Randall Kimball and Richard Boutin co-found Vermont Mechanical, Inc. and begin operations in a 2000 square foot leased space in South Burlington. The primary focus is on commercial piping and plumbing installations and HVAC design.
Vermont Mechanical, Inc. starts its HVAC Service Department, which has now grown to be one of the largest and most experienced service companies in the region.
Vermont Mechanical, Inc. signs its first multi-million dollar contract to provide mechanical services for the new Aquatec Environmental Laboratory in Colchester, Vermont, Concord, NH and Hartford, CT.
Vermont Mechanical becomes one of the first mechanical contractors in the region to implement digital estimating technology.
Vermont Mechanical, Inc. triples its space at 4050 Williston Road in South Burlington to accommodate its growing staff and business.
A new Sheet Metal Fabrication facility is opened and Vermont Mechanical begins building and installing all of its own sheet metal duct work and specialty equipment for all of its customers.
Vermont Mechanical simultaneously and successfully undertakes two $7.5 million hotel and conference center projects at Killington and Mount Snow Ski areas.
Vermont Mechanical, Inc. is sold to Group Maintenance America Corporation (GroupMac), based in Houston, Texas. GroupMac is later merged with another consolidator to form Encompass Mechanical, consisting of 250 similar commercial contractors across the United States. Randall Kimball is named the New England Regional President responsible for Encompass entities in South Burlington, VT, Albany, NY, Concord, NH, and Hartford, CT.
Richard Boutin retires.
After September 11, 2001, Encompass begins divesting many of its companies. Randall Kimball purchases the original South Burlington business back from Encompass.
A new Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) division is formed, offering our customers NADCA certified HVAC duct cleaning and testing.
To better manage the continued growth of the company, two new division managers are put in place: Casey Pollard to manage the day-to-day operations of the Sheet Metal Department, and Brian Thomas to manage the day-to-day operations of the Piping Department.
Amy Poirier is named as Operations Manager and as such assumes the entire construction workflow activity throughout the estimating and project management side of the business.
Vermont Mechanical, Inc. is contracted to provide coordination, mechanical and plumbing services for a 92,000 square-foot addition for surgical and administrative space at CVPH Hospital, Vermont Mechanical, Inc.’s largest single contract job up to that time.
Vermont Mechanical, Inc. opens an office in Lebanon, NH to better serve its customers and employees in the Upper Valley region.
Amy Poirier is named as Vice President of Vermont Mechanical, Inc. Amy is now the point person for the day-to day operations of the company.
The company relocates to its new corporate headquarters at 211 Blair Park Road in Williston, VT. The new facility brings the latest in office environment and architecture for its office staff, along with a fully modernized and environmentally controlled fabrication facility.
The engineering group at Vermont Mechanical, Inc. begins using Revit MEP software solutions, a first for the region. This major upgrade to the company’s previous Revit and AutoCAD offerings brings fully coordinated, three-dimensional construction documents to its field installers, as well as unparalleled accuracy to its piping prefabrication teams and Sheetmetal Vulcan fabrication equipment.