Related Links: ENR's Top Specialty Contractors ENR Development News In an economy where acquiring work can sometimes feel like an effort in futility, many specialty contractors find themselves searching for another business stream until new construction recovers. Employees at Seattle-based McKinstry Co. LLC think they have found a way to weather the storm.The design-build mechanical contractor sums up its services in its motto, "For the Life of Your Building." The company not only designs and builds complex mechanical and electrical systems, it is also available to operate and monitor the finished facility—typically, mechanically intensive data centers and research laboratories. Its
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.