Headquartered in Kosciusko, Ivey Mechanical Company, LLC, is a major mechanical contractor. A huge operation, Ivey employees 1,450 people in all of its locations combined.
Denny Terrell, executive vice president of Ivey Mechanical, said that the company has a select group of customers that includes general contractors and owners across the country with more than 85% of its new work coming from repeat customers.
“That’s a testament to our strong commitment to customer service,” said Terrell. “When you treat people fairly, they’ll come back and do more business with you.”
The diversity of work has earned Ivey Mechanical an enviable position within the contracting industry. The company possesses an unyielding philosophy of total concern for client satisfaction. Professional ability, reliability and integrity are at the forefront of Ivey Mechanical Company’s business practices.
While the company has been successful over the years, it’s not been without challenges. “We struggle with the lack of skilled workforce, not just here, but in other areas of the country as well,” Terrell said. Other challenges faced by the company is eliminating all accidents. “That comes with a trained workforce.” Terrell said that a main concern now with the company is management succession. “We are working to train our folks to move up to management positions.”
Terrell said that being a major player in the building of facilities, whether hospitals, prisons, automotive plants, convention centers, office towers, etc. is very rewarding. “When our projects are complete, we get the satisfaction of seeing a finished product with a happy customer. For example, our coworkers who pass by the Nissan plant with their families and friends feel a great sense of pride knowing they helped build the building. Nissan was one of the larger projects we have done, and our people are proud to have been a part of it.”
It’s unusual to find the headquarters of such a large company in such a small town, but for Terrell, the fit is just right.
“Attala County is a great place to be in business. We employ several hundred people from within the county, and the local school system is among the best in the state. We are very fortunate to live in a community that is very supportive.”
After 60 years in business, the goal of the company remains the same. “We want to continue to improve our operations and our customer relationships,” said Terrell. “We want to sustain controlled growth over the next several years. Ultimately, our goal, whether five or 10 years down the road, is to be the nation’s premier mechanical contractor.” Ivey Mechanical Company’s total concern for client satisfaction and its pledge to meet and exceed the client’s total project expectations have provided an honorable history of successes, which should carry Ivey Mechanical Company well into the future.
Around the region
The company has business units located in Jackson, Birmingham, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville, Dallas, Fayetteville, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., Charlotte, N.C., Lexington, Ky., Louisville, Ky., and Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati.
Founded in 1947, the company does procurement, installation and service of plumbing and HVAC in commercial and industrial buildings. The company has its own fabrication shops for piping, plumbing and duct work. Each business unit is staffed with sales, estimating and project management professionals who have complete responsibility for specific Ivey construction projects.
The corporate headquarters in Kosciusko administers and maintains all accounting, information and technology, human resources, marketing and payroll for all of the Ivey business units.