Paradigm “Best of the Best!” News


Paradigm Mechanical Corp. on Project Team of a “Best of the Best!” Construction Project

San Diego, Calif. November 26, 2013 — Paradigm Mechanical Corp., a woman-owned small business mechanical contracting company, was on the award-winning Escondido Fire Station No. 4 project team. As the HVAC / mechanical subcontractor for the Erickson-Hall Construction Co. “Best of the Best” Unique Small Project – Public Work, Paradigm attended the General Contractors of America (AGC) San Diego Chapter’s “Build San Diego” awards luncheon with Erickson-Hall and Jeff Katz Architecture representatives.

The Escondido Fire Station No. 4 is located adjacent to Kit Carson Park on Bear Valley Parkway. The award-winning design-build project transformed an existing 2,500 sq. ft., 32-year-old facility into a 5,700 sq. ft. 3-bay, state-of-the-art fire station. Previously it had serious mold infestation, limited bathroom facilities and tight sleeping quarters. Approximately two-thirds of the original station was stripped down to the studs, renovated, and repurposed, while the rest of the station was demolished. The fire station now features five individual dorm room sleeping quarters, a state-of-the-art kitchen, day room, captain’s office, crew work stations, and three individual restroom and shower rooms.

The AGC honored the “Best of the Best” projects at the organization’s 2013 Build San Diego Awards luncheon on November 7, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. More than 400 guests attended the bi-annual awards program — including a number of elected officials, government and educational leaders, owners, developers, architects, contractors, and engineers. Seen here from left to right are Paradigm Mechanical Corp.’s Project Operations Manager, Mark Futala, Erickson-Hall Project Manager Nathan Complin, and Paradigm CEO and President Melinda Dicharry celebrating the AGC “Best of the Best!” project recognition.

“The Build San Diego Award entries were evaluated in terms of excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques or materials, excellence in client service, contractor’s contribution to the community as it relates to the project, and meeting the challenges of a difficult job,” said Brad Barnum, AGC Vice President Government Relations. “The entries were reviewed, and the finalists and award winners were selected by a panel of four judges.”

“Our team at Paradigm is honored and proud to have played a role in the Build San Diego award-winning Erickson-Hall Construction Co. Escondido Fire Station No. 4 project,” said Paradigm Mechanical Corp. CEO and President Melinda Dicharry. “Our customers and employees both benefit from our drive and determination to be a recognized leader in the San Diego mechanical industry.”

Erickson-Hall Construction Co. provides a wide range of construction and construction-related services for projects of varying scope, budget, schedule and complexity. Paradigm works with building owners, tenants, and general contractors to get challenging jobs completed. Systems include, but are not limited to, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), controls, piping, and energy management.