as a lead engineer.  Koetje brings over 30 years of mechanical engineering  and project management experience.

UMC to Host Lead-Free Event

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

Starting January 4, 2014, federal lead-free standards and codes will change for all piping systems where water is anticipated to be used for human consumption.  This will cause a dramatic change in how buildings are built and maintained.  Are you ready?  Do you understand all the financial implications for your business?

UMC Announces Employee Growth Opportunity

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

Recognizing the need to provide career stepping stones to potential future shareholders, University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC) announced the creation of a new Associate Program. The program gives team members with a track record of exceptional service an opportunity to increase their leadership responsibilities in preparation for the possibility of becoming shareholders.

UMC Expands Shareholder Group

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

UMC announces the expansion of the current ownership group. Pat Damitio, UMC VP of Operations; Bryan Eppler, UMC Director of Strategic Development; Kirk Baisch, UMC Safety Director; David Malone, P.E., UMC Project Executive; and Steve Brooks, P.E., UMC Special Projects Manager have purchased shares in UMC. They join existing shareholders Jerry Bush, UMC President & CEO and Doug Smith, VP & CFO as owners of the 93 year old mechanical contracting company.

UMC Achieves National Designation for Energy-Saving Excellence

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) announced that University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC) has been awarded the MSCA GreenSTAR designation, which recognizes qualified contractors who have met stringent guidelines for offering energy-saving solutions to their customers.  MSCA is the nation’s leading trade association for air conditioning, heating and refrigeration contractors with over 1,400 members across the United States and Canada.

Todd Bovey, P.E. Joins University Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

UMC recently hired Todd Bovey, P.E. as the company’s engineering manager. With over 30 years of engineering experience in the design and construction industry, Bovey has been the Engineer of Record on numerous high-profile construction projects; Notably, Swedish Issaquah and Good Samaritan Patient Care Tower, both of which UMC was the mechanical contractor.

UMC Earns Prestigious STAR Qualification from Leading Trade Association

by Gail Kinner, CPSM

Initiating a new standard of excellence for the mechanical service contracting industry, the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, MSCA, has raised the bar for training and professionalism with their new MSCA STAR Qualification program. The association initiative of excellence offers proof to building owners and facilities managers that the STAR qualified contractor is providing the highest level of skill, quality, value, and professionalism in the industry. Recently, University Mechanical Contractors, Inc., UMC, was designated as a STAR after surpassing stringent business and HVAC service standards set forth by MSCA.