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June 3, 2009: Limbach Expands Its Energy Services Business Into Eight New Markets

June 3, 2009
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PITTSBURGH - Limbach Facility Services announced that it is expanding its energy services business designed to help building owners lower energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiency. The Pittsburgh-based company, which has specialized in mechanical contracting for more than a century, will offer its suite of building retrofit services to building owners in eight new markets including Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Orlando and Tampa, Fla., and Washington, D.C.

For the last 16 years, Limbach Energy Solutions has provided energy retrofit services to schools, hospitals, and government buildings in Ohio. New government incentives and the prospect of rising energy costs, meanwhile, are prompting building owners across the country to update mechanical and electrical systems to generate long-term cost savings, said the company.

“Limbach is a company steeped in tradition. We’ve survived a depression, more recessions than I can count, two World Wars, and being acquired by Enron. We’ve succeeded this long because we’re not afraid to embrace changes that benefit our customers, our employees, and our bottom-line,” said Charlie Bacon, CEO, Limbach.

According to the company, its roots as a mechanical contractor and building service partner provide it with a unique perspective in the energy solutions market. By leveraging its entire portfolio of mechanical contracting services from building design to construction and all the way through building maintenance, Limbach provides a single source of accountability for building retrofits.

Qualified building owners are given a comprehensive energy audit and then provided a variety of options ranging from performance contracts to retrofit options, building recommissioning, and operational improvement recommendations. The audit examines several options, including utility procurement, building envelope improvements, lighting system upgrades, HVAC equipment replacements and service, automatic temperature controls and building management systems, water conservation, and any other areas where owners spend money to operate their buildings. These building enhancements are said to be ideal for hospitals, K-12 and higher education schools, and federal, state, and municipal government buildings, as well as owner-occupied commercial and industrial buildings.

“We’re not just a project financier, equipment provider, or general contractor,” said David Leathers, senior vice president, Building Service and Energy Solutions, Limbach. “We’re the single-source for the entire project. That reduces the number of touch points and layers of accountability and ensures that we deliver stellar results. Because we self perform, we control the project schedule and project quality. And because we’re vendor neutral, each individual customer can be assured we’re providing the best solution possible.”

For more information, visit www.limbachinc.com.

Publication date: 06/01/2009

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