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Commercial | KABACK ENTERPRISES Kaback Enterprises caters to commercial businesses in the Manhattan area. « A Grand Enterprise T HVAC SERVICE COMPANY KABACK ENTERPRISES SAYS IT HAS A LOYAL CLIENT BASE. BY ALAN DORICH five HVAC contractors. he construction industry may have Kaback Enterprises says it also has develtaken a hit from the recession, but oped a portfolio of more than 15,000 jobs that Kaback Enterprises continues to include some of the most complex mechanical vive and thrive, Vice President and • Headquarters: New York City projects in the New York marketplace. For Partner Vance Schipani says. He notes that • Employees: Approximately 100 instance, the company was the HVAC contractor the 63-year-old firm has stayed strong by • Specialty: HVAC service, installation for 7 World Trade Center, the first LEED certified providing top service and nurturing a base and design green building in New York City. of loyal clients. “As you build a client base, that becomes the baseline for your business to Partner Pride build itself on,” he says. “The long-term A longtime veteran of Kaback Enterprises, Schipani relationship [with] the customer lasts joined the company in 1979. Before coming to the –Vance Schipani, vice president and partner longer than the job itself.” firm, he worked at AT&T Technologies and engiBased in New York City, Kaback Enterprises neered the manufacturing, assembly and packis a full-service HVAC company that caters to ages of Integrated Circuits. commercial businesses in the Manhattan area, Schipani says. Founder Today, he manages Kaback Enterprises’ engineering department and Sy Kaback started the company in 1948. An entrepreneur, Kaback was led the team that consulted on the HVAC systems for 7 World Trade the designer of the first air-cooled air conditioning unit in New York. Center. Schipani notes that he has enjoyed his time at the company, due Today, Kaback Enterprises employs a staff of approximately 100 to the fact that the work always stays interesting and challenging. and serves such clients as Century 21, Elizabeth Arden, Georgetown “Each job is different, every time,” he declares. “The challenge of University, Merrill Lynch and Vidal Sassoon. Additionally, in 2007, designing and solving a problem is what makes this job extremely interInc. magazine named Kaback Enterprises as one of New York’s top esting. As a mechanical engineer, I very much like problem-solving.” Kaback Enterprises “As you build a client base, that becomes the baseline for your business to build itself on.” 52 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - March 2011

Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

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