Critchfield Mechanical, Inc.

About Critchfield Mechanical, Inc.

California's Design Build Engineers
OUR COMPANY | Design & Construction Firm • In-House Coordination • State-of-the-Art Fabrication • Union Tradesmen • Integrated Project Delivery • Whole-Project Approach

OUR VALUES | Design Build Methodology • Proactive Approach • Team-Oriented Spirit • Family Business • Client Relations • Pride of Workmanship

ABOUT US | Founded by Joe Critchfield in 1977 as a design build firm, CMI is one of California's leading commercial mechanical & plumbing contractors. We work in the commercial construction industry, partnering with General Contractors on their projects as experts in HVAC and plumbing, performing the engineering design as well as construction trade management. We get in on the "ground floor" during the project's imagination and planning stages to help the architect and GC team establish the overall construction plan by developing unique engineering solutions and thoughtful logistics, with an eye to the whole process. Then, we make our designs come to life by managing the coordination, procurement, fabrication and installation processes alongside our union trade partners. Our recent clients include Apple, Disney, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Airport (LAX), Roku and San Francisco Airport (SFO). We have two locations in California, each of which house our local teams - from systems design to material fabrication - all under one roof. Our unique business model eliminates traditional departmental silos, focusing instead on serving each project with a single, dedicated team from estimating through owner occupancy.

CMI's team of professionals has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Regardless of the application – multi-story office buildings, hotels, convention centers, casinos, industrial sites, laboratories, biotech facilities, pharmaceutical companies and more – CMI is known for quality workmanship, timely project completion and budget consciousness.

We take a proactive approach on each project by giving upfront pricing and by welcoming each opportunity to participate in a concerted team effort with the other trades involved. We believe this philosophy results in increased productivity and quality, leading to fulfilled employees, successful projects and satisfied clients.

Basically, we believe that quality teamwork results in quality product. Therefore, our focus, from employee mentorship to client relations, is on building a strong team atmosphere to deliver the best service to our industry. Each CMI project team works together to bid, design and build our projects. We collaborate with teams of owners, builders, architects and trade partners to manage highly complex construction systems. CMI’s engineering knowledge and construction experience assist the team in establishing the most efficient designs and processes for each project.

Internally, our engineers work together on these project teams alongside our coordination department, fabrication shop and union foremen to discover effective design solutions and facilitate construction. New engineers work side-by-side with veterans, symbiotically growing in knowledge and experience under their mentorship while assisting in managing all the details of a project.

Critchfield Mechanical, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Engineering intern

July 2020 - August 2020 Huntington Beach, CA
“Company dynamic was fantastic! Everyone is young and eager to attack their projects. They were very welcoming to the interns and treated us as peers rather than subordinates. They were very helpful in teaching me how to do the job better and had constructive feedback on my designs. ”

project engineer

March 2018 San Jose, CA
“Extremely great people and learning environment”
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