I would like to thank Hometown Mechanical for their efforts and professionalism on the recently completed University of Iowa West Campus Residence Hall Project. The project was unique in the sense that the University of Iowa had not built a new dormitory since the 1960’s, which brought much attention to the project.
From the onset of the project, Hometown showed their commitment to meeting the schedule and challenges with their participation in the fully coordinated BIM model. They solved conflicts before they became issues in the field and consistently set the pace for other trades with their rough-in’s, which continued through the duration of the project. It was evident Hometown’s employees took great pride in their work and it showed in the finished product. This is still evident as you walk through the lower level mechanical spaces of the building, with pipe racks that are well organized and valves/gauges purposefully placed to facilitate maintenance in the future. This fact did not go unnoticed by the University maintenance staff. The University of Iowa’s head of facilities manager commended Hometown’s professionalism and expertise. Hometown seemed to truly understand who their customer was and often went above and beyond to ensure they were satisfied with the end product.
Throughout the course of any project issues arise that need quick resolution to keep the project moving. Hometown did a phenomenal job responding to difficulties and often solved them before bigger issues arose. The team work demonstrated by Hometown is what Miron looks for in their subcontractors.
Personally this was my first experience working with Hometown Mechanical, but given their performance on the project, I look forward to continuing to build a strong relationship between our companies as we move forward.