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construction-networking-groupJill McKibbin, owner of McKibbin Consulting and founder of Commercial Industrial Service Trades (CIST) – a category specific construction networking group – has spent most of her career in the construction field. With a vast amount of contacts, some have referred to Jill as the matchmaker for the construction industry.

What benefit does that bring to the clients she works with? There are a number of the mega projects–like Shell or the combined-cycle power plants–that have garnered headlines and make up big chunks of the dollars spent, but there has also been a steady stream of smaller, regionally-focused projects started.

When federal monies are involved, often larger companies are looking to partner for specialty contracts with minority companies. This partnership allows for smaller companies to grow and larger companies to compete for work with a diverse group of contractors.

specific-construction-networking-groupThe CIST groups were founded by Jill McKibbin in 2005 and have continued to grow over the past 10 years. The group is only open to clients of McKibbin Consulting. The organization has three Pittsburgh Chapters providing professional services for commercial buildings from the ground up, including but not limited to: construction, architects, engineering, interior design, landscaping, elevator services, IT services, staffing, office furniture, interior plant service, marketing, and commercial cleaning.

Each chapter has one unique participant per trade to prevent competitors from learning of construction contacts shared by others in the group. In addition to monthly meetings, there are open quarterly networking events for all trades and business professionals wanting to interface with the construction industry.

According to an article published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in May of 2018, “28 projects worth $1 billion under construction and more on the way: Downtown in midst of building boom.” That refers only to downtown. Do you know what’s happening in some of the surrounding counties?

With the rapid pace of change in Pittsburgh’s economy, is your company wanting to stay abreast of the growth in the region? Are you looking to connect with decision makers? Are you wanting to add support to your sales team in terms of leads? These are all things that McKibbin Consulting delivers.

To learn more about services, call 412-498-3572 or email jmckibbin@mckibbinconsulting.com.

Client Spotlight – Edmiston Group

Edmiston-GroupThe Edmiston Group is a Pittsburgh-based branding and marketing firm that has consistently delivered and implemented proven business marketing ideas and strategies for business growth. The firm works with businesses to build brand identity and strategic marketing plans utilizing print, web and social media channels. Action, innovation and professional service with a personal touch are what businesses receive with the Edmiston Group.

Edmiston Group works with a variety of construction and building trades clients. Their services include corporate identity logos, websites, brochures, social media management and other marketing materials that create a meaningful, cohesive marketing message. Hiring the Edmiston Group to oversee your marketing program will allow you to do what you do best…expand your business.

Utilizing a diverse team of professionals with strong brand strategy experience, the Edmiston Group has a comprehensive set of experiences and skills in such areas as: Marketing, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Public Relations.

For the MEI CyberCorp project, the owner created a jobsite monitoring product powered by solar energy that was used on construction and well drilling sites but didn’t have any type of company brand. They worked with the business owner to create a brand identity to include a new company name, prepare graphics for trucks and the product, conduct a professional video and photo shoot, create two websites, brochures and assist them to be ready to display at the oil and gas tradeshow.

Edmiston Group Informational Flyers:

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CAVCON, another Edmiston Group client, received a new website and new marketing materials. In their ongoing marketing support role, they write custom blogs, manage their newsletter, create custom ads and assist in PR for ground breaking events.

The Edmiston Group has helped their clients grow their business by:

  • Defining a clear and focused brand on what makes their business unique
  • Designing compelling sales and marketing pieces in both print and web
  • Identifying where to place advertising dollars
  • Measuring results

On either a project basis, or ongoing monthly retainer, clients served by the Edmiston Group receive Marketing Services in senior leadership, personalized attention, and experienced support – bringing fresh ideas for YOUR growing business.

Client Spotlight – TECH 2000 Woodworks

custom-cabinetryFor over 35 years, Tech 2000 Woodworks President and Owner, Keith Geller has been designing, building and installing fine custom woodwork cabinetry for residential and commercial applications, growing Tech 2000 Woodworks into one of the top custom cabinetry shops in the Pittsburgh region.

The experienced team and the very latest equipment enable Tech 2000 to work with all types of wood and a myriad of other materials, including bamboo, laminate, solid surfacing, granite, and marble. The finishing department offers custom finishes and stains to make your project unique in both design and color. Tech 2000 is a FSC® Certified Millwork Company FSC-C109135 and have participated in a number of LEED projects throughout the region.

custom-cabinetryPreserving history and the original architecture was key in the resent renovation of St. Peter’s Church in Pittsburgh. It was the church’s desire to bring this historical building back to as close to its original looks and condition as to when it was built back in 1855, before fire destroyed the structure in 1870. Working from original photographs provided by the church staff, Tech 2000 manufactured and supplied all of the new wood work to match existing wood work within the church, such as the HVAC Covers in the center and sides of the church, new front kneeler walls and ramp with railing to the Main Altar, Reconciliation Rooms, Statue Niches at the back of the Church, Choir Loft Cabinets with wood paneling to match original wood panels, base board and casing to match original just to list some of the items that were fabricated.

Tech 2000 worked closely with Nick Rosky of Volpatt Construction who was the general contractor on this project along with the architect Ian Morrison of the architectural firm of Radelet, MCarthy & Polletta Inc. throughout the project to help achieve the goal of matching as much of the original details possible to the beauty of intricate wood working centuries ago.

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