Tudi Mechanical Systems prides itself on treating people differently. Founder and owner Bob Tudi started out in the industry as a technician in 1977, so he says he “understands the life of the tech.” When he describes his view of how to treat people, Tudi loves to compare a tech and an office guy to a heart and a lung. “What’s more important — the heart or the lung? You can argue all day, but you need them both,” he said.
When he founded Tudi Mechanical in Pittsburgh 25 years ago, he established a practice of valuing the tech and the office guy equally, and taking care of them and their families. Five years ago, he opened a second location in Tampa, Fla., and he is working to instill the same company culture there.