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Mared’s Programs Commercial | MARED MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS CORP. Mared’s maintenance programs will extend the life of clients’ facilities’ equipment, reduce energy costs and provide a comfortable work environment, the company says. Mared’s maintenance programs feature: • Pre-planned maintenance inspections; • Specific maintenance tasks; • Detailed records of work performed on each piece of equipment; • A proactive design/engineering staff to assist in planning facility expansions and upgrades; • 34 skilled technicians available for emergency service needs; and • Mechanical systems upgrades. “Clients located in [Wisconsin and] northern Illinois benefit from our specialization in telecommunications, computer facilities and built-up HVAC systems,” Mared says. “Our services begin with an engineered approach to every project.” They include expertise in: • Rooftop equipment • Air handling units • Chillers boilers and cooling towers • Plumbing systems • Digital controls • Process mechanical equipment • Fire protection systems Diversity Counts M MARED MECHANICAL HAS SOME NEW TRICKS UP ITS SLEEVE TO HELP IT THROUGH THE DOWNTURN. BY GENEVIEVE DIESING Diversifying Services ilwaukee-based Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp. has made a name for itself in Wisconsin as a versatile contractor that tailors its design solutions to its customers’ needs. Since 1975, Mared has achieved this through cost-saving technologies and common sense. The company prides itself on its experience, which is an asset shared by its entire staff of more than 100 technicians, designers, engineers and union-trained craftsmen, it says. This enables it to approach its projects intelligently and with what it calls an “engineering first” perspective. It has also helped the company grow – it started as a small sheet metal and piping contractor, and it says it is a leader in its region in providing engineered solutions for organizations of many types and sizes. Remaining versatile and expanding its capabilities also contribute to Mared’s success. Mared’s core competencies include fire protection, temperature controls and commercial HVAC sheet metal and piping, industrial HVAC, DDC control systems and service in HVAC, electrical and fire protection. In recent years, it has incorporated a plumbing division and also added green building and energy services to its list of construction capabilities. “[The plumbing division is] working out great,” President Hank Brancaccio says, adding that Mared is more rounded. “It gives us a little more variety than what we had previously.” With the economy making work hard to come by, Mared has tried to be more proactive in the marketplace, Brancaccio says. Helping clients reduce their operating costs by building Mared worked on a LEED gold-certified photo studio for Kohl’s in Milwaukee. « CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - October 2009
Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009