In 1965, John F. McMorrow, a father of two, founded Arista Heating Corp. During the 1970’s Arista was a piping subcontractor. In the 1980’s Arista Heating Corp had grown to a full service Mechanical contractor.
It was with Arista heating that Robert McMorrow got his start in the industry. Robert spent many years as a steamfitter in the field before shifting into a managerial position. Inside the office Robert not only estimated projects and negotiated projects, but also helped to keep the shop clean and organized. With his knowledge of the industry Robert continued to install pipe during small renovations, but also supervised crews of workers on the large multi-million dollar projects. While his project managing these jobs, Robert learned the different aspects of project management, from creating material submissions to compiling change order documents. This enabled him to get firsthand experience on all aspects of the business.
As the years went by Robert not only grew with Arista heating but also became a father of four boys. When John McMorrow decided it was time to retire in the early 1990’s and close Arista Heating Corp. Robert went back to his roots and started his own piping subcontractor business.
In August of 1995 R.B.M. Enterprises, Inc. was formed and was off and running. Robert used his knowledge of the business as well as contacts to work on many different types of projects. Several mechanical contractors employed R.B.M., but for the first 5 years the majority of the work came from Peter Sinnott heating Company and BG National Plumbing and Heating. With Peter Sinnott R.B.M worked on many high rise construction contracts, while with B.G. National the focus was more geared towards school construction and boiler room renovations.
In 2000, Robert McMorrow Jr., the eldest son entered the business full time and has developed into a tremendous asset. Bob Jr., as he is known, began working with the tools in the field and developed some of the best mechanics. Bob Jr. still works in the field on occasion; however, his primary role is now as a project manager. He also oversees all of our drawings whether the draftsmen are either in-house or freelance.
Bob Jr.’s knowledge of AutoCad and drafting makes him invaluable to the company.
In September of 2006, in order to conform to insurance requirements, Intelligent Piping Systems was born and a new era began. Keeping the business model the same, most of the work was limited to a select group of customers. At any given time, there are usually one or two projects with Nelson Air Devices, who stepped into the void that Peter Sinnott Heating left when he retired from the HVAC industry. While the SCA has been quiet for a while, the final touches are being done on a school that was completed for BG National. As we work towards closing one job the estimating for SCA projects is
growing now more than ever.
Recently, June of 2010, Intelligent Piping Systems saw some more growth as Patrick McMorrow the second oldest entered the family business. Patrick is currently coordinating the estimates and providing logistical support to the men in the field. Naturally, with more family members on board, the opportunity for expansion is something to take advantage of.
Intelligent Piping Systems (IPS) is currently looking to establish relationships with new contacts. The goal is to form partnerships with companies who hold similar philosophies. IPS prides itself on honesty and integrity in an industry that quite frankly could use some more of each.
“Smarter is Better” is not just a slogan – it is a mindset, which IPS believes will help turn a challenging job into successful projects, while reducing the workload and stress on our customers. Intelligent Piping Systems is constantly striving to improve with particular attention being paid to planning as well as the means and methods.