Cold Craft Inc. added an Engineering and Planning Department with the goal of improving the customer experience with more predictable project timelines, increased budgetary control and clarity on the project. Control during the design process reduces potential cost over-runs that can sometimes develop as a project moves from conception to design. Cold Craft is announcing the engineering component of the business as a stand-alone offering or coupled with a professional mechanical construction team (design-build). Customers opting for the design-build concept benefit from knowing that the responsibility for the entire system rests solely with one company.
Susan Nichol, CEO of Cold Craft Inc. added, “This can be good for our clients, they will get the whole package with just one responsible party. No finger pointing like you see with the splintered engineering and mechanical contractor jobs.” In the past, Cold Craft Inc. hired outside talent for the engineering and that worked well, but the firm is looking for a more seamless process for the clients.
Cold Craft’s experience includes green build construction especially in regards to geothermal systems and grocery store construction and renovation. As a result of bringing the engineering component in-house, the firm positions itself for green design-build HVAC R projects too.
The Engineering and Planning Department consists of personnel with years of engineering, drafting and HVAC construction experience working with firms such as H-Square Mechanical, Therma Inc., Polyaire Mechanical, etc. The educational experiences range from degrees to continuous education from institutions such as California Polytechnic University, Long Beach State and Bay Area seminars.
Cold Craft strives to provide well-defined proposals for negotiated projects in the initial stages of planning and development. The firm realizes the importance of being able to provide accurate scopes and pricing for these projects.