Burns Mechanical was established as a Philadelphia-area mechanical construction company in 1998. At that time, PPL (NYSE: PPL), a Fortune 300 utility company headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was interested in acquiring a successful mechanical construction company in the Philadelphia area. PPL had become aware of Burns Mechanical’s reputation – built on strong relationships, professional integrity, and depth of technical knowledge — and acquired Burns Mechanical in April of 1999 as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
The Burns team, many of whom are LEED-accredited professionals, embraces a mindset of excellence and a passion for service to the customer. This committed group of dedicated people is what makes Burns the exceptional business that it is, and we’re very proud of our team.
We have played a major role in constructing some of the region’s most prestigious buildings. The Comcast Center is the tallest building in Philadelphia, designed and built for sustainability. One of the tallest LEED certified buildings in the U.S., this 58-story, 1.4 million square feet structure utilized a hybrid central chilled water system that incorporates steam absorption and electric chillers to provide cooling water to floor-by-floor air handling units. Burns Mechanical assisted in the pre-construction design and constructed the HVAC systems.