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Project Summaries

 

 

Project:

Middletown Behavioral Health

 

Project:

Sibcy Cline - Northeast

Project Type:

Plan and Spec “Value Engineered”

 

Project Type:

Plan And Spec

System Type:

Built up air handler with chilled water / hot water and VAV boxes

 

System Type:

Package roof mount unit with VAV boxes

Owner: 

Diamond Health Care

 

Owner: 

Sibcy Cline Realtors

Architect:

Phoenix Design Group

 

Architect:

Creative Shelter

Amount:

$791,232.00

 

Amount:

$251,425.00

Completed:

On Going

 

Completed:

Oct ‘07

MBH is attached to the Middletown hospital and the mechanical systems used were tied directly to their main campus plant.  Extensive pressure testing and air monitoring was required for all pressure rated ductwork.

 

Two-story, free-standing real estate office building serving Mason, Ohio area.  This building is served by a roof-mounted VAV unit which supplies air to VAV boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

Project:

Middletown Medical Office Building

 

Project:

The Ascent @ Roeblings Bridge

Project Type:

Plan and Spec “Valued Engineered”

 

Project Type:

Design Build

System Type:

Package roof mount units with VAV boxes

 

System Type:

Water Source Heat Pump

Owner: 

MRH MOB LLC

 

Owner: 

Corporex Development & Const.

Architect:

Earl Swenson Associates, Inc

 

Architect:

GBBN

Amount:

$1,036,000.00

 

Amount:

$2,600,000.00

Completed:

Oct ‘07

 

Completed:

In Process

MMOB is a five-story building attached to Middletown Hospital.  There is a packaged rooftop VAV unit serving each floor and VAV boxes providing zone control to the individual spaces.

 

The Ascent at Roeblings Bridge is a high-rise condominium building designed by the world-renowned architect Daniel Liebskind.  An open tower, heat exchanger and high efficiency hot water boilers are the heart of the mechanical system.  There are also garage ventilation systems, pool heaters, stair pressurization and perimeter baseboard heaters at each window.

 

 

 

 


 

Project:

Great Wolf Lodge

 

Project:

Stetson Square

Project Type:

Plan and Spec

 

Project Type:

Design Build

System Type:

Split systems, Packaged roof mount units and P TAC units

 

System Type:

Built up air handler with chilled water / hot water and VAV boxes

Owner: 

Mason Family Resorts

 

Owner: 

King Highland Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.

Architect:

Architectural Design Consultants, Inc.

 

Architect:

Cole & Russell

Amount:

$2,502,000.00

 

Amount:

$696,960.00

Completed:

March 2007

 

Completed:

May 2007

Great Wolf Lodge is a combination lodge and indoor water park with central support facilities. Numerous exhaust hoods and make-up air systems serve the restaurant areas with rooftop units conditioning the core areas and packaged terminal units serving the guest rooms.

 

Class “A” office space with built up chilled water air handlers on each of the four floors, VAV boxes controlling temperature in each of the zones, and a sophisticated DDC control system to manage the building's energy usage and maintain comfortable conditions for the tenants.

 

 

 

 

 

Project:

Marycrest Dormitory Phase II

 

Project:

Kings Island Conference Center

Project Type:

Design Assist

 

Project Type:

Plan and Spec

System Type:

Chilled / Hot water fan coils

 

System Type:

Packaged Roof Mount Units

Owner: 

University of Dayton

 

Owner: 

Mason Family Resort

Architect:

Edge & Tinney Architects, Inc.

 

Architect:

Gilles Stransky Brems Smith

Amount:

$1,900,000.00

 

Amount:

$375,582.00

Completed:

August 2007

 

Completed:

March 2007

 

This was an extension onto the first phase with 288 fan coil units and associated hot and chilled water piping installed in less than 75 days over summer break.  Make-up air and exhaust systems were also installed to condition the corridors and ventilate the restrooms.

 

The Kings Island Conference Center is a conference facility attached to the Great Wolf Lodge. Numerous rooftop units serve the conference rooms and CO sensors monitor the fresh air of the rooms.

