AdobeStock_231832047 (1).jpg

THE RIGHT PEOPLE
THE RIGHT TOOLS
THE RIGHT KNOWLEGE

OUR SERVICES

 

HVAC

At the core of every building/facility, you’ll find complex HVAC Systems. From inception to close-out, our Project Managers and highly trained technicians work together seamlessly during the installation process. They work side-by-side with the general contractors, architects, and building owners to ensure each project's seamless and successful outcome. Working closely with our project management team, all systems are reviewed and fabricated to International Building Codes, following SMACNA and MCA guidelines.

Our experienced mechanics fabricate and install state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, HVAC systems per the manufacturer's guidelines to meet project scopes of work.  HVAC manufacturers in the area depend upon our teams to professionally install their equipment due to the workmanship and quality our teams provide.  Proper design and 

HVAC.jpg

installation methods benefits our customers with reduced

operating costs, and systems that are easily balanced and simple to maintain.

With our highly integrated BIM team, we are well-equipped to prefabricate and stage the fabricated materials well in advance of project installation. Our design team ensures the use of building information modeling (BIM) early in the preconstruction phase, allowing the modeling effort to be focused on creating value by resolving conflicts and enabling efficiencies through early and open collaboration between the owner/developer, contractor, architect, various specialty design disciplines, and various project stakeholders. Generating these drawing sets early allows us to increase our use of prefabrication during the beginning phases of a project, which creates a more budget-friendly and true-to-schedule project outcome for our clients.

 

PLUMBING

Plumbing systems in commercial buildings are a critical infrastructure that if not installed correctly can cause expensive repairs throughout the life of a building.  Once installed, these systems typically are hidden in walls, under slabs, or above-finished ceilings. Leaks can cause extensive damage to buildings and can lead to very expensive repairs.  At C.R. Hipp Construction, Inc., we have been installing plumbing systems for more than 60 years in facilities all over the Charleston area. Our craftsmen are highly trained and skilled at plumbing systems and project management. 

 

We install and service many types of plumbing systems to included sanitary, domestic, and process water, and gas systems. To us it’s not just about protecting the occupants and the environment; it is about bringing an understanding and awareness of how a properly designed system should operate. Similar to our HVAC construction process, our integrated

team of project managers, superintendents, safety managers, foreman, mechanics, and helpers are involved in each

plumbing_edited.jpg

project every step of the way. All plumbing and pipe-processing systems are designed and fabricated to meet all standard building codes.

We specialize in a variety of plumbing and piping projects from new construction to tenant improvements, retrofits, medical facilities, and Bio-Tech labs. Utilizing the latest methods of detailing and coordination our use of 3-D modeling and clash detection software saves countless hours in the field and ensures the project schedule will be met. Our Project Managers are involved from the beginning to end of the project- communicating with the field daily using Project Collaboration tools. Our team of experts has years of valuable field experience which provides firsthand knowledge of how a job should be drawn and built.

 

PIPEFITTING

 

Process Piping systems in commercial and industrial buildings are a critical infrastructure that requires specific knowledge and experience to properly meet the client’s requirements. Our Welders and Pipefitters are trained specialists that install stainless steel and carbon steel piping in many different environments meeting very specific requirements.  Certifications are obtained as required to be able to professionally install systems to industry standards.  At C R Hipp we have been installing process piping systems for more than 60 years in industrial and commercial facilities all over the Charleston area. Our craftsmen are highly trained and skilled at process piping systems and project management.  We install and service many types of process piping systems such as acid waste, DI water systems, inert gases, flammable fuels, compressed air, and many more.  Similar to other industries that served our construction process, our integrated team of project managers, superintendents, safety managers, foremen, mechanics, and helpers is involved in each project every step of the way. All process piping systems are designed and fabricated to meet all standard building codes and customer specifications.

We specialize in a variety of piping projects from new construction, to tenant improvements, retrofits, medical facilities, and biotech labs. Utilizing the latest methods of detailing and coordination our use of 3-D modeling and clash detection software saves countless hours in the field and ensures the project schedule will be met. Our Project Managers are involved from the beginning to end of the project- communicating with the field daily using Project Collaboration tools. Our team of experts has years of valuable field experience which provides firsthand knowledge of how a job should be drawn and built.

 

SHEET METAL

Most commercial HVAC systems require sheet metal duct systems to deliver conditioned air to your facilities.  C.R. Hipp Construction, Inc. has a sheet metal shop that has grown to over 8,700 sq. ft. and is ready for any project. From inception to close-out, our highly experienced staff are integral to the process, working side-by-side with the General Contractors, other Mechanical Contractors, and Facility Operations to ensure each project's seamless and successful outcome. Working closely with our in-house design staff, all duct systems are fabricated to code, following SMACNA and MCA guidelines.  Our experienced Sheet Metal Shop Manager along with our sheet metal craftsmen are considered the best in the Lowcountry to layout and fabricate sheet metal products. Our experienced Sheetmetal Mechanics in the field strive for perfection to 

Fabrocation_edited.jpg
sheetmetal.jpg
 

ensure that all work is completed per code and under budget.  As a direct result of proper design and installation methods, our clients benefit from reduced costs and systems that are easily balanced and simple to maintain. 

 

On large construction projects, we utilize our highly integrated BIM team.  Building Information Modeling (BIM) utilized early in the preconstruction phase, allows the modeling effort to focus on creating value by resolving conflicts and enabling efficiencies through early and open collaboration between the owner/developer, contractor, architect, various specialty design disciplines, and various project stakeholders. Generating these drawing sets early enables us to increase our use of prefabrication which creates a more budget-friendly and true-to-schedule project outcome for our clients.

 

 

FABRICATION

Our fabrication can easily fabricate metal structures and supports for many different needs.  We utilize our in-house plasma cutting table, welding equipment, and typical fabrication tools in our 8700 sq ft shop to meet your fabrication requirements. From inception to close-out, our highly experienced staff are integral to the process, working side-by-side with the General Contractors, other Mechanical Contractors, and Facility Operations to ensure each project's seamless and successful outcome. Working closely with our in-house engineering department, all welding and fabrication projects adhere to ANSI and AWS welding standards.  Our experienced welders and fabricators in the shop strive for perfection.  As a direct result of proper design and fabrication

methods our clients benefit from reduced cost and quality fabrication.

SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Our Service Departments' primary objective is to provide exceptional customer service. This is done through our customer-first, in-house support staff, proactive account managers, and highly trained technicians all wrapped around the drive to exceed our customer’s expectations. We specialize in providing custom maintenance plans, cost-effective repair options, and turnkey unit replacement/retrofit options with the ability to respond to emergency service requests 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Whether you are a chief engineer, property manager, or facility manager, we can support your needs. We are equipped and experienced in managing critical 24/7 responses to commercial office spaces, multi-tenant buildings, industrial facilities, pharmaceutical facilities, medical facilities, and educational spaces across the entire Low Country.

HVAC MAINTENANCE

Routine maintenance of your commercial HVAC system is the single most important, proactive item you can do to protect your investment. By completing thorough maintenance, your building's HVAC system will continue operating effectively and efficiently. Our Service Department believes in providing our customers with a personalized service plan specifically tailored to the HVAC equipment and its intended use.

 

HVAC REPAIRS

Depending on the type of HVAC units and their intended use, HVAC downtime can be uncomfortable and/or have costly impacts. Our technicians identify deficiencies from our maintenance inspections and their repair recommendations are sent to the dedicated Account Manager for follow-up.