Heatec pic copyHeatec builds on its heater and storage tank business by offering innovative technologies and facility design services.

By Tim O’Connor

When customers trust a vendor, they look for ways to expand that relationship. A successful partnership soon begs the question: “What else can you do for me?”

For 45 years, Heatec has been providing the answer. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company started in 1972 as a repairer and servicer of asphalt heaters but soon began designing and fabricating its own asphalt storage tanks. It evolved again in the 1990s when it developed a line of industrial heaters used in natural gas production, crude oil processing and chemical manufacturing. In the past 10 years, Heatec has even added a line of water heaters used in concrete production and food processing.

Sparks picSparks Company provides high-quality electrical services to long-term clients.

By Stephanie Crets

Sparks Company Inc. provides top-quality commercial and residential electrical services to companies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For more than 20 years, the company has been committed to improving services and finding better ways to help customers achieve their goals. Whether a customer is interested in updating its UPS system or installing new lighting, Sparks Company will provide the high-quality electrical services they expect.

Sparks Company works within a variety of industries but its biggest repeat customers are those in the healthcare educational and food processing industries, serving well-known brands such as Ocean Spray. It performs work such as installing fire and emergency safety systems, building fit-ups, lighting systems, HVAC controls and automation, commercial generators, UPS systems and electrical design for IT rooms. The company prefers to stay within five or six projects at a time, depending on its size.

“Most of our work is done by our own employees,” President John Sparks says. “We don’t hire too many subcontractors. Occasionally we’ll hire a fire alarm or security subcontractor, but that’s about it. All the other facets of what we do are done with our employees.”

Port AggregatesPort Aggregates has become a regional leader with concrete and stone products.

By Alan Dorich

After nearly 40 years, Port Aggregates Inc. has earned a loyal client base. “Our customers like doing business with [us],” owner and President Andrew Guinn says. “They not only get the correct quantity but quality.”

MJ ElectricThe Eastern operations of MJE’s Utility Division are seeing a boost in transmission work.

By Alan Dorich

When clients hire M. J. Electric (MJE) LLC, they know that they will receive top-level electrical construction services. “A lot of our customers look at us and they’ll acknowledge we’re not the cheapest game in town,” William Shaw says, “but they know they’re getting a quality project and the safest project.”


Pattillo Construction excels at serving manufacturing clients that include Boeing and Beretta.

By Alan Dorich

When Pattillo Construction Corp. finishes another successful project, it is thanks to a true team effort, owner and Chairperson Bree Pattillo says. “We pull people together at the beginning of the job and they work through it together, showing their support along the way,” she says.

Based in Atlanta, Pattillo Construction provides general contracting, construction management and design/build services for clients in the Southeast United States. It focuses primarily on industrial and manufacturing facilities.

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