“Expecting the Unexpected as a Precaution”

Mike EstabrookSafety, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

A couple of years ago, Ben Baldwin, McKenney’s Pipe Shop Superintendent, posed an interesting metaphorical question that is just as relevant today, especially as we focus on addressing McKenney’s Blind Spots to prepare for an exciting 2023. “Consider driving down an interstate during a rainstorm, and your driver’s side wiper blade comes off, making it difficult to see.  Think about it: … Read More

Video Pipe Inspections Identify Plumbing Problems

Andrea LaMontPlumbing, TechnologyLeave a Comment

Plumbers use video pipe inspections to take the guesswork out of locating a plumbing problem. Inspections are highly reliable and effective in finding both leaks and blockages without damaging the pipes. Tiny video cameras attached to flexible fiber optic scopes show the inside of the pipes in great detail and can even detect problems under the foundation or inside the … Read More

McKenney’s Provides Sustainable Solutions with Repurposed Groundwater

Kumba McCrittyProject HighlightsLeave a Comment

When the 14th & Spring building in Midtown Atlanta planned to have five below-ground parking deck levels built, they immediately encountered an obstacle—this parking deck would extend into the site’s underground water tank. McKenney’s created a sustainable and cost-effective dewatering system to repurpose the water from this tank and route it through the building.  The overlap of the parking deck and … Read More

Challenges of Servicing Healthcare Mechanical and Plumbing Systems

Andrea LaMontHealthcare, PlumbingLeave a Comment

plumbing in a hospital operating room corridor

Healthcare facilities utilize complex and interconnected systems that must operate reliably for their day-to-day operations. If a system goes down, repairs must ot negatively impact or disrupt patient services. McKenney’s is a full-service mechanical and plumbing provider that healthcare facilities can depend on to keep their systems running smoothly. Mechanical Systems Mechanical systems include heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration … Read More

McKenney’s Holiday Safety

Jason ButlerCommunity, Safety, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

We’re quickly approaching the end of a busy year, and we’re well into the holiday season. This time of year is for fellowship, celebration, plays and recitals, shopping, and a host of festivities. But the holidays also expose us to many risks and hazards in our professional and personal lives. The winter holiday season is traditionally filled with joyful celebrations, … Read More

McKenney’s Provides Annual Backflow Testing

Andrea LaMontPlumbingLeave a Comment

McKenney's backflow testing

The water that flows into a commercial property from the main water supply line should only flow in one direction: inward.  Backflow prevention devices, such as vacuum breakers and dual check valves, keep the dirty water from flowing back into the main supply line and contaminating the clean water, making it hazardous to use. What causes backflow? Backflow often happens … Read More

3 Ideas To Reduce Project Risks Using BIM Data

Dan CottonBIM & Construction TechnologyLeave a Comment

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been used to reduce risk on projects in the commercial construction industry for over 15 years. Effective BIM coordination most commonly reduces risk by identifying trade clashes before construction starts. To get the most value out of your BIM, look at the data inside the models.  Here are three places to start.     Today, there … Read More

McKenney’s Named among the Best Places to Work and Healthiest Employers by Atlanta Business Chronicle and Charlotte Business Journal

Andrea LaMontNewsLeave a Comment

McKenney’s was recently honored by Atlanta Business Chronicle and Charlotte Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work and Healthiest Employers. PRESS RELEASE Atlanta, GA McKenney’s, a top mechanical contractor with offices in Atlanta and Charlotte, has been named one of the Best Places to Work and Healthiest Employers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Charlotte Business … Read More

Identifying Prefabrication Strategies During Project Preconstruction

Andrea LaMontBuilding Services, New ConstructionLeave a Comment

preconstruction project planning

McKenney’s knows that proper planning in the preconstruction phase of a building project is key to ensuring that construction moves forward on time and finishes on budget.  We develop and implement prefabrication strategies to make the construction process simpler and more efficient.  This works particularly well for projects that are on a tight schedule by eliminating potential delays. Prefabrication means … Read More

Servicing Facilities that Serve Us

Scott FabreCommunity, Energy Services, Healthcare, HVAC, New Construction, PlumbingLeave a Comment


As the seasons change and the weather get colder, healthcare facilities get busier and busier. Viruses start to spread, and patients frantically schedule last-minute checkups and operations before the end of the year. During this season, healthcare facilities see many more patients, often straining their resources and facilities. It is important that during this time of increased demand, we show … Read More