Passageway, New Floor & Overhead Door












































Hartford, CT


October, 2018


In order to expand their shop, Crest Mechanical, a full-service HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection contractor, recently purchased an adjacent building to their Hartford, Connecticut facility.  Wanting to connect the two buildings and take advantage of the street facing loading dock, structural changes needed to be made.  Having worked with Savy & Sons on projects for their clients in the past, the Vice President at Crest Mechanical reached out for assistance for a solution to connect the two buildings.  

With the building set-up, receiving deliveries and navigating the forklifts, and other heavy equipment, was difficult – challenging to get materials through to the warehouse. Located in an old mill complex, the buildings are constructed of brick masonry, and after a consultation with Savy & Sons, a plan was developed to create a new passageway and install an overhead door. 

The Savy & Sons team cut a 12’ x 12’ opening in each of the buildings, installed an overhead steel plate, two structural supporting beams, and built a 3’ brick masonry wall to connect the two sections.  The floor in the newly acquired building space was wood and needed to be replaced for durability. After excavating the floor and sand base, the team installed a process gravel base and poured a new concrete floor, with a ramp to transition between the two buildings as the floor elevations were different. Once the floor had cured, an overhead door was installed for security and energy efficiency purposes.  

After this five-day project, Crest Mechanical has increased their efficiency and productivity with the new access to a street-level loading dock and free movement of their forklifts.  Deliveries are much smoother as vendors and suppliers have access to the front of the building, street-level loading dock, and do not need to navigate large delivery vehicles to the back of the complex.  

“We knew Savy & Sons would provide us with a cost-effective and efficient solution, and we are very happy with the quick, quality work the team delivered. It’s a game changer for us!”  


As a family-owned and operated business, Savy & Sons has set the quality standard for three generations, providing masonry restoration, waterproofing solutions, and infrastructure repair for commercial, educational, and municipal customers.

With our service-first approach to all work, we’ve built a stellar reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and service. Our skilled team ensures that all projects are completed on time, within budget, and to our own demanding standards.

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Our top priority is to solve problems with unmatched customer service.


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We build value into every project while delivering results that meet our demanding quality standards.


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We say what we will do and do what we say.  Our work is 100% guaranteed.

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