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UMC Welcomes New Shareholder

Smart leadership planning will take the company into the next 100 years.

Seattle/Mukilteo, WA (May 14, 2019) – UMC (University Mechanical Contractors) is proud to announce that Major Projects Manager, Steve Russo has been named a shareholder of the firm.

“Steve has played a key part in UMC’s success since he joined us in 2000,” said Jerry Bush, CEO and President. “Since day-one, I’ve watched him refine his technical and leadership skills to become respected by our employees and highly effective in managing our most significant projects.”

Russo came to UMC after stints with a design firm as well as a nationwide general contractor and brought vast experience in wastewater treatment plants along with a professional civil engineering license. He started with UMC’s Industrial Group eventually becoming its manager before moving into his current position. At UMC, he has led a wide variety of significant projects, including the Brightwater Treatment Plant in Woodinville, Hanford 200W Pump and Treat in Richland, Vantage Data Center in Quincy, Sound Transit University Station, and many more. 

“It’s absolutely humbling to be in this position,” said Russo. “I appreciate Jerry and the other shareholders who have confidence in me to help them and the company move into the future. My goal is to be an active participant in making sure that UMC stays relevant and makes good decisions. With the longevity of a company like UMC, I have a small piece in time to help carry part of the torch, and I welcome the responsibility to support everyone in our efforts.”

“In nearly a century in business, people change, markets change, business changes, the world changes,” said Bush. “We have to address those changes in order to move forward and put in place the leadership, processes and technology—all the things that make the company successful, not only today, but in 10, 20, 50 years and set it on track for another 100 years of success.”

About UMC

Embarking on their 100th anniversary, UMC is one of the most experienced specialty contracting firms in the nation offering full-service mechanical contracting and engineering, energy and environment consulting, building controls, and building service and maintenance. Since 1920, they have been operating continuously in the Puget Sound region of Washington and evolving their services and innovations to repeatedly exceed their clients’ expectations. UMC’s clients count on them to build the highest quality systems for high-tech commercial buildings, healthcare facilities, lab and biotech research facilities, data centers, airports and more. Their diverse team of designers, engineers, builders, contractors and project managers all have one thing in common—an incredible passion for the work they do.