6 Steps to Take Before The Project Starts to Save the Budget and Timeline
Because of the complexity and rigid requirements of industrial facilities, our clients appreciate the breadth and depth of IFS’ services.
From highly regulated pharmaceutical facilities to chemical production lines and more.
We understand that safety and speed are two critical drivers of all industrial projects.
Safety: Safety and environmental requirements are usually strict and rigorous. We use the same experienced technicians as much as possible for a facility and have the in-house capability for high-purity orbitally welded piping and specialty resin piping.
Speed: Industrial clients often are in a race to get a new process or product to market. They need a reliable, quick timeline and quick response for service issues because downtime means money lost. We spend the time in advance with computerized 3-D and isometric hand drawings to help clients visualize flat engineering designs so it is built right, the first time.
As a true partner, we listen, we strategize, we offer solutions and we deliver responsive service.
IFS builds and maintains compliant, dependable systems for all types of industrial facilities throughout St. Louis and Mid Missouri from our Columbia office.
“They’re there in a heartbeat, they have 24-hour cars. It’s a one-stop shop. Working with a one-stop shop is the only way to go.” – David Petelik, Huvepharma Inc
Over time, many industrial clients expand IFS’ role to managing nearly every aspect of their facility systems — from HVAC projects and service to plumbing, fire protection, building controls and more.
Uncommon in the St. Louis and Mid-Missouri markets — IFS’ resources match the largest mechanical firms but with the relationship focus of smaller firms.
IFS provides personal attention through a central industrial specialist — Jerry or Anthony — who gets to know the facility and keeps as many of the same technicians on projects as possible.
Clients have access to specialized departments and IFS’ engineering team for advanced services and consulting.
“IFS has the resources to do what needs to be done and done right,” said Petelik.
From new construction of high-purity production lines to retrofits and servicing facility systems, IFS builds and maintains dependable and compliant systems for industrial and pharmaceutical facilities:
Jerry grew up in this business his entire life and ran a company with his father for 23 years before he came to IFS. He is passionate about providing responsive, quality counsel to clients.
“A lot of people want to hit the easy button. What separates IFS from a lot of other contractors is that we spend the time upfront to help our clients visualize the installation to work out any issues. This impacts their bottom line and keeps projects on track, to avoid costly adjustments afterward.”
Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus.
Jerry grew up in this business his entire life and ran a company with his father for 23 years before he came to IFS 13 years ago. He is passionate about providing responsive, quality counsel to clients.
“A lot of people want to hit the easy button. What separates IFS from a lot of other contractors is that we spend the time upfront to help our clients visualize the installation to work out any issues. This impacts their bottom line and keeps projects on track, to avoid costly adjustments afterwards.”
Project Engineer Anthony Silistria runs IFS’ industrial team that serves Mid-Missouri from an office in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He prides himself in thinking outside the box and providing the customer with the best option for their project. He has been with IFS for over nine years.
“I like to look at each set of drawings with fresh eyes and always try and consider other options as opposed to what is drawn to see if another way suits the customer better. I enjoy working with customers on site and understanding their facilities to ensure they get the best option to help them become more efficient. It is all about the final product and making sure the customer is happy in the end.”