2007 EIC Award Winner


An HVAC, Inc design build project, our goal was to transform the 1932 mortuary into a multi-use building. The historic 10,000 square foot brick building, formerly known as Killingsworth The Little Chapel of the Chimes, was destined to become corporate headquarters for McMenamins, Inc. and the latest addition to their chain of brewpubs and hotels. In the resurrection of this building, our scope of work included additional heating and air conditioning equipment, make-up air unit, ductwork, new commercial kitchen, and exhaust system. HVAC, Inc’s new mechanical design combined with the existing boiler system would give the new Chapel Pub the upgrade it needed.


2007 EIC Award Winner



HVAC, Inc. designed and installed a new state-of-the-art mechanical system for the 58,900 square foot renovation of the Mallory Hotel. The existing cooling tower and boiler system that served the entire hotel would now serve only the lobby, restaurant and infamous Driftwood Bar. Seven floors of guest rooms and corridors received complete makeovers. Fourteen new Mitsubishi City Multi rooftop units were installed to serve 135 indoor units. Refrigerant piping and controls from the roof down to the first floor were enclosed in a seven-story shaft designed and constructed by HVAC, Inc. The new mechanical ductwork now spans seven floors into 130 guestrooms.


2006 EIC Eagle Award Winner


During the bidding phase of this project value-engineering options were requested. The management/design team at HVAC Inc. looked at several areas where we could save the customer money. Working together with the architect we identified the best means, methods and materials for improving project value for ARC.

In this case, we were a triple threat for trimming the bottom line.

1) Through an alternate method of fabrication and materials, we were able to save the customer approximately $3,500 on the specified PVC coated ductwork upstream of the supply air control boxes.
2) At the recommendation of our supplier, we were able to offer a savings of $8,000 by utilizing Flanders Precisionaire filters in lieu of what was specified.
3) The most substantial savings came without compromising quality. The architect/engineer agreed to our selection of an alternate DDC control system, a savings of over $70,000!


2006 EIC Winner


Renovation began in March 2004. Working together with the general contractor and architect, HVAC, Inc. designed and installed the new mechanical system for the renovation at The Governor Hotel, including relocating the entrance and lobby to Southwest 11th Avenue and renovating the fourth floor Grand Ballroom.


2005 EIC Winner

Abundant Life Christian Church, located in Boring, Oregon, consists of a 3-story octagonal sanctuary with skylight, along with a 2-story area for meeting rooms, classrooms and a commercial kitchen for special events. After 3,509 accident free man-hours, 32 heat pumps, 10,410 square feet of duct board, 1,694 linear feet of round ductwork, over 2,300 feet of copper piping and 1,500 feet of control wiring, Abundant Life Christian Church opened its doors to a quiet and comfortable new sanctuary and classrooms.



2004 EIC Winner

Lake View Village is a 3 story multi-use commercial building located in downtown Lake Oswego. The ground floor is retail space and the 2nd and 3rd floors are commercial offices, as well as a 4 story central parking structure. One of the greatest challenges faced by HVAC, Inc. was planning our layout 6 months in advance. The architectural drawings had 20 mechanical pages. We had to refer not only to the mechanical drawings but also coordinate with all plumbing and electrical drawings to assure proper installation of duct and equipment. With innovative solutions to unforeseen design challenges our value engineering saved the owner $90,000 on this project.



2003 EIC Winner

St. Mary’s Academy was a complete remodel of the existing 1940’s auditorium into a state of the art performance center. HVAC, Inc. accomplished this design/build project, in which special attention had to be paid to the strict sound requirements, on time and on budget, all while school was in session. We were able to meet our client’s need for acoustic and energy efficiency, comfort levels and a modern control system. We met the design criteria, brought the project in on time, within budget and with minimal class disruption.



2000 EIC Winner

Avamere at Sherwood is an assisted living facility with 55 rooms, as well as an Alzheimer’s wing which houses 24 residents in 12 rooms. Avamere provides a full range of services, including a full kitchen, physical therapy, activities and a resident nurse. This was an HVAC, Inc. design/build project, including complete in-house design and CAD drawings. We supplied and installed all of the mechanical equipment, ductwork and refrigerant piping, as well as controls for the air conditioning systems, kitchen exhaust and the make up air system.



1999 EIC Winner

The mechanical installation at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), a former 1920’s warehouse in Northwest Portland’s Pearl District, presented a unique set of challenges to HVAC, Incorporated. Because of the modern, open space design almost all of the 2,640 linear feet of sheetmetal and spiral was left exposed. Ventilation of toxic fumes was of special concern, especially in the camera and print shop. We installed all gas piping and the control system, as well as constructing all of the custom stainless steel hoods and ductwork in our fabrication shop.



1998 EIC Winner

Ronald McDonald House, located on the Legacy Emanuel Hospital Campus, was designed to be comfortable home-away-from-home for families with critically ill children. The 14 guest rooms are placed in several groupings close to individual lounges, all within close proximity to common areas such as the dining room, kitchen, living room and library. HVAC Incorporated installed an air conditioning, heating and ventilation system for the 21,500 square foot building, including a state-of-the-art direct digitally controlled environmental system.



Beaverton Central Office

The Verizon Beaverton Central Office project was a complete mechanical equipment changeout in an existing phone switching building which serves the Beaverton area. This office is also Washington County’s main 911 switch facility. The building, occupied by Verizon employees, had to remain completely operational and could never get over 75 degrees at any time during the mechanical changeout. In the 14 years HVAC, Inc. has been part of the construction team on Verizon projects all over the Northwest, this one was both the largest and most complex we have undertaken for the company.




An HVAC, Inc.design/build project, Latus Motors is a 55,000 square foot retail motorcycle and repair facility located in Oak Grove at Hwy. 205. The state-of-the-art repair shop has its own separate forced air heating system, as well as an in-floor exhaust system. The middle of the building is a general office area and the other end houses the retail portion of the business. This necessitated going to multiple types of mechanical systems which supply a total of 55 tons of cooling.