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Everyone that I have come into contact with at Brecke has been outstanding. The workers in our building (Bottleworks Condos) are very nice and always pleasant. They’re very conscientious and they leave the work site (both inside our condo and outside in the hallway) possibly cleaner than when they started the work! I appreciate everyone’s hard work on this project. A while back we were having thermostat problems, and again, the technician was great…very nice and he got us up and running again in no time. Thank you for all your hard work!

 

Cathy Petersen

Thank you for all your hard work!
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Brecke has played a very large role in improving our facility. Without your Brecke team, we would not be where we are today.

– Adam Han, Superintendent

 

Brecke Mechanical Contractors is proud of the work completed in the Woodland Building at Meth-Wick Community. We helped with many facets of the renovation, including:

  • Kitchens in each area of the living facility. Previously, there was just one big kitchen, but it was determined that having multiple kitchens created a more “homelike” atmosphere.
  • Physical Therapy area, including a workout area, therapy pool, and shower area
  • Water heaters
  • All piping

Call us at (319) 396-7055 or toll-free at 1-800-728-7055 to discuss how we can help with your next project!

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The Black Sheep Social Club features “Great Gatsby” era ambience at its finest. Every detail exemplifies how much time and effort has gone into this exciting new addition to downtown Cedar Rapids. We’re proud to have helped make this renovation such a success!

The four-story, 100-year-old building has approximately 10,600 sq. ft. per floor. There is also an addition to the south for bathrooms and the elevator. A fifth-level features a lounge for the owner’s condo, which is half of levels three and four. There are seven unique and luxurious condos above the social club, several of which are either occupied or ready for occupation. The project cost on this multi-use facility, which combined commercial and residential space, was just over $4 million.

We had two workers on site for just over two-years to do the entire renovation, which included:

  • Demolition of the existing piping system for the entire building
  • Adding a lower-level ramp with radiant hot water heat
  • Domestic water booster system for the entire building
  • New cast iron drain waste and ventilation system for the entire building
  • All copper water lines with 1.5″ color-matched PVC jacketed insulation throughout the building
  • Instantaneous Navies® hot water heaters throughout the building
  • The owner’s condo has a Navies® combination unit to serve the radiant indoor heat and domestic hot water needs
  • Multi-level slide from the owner’s living room to the social club
  • New plumbing and separate gas systems for the condos, Black Sheep Social Club, and the future Clock House Brewery
  • Installation of the new brewery began in June 2016

Call us at (319) 396-7055 or toll-free at 1-800-728-7055 to discuss how we can help with your next project!

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Using 100-ton crane, Brecke Mechanical Contractors installed a 12,000 lb. heat exchanger into the basement of Schindler Hall at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI).

Call us at (319) 396-7055 or toll-free at 1-800-728-7055 to discuss how we can help with your next project!

Feed Iowa First is so grateful for what Brecke has made possible by plumbing our pack house.

feed-iowa-first.jpgFeed Iowa First has 12 farms that equal about 25 acres of vegetable production. This year we produced almost 30,000 lbs. of vegetables, of which, 100% was donated. All of the vegetables need to be washed before going to Meals on Wheels, Mission of Hope, Green Square Meals, HACAP, and food pantries.

Prior to the pack house plumbing we operated out of buckets and a hose. Brecke made it possible for us to safely and sanitarily wash the vegetables in a professional system.

The system they built is amazing. They plumbed in three wash tubs, a hose outlet so we can wash things outdoors, drainage for our lettuce spinner, a.k.a. washing machine, two sinks, floor drains, and an amazing grey water capturing system so not a drop of water is wasted in our system but is instead recycled into irrigation.

We could not move forward in our mission to combat food insecurity without the partnership and support from concerned companies like Brecke Mechanical Contractors.

Sonia Kendrick
Feed Iowa First

The new Casey’s in West Union is keeping things cool, thanks to the experts at Brecke. We installed the walk-in coolers, freezers and ice machines in the new building. So, the next time you’re in West Union, you can thank us for the cold one!

Call us at (319) 396-7055 or toll-free at 1-800-728-7055 to see how we can help you keep things cool!

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The multi-phase Grandview expansion will be a 70,000-square-foot, three-story addition to the Grandview Avenue side of the the UnityPoint Finley Hospital building. It will house the hospital’s new emergency department, surgical suites, and heart and vascular center. The building project represents a much-needed improvement in size and scope over the current emergency and surgery facilities. The expected date of completion for the new facility is January 2016.

Work at the hospital includes: PVF, Medical Gas Equipment, Snow Melt Materials and Pumps, Pressure Booster System, Pumps/Glycol Feed, Humidifiers/Heaters, Boiler/Condensate Return/Deaerator/Pumps, Insulation, Brecke Excavation, Generator Fuel Oil System, and Fuel Tank Setting.

Jake, a service technician, came out to our house to check our central A/C when it wasn’t working. He made it his top priority to have it up and running in no time, with a smile on his face, despite the 90 degree weather! I definitely recommend Brecke’s great service to anyone and everyone. Thank you!

 

Caitlin R.

Up and running in no time!
VRF System Installation

A “Variable Refrigerant Flow” (VRF) system is a HVAC technology that supports variable motor speeds and refrigerant flows. Typically installed with an air conditioner inverter, a VRF system is conditioned by a single outdoor condensing unit and uses the refrigerant as the cooling and heating medium. The refrigerant is circulated within the building to multiple “Fan-Coil Units” (FCUs). A VRF system can operate at varying speeds—rather than just ON/OFF like typical systems—so it works only at the rate needed, which results in substantial energy savings. This also gives occupants greater control over the interior temperature of the building.

Call us at (319) 396-7055 or toll-free at 1-800-728-7055 to see how a VRF system can help you save money on your energy bills!

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The Great Furniture Mart building in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa is getting a makeover. They’re preserving the outside brick while completely renovating the interior. The top floors will be new condominiums. The first floor will be the Black Sheep Social Club. Eventually a brewery will also be located here.

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