What is a Mechanical Contractor?

OLBY is a mechanical contractor. A mechanical contractor is typically someone who is in charge as heating and cooling systems, refrigeration, piping and plumbing. They work to design, construct and maintain a variety of processes within a construction projection.  Mechanical contractors usually work within the commercial field instead of the residential field; however OLBY work within the industrial and commercial sector.

Mechanical contractors will look at the building and determine the best method needed for heating and cooling. They need to take into consideration the practical installation, costs and energy efficiency of a system to decide what is best suited for that particular project.

What does a mechanical contractor do?

As a mechanical contractor, one of the main jobs you will undertake is carrying out work on all mechanical systems of a building including:

  • Large scale plumbing
  • Heating
  • Electrical work
  • HVAC
  • Controls
  • Low voltage wiring
  • Piping and pipe welding
  • Duct work
  • Gas work

Mechanical systems need power to be able to function and other systems such as refrigeration systems often connect to plumbing for ice and water filters. Mechanical contractors need to have a good understanding of the system and know the whole system back to front, what powers it and what comes out of it in the end.