Mechanical piping contractors
About S2 Industrial—Mechanical Piping Contractors in Springfield, OR
S2 Industrial was organized in 1980 by former owner Bruce Lesan (from the former S-2 Contractors; named for original owners Smith and Schmidt). In 1999 Mr. Lesan retired and sold the company to Doug Walker. Today the company is co-owned by Doug Walker and Darrell Johnson.
Prior to 1999 S2 was primarily a heavy industrial general contracting firm specializing in wood products facilities such as log mills, pulp and paper plants, and plywood mills. While we remain dedicated to serving that market sector, our portfolio has expanded considerably since 1999. Today we provide mechanical services in a much wider range of industries including: healthcare, educational, metals, high-tech, food processing, and power generation. Throughout the region our customers now include: commercial facility owners, general contractors, university facilities and maintenance, and process plants.
Our self performed services include the following crafts: Pipefitters, Millwrights, Iron Workers, Carpenters and Laborers. We also have developed significant working relationships with subcontractors specializing in other disciplines such as: Sheet Metal/HVAC, Process and Building Controls, Electrical, and Insulation.
Until 2011 our company was headquartered on Laura Street in Springfield, OR. In 2011 we took the opportunity to purchase property and relocate our company to Marcola, OR (10 miles North East of Springfield). While somewhat cramped at our previous location (which we shared with 2 other tenants) we now have a 14,000 SF shop on nearly 6 acres. True to the roots of our company, we are located on the former site of the Fischer Saw Mill (once the largest of its kind in Oregon). In fact, our shop is recent construction built around the former mill’s early 20th century 6-bay brick dry kilns (the only structure remaining from the old Fischer Mill, which burned down in 1955).
Throughout its existence S2 Industrial has maintained a belief that the important work of the company – where our reputation lies – is in the field. We feel that safely delivering quality craftsmanship is the most important service to provide our clients. Effective delivery of this service inevitably leads to successfully meeting budgets, schedules, and any other measurable construction project criteria.
Our project teams pride themselves on the ability to plan and safely execute their work. Our safety modification rates reflect that as they are continually below industry norm. Since 2005 we have had zero lost time incidents. We, however, do not rest on the laurels of these statistics. Instead we strive continually for an injury free environment with the goal of ensuring all of our workers, and those working around us, go home safely to their families.
Doug brings over 35 years construction industry experience to the S2 Industrial team. Coming up through the piping trades he understands mechanical construction from the inside-out. When construction jobs were scarce in the northwestern United States in the late 70’s and 80’s Doug was forced to travel. This enabled him to build a resume of experience rivaled by few in the industry. The knowledge, leadership skills, and work ethic honed on major industrial projects including: power plants in Utah, California oil refineries, paper mills in Minnesota, and North Slope Alaska oil rigs , lead to supervisory positions with Northwest based mechanical contractors when work resumed in the region in the 1990’s. Since purchasing S2 Industrial in 1999, Doug has steadily grown the company by building a team of individuals that emulate his core values and work ethic.
After getting his BS in Construction Management at Washington State University, Darrell spent the first 11 years of his career with one of the largest mechanical contractors in the country. In 2003 he seized the opportunity to join the S2 Industrial team and partner with former coworker, and longtime friend, Doug Walker. Focused on several company functions ranging from business development to securing and managing projects, Darrell’s tenure with S2 is marked by steady growth and increased client base. He understands that the key to successful projects and repeat business, where the company’s reputation lies, is in the field. Darrell is proud of S2’s core crew and enjoys mentoring craft supervisors in the management aspects of construction.
Chad has rapidly progressed to the General Foreman level with S2 Industrial. His attention to safety, ability to efficiently manage large crews, and establish successful relationships with our clients are key factors in his rapid progression with our company. His experience with S2 includes supervisory roles in hi-tech, food processing, pulp and paper, healthcare, and educational projects.
Brock has over 14 years of field experience in industries including educational, semiconductor, pulp and paper, and healthcare. He is an accomplished supervisor on large projects. Brock has a reputation of taking a no-nonense approach to his work, and demands that from his crews as well. His approach serves our company well as Brock is frequently specifically requested by our clients.