Preventative Maintenance Plans

The Chill is On — Remember to Check the Heat

We all know what’s coming — chilly weather. And in our business, that means it’s time to prepare ourselves, AND our customers, by making sure that furnace systems are safe and ready to go. Remember, it’s not just a comfort issue. Every year we hear on the news about fires that start because heating equipment is not operating properly. These tragedies are heartbreaking, and preventable. We came across this great story from business coach Frank Besedjnak, and wanted to share…

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One Great Day at One Southern Indiana Business Boost

Tonya Fischer, a VP at One Southern Indiana, visits with Alpha Mechanical’s Scott Pate at the Business Boost event A packed house, great location, more than 100 exhibitors, plenty of prizes and food. Those are the ingredients of a successful business building event. Throw in some gorgeous weather provided by Mother Nature and the scene couldn’t have been better. And that was exactly what happened on a beautiful fall day at One Southern Indiana’s Business Boost, the business-to-business expo for…

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Alpha Reaches Out to Industries at Trade Shows

There’s been a flurry of marketing activity at Alpha Mechanical Service as the region’s largest service provider is building business by participating in trade shows targeting key industries. On Sept. 12, Alpha Energy Solutions took part in a unique show presented by the Louisville chapter of International Facility Managers Association. The one-day event featured just a few dozen vendors at the Frazier History Museum downtown. Alpha’s sales staff, including Matt Alliston, Chris Goodman and Scott Pate, got the opportunity to…

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Alpha Welcomes Don Woods in Evansville

For Alpha Mechanical Service, smart and steady growth has been the key to building a successful business covering an ever-expanding region. The company has grown by finding and hiring quality individuals with experience and knowledge of the area. Alpha Mechanical’s Don Woods will cover western Kentucky and Indiana And that’s just what the company is doing in southern Indiana and western Kentucky with the hiring of Don Woods in sales.Woods, who lives in Tell City, has been in the controls…

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Alpha Mechanical’s Plumbing Division Is Always Ready

Kentucky law requires that all non-residential water customers install a backflow prevention device and have it serviced annually.  Alpha Mechanical Service’s customers trust the plumbing service division to test these devices for building owners. David McConnell, foreman for Alpha’s plumbing division, said that backflow prevention testing is an important component of Alpha’s regular preventative maintenance program. And Alpha’s customers in Indiana are required to have inspections done twice yearly. When there are periods of heavy rain, as is expected throughout…

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McQuay Showcases Technology at Louisville Event

Several Alpha Mechanical staff members visited the “McQuay Traveling Product Show” at Louisville Slugger Field. The event, sponsored by our friends at Thermal Equipment Sales, showcased several new products from Daikin McQuay. The exhibit was showcased on a pair of trailers in the Slugger Field parking lot. Among the technology on display were technologically-advanced chillers, heat pumps, air handlers and rooftop units. All the products are marketed by Thermal Equipment and can be installed by Alpha Mechanical’s service team. Members of the…

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Alpha Mechanical’s Electrical Service Moves Quickly to Keep Plant Up and Running

At Noon on a hot Monday in July, a transformer at one of Alpha Mechanical’s key customer’s plants blew up. It was up to Alpha’s on-site team to jump into action and make sure the plant continued to have power and operate normally. The first call went to CE Power, which immediately came to the site and determined that the transformer was shot. So Alpha’s lead on-site supervisor, Paul Baysayer, quickly called Whayne Supply and arranged for a temporary generator…

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A 24/7 Summer Weekend at Alpha Mechanical Service

Alpha Mechanical’s crews didn’t get much rest as temperatures soared and cooling units failed over the August 4-5 weekend. Alpha Mechanical Service proved it is truly a 24/7 service operation. In Louisville, a gear box in a cooling tower shut down on Friday afternoon. The facility was a large hospital, so the idea of waiting until Monday to get it fixed was out of the question. Alpha’s team, led by Ron Jenkins, quickly assessed the problem Friday night, and expedited…

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Alpha Mechanical’s Fleet is in Good Hands

It’s no wonder Marshall Jaggers is Alpha Mechanical Service’s go-to man for a growing fleet of cars and trucks. Jaggers has been working on cars since he was 16, and played every imaginable role in auto racing, including driving them himself and setting up cars for Ben Rhodes and his own family members.  He’s even been a commentator on racing broadcasts. But Jaggers’ main job as fleet manager at Alpha is a growing responsibility. With about 200 vehicles in the…

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Alpha Mechanical Expands Into Tennessee

Even though Alpha Mechanical’s operation in Nashville is brand-new, the team that’s been assembled to operate in Central Tennessee has more than 60 years of experience in the industry. George Garcia (left) and John Sechler are expanding Alpha’s operations into Tennessee John Sechler, who opened the new operation in June, is a third-generation HVAC industry professional who has been working since 1986. He spent nearly two decades at Siemens. Sechler has experience in all aspects of HVAC work, and is an…

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