Jacob Yoder Selected CMS Craftsperson of the Year

Jacob YoderBARGERSVILLE, IN — Jacob Yoder was selected by his peers to receive the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) Outstanding Craftsperson Award. This recognition gives every CCS Association member firm an opportunity to publicly honor a craftsperson who they believe warrants distinction. It is intended to honor employees who work in the field, up to the level of Foreman.

Mr. Yoder received the award at the 23nd Annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on April 28, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. He received a Carhartt winter jacket embroidered with the CCS logo, “Outstanding Craftsperson 2016,” and his name.

Several CMS team members attended the awards ceremony with Mr. Yoder, including Bill Beach, Mercedes Enrique (President), Jake Hahn, Khush Mander (Executive Vice President), Jack Robinson, and Phil Schmitt. Nominations cited him for his strong commitment to quality and safety, resourcefulness, problem-solving capabilities, customer service, and team work.

CMS Featured in ABC’s Construction Executive Magazine

In the following article, “Safety – It’s Everyone’s Responsibility,” appearing in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) Construction Executive magazine, CMS Corporation’s CEO Ernest Enrique discussed CMS’s zero-incident safety culture. Most recently, CMS was one of only 20 firms nationwide to receive the prestigious ABC 2015 National Safety Excellence Award. See links below…

Safety – It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
The Protégé Becomes The Mentor

May 2016 Digital Edition

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CMS Wins Informatics – Upgrade Utility Extension Project

Bargersville, IN, April 6, 2016 – CMS Corporation, a leading mechanical construction firm providing turnkey and design-build services, announced today that it has been awarded a $957,816 contract with Indiana University at their Bloomington campus. The scope of work includes the provision of all labor, material, and equipment to provide new steam and pumped condensate piping from a connection point near the Central Heating Plant to a point near Luddy Hall, a to-be-constructed Informatics & Computing Building, the provision of a hot tap and valves for the chilled water supply and return piping at the intersection of North Forest Avenue and 11th Street, and the installation of an electrical duct bank and medium voltage electrical service.

“This award gives a great opportunity to continue to showcase our core capabilities to one of the premier universities in Indiana,” said Ernest Enrique, CEO.

CMS Receives ABC’s Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction

2015 Ntl Excl in Constr Repair BQ 846BARGERSVILLE, IN, March 5, 2016 — The Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) National Chapter awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2015 Eagle Award Excellence in Construction (EIC) for the NAVFAC Southeast project entitled, “Design-Build Repair Bachelor Quarters (BQ) 846” at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL.

The ABC Eagle Award EIC is the construction industry’s premier annual awards program, honoring the nation’s most innovative and high quality construction projects and safety programs. The program determines the winners from across all ABC chapters and confers its highest recognition on the most outstanding merit shop projects of the year.

Awards were presented March 2, 2016 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. During the awards program, over 175 member companies were presented with awards for Excellence in Construction, Contractor of the Year, Safety, and Diversity. Prior to winning the National EIC Award, the $5.7M Design-Build Repair BQ 846 project also won the ABC Indiana/Kentucky Chapter’s Award of Excellence in its 2015 Merit Shop Construction Awards, category Other Specialty/Government Construction.

For this project, CMS renovated an existing bachelor housing complex consisting of eight 3-story wings and one 2-story wing (over 94,800 SF total). Work included repairing the exterior building envelope, replacing mechanical systems, applying new finishes, painting, upgrading bathrooms, and adding building security and key card access features. By recommending phases of work be performed concurrently, CMS was able to complete the project ahead of schedule.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This project received exceptional performance ratings from the Navy, which cited CMS’s expert ability to manage its subcontractors, scheduling expertise, and exceptional communication skills as key to completing the project ahead of schedule and with superb quality. What was anticipated to be a challenging project due to the age and use of the facility, as well as its size and magnitude, was, in the words of our customer, ‘executed with precision and foresight.'”

CMS Welcomes William Beach as Vice President of Business Development

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS proudly announces William (Bill) Beach as our Vice President of Mechanical Business Development. Bill previously held executive level business development positions with successful companies such as American DG Energy, Pixel Velocity, and Integral Technologies and Andover Controls (both divisions of Schneider Electric). In addition to his experience in mechanical sales and marketing (CHP, chillers, boilers, heat pumps, and other commercial HVAC systems) to commercial clients, he is also knowledgeable in high definition video surveillance and perimeter protection systems, security management, fire alarm systems, and integrated enterprise facility systems. Mr. Beach has worked extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad (e.g., Pacific, South America, and Europe). 