 

 

 

 

Project:

Anderson Buildings I & II

 

Project:

Dolwick Drive Office Building

Project Type:

Design Build

 

Project Type:

Design Build

System Type:

Water Source Heat Pump

 

System Type:

Water Source Heat Pump

Owner: 

Paul Hemmer Companies

 

Owner: 

Corporex Companies

Architect:

Paul Hemmer Construction

 

Architect:

Corporex

Amount:

$550,000.00

 

Amount:

$1,319,600.00

Completed:

November 2005

 

Completed:

September 2005

AB I & II are two-story medical office buildings.  There are closed circuit evaporative coolers, boilers and pumps which supply the TACO load match heat pump system.

 

DDOB is a two-story office building that was converted from an office/warehouse facility. The installed system consists of an open cooling tower, heat exchanger, hot water boilers, and make-up air units.  A TACO load match heat pump system was installed for energy efficiency.

 

 

 

 

Project:

Crossroads Community Church

 

Project:

Forest Pharmaceutical Packaging Rooms

Project Type:

Design Build

 

Project Type:

Design Build

System Type:

Packaged roof-mounted units with VAV boxes

 

System Type:

VAV built up air handlers with chilled water

Owner: 

Crossroads Community Church

 

Owner: 

Forest Pharmaceutical

Architect:

Champlin Haupt

 

Architect:

Unit Building Services

Amount:

$2,233,500.00

 

Amount:

$557,300.00

Completed:

December 2005

 

Completed:

March 2003

CCC expanded their facility with a two-story classroom addition as well as a 3500 seat state-of-the-art auditorium. Multiple rooftop units with variable air volume dampers serve the classrooms.  Two large constant volume rooftop units serve the auditorium and achieve a 25 NC without using air silencers.

 

FPP is a pharmaceutical packaging company that required precise temperature and pressure control of their packaging rooms. A custom monitoring system feeds information to a DDC control system to ensure proper operation of the HVAC systems to meet FDA regulations.

 

 

 

 


 

Project:

Lab One Facility

 

Project:

Deupree House

Project Type:

Plan and Spec

 

Project Type:

Plan and Spec "Value Engineered”

System Type:

Packaged roof-mounted units with VAV boxes and computer room systems

 

System Type:

Water Source Heat Pump

Owner: 

Lab One

 

Owner: 

Episcopal Retirement Homes, Inc.

Architect:

ATA / Beilharz

 

Architect:

SFCS, Inc

Amount:

$2,226,300.00

 

Amount:

$1,552,000.00

Completed:

September 2005

 

Completed:

September 2006

 

Lab One is a blood testing facility for the tri-state area.  Rooftop units serve the various labs and the office support areas.  Computer room systems condition the server room with 100% standby protection to preserve the lab data.

 

DH is an assisted living and senior apartment facility.  The HVAC systems for the apartments and central facilities are water source heat pumps and the assisted living units are served from a VAV air handler and hot water boxes.  The pool has a dehumidification unit and all outside air is pre-conditioned with a water source heat pump make-up air unit.

 

 

 

 

 

Project:

Marycrest Dormitory Phase I

 

Project:

Cardiovascular Partners

Project Type:

Design Assist

 

Project Type:

  Plan and Spec

System Type:

Chilled / Hot water fan coils

 

System Type:

 

Owner: 

University of Dayton

 

Owner: 

Cardiovascular Partners

Architect:

Edge & Tiney Architects

 

Architect:

Vandergriff Group

Amount:

$2,006,000.00

 

Amount:

$282,500.00

Completed:

August 2006

 

Completed:

May 2007

 

During phase I of this dormitory renovation, Commercial HVAC installed a completely new mechanical system consisting of a chiller, steam piping, make-up air units, exhaust systems, pumps, fan coil units, heat exchangers, and piping for hot and chilled water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project:

Westside Surgery Center

 

Project:

G.E. Large Engine Mixed Model Building

Project Type:

Plan & Spec

 

Project Type:

Plan & Spec

System Type:

Rooftop VAV with hot water reheat VAV boxes

 

System Type:

Heated and cooled pressurization systems

Owner: 

Westside Surgical Properties

 

Owner: 

General Electric Co

Architect:

Harrell PFB

 

Architect:

KZF

Amount:

$872,000.00

 

Amount:

$972,300.00

Completed:

June 2007

 

Completed:

April 2007

Westside Surgery Center is a regional surgery center with four operating rooms and support centers. One rooftop unit serves the clean areas and one rooftop unit serves the support areas.

