When researching sheet metal companies, you want to ensure that the one you choose can accommodate your project with ease and professionalism. If you’re not sure what kind of products and service to expect from your average fab shop, read on to discover the basics and a few Kaempf & Harris specifics:
Most sheet metal companies cover the basic capabilities like:
- CNC machining, plasma cutting, and punching
- Finishing and powder coating
- Forming and rolling
- Laser cutting
- Metal stamping
- Precision bending
- Water cut jetting
However, each fab shop can offer specialty services that separate them from the competition. At Kaempf & Harris, our fabricators are well-versed at fabricating specific metals like stainless steel, galvanized steel, black iron steel, and aluminum.
We’re able to weld and fabricate these materials in our state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot fab shop with the latest technology. This means your design-build and plan-and-spec projects are in the most capable hands possible -- literally.
Kaempf & Harris’ provides installation services through our project managers, superintendents, and installation team because we understand our critical role in meeting your project deadlines. When we’re done creating your product, our team skillfully, safely and efficiently installs it to ensure that the next phase of your project will proceed as scheduled.
Each step of the way, we apply the highest quality assurance practices, following the latest ASHRAE and SMACNA sheet metal installation standards and guidelines.
Some companies might offer other follow-up services like:
As each sheet metal company can specialize in specific metals for projects and products, some fab shops take it to the next level by offering custom design solutions. This comes in handy if you have a sheet metal project that’s out of the ordinary like a custom skylight, trade show accessories, or a medieval gas light fixture.
Take a look at our latest blog, 80 Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication Projects For Your Industry, to see if your needs fall into this category of expertise.
Our Project Portfolio
It can be difficult to determine if your next big project needs these services or not. If you’re a little confused, check out our project portfolio below to see if we can help you out:
Carroll Hospital Cancer Center: This two-phase construction project included a first-floor demolition of the existing building and the addition of a brand-new, high-tech cancer center wing. We also wove HVAC ductwork between and around an intricate network of medical equipment housed in an tight ceiling space.
Gaithersburg Public Library: This project included a complete first-level renovation and a 27,745-gross-square-foot addition to the first and second floors. We were tasked with integrating an HVAC system between the existing and new structure while meeting the rigorous standards of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification program.
Mercersburg Academy Student Union Building: We delivered modern HVAC systems to the campus kitchen, dining hall, and historic Ford Hall. We converted Ford Hall’s basement into a brand-new, vibrant student center that included two new private dining halls and a student lounge.
Northern Virginia Community College: The new three-story building was designed for science, technology, and arts education, including general classroom space, common areas, and a sound studio. NOVA Community College also planned to apply for LEED Certification upon completion of the project.
You can also look at our Product Gallery, which includes pump covers, gang boxes, and plan tables.
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