January 2013:

UMC Expands Shareholder Group. UMC announces the expansion of the current ownership group. Pat Damitio, UMC VP of Operations; Bryan Eppler, UMC Director of Strategic Development; Kirk Baisch, UMC Safety Director; David Malone, P.E., UMC Project Executive; and Steve Brooks, P.E., UMC Special Projects Manager have purchased shares in UMC. They join existing shareholders Jerry Bush, UMC President & CEO and Doug Smith, VP & CFO as owners of the 93 year old mechanical contracting company. Full Press Release.

October 2012:

UMC Achieves National Designation for Energy-Saving Excellence. UMC has been awarded the MSCA GreenSTAR designation, which recognizes qualified contractors who have met stringent guidelines for offering energy-saving solutions to their customers. Full Press Release.

May 2012:

Todd Bovey, P.E. Joins University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. UMC recently hired Todd Bovey, P.E. as the company’s engineering manager. With over 30 years of engineering experience in the design and construction industry, Bovey has been the Engineer of Record on numerous high-profile construction projects; Notably, Swedish Issaquah and Good Samaritan Patient Care Tower, both of which UMC was the mechanical contractor.

November 2011:

UMC Earns Prestigious STAR Qualification from Leading Trade Association. Initiating a new standard of excellence for the mechanical service contracting industry, the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, MSCA, has raised the bar for training and professionalism with their new MSCA STAR Qualification program. The association initiative of excellence offers proof to building owners and facilities managers that the STAR qualified contractor is providing the highest level of skill, quality, value, and professionalism in the industry. Recently, University Mechanical Contractors, Inc., UMC, was designated as a STAR after surpassing stringent business and HVAC service standards set forth by MSCA. More information about the MSCA STAR Program.
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November 2010:

NWjobs People's Picks Finalist for 2010. UMC was named a finalist in the Best Large Company in Snohomish County, Most Family-Friendly Company, Most Unusual Perk(s), and Coolest Office Space categories. More Finalists & Winners

September 2010:

2010 Innovator of the Year and Co-Winner of Model of the Year. UMC was named Innovator of the Year and its 3D model presentation was selected as Model of the Year for 2010 by Technical Sales International (TSI). The Innovator of the Year award is given to the company who has made the most progress and has the most creativity in utilizing BIM software, and the Model of the year is presented to the company who produces the best 3D model.

July 2010 :

UMC Named One of Washington’s Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

The selection process was based on various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies. UMC is one of 80 companies who qualified as a finalist. For more information, visit:

UMC Named One of Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For

University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC), one of the largest and oldest full-service mechanical contractors in the Pacific Northwest, was selected for Seattle Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For and was ranked 13th amongst mid-size companies.

March 2009 :

Project Home Again Update: Missing Girl Located!

A child identified in one of the Project Home Again posters has been found in Pasco, WA and is now back home. A FOUND sticker will be placed over her poster on the back of UMC service vans to show the public that UMC's efforts, along with many others, bring positive results.

January 2008 :

UMC Endorses Project Home Again,
Missing Children Posters to be displayed on Service Vehicles

MUKILTEO, WA – University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC) Is proud to announce its participation in Project Home Again, a national program that helps locate missing, kidnapped, and runaway children. Project Home Again is a community outreach program sponsored by the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA), of which UMC is a member, in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
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UMC Announces New Energy Services Group Offering Sustainable Energy Solutions

MUKILTEO, WA – University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC) announces the formation of a new energy services group, which offers sustainable energy solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. This group will make available to clients specific expertise in the realms of energy conservation and environmental stewardship.

With utility costs continuing to rise and facility infrastructure aging, this group of Professional Engineers, Certified Energy Mangers, and LEED EB (Existing Buildings) accredited professionals will work closely with our already established design team, project managers, and service based professionals to provide a full service team capable of supplying solutions that will improve client facilities while lowering ongoing energy and operational costs.
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June 2007:

UMC Named One of Washington's Best 100 Companies to Work For

Mukilteo, WA - University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC), one of the largest and oldest full-service mechanical contractors in the Pacific Northwest, was selected for Washington CEO Magazine's Best 100 Companies to Work For from among more than 200 companies nominated.

"The companies included in the list have demonstrated that they value their employees and their contributions to overall success," said Bob Ritter, publisher and chief executive officer of Washington CEO Magazine. "Our evaluation is extensive. It included surveys of both employees and management and review by a distinguished group of human resource professionals."

November 2007:

University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. was honored to receive the Better Workplace Award for Job Training and Advancement. The award is given to companies committed to offering their employees a wide variety of opportunities for advancement in their careers in a supportive, success-oriented atmosphere.

UMC's Star Performance Core Values of Teamwork, Safety, Accountability, Respect and Performance serve as the foundation for the firm's mission to build value. To this end, UMC is committed to providing a workplace that rewards excellence with competitive wages and benefits, training and industry association memberships paid for by the company, and work place advancement.

December 2003:

Eiffel Tower Project
UMC was proud to participate in building a replica of the Eiffel Tower for DESIGN in LIGHT, a volunteer project at Bellevue Downtown Park. The DESIGN in LIGHT project depicts landmarks from around the world, lighted from thousands of holiday lights. NBBJ and KPFF Consulting Engineers provided the drawing, while GLY Construction and UMC teamed up to provide the labor, materials and equipment for the 25' replica of Paris' trademark structure. The tower sits on a 12' x 12' wood base, and is built with white PVC pipe. The tall legs of the tower are constructed of 3" welded PVC, supported by 2" horizontal braces and 1-1/2" arches. The completed replica was painted white at the welds and white string is strung along the tall legs to simulate the cross bracing followed by the stringing of hundreds of small clear lights.

September 7, 2001

University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Moves to New, Larger Facility

Mukilteo.- University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (UMC) is proud to announce our recent move to the Harbour Pointe North Campus Business Park in Mukilteo, Washington. Our spacious new headquarters consist of 20,000 s.f. office space, 15,000 s.f. fabrication facility and 30,000 s.f. storage yard. The new set-up, which includes a large, state of the art training center, is designed to allow for future expansion.