 

G.E. LEMM is a testing and assembly building for the General Electric aircraft division.  Large air pressurization systems heat and cool the buildings and an emergency exhaust system cleans the building upon detection of unwanted particulates.

 

 

 

 

Project:

University MRI

 

Project:

National College

Project Type:

  Plan & Spec

 

Project Type:

Plan & Spec

System Type:

 

 

System Type:

Rooftop VAV with VAV boxes

Owner: 

University Radiology Associates

 

Owner: 

Corolla Management Corp.

Architect:

Daniel Rich

 

Architect:

K4 Architecture, LLC

Amount:

$298,500.00

 

Amount:

$274,811.00

Completed:

March 2007

 

Completed:

April 2007

 

 

National College is a two-story educational building served by a packaged rooftop VAV unit which supplies air to the VAV boxes serving the classrooms and offices in the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Bob Stiens
President

Bob has 30+ years of experience in the HVAC industry from the field to the boardroom. His experience includes drafting, estimating, engineering and design, project management, sales, sales management, and personnel management. The majority of his focus in the HVAC industry has been on the design of systems and explaining the benefits of these designs to customers looking for a professional Design Build Contractor.

Mr. Stiens' extensive industry experience includes clean rooms in the semi-conductor industry, surgery centers in the medical industry, manufacturing and distribution facilities, low and high rise office buildings, high rise condominiums, office / warehouse facilities, research laboratories, churches, hotels, schools, theaters, and assembly / conference centers. He is also knowledgeable about HVAC piping and process piping, as well as sheet metal and air flow.

Schooling:
- Associates Degree in Air Conditioning Technology (Cincinnati Technical College)

Certifications or licenses:
- Master HVAC and Refrigeration licenses held in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia.
- Boiler licenses held in Ohio and Kentucky.
- City licenses held in Columbus, Middletown, Hamilton, Oxford, and Dayton, Ohio.

 

Andrea Luck
Director of Human Resources

Andrea started with Cinfab in 1997 as an Administrative Assistrant. In 1998, she assumed the duties of Human Resource Administrator for Cinfab and in 2000, she became the Director of Human Resources for the Grote Companies.

Schooling:
- BA in Human Resource Management

Associations:
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

 

Rod Ritter
Field Manager

Rod has over 37 years experience in the HVAC field. After starting out at King Heating and Air Conditioning for two years as an installer, he worked at Perfection Heating and Air Conditioning for 25 years, starting as an installer, and after two years was promoted to Field Supervisor.

Mr. Ritter hse been working at Commercial HVAC for over 5 years now, first as a field supervisor and now as the Field Manager.

Schooling:
Associate's Degree from Cincinnati Technical College

Licenses:
Kentucky Journeyman
City of Hamilton - warm air and wet heat

 

James Potts
Director of Operations

Following his graduation from Purdue University, James worked for ERMCO Electrical Contractors and Engineers in Indianapolis, Orlando and eventually Cincinnati. He joined the Grote Family of Companies in 2003 as the Manager of Construction Planning, assisting all companies with scheduling, labor planning/tracking, budgeting, cost control, and project management. In January of 2007, he joined the Commercial HVAC team and assumed the role of Director of Operations. His responsibilities involve overseeing project management and field operations.

Selected Projects:

Education:
BS in Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University

Other Associations/Activities:
Worship Leader at the Park United Methodist Church

Chip Branscum
Engineering Manager

I currently manage a group of engineers and designers with responsibility for design-build projects for the Grote Family of Companies (Commercial HVAC, Cinfab, TJ Dyer). I assist in the pre-design phases and marketing of design-build projects as well as scope definition for budgeting and value-engineering solutions for plan-spec projects.

