Western Allied's Peer Group
Western Allied is a proud member of a national Peer Group; one of the oldest and finest among those associated with SMACNA(Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor's National Association), one of our industry’s premier trade associations.
Angie Simon and Bob Dills presented the idea of joining a Peer Group to their fellow WAM Board Members in 2009. With the Board’s approval, they began a search for a group. Angie had the great fortune to discover our present group had recently lost a California contractor, and we applied. In October of that same year, after interviewing two potential firms, we were selected to join our prestigious group.
There are eight companies represented in our group. No two of the companies pursue work in the same geographic markets. At 55 years, we’re one of the youngest firms there; some of the companies are decades older in our industry. One of the firms, R.F. Knox has been in business for over 100 years.
The following are the companies that are represented in our Peer Group.
Bonland Industries, Inc. was founded in 1956, with 60+ years in our industry. Their operations include their North Jersey home-base in Wayne, NJ, the South Jersey office in Lakewood, their NYC office in the Bronx, and service to the Philadelphia area from Fairless Hills, PA. Their mission is "to be the premier airside HVAC contractor recognized by our customers and employees as the leader in the industry."
Their site is www.bonlandhvac.com
Dee Cramer is a full service HVAC/Sheet Metal Construction & Service firm located in Holly, Michigan. Capabilities include 4D CAD and BIM, automated HVAC sheet metal fabrication, field installation, and maintenance / emergency service. Currently in its 3rd generation of family operation, Dee Cramer has been committed to excellence since 1937. Providing 80+ years of experience on projects ranging from complex biotech and healthcare facilities, automotive and industrial plants, difficult renovations, and new commercial construction. With integrated computerized estimating and fabrication, they have some of the most advanced technologies in our field. In the final analysis however, they are quick to point out, it is their people that set them apart in their market; values we share at WAM.
See more of their story at www.deecramer.com
Hermanson Company is the other member of our group on the West Coast, based in Kent, Washington (Seattle Area). Hermanson Company has been in business since 1979. As you’ll see on their website, Hermanson agrees that construction is a people business, and their mission simply stated is “To help our customers succeed by exceeding their expectations." Like WAM, their business includes HVAC –Sheet Metal and Piping, Design-Build Engineering, Special Projects, and Maintenance and Repair. They also provide Plumbing and Energy Services.
See their site at www.Hermanson.com.
HPE (Heating & Plumbing Engineers) was formed in 1947, and has impressive offices in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO. Like WAM, HPE is also a full service mechanical contractor providing Design-Build Engineering Services, HVAC Sheet Metal and Piping, and Maintenance and Repair. In addition to Commercial and Industrial HVAC, HPE has a long-standing residential service operation in the Colorado Springs Area. They also have a commercial plumbing operation. HPE's brand mantra is "built on adaptability, reliability and pioneering solutions through honest performance everyday."
Their site is www.hpeinc.com.
Miller Bonded, based in Albuquerque, NM, with an office in Peoria, AZ, provides design, construction and maintenance of mechanical and plumbing systems. Bonded Plumbing & Heating (founded in 1932) and Miller Metal Company (originally founded in 1955) merged on January 1, 1995 to form Miller Bonded Inc., a full service mechanical contractor. Miller Bonded is a consistent BIM leader and is dedicated to green and sustainable design and construction. With a team of more than 200 employees, Miller Bonded brings over 125 years of combined experience in mechanical contracting to each and every project.
See their website at www.millerbonded.com
Poynter is a full-service sheet metal and custom metal crafter founded in 2000, located in Greenwood, Indiana. Their capabilities include fabrication and installation of ventilations and exhaust systems, dust collection and extraction systems, vent and fume hoods, architectural wraps and cladding, tanks and pressure vessels, structural components, duct cleaning services, custom fabrication and much more.
Their site is www.poyntersheetmetal.com
R.F. Knox, based in Atlanta, GA was founded in 1914, our oldest peer group member. They are Atlanta’s leading metal contractor providing industrial and architectural sheet metal fabrication and installation, along with their strong and successful HVAC sheet metal business. This leads to R.F. Knox’s participation in things beyond air conditioning, such as elevator doors, handrails, and other building features. Bob Dills visited their impressive fabrication facility, and came back saying “I’ve never seen anything like it!” They are often involved in custom work, including fabricated Stainless Steel, Brass, Bronze, and Aluminum; as well as very large Carbon steel jobs, well beyond what we see at WAM.
Read more at www.rfknox.com
Western Allied Mechanical is extremely proud to have been welcomed into the group. Their visit here in April to evaluate and assist us had great and positive impact. This particular visit included a long process of employee interviews, meetings, and operations observations. We appreciate all of our WAM team who spent time with them. For those who did not have the chance to meet and interact with these brilliant new partners, they will be back. We’ll likely host a HVAC and Energy Services Summit for the Peer Group next Spring.
At the end of their visit, they kindly put together their thoughts and recommendations for us moving forward. Whenever you have a chance, join us in thanking the group for their important contribution in making us the finest company in our market!