The selection of your contracting team is paramount for a successful project. Without the best and most capable team of construction professionals assigned to your project, the probability for a successful project is minimized.
To ensure the selection of the “right “ mechanical contractor for your project, there are several, important variables that must be considered during the selection process. The following characteristics identify how Waldrop Mechanical Services differentiates itself from the competition:
The successful project delivery of projects for over the last 40 years has resulted in Waldrop being recognized through out the industry as a premier mechanical contracting firm. The firm has been ranked consistently by Engineering News Record as a top 15 mechanical contractor in the Southeast and in the top 600 of specialty contractors nationwide during the last decade. Also, Waldrop has been recognized for multiple national and regional “Best in Class” awards for the delivery of complex projects by the Associated Builders and Contractors . This industry recognition is the result of Waldrop’s ability to provide consistent performance in achieving or exceeding the needs of our clients and bringing value to their mechanical/plumbing projects.
The firm is capable of providing the required services to meet a variety of client needs on their projects. Waldrop can support all aspects of your mechanical project by providing the design, preconstruction, procurement, and project management services you may require along with the self perform capabilities of all mechanical trade work including sheet metal/pipe fabrication, plumbing, sheet metal, and piping installation activities.
The firm serves the commercial, industrial, institutional, and healthcare markets primarily in South Carolina and western North Carolina. Waldrop in licensed to do work in other states including Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Our team works on projects ranging from $1 k to $15 m depending on the timing of the work , type of project, and client. Our ability to reach this broad and diverse spectrum of project opportunities and deliver successful projects, no matter the type or size, has enabled the company to develop and maintain multiple repeat client business over the years.
In today’s world, a construction company must have depth along with the right skills to meet any customer’s project expectations. Waldrop has consistently maintained a strong balance sheet, cash position, and bonding capacity through out its history. Along with this financial strength, the firm has depth in its project management team with 6 project managers, 2 estimators, and 3 superintendents. From the craft perspective, the firm typically maintains a skilled craft workforce between 70-100 personnel in the sheet metal, piping, plumbing, and service technician trades.
At Waldrop, every employee is accountable for working safely in everything they do. By providing ongoing safety training and having weekly safety meetings with our employees, the focus on safety is consistent within the organization. The firm has achieved multiple awards over the last decade relative to outstanding safety performance. The employees of the firm achieved 1.7 million safe man hours without a lost time accident during a recent 4 year span.
Strong business relationships with our clients, vendors, subcontractors, and service providers over the years has helped the firm grow and be successful. The strength of these relationships is the direct result of everyone being fully aware of our performance expectations on each project we work on. We implement a “no surprises” philosophy as we support our projects with effective communication, fair and equitable business transactions, quick responsiveness in times of need, and steady and consistent payment for services rendered.
The depth of skills and continuity of employment of our employees is key to our success. We offer our employees careers, not just jobs. In return, many are multi skilled due to their interest in participating in our in house training program for self improvement. Due to this, we truly can do more with less because of our employees. The average tenure of our employees with the firm is in excess of 7 years versus an industry average of just 2 years. At Waldrop, “Our People Deliver the Difference” in everything we do. We recognize that our people are our most important asset!