Steve Spaulding

Sr. Production Editor
Energy 1 retrofits open-loop geo system for Montana ranch 1
Energy 1 prides itself on being a full-service contractor that can take a project from the drawing board to completion, and then provide full service and maintenance. During the last two years, they’ve brought all their plumbing and electrical design in-house.
Koegel Plumbing & Heating brings passion and know-how to church overhaul 
By the time Kurt Koegel of Koegel Plumbing and Heating Solutions was brought in things had reached a crisis point.
Rawlins Mechanical collaborates, coordinates for Clayton State science building project 
For many builders working in the public sector, budgets over the last decade have been moving targets. Case in point, the new 64,000-sq.ft. science and technology building at Clayton State University.
Telematics and the future of fleet management 1
Telematics is the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics as it applies to vehicles on the move. Most fleet management systems fall under the telematics umbrella, but so do mobile data systems, wireless safety and communication systems, intelligent vehicle control systems and much more.
GSU goes for LEED Silver with new Law Building 1
Over the course of its 91-year history, Georgia State University has been constantly updating and expanding its facilities.
Appalachian State Sets Out to Win Solar Decathlon Europe 2014
Twenty teams from 16 different countries will compete for awards in such categories as energy efficiency, materials sustainability, innovation, livability and even public communications and outreach.
Manhattan tankless heater retrofit saves hassles, energy  5
The Caroline is a residential apartment building located on 23rd St., between 5th and 6th Ave., smack in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Back in May of 2012, it also had a plumbing emergency in the making.
Natural gas comes to Gorham 1
Mainely Plumbing and Heating has been in business for 28 years, first in Portland, Maine, but in Gorham for the last five.
McKinstry combines LEED Gold, historic preservation at its new SIERR Building HQ 
That vision was of a spacious, comfortable, state-of-the art green office space, both for McKinstry and its tenants: McKinstry Station. Standing in the way of that vision was decades of neglect, a building envelope that had never been designed for heating and cooling, and a spot on the list of the National Register of Historic places.
CONTRACTOR expands its digital offerings

CHICAGO -- On March 1, CONTRACTOR Magazine’s Twitter page ( hit 17,000 followers. We, the editorial staff, thought that milestone made for a good opportunity not just to thank our followers, but to talk to all our readers about our expanded digital offerings, and how the world of business-to-business publishing is changing.

Cooper Plumbing wins Lochinvar VIP Installation Showcase with a custom radiant system  2
CALGARY, AB. — Jamie Whitehead, President of Cooper Plumbing & Heating Ltd., has only had his own shop up and running for about three years, but he’s already a two-time winner of Lochinvar’s VIP Installation Showcase.
Deerfield Library gets rehab, new mechanical systems 2
It has been a difficult five years for the public sector. In many parts of America, the Great Recession shrank the tax base to the point where towns and villages were forced to cut spending by any means.
Milton Frank fixes plumbing problems at the source 8

SPRING, TEXAS — Milton Frank Plumbing has been serving the area north of Houston for more than 28 years. For the past seven, Patrick Duffy has been working for Milton Frank as a service technician and team leader.

Innovation delivers value 92

WATERFORD, PA. — Brian Dwyer is a third-generation plumber. His grandfather James founded the company in 1949 with a focus on residential plumbing. In 1979, Dwyer’s father bought the business and set about expanding it and adding excavating services. The company now owns several excavators and attachments, as well as a bulldozer, loaders, rollers and dump trucks. Brian bought the business in turn in 2008.

Defeating downtime: Shapiro & Duncan replaces mechanicals for occupied class-A office building in downtown D.C. 41

WASHINGTON — Imagine you’re an auto mechanic called in to rebuild the engine of a high-performance race car. The catch: you have to do the job while the car is doing laps around the track.

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