Every member of our team is committed to innovation. This sets a high bar for every project we touch—a bar that pushes us to constantly find creative ways to fund measures through efficient design, appropriate equipment sizing, reduced project costs, lean construction principles, fabrication, and utility incentives.
The overarching attitude that motivates UMC’s crews to work safely is Pride.
Smart leadership planning will take the company into the next 100 years.
Increased client demand is a driver for strengthened focus on building performance teams
Business development expert brings 30-year background of enhancing business relationships
University Mechanical Contractors (UMC) announces the promotion of Cindy Littrell to Payables Manager. Littrell has more than 18 years of experience in accounting. With nine years at UMC, she has four direct reports and oversees the company’s accounts payable, 401K plan, professional licensing, and employee expense reports.
UMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Lloyd Lagutang to Virtual Construction (VC) Operations Manager.
Known for its technical prowess, collaborative nature, and pride-based safety program, UMC has passed the one-million hour mark for hours worked without a recordable safety incident.
Donald Osborne-Moss is promoted to project manager in the Major Projects Group.
Congratulations to our Service Group General Manager Rich Happel for his appointment to the national board of directors for the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA). MSCA is the leading organization for HVACR contractors, providing education, marketing, and labor/management services to assure its contractor members deliver quality performance, value and expertise for all building system needs.
Proud recipient of MCAA and AGC safety excellence awards in 2018.
Long-time UMC CFO Doug Smith retires.
Kirk Baisch, UMC Safety Director, has been appointed to Business Co-Chair of the Construction Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
UMC is recognizing and celebrating excellence by promoting two from within.
UMC recently received the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington (MCAWW) Safety Excellence Award.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Washington recently announced the Safety Excellence award winners, and UMC is the first place winner in the Specialty Division: 500K - 1M Work Hours category.
UMC recently welcomed Bob Frey as Director of Sales Operations. He will be working closely with UMC lines of business to improve client engagement and develop the necessary tools to enable sales growth.
The high-rise office buildings that surround the one-of-a-kind glass spheres in Seattle are part of a unique campus. While the exteriors are striking, there’s an innovative story to tell inside their central heating and cooling plants. The buildings connect to a highly-efficient waste heat recovery system that supplies heat to 2.5 million square feet of occupied space. The district energy system was put to the test when Seattle experienced its first major cold spell of the season.
To promote a healthy and diverse marketplace in our local community, University Mechanical Contractors (UMC) created a Diverse Business Enterprise Inclusion Program. The primary goal of the program is to build a business environment of mutual respect, tolerance, and equal opportunity.
UMC recently promoted four project engineers to project managers. Tim Owen, Devin White, Joe Sedy, and Nathan Janders have consistently shown the aptitude, desire, and dedication to take on the role of project manager.
At Interior Architects' annual Industry Partner Award ceremony, UMC's Steve Bueler, P.E., Senior Engineer, was recognized for the outstanding work he did on Blocks 14 & 19.
UMC recently secured three energy efficiency and solar grants through the Washington State Department of Commerce. The program focuses on funding the best projects to increase energy and cost savings in the publically-built environment.
Meet UMC's Energy & Environment team at the largest energy conference and technology expo on the West Coast. Stop by booth number 421 to learn more about what UMC's Energy & Environment services can do for you, and also enter to win an awesome prize.
University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC) is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming i-SUSTAIN Climate and Energy Convening of Washington State Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12.
March 9, 2016 marks the 9th year of the NEBC’s Managing Stormwater in Washington trade show. This year’s focus is the business perspective on stormwater management. Regulations have tightened, third party lawsuits continue to be an enforcement threat, and the economics of compliance matter more than ever for property owners and managers. The conference will address these challenges and present practical answers for Washington companies, municipalities, and service providers.
Washington State University wins Washington CleanTech Achievement Award and a new center for thought leadership, the PACCAR Environmental Technology building, nears completion.
UMC brought home two prestigious awards at the annual Associate of General Contractors (AGC) Build Washington Awards on May 14, 2015. For the fourth time in the past five years, UMC was awarded the AGC Safety Excellence Award (for subcontractors 500,000 – 1 million hours) and Kirk Baisch was presented with the AGC Safety Professional of the Year.
UMC’s Water Treatment Team and the CORETECH™ product will be on display May 21st in Portland, Oregon for the Managing Stormwater in Oregon conference. In addition to exhibiting, John MacPherson, UMC Water Treatment Specialist, will be speaking in a session.
Join industry leaders, Jakob Sjoberg and John MacPherson, as they share their expert knowledge of effective stormwater treatment solutions at Managing Stormwater in Washington, March 11, 2015 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.
The UMC Environmental Water Treatment Group will be exhibiting at the Northwest Environmental Conference & Tradeshow (NWEC), December 9th - 10th at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, OR.
Ian McFarland, UMC Account Executive, to receive The Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Washington award for Subcontractor of the Year.
University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC) will exhibit at StormCon in Portland, Oregon August 4-6, 2014. Come and meet UMC's Jakob Sjoberg and John MacPherson at booth #300.
University Mechanical Contractors’ Jakob Sjoberg and John MacPherson are used to making presentations on behalf of UMC’s Environmental Water Treatment Group, but the one they made in March to a rapt group of scientists in Mukilteo was arguably one of the most crucial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
UMC was named Innovator of the Year and its 3D model presentation was selected as Model of the Year for 2010 by Technical Sales International (TSI). The Innovator of the Year award is given to the company who has made the most progress and has the most creativity in utilizing BIM software, and the Model of the year is presented to the company who produces the best 3D model.
The selection process was based on various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies. UMC is one of 80 companies who qualified as a finalist. For more information, visit: www.wabestworkplaces.com
University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC), one of the largest and most experienced full-service mechanical contractors in the Pacific Northwest, was selected for Seattle Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies To Work For, and was ranked 13th among mid-size companies.