services provided

By working with customers on an individualized basis, Graco can reduce your owning and operating costs while simultaneously improving working conditions, upgrading infrastructure and protecting the environment. Our highly trained staff of professional engineers and certified technicians can provide a broad spectrum of solutions based on a number of services. All of our services are provided by direct employees and not by subcontractors.

HVAC Services

We provide a wide range of HVAC and plumbing services that will keep your facility running smoothly 24/7. These services include:

  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Preventive maintenance agreements
  • Complete design and installation
  • Complete systems analysis
  • Retrofit/replacement
  • Air filtration, distribution and balance
  • DDC controls (design/install/service)
  • Start-up, commissioning of new building systems
  • Energy management
  • Performance solutions
  • Service of the following HVAC Equipment:
    • Boilers
    • Burners
    • Chillers
    • Cooling Towers
    • Air Handling Units
    • Rooftop units
    • Condensers
    • Pumps
    • Variable Frequency Drives- VFDs
    • Controls- Digital/ Pneumatic
    • Refrigerant piping
Preventative Maintenance

As a building owner, it is your top priority to protect the considerable investment you have made in your building. At Graco Mechanical, we pride ourselves in high quality work and products. However, to receive the full overall life expectancy, efficiency, and operating cost reduction, proper maintenance of the mechanical systems is required. In order to provide you with the best service, we have several maintenance options which can be tailored to fit your building and your budget. These options provide for enhanced maintenance tasks. A few of which are the cleaning of coil surfaces, lubrication of motors, filter changes, and calibrating operating and saftey controls.

Full Coverage Maintenance

Our regular maintenance is a fixed annual cost that includes the repair and replacement labor and parts. This program includes all components and parts of HVAC equipment.

Repair Services

Graco Mechanical has your company covered with a taskforce of 24 hour on-call technicians that can respond quickly when emergencies arise. Whether it is a minor repair, or a more difficult problem, the Graco team is equipped to handle your needs.

Design/Build

Our professional engineers can provide your company with customized design solutions for your facility. We have extensive experience in many types of facilities including data centers, hospitals, office buildings, churches, schools, and more. In-house design/build capability assures you of single-source responsibility and accountability. The time and cost savings for a design/project can truly be significant. The Design Build Institute of American notes the following advantages for companies using the design-build method:

  • Faster Delivery- collaborative project management means work is completed faster with fewer problems.
  • Cost Savings- an integrated team is geared toward efficiency and innovation.
  • Better Quality- design-builders meet performance needs, not minimum design requirements, often developing innovations to deliver a better project than initially imagined.
  • Singular Responsibility- one entity is held accountable for cost, schedule and performance.
  • Decreased Administrative Burden- owners can focus on the project rather than managing disparate contacts.
  • Reduced Risk- the design-build team assumes additional risk.
  • Reduced Litigation Claims- by closing warranty gaps owners virtually eliminate litigation claims.

Integrated building design can improve energy performance and help you reduce the total ownership cost of a facility over the short and long term. Operating and maintaining your building over the long term is another way Graco Mechanical can benefit you. We excel in every aspect of our integrated delivery and always strive for building excellence for you and your facility.

Installation Services

At Graco Mechanical, our professional crews are fast and efficient when it comes to installing all of your mechanical and control system needs. Each member of our team has extensive ongoing training with our latest technologies, as well as many years of experience. We want you to able to focus on your core business without any worries when it comes to our equipment. So we maintain and support all of the equipment we install through several long-term maintenance programs.

Retro-Commissioning

Retro-commissioning is typically initiated in response to operational problems in a facility. A manager should consider these questions about his/her facility…

  • System performance: Is the system performing as expected? Has there been an unexplained increase in building energy use in the recent past?
  • Occupant comfort: Have building occupant complaints risen lately? What is the nature of these complaints?
  • Changes to the facility: Have changes been made to the building systems that have not been verified or documented? Have the changes been beneficial?
  • How critical is the performance of the building systems to the particular facility or area? How often must it be verified?

The EPA states that, “Researchers at three of the foremost building-commissioning think tanks in the U.S. concluded that retro-commissioning is one of the most cost-effective means of improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Analysis of commissioning projects for existing buildings showed a median energy savings of 15 percent and a simple payback period of 0.7 years.”

Performance Contracting

Performance Contracting enables aging facilities to upgrade their equipment with no upfront costs, using the generated savings to pay for the project. Additionally, this program increases cash flow, reduces deferred maintenance and decreases exposure to ambiguous utility charges. This approach essentially eliminates any performance risk to the owner, serving as an off-balance sheet solution and providing guaranteed operational and energy savings.

Plumbing

Whether it is a backflow preventer, installation, repair, inspection or water conservation project, Graco Mechanical can assist you with all of your plumbing needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Unique service agreements are also available whereby our journeymen plumbers inspect your facility on a predetermined frequency and prepare an analysis of the condition of your plumbing fixtures. If needed, you can then evaluate which repairs you would like to make based on the analysis given.

Other services we can provide include:

  • Leak detection
  • Sewer gas detection
  • Facility Remodeling
  • Annual gas tests
  • Stoppages
  • Piping
  • Camera lines
  • Lift Stations

 

Controls

Many comfort and energy problems in a commercial building can be traced back to issues with the building's control system. Regardless of the complexity of the system, the intent is to deliver the right temperature and humidity to the right location, at the right time, and with the minimum cost possible.

Automated Logic Controls is a partner of Graco Mechanical and provides superior products to control devices for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning applications. Graco Mechanical provides our customers with a complete line of Automated Logic Control's fully programmable digital hardware and intuitive software for local and remote web-based facility management.

 

Learn more about Automated Logic Controls

Lighting

Graco Mechanical can survey your present lighting needs and costs and determine the level of savings available to you. For most commercial buildings, lighting makes up 35 percent of the total utility costs.

Lighting provides significant benefits, including:

  • Tax rebates, such as EPACT 2005
  • Environmental Benefits, immediately reducing your carbon footprint
  • Financial Paybacks, providing dramatic savings in electricity and maintenance, generating positive cash flow
  • Productive employees, working in proper light levels

LED lighting is increasing in popularity due to its energy efficency, infrequent maintenance and longevity.

Benefits include:

  • 90% more efficient than standard bulbs
  • 50% more efficient than fluorescents
  • Low heat output reduces cooling loads
  • No more costly and frequent maintenance
  • No ballasts required
  • 50,000+ hours of operation
  • Instant on/off 
Facility Management

Building operation and management can significantly impact all sizes and types of facilities. Graco Mechanical’s facility management services can reduce facility risk and minimize the building’s operating expenses by providing dedicated personnel for all or some of your day-to-day operations and maintenance requirements

Insulation

The Graco Mechanical insulation group can meet any of your HVAC insulation needs.

Sheet Metal

As part of our sheet metal group, Graco Mechanical provides fabricated ductwork and installs all forms of HVAC duct from an intense retrofit to a large research lab. Graco can handle all of your HVAC duct needs.

Energy savings and efficiency will lower your environmental impact, reduce your overall carbon footprint and redirect current spending back into your facility.

Building excellence to Graco Mechanical means a safe and efficient facility that performs as intended to meet your needs; building excellence for you means worry-free performance so you can focus on your core business.