McKenney’s Provides Test & Balance Services

Lloyd AndersBuilding Services, Energy Services, HVACLeave a Comment

Temperature imbalances in homes are often ignored because the solution usually requires a system replacement, which can be pricey and time-consuming. However, with the proper knowledge and equipment, an HVAC professional can fix these issues by optimizing your current system without an expensive replacement. HVAC distribution problems can plague residences and commercial buildings alike, and the solution can be as … Read More

McKenney’s Solves Renovation Needs for Commercial Projects

Andrea LaMontBuilding Services, Interiors & Special ProjectsLeave a Comment

A building’s needs often change throughout its lifespan. A new tenant may require renovations and special projects. Additionally, interior spaces may need reconfiguring to meet clients’ unique demands. Aging mechanical or plumbing systems may need to be replaced with more energy-efficient ones. Lastly, outdated automation and control systems that are no longer adequate may need to be upgraded to maximize … Read More

Optimizing Your Building Automation System

Kristian HernandezAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Services, HVACLeave a Comment

As summer approaches, building owners and property managers need to prepare for the seasonal changes that come with it. One of the best ways to do this is by ensuring your building automation system is up-to-date and prepared to handle the changing needs of the building. HVAC Optimization HVAC Optimization is crucial when temperatures begin to rise. You should optimize … Read More

Environmental Design and Water Reclamation Solutions

Andrea LaMontNew Construction, Project HighlightsLeave a Comment

Water reclamation promotes environmental sustainability, saves money, and efficiently uses resources, and it has therefore become increasingly popular in green building design. Many commercial buildings are now designed with onsite non-potable water reuse systems (ONWS). These unique water reuse systems allow the collection and storage of water on the property and have become an important consideration for building owners interested … Read More

The Benefits of Being a Co-op at McKenney’s

Jazmine MejiaCorporate, Education, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

McKenney’s has a long-standing tradition of hiring students through their decades-old co-op program. Over the years, we have developed relationships with many schools in the southeast. Today, McKenney’s employs about 40 co-ops during any given semester. What attracts these students to work with McKenney’s? What is a co-op? A co-op is a student who works full-time for a semester instead … Read More

Is It Time To Repair or Replace?

Jason ButlerBuilding Services, HVACLeave a Comment

A SWUD, a compact, modular HVAC unit, allows for the total cooling and conditioning of the air in commercial buildings with its complete mechanical system housed within. SWUD, or Self-contained Water-Cooled Unitary Device, is a departure from the HVAC systems of the past. McKenney’s can help you determine whether repairing or replacing your SWUD unit is the better option for … Read More

How Advanced Materials Manufacturing Impacts the Construction Industry

Kelly RobinsonMechanical, New Construction, TechnologyLeave a Comment

Manufacturing has always been a primary driver of innovation and economic growth in our country. Advanced materials manufacturing takes this innovation to a new level by embracing new technologies to meet the demands of our ever-changing world. Along the way, these advanced practices have created a wave of new construction opportunities in our region. Advanced materials manufacturing utilizes enhanced materials … Read More

McKenney’s Warranty

Candace HigginsCommissioningLeave a Comment

McKenney’s, Inc. is one of the few companies in the mechanical contracting industry that chooses to manage its own warranty. When we started managing our warranty in 1997, the goal was to build relationships and decrease costs while increasing quality installs. At first, we assigned the task to our Service Department as an opportunity for an upcoming Account Manager. The … Read More

QA vs QC – Do You Know the Difference?

Mary Grace EdwardsQualityLeave a Comment

On construction projects, Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) are commonly grouped together into the phrase QA/QC., However, there are some significant differences between the two, and both are important to incorporate into your project. Project teams perform QA tasks to ensure the customer receives a high-quality product or service and to prevent defects from occurring during the execution … Read More

“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