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Adjusting to Time • Revenue: $90 million • Headquarters: Finleyville, Pa. • Employees: 400 • Specialty: Trade contracti ng Commercial | W.G. TOMKO INCORPORATED CONTRACTORS W.G. TOMKO ATTRIBUTES ITS 58 YEARS OF SUCCESS TO ALWAYS LOOKING AHEAD. BY JAMIE MORGAN W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors “The economy has forced al contractors to really perfect l everything.” -Bill Tomko, president and CEO »W.G. Tomko has found increased success through .G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors is equipped for success in the new normal. In recent years, competition from non-union contractors combined with a decrease in construction work has prompted the company to enhance niche services, such as HVAC work, and move into design/build construction. The Finleyville, Pa.-based company, which has been around for 58 years, has invested in the knowledge, technology, equip- W the design/build method. ment and facilities necessary to increase its services in both areas. “We are spending time perfecting the company rather than concentrating on growth,” explains Bill Tomko III, president and CEO. “We are perfecting procedures, getting better with keeping costs in line with budgets, concentrating on labor and upgrading our talent from top to bottom, whether in the field or in the office. The economy for the past four years has forced all contractors to really perfect everything to be able to survive.” The third-generation family owned company, led today by Bill Tomko III, George Tomko Sr. and Sharee Tomko Waskowiak, specializes in trade contracting, including mechanical, plumbing, site utilities, water and wastewater facilities and HVAC. At its 75,000-square-foot headquarters – which boasts an employee training room, library, fully equipped gymnasium and cafeteria – W.G. Tomko also owns a 55,000-square-foot full-service mechanics and prefabrication shop. The space also serves as a warehouse where the company stores $1.5 million worth of rough-in material. The company followed up the 10-year-old facility with a sheet metal department added three years ago. Tomko says the addition has allowed the company to be more cost-competitive on HVAC projects in its local area and has led to company growth. W.G. Tomko also performs work in neighboring East Coast states, such as Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio. It also travels for work in our nation’s Capitol, Washington, D.C. To remain competitive in its hometown and surrounding areas, W.G. Tomko has become an expert player in the industry trend of design/build work, which includes operating a fully-functional BIM CADD department. “Design/build work is something that we’ve done for about five years and we are really growing into it now,” Tomko explains. “There is less competition in design/build work because it’s more of a niche. We do have an engineer on NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM 141 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - November/December 2012

Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

Construction Today - November/December 2012