Our services don’t stop with HVAC. As a one-stop solution provider, our team is ready to meet your plumbing needs.
Since 1953, TP Mechanical has been a recognized leader in the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and fire protection industries. As a multi-faceted company, we utilize a team-based approach to establish long-term partnerships and provide our customers with peace of mind, and nothing exemplifies that more than our service division.
“Our customers can depend on us to provide quality, cost-effective solutions because we value their individual needs,” said Tony Marple, Plumbing Services Manager in Columbus. “We work closely with them, offering honest advice and educating the staff about their current system and potential future needs.”
As an end-to-end provider of comprehensive mechanical solutions, our plumbing services team offers:
- New installations
- Repairs and replacements
- Remodels and renovations
- Certifications and inspections
- Domestic water systems
- Sanitary water systems
- Medical gas and vacuum systems
- Natural gas systems
- Laboratory gas systems
- Plumbing fixtures
- Water heaters, boilers, pumps, meters and backflow preventers
Our customers’ investment in facilities is one we don’t take lightly. We understand that a disruption in plumbing systems has the potential to disrupt operations. From a leaky backflow preventer to a malfunctioning water heater, our team has the experience to handle routine and emergency service needs. Our on-call service teams are available through one convenient number: 888-829-1989.
“These are systems our team knows inside and out,” said Tony. “We leverage the same expertise from designing and building plumbing systems to service them, which gives our customers a higher return on investment and minimizes their operational disruptions.”
Our depth of experience and flexible service options give you the confidence to know your plumbing needs are always met.
To learn more about how our services division, visit http://www.tpmechanical.com/tp-service-group/, or call 888-829-1989 to speak with your local service representative.
Jerry Keller is a plumbing estimator in our Cincinnati office. He has been with TP Mechanical for 30 years. We recently sat down with Jerry to find out more about what his typical day is like.
Q: What is one of the first things you do when you obtain new specs for a project we are bidding?
A: First, I read through the specs and write down the front-end information that I will need to successfully bid the project. I find out what type of pipes, valves and fittings are required for the project. Then, I break down the drawings by counting and coloring all of the fixtures, drains, carriers, cleanouts and equipment. I repeat this procedure for each plumbing system, sanitary waste and vent, storm, acid waste, natural gas, domestic water, compressed air, medical gases, or whatever type of plumbing system is associated with the particular project.
Q: How do you record all of this information once obtained?
A: Once all of that is complete, I take all of the information and enter it into our computer system. Our system will figure the cost for the labor and material to properly bid the project. After the numbers are properly configured, they are entered in separate spreadsheets to send to our vendors for their pricing. Once the spreadsheets are complete, one of the leadership team will review the materials and send our final number to the General Contractor.
Q: Why is this important to the customer?
A: Accuracy in estimating is critical for our customers because it provides them with the most accurate information to make their bid award decision. We strive to deliver the best value to our customers, including innovative construction techniques like value engineering or prefabrication. Quality estimating ensures we can be competitive and efficient in the bid process.
Duke Energy Ohio has reached an agreement regarding the company’s request to increase rates Ohio customers pay for electric and natural gas services.
The settlement will cost the average Ohio residential electric customer $3.72 more per month.
The terms of the agreement don’t resolve issues related to natural gas distribution.
via Duke Energy settlement will raise electric bills in Ohio – Business Courier.