A.O. Reed & Co.



In 1914, Albert O. Reed opened a small plumbing and heating shop in San Diego and laid the groundwork for what today is one of the West’s leading mechanical contractors. A.O. Reed & Co. combines sophisticated engineering with innovative installation techniques to produce the best mechanical system for each project. Studying evolving energy demands in order to evaluate new products and systems, we stay on top of our industry’s technology so our clients will benefit from the most mechanically advanced systems available. From the shop floor to the jobsite and boardroom, A.O. Reed & Co. professionals are dedicated to quality workmanship, uncompromising integrity and customer satisfaction. A.O. Reed & Co.’s 55,000 square foot facility, on a three acre site, includes our sheet metal and pipe fabrication facilities, service department, corporate offices and one of Southern California’s most complete plumbing retail stores. Since the early days, A.O. Reed & Co. has been “The Catalyst for Energy Conservation” in San Diego County. Our resume of Green Construction projects includes everything from LEED Platinum to the first LEED Certified project in California. Our MSCA GreenSTAR® Qualified Service and New Technologies Team has successfully completed countless energy and controls retrofits. In 2010 and 2011, A.O. Reed & Co. Corporate Headquarters earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. The building now rates in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide. “A.O. Reed & Co is pleased that its headquarters has received the EPA’s ENERGY STAR in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Steve Andrade, A.O. Reed & Co. president and CEO. “As a nationally recognized leading mechanical and energy contractor in Southern California, we thought it was imperative to undergo a major retrofit prior to recommending our clients do the same. We retrofitted our HVAC systems, lighting systems, installed an energy management system, a cool roof, added 140kw photo-voltaic array to generate 57 percent of our electrical consumption, retrofitted our plumbing fixtures, and made a firm commitment to changing our culture while keeping our nearly 100-year-old traditions intact.” The ENERGY STAR plaque follows the recent environmental recognition in which San Diego Gas & Electric Co. selected A.O. Reed & Co. as the 2010 Energy Showcase Award winners. “Comprehensive energy savings solutions and leveraging SDG&E incentives is now part of their culture,” said Hal Snyder, vice president of customer solutions for SDG&E, during the awards luncheon. “A.O. Reed & Co. walked the talk by investing in substantial sustainable energy saving retrofits to their own buildings.” A.O. Reed & Co. is proud to stand with the other MSCA STAR® and MSCA GreenSTAR® Qualified Contractors; these prestigious designations for service excellence are awarded to an elite group of mechanical service contractors by the Mechanical Service Contractors of America.


Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing, Building Automation, Building Operations, Energy Savings Solutions, Commissioning/Retro-commissioning, Data Center AC Service, Design and Installation, Chiller Replacement and Repair, Boiler Service and Replacement, Water Treatment

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Contact Name:

Jaimi Lomas

Contact Title:

General Manager, Service Division

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4777 Ruffner Street
San Diego, CA 92111