Design Build Retrofit

Kerney & Associates is well known for performing some of the most difficult mechanical retrofit projects in the industry.

Our team holds industry licenses in mechanical, plumbing, medical gases, underground utilities, general contracting and Professional Engineering. 

Our staff of in-house engineers and technicians is experienced in both mechanical and plumbing systems and piping retrofits. Prior to engaging in a project, our team will meet with you to listen to your concerns about the retrofit project and what your project objectives are. Our project development engineers are experts in determining the most efficient and economical way of approaching and delivering a project. We look at alternatives such as refurbishment vs. replacement and review all available options with our customers.

As a design-build contractor with E&O insurance, Kerney & Associates will include the design, delivery and supervision of your project from the very beginning. Our team provides a one-stop solution that applies the latest technologies to the overall design that not only replaces existing equipment but improves the operations of your facility. Our team is known for successfully executing the most difficult mechanical retrofit projects, on time and within budget.

Our services include:

  • HVAC- chillers, cooling towers, air handling units, pumps, heat exchangers, expansion tanks

  • Plumbing- boilers, steam conversions, back-flow preventers, piping, metering, make up water systems, wells, roof drains

  • Mechanical– Generators, process piping, rigging

  • Medical gas systems– installation and certification

  • Underground utilities– HVAC piping, fuel piping, process piping, HDPE installations

  • Electrical– switch gear, breaker service, high voltage, low voltage, lighting

  • Engineering– Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Design Development

  • Testing– hydronic, airside, baseline, forensic investigation

ESCO Support Contracting

Kerney & Associates has a long history of providing mechanical contracting support for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and HVAC OEMs. Our customers have included Trane, Johnson Controls, Siemens Building Technologies, Honeywell, Ameresco, SEI Group and Chamber Mountain Construction. Our design-build capabilities and retrofit team exceed what other companies are able to offer the marketplace. Our competitors tend to subcontract certain services—we are fully licensed to perform a spectrum of general, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work that minimizes the amount of sub-contractors required by an ESCO; we are a ‘one stop’ shop.

Since 1992 we have been supporting the ESCOs that provide services to our core markets which include healthcare, hospitality, institutional, federal and municipal. Our services range from sub-contractor support to turnkey solutions required by this market with typical project sizes ranging from $750,000 to $5M. 

Our Florida & North Carolina operations have completed many projects on Federal military bases, VA Hospitals, correctional facilities and other institutional properties. Many of our field technicians are part of our network of trusted, licensed professionals that have been part of the Kerney team for just as long as we've been in business.

We understand that security and confidentiality in these facilities is a requirement. Kerney & Associates personnel and project management staff are fully versed in these procedures. We are bondable for projects up to $40M and all of our people go through rigorous background checks before they are hired.

The advantages provided to this customer segment include:

  • Seamless project execution including timely submittal preparation, computer based scheduling,
        on-site project management and an impeccable quality of work

  • All project specification compliance and documentation

  • Change orders only based on material project change