JWC CMS JV II Wins $49M USACE Tulsa District WOSB Set-aside MATOC

MAUMEE, OH – The JWC CMS JV II, a joint venture (JV) between Jack Wayte Construction (JWC) and CMS Corporation (CMS), has been awarded a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) set-aside Design-Build (D-B) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by USACE Tulsa District. Tasks performed under the MATOC will include construction projects in the Southwest District boundaries, which include Oklahoma and Northern Texas. Projects under this MATOC will range in value up to $10 million, with a total combined contract value of $49 million over a 5-year period of performance (3-year base plus two 1-year options).

Work under this MATOC will include a wide variety of new construction, maintenance, repair, alteration and minor construction type tasks for military Interagency and International Services, and civil works projects. Scopes of work may include, but are not limited to, planning, design, total facility renovation, new construction, repairs and alterations, preventative maintenance, installation/construction of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, elevators, building envelope, fire protection, antiterrorism/force protection (AT/FP), environmental abatement (e.g., asbestos and lead paint abatement), and operations activities.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved a formal Mentor/Protégé Agreement (MPA) between the JV member firms in April 2015, with CMS as the Mentor and JWC as the Protégé. CMS is an award-winning small business with over 20 years of experience in design-build, new construction, renovation, and mechanical/fabrication work for the federal government and commercial clients. Based in Alamogordo, NM, JWC has been in business for 56 years. They have experience in renovation, design-build, and heavy civil construction in both the public and private sectors. JWC is a family owned and operated 8(a) and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “The JWC CMS JV continues its successful path forward with this third major ID/IQ contract award. Currently, our firms are jointly executing over $15M in work at Milan Army Reserve Center, OH; Fort Polk, LA; and White Sands Missile Range, NM, among other locations. We are pleased with the current success of our JV and look forward to more opportunities to grow our relationship under the MPA program.”

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.