I have overseen cost-effective designs instrumental in current design-build project commissions including The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge, Columbia Sussex World Headquarters, Crème de la Crème day care, Alkermes Headquarters, and recent award-winning Crossroads Church Expansion of 3,500 seat auditorium.

Schooling:
University of Cincinnati College of Engineering – BSME

Licenses:
Professional Engineer (OH/KY/IN License)

Associations:
Hamilton County Board of Building Appeals Member
Past-President Cincinnati Chapter ASHRAE
Mission Partners Guatemala (non-profit)

 

Bob Walters
Director of Business Development

Bob has over 21 years of experience in the HVAC industry starting in the field as a foreman. His experience includes drafting, estimating, engineering and design, project management, as well as managing business, sales, and business development. His career has taken me through all aspects of mechanical contracting leaving him with a comprehensive knowledge that he uses now to help build strong relationships with new and existing customers.

One of the most important aspects of his position is to insure that we are living up to our commitments while maintaining our core values and beliefs as a company. In doing this, he measures our success by our repeat business and our positive reputation.

Schooling:
Associate's Degree - Mechanical Engineering Technology

Licenses:
Master HVAC licenses held in Ohio and Kentucky
City licenses held in Dayton, Middletown, and, Columbus Ohio

Associations:
Design Build Institute of America

 

Roger Clark
Special, Medical & Service Projects Mgr

NEED ROGER'S BIO

 

Commercial HVAC: Because Reputation is Everything

Bob Cartwright
Project Manager

Bob has over 38 years of Mechanical Design, Engineering and Installation experience including 6 years as a Design Draftsman, 16 years as a Facilities Industrial Engineer specializing in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, 6 years as a Project Manager for a major controls company, and 10 years as a Project Manager for HVAC Installation Companies.

His experience includes drafting, engineering and design, project management, personnel management and cost accounting. He has successfully managed projects in churches, retail, schools, government and industry. He is versed in Environmental Health & Safety, OSHA requirements, Hazardous Materials Identification and Abatement and held Dept. of Defense and Energy Confidential Clearances for 20 years.

Schooling:

Associate's Degree - Mechanical Design Technology (Penn State University)
Associate's Degree - Mechanical Engineering (University of Akron)

Certifications:Red Cross First Aid and C.P.R.

Awards: “Award of Excellence” from American Builders Association (Cincinnati Chapter) in 2006, 2004 & 2001


 

Brandon Eyer
Project Manager

Bob has over 38 years of Mechanical Design, Engineering and Installation experience including 6 years as a Design Draftsman, 16 years as a Facilities Industrial Engineer specializing in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, 6 years as a Project Manager for a major controls company, and 10 years as a Project Manager for HVAC Installation Companies.

His experience includes drafting, engineering and design, project management, personnel management and cost accounting. He has successfully managed projects in churches, retail, schools, government and industry. He is versed in Environmental Health & Safety, OSHA requirements, Hazardous Materials Identification and Abatement and held Dept. of Defense and Energy Confidential Clearances for 20 years.

Schooling:

Associate's Degree - Mechanical Design Technology (Penn State University)
Associate's Degree - Mechanical Engineering (University of Akron)

Certifications:Red Cross First Aid and C.P.R.

Awards: “Award of Excellence” from American Builders Association (Cincinnati Chapter) in 2006, 2004 & 2001


 

Laura Kamphaus
Designer

Laura Kamphaus is a Mechanical Designer responsible for producing and designing HVAC ductwork plans and calculating heating and cooling loads. She has a special expertise in energy analysis of commercial buildings (per the state codes).

Laura is proficient in several computer programs, including Microstation, AutoCADD, Carrier HAP, Cook (Compute-a-Fan), EnvStd, Carrier AHU Builder, Costworks, and Comcheck EZ. She has worked on several building types, which include airports, barracks / dormitories, commercial / retail buildings, corrections facilities, garages, laboratories, municipal buildings, office / administration buildings, and daycare centers.