Ernest Enrique, CEO, stated, “Bill brings over 30 years of hands-on business development and sales experience in the mechanical and energy sectors. His experience and drive is a great fit for the CMS Team. I look forward to working with him to expand our customer base and enhance our resume in the HVAC, mechanical, and energy markets throughout the US and beyond.” 

Mr. Beach holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A & M University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He will work out of the CMS Bargersville, IN office.

CMS’s Guam Team Wins GCA Excellence in Construction Award

GCA 2015 Award

BARRIGADA, GUAM – CMS Corporation’s project for the Retro-commissioning of 33 Facilities at Andersen AFB (AAFB), Guam has received a 2015 Guam Contractors Association (GCA) Excellence in Construction Award.

This project was selected for award in the “Federal Government/Military Less Than $10M” category. This $7.4M Design-Build project was highly rated by the Government, earning Very Good and Exceptional performance ratings in such areas as management, coordination, quality, and schedule.

The CMS-led Team completed retrofitting and commissioning of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) components in 33 facilities at AAFB, including HVAC ducts, duct air sensors, air-cooled condensing units, air handing units (AHUs), variable air volume (VAV) boxes, HVAC controls, instruments and gauges, direct digital controls (DDCs), air volume dampers, chillers, and chilled water pumps. The completed project will reduce utility expenditures by reducing energy and resource consumption. High-efficiency, low maintenance materials were utilized to obtain the desired energy savings and sustainability outcome. This project was completed in December 2014.

CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “This project demonstrates excellence in innovation, quality, communication, and safety. Our project team was very proactive in coordinating the work with all facility managers, which not only minimized operational impacts, but also improved overall quality, safety, and customer satisfaction with the finished project. With work being performed in 33 facilities, the CMS team often worked weekends and evenings to ensure we met each customer’s unique needs.”

The GCA awards banquet was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 6, 2015.

CMS Projects Receive ABC Awards of Excellence

ANC Diamond STEP Award 2015

BARGERSVILLE, IN — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) Awards of Excellence for two design-build projects constructed for the US military. The Design-Build Repair of Bachelors Quarters (BQ) 846 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida and the Design-Build of HVAC and Air Conditioning Systems Upgrades at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, were recognized by ABC for excelling in “innovation, quality, communication, and safety.”

The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of the entire project team – contractor, owner, architect, and engineer – responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. CMS’s $5.7M design-build repair of BQ 846 received the Award of Excellence in the “Institutional $3M to $10M Category.” CMS renovated an existing bachelor housing complex consisting of eight 3-story wings and one 2-story wing (over 94,800 SF total). Work included repair of the exterior building envelop, replacement of mechanical systems, new finishes and painting, bathroom upgrades, and building security and key card access features. By recommending that phases of work be performed concurrently, CMS was able to complete the project ahead of schedule. This project received exceptional performance ratings from the client. The Navy cited CMS’s expert ability to manage its subcontractors, scheduling expertise, and exceptional communication skills as key to completing the project ahead of schedule and with superb quality. What was anticipated to be a burdensome project due to the age and use of the facility, as well as its size and magnitude, was “executed with precision and foresight.”

In the “Historical Renovation $3M to $10M Category,” CMS replaced existing control systems with a new direct digital control system for the central HVAC equipment and chiller plant at the Marine Corps Base at Kaneohe Bay, integrating it into the Base’s Energy Management Control System (EMCS). Associated work included installing new supply and return air ducts, replacing damper actuators on VAV boxes, and replacing flex ducts. This $4.4M project received exceptional ratings from the client. The work was completed ahead of schedule and performed with zero OSHA-recordable incidents. The Navy cited CMS’s excellent communications and ability to provide “no-cost solutions to provide a better design and end product’ as key to the success of this project.

CMS was also named a Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Winner – Diamond Level – at the awards ceremony. The STEP Award is presented to firms that possess exceptional safety records and make safety a core value, as evidenced by leadership commitment, safety culture, and rigorous employee training programs. With the Diamond Level designation, CMS is now eligible for the ABC National Safety Excellence Award.

Ernest Enrique, PE, CEO and Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, both of CMS, were on hand to accept these awards at the ABC 2015 Merit Shop Awards Gala on September 24, 2015 in downtown Indianapolis, IN.