Frequently Asked Questions
How does your firm's general experience pertain to the industry? How long has your firm been in service and how long has your firm been under its current management?
WMC, Inc. is a "multi-craft" commercial and industrial "mechanical-prime" contracting company.
Led by a team with vast amounts of combined experience, WMC has the capability of performing work in the most demanding of environments.
WMC, Inc. is a service and safety-oriented company with an emphasis on quality installations and long-term commitment to our clients. WMC, Inc. was formed twenty years ago around individuals who had worked together for eight years prior to forming WMC. This long history and the mutual experiences of our staff give WMC a unique edge, as compared to many of our competitors. It has also been a factor in the successful development of strong relationships with regional vendors, labor unions, and engineering firms.
WMC, Inc. specializes in commercial and industrial construction and has worked extensively in the fields of, institutional, hospital-HVAC and plumbing, power generation/heavy industry, munitions disposal and demolition, chemical, petroleum food grade manufacturing, and military installations.
Our stable management and long-term field employees of pipefitters, plumbers, sheet-metal workers, electricians, insulators, metal tradesmen, mechanics, carpenters, and welders, offer the experience required when working with your protocols and safety requirements. All of our on-site field supervisors have completed OSHA 10 hour with select key personnel obtaining 40 hour HAZWOPER certification.
In 20 years of managing work our safety record is exemplary, with only one lost time incident. WMC utilizes a integral safety manager and a third party independent safety company to perform monthly audits on our projects. WMC has had only (1) one recordable accident over the last five years.
WMC strives to produce the best and highest quality work on our projects. We demand that our systems are put in straight, true, and plumb and our field supervision and crews understand this is our standard. We insist that our field supervisors and tradesmen be the best trained and qualified for the work they perform. The systems we install are done so in accordance with recognized construction codes and standards like ASME B31.1.and B31.3. WMC, Inc. has installed numerous mechanical projects requiring 100% radiography and demanding documentation. WMC, Inc. also maintains a full time ASME program.
What is your firms experience with projects up to $100,000.00 in value that involve the new construction, replacement, or repair of existing systems?
In order to most efficiently serve our clients, WMC, Inc. has developed into a multi-craft employer. WMC, Inc. regularly self-performs the vast majority of the project scope. We have found by doing so, this allows our company to provide our clients with a quick response time, more efficient control of labor and scheduling while increasing the safety and quality of the project. This lowers cost especially for smaller project work scopes. WMC, Inc. requires that even small projects are assigned a project manager, thus assuring a single point of contact for the client, and providing a knowledgeable team member who is constantly in touch with the day to day operations and status of the project. WMC, Inc. believes that by providing strong leadership and a team willing and ready to perform a high standard of work, we can quickly deliver the quality, experience, and lower the clients cost. Our service technicians are experienced and operate with minimum management guidance on small projects to lower service and maintenance costs.
What is your firm's experience with projecting complete costs for the actual repair or replacement of work prior to the start of a project?
WMC, Inc. provides an experienced team of individuals to estimate the work scope for all prospective projects. Besides higher education and vocational training many of our estimators have gained their experience through repairing and replacing work first hand. This allows the estimators a greater understanding of the cost of the planned work, whether its repairs, retrofits or unusual work scopes that have no developed estimating means. WMC, Inc. utilizes several software estimating programs to develop reasonable and accurate estimates in conjunction with our construction experience.
WMC, Inc. has a long history with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA), The Builders Association and International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.