McKenney’s is Awarded the AGC Build Georgia Award in the Specialty Contractor Category

McKenney’s recognized with 1st Place Honors in the Specialty Contractor category at the Annual AGC Build Georgia Awards.


McKenney’s, a leading mechanical service provider, has earned 1st Place Honors in the 2022 AGC Build Georgia Awards. The Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Georgia announced award winners at their annual convention held June 9 – 12 in Miramar Beach, Florida. McKenney’s was recognized in the Specialty Contractor category for their work on VERO Biotech and the Emory Musculoskeletal Institute projects. This award recognizes and celebrates construction excellence and honors subcontractors who show the highest level of commitment to their projects. Award criteria included:

  • Safety performance
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Innovation in construction techniques
  • Excellence in project management and scheduling
  • Dedication to customer service and care

Read more about the winning projects below:

Emory Musculoskeletal Institute

McKenney’s installed the mechanical and plumbing systems for this LEED-certified medical office building and 800-spot parking deck. A unique challenge presented by the project was the incorporation of these systems into the intelligent design of special architectural ceilings that resemble the human musculoskeletal system. Also challenging was maintaining crew safety while rigging and hoisting equipment and materials.

“This project was incredibly complex from a mechanical and plumbing perspective, and McKenney’s executed the work at a high standard,” recounts Brian Smith, Operations Manager at Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the project’s leads. “Their attention to detail on all aspects of the project was extraordinary, and their thorough execution of the work was unparalleled. Having McKenney’s on their team made their delivery of the project a successful one.”

VERO Biotech

McKenney’s was chosen to be part of the project team when it came time for VERO Biotech to renovate and expand its production space. The project scope involved removing all existing mechanical and plumbing systems in the offices and converting the spaces to clean rooms and labs.

Amongst several unique challenges faced during the renovation was the safe coordination of multiple trades while minimizing the disruption to VERO Biotech and surrounding tenants. To overcome this challenge, McKenney’s had to develop a plan to manage air quality and prevent dust infiltration into cleanrooms while installing new systems without impacting surrounding tenants.

Facing a tight schedule, McKenney’s deployed multiple teams that performed tasks in numerous areas without impacting crew flow, compromising efficiency, or creating quality issues. They also utilized innovative technologies to simplify quality control tasks and documentation on the project, improving overall efficiency and quality. The project was finished safely, on time, and on budget.

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About McKenney’s

McKenney’s is the Southeast’s most trusted name in facility construction, operation and maintenance. For more than six decades, their proven approach has ensured high-quality, energy-efficient solutions at every stage of a building – Design, Build, Manage, and Maintain. McKenney’s offers expertise in HVAC, process piping, plumbing, building automation and control systems, and service and maintenance. Their in-house engineering, fabrication, installation, and commissioning resources to ensure cost-effective delivery of the highest quality solutions.

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