On Tuesday, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, announced that Kevin Gill Jr., President of McCusker-Gill, is this year’s Contractor of the Year. Kevin is the son of the SNIPS NEWS Sheet Metal Fabrication Contractor of the Year in 2019, Kevin Gill Sr. Announced at SMACNA’s 79th Annual Convention in Phoenix, this prestigious award is given to a professional who exceeds all expectations of serving and promoting the industry.

“Kevin and the team at McCusker-Gill have been at the forefront of thoughtfully adapting the latest technological innovations in a way that supports our mission of promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industries,” said Aaron Hilger, SMACNA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Kevin’s insights have helped keep our membership informed in this ever-changing technological space. On behalf of our 3,500 members, I want to send my warmest congratulations to Kevin.”   

Gill Jr. succeeded his father – and 2003 SMACNA Contractor of the Year winner – Kevin Gill Sr., as president of McCusker-Gill in 2022. As president, he has shared his insight on the latest in the construction technology space at several conferences, including 2023’s MEP Innovation Conference, where he discussed getting buy-in on new technologies, and for a panel discussion at Suffolk Technologies’ “Robotics in Construction” event. Gill Jr. was also a guest on the New Horizons Foundation Podcast, where he discussed how he successfully implemented new technologies at the company and aligning stakeholders with the new processes.   

McCusker-Gill is a second-generation straight-line HVAC subcontractor in Boston with fifteen full-time BIM/VDC detailers working in Revit 2023. The company has worked on notable projects, including Brigham & Women’s Building for Transformative Medicine, Boston University’s Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering, and Encore Boston Harbor, which had over one million pounds of ductwork and was one of the largest sheet metal projects completed in the Greater Boston area.