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Mowery Rebrands, Adds to Team, Wins a Ranking

Mowery&rsquo;s expertise includes HVAC or MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) design capability, however, it always subcontracts those installations.

Derek Dilks

Mowery, an industry-leading construction company based in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (formerly known as R.S. Mowery & Sons) has launched a new brand after more than 90 years in business.

The new brand focuses on the customer experience the local company offers for its commercial construction clients and positions Mowery for continued growth in the industry.

“This company has served this region for over 90 years, and although our brand is changing, our focus on safety, relationships, integrity and client satisfaction remain the same,” said David Cross, president and COO of Mowery. “Raymond Mowery built this business on the foundation of relationships that last a lifetime and that foundation will continue to stand strong as we continue to adapt and grow.”

Mowery’s expertise includes HVAC or MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) design capability, however, it always subcontracts those installations.

“We do not do full-blown MEP design, yet we typically will develop performance specifications in-house, to be used as a part of the design or in a design build delivery approach,” Cross explained.
 The new brand launch includes an evolution of the R.S. Mowery & Sons name to the simplified version of Mowery, a new logo, and a website redesign all focused on the company’s “For The Experience” approach.

In June 2016, Mowery was named as one of the “Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania” by the Central Penn Business Journal. Mowery was also named to the list in 2008 and 2009. Previously, Mowery had been ranked first and fifth on the list.

Over the past half-year, Mowery has hired five new employees, spent thousands of dollars on new process and technology enhancements. Additional hiring is expected to continue.

“Our tagline has always been “For the Experience,” but now we are implementing new business strategies that better allow our team to bring that approach to life for our clients on a daily basis,” said Cross. “Our goal is to offer superior services through exceptional client experiences on every project. Our new brand and continued team growth demonstrates that focus.”

A new company website was under construction as of late October.

Mowery has added Derek Dilks of Camp Hill, Pa. to its growing team. In his new role, Dilks will serve as Mowery’s director of special projects.

Seth Hughes

Dilks has received a number of honors and recognitions for his work through the community. In 2011, he was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to serve on the Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee. In 2009, he received the Mayor’s award for "Distinguished Public Service” in honor of his work as board president of the Historic Harrisburg Association; and in 2008 he received the Mayor’s award for "Preservation Excellence" in honor of his work to restore and preserve the Horace McFarlands "Breeze Hill" mansion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Seth Hughes of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania has been named director of Mowery’s Logistics Group. His primary responsibility will be the maintenance and expansion of Mowery’s market share of the logistics industry, including assisting with business development efforts and maintaining client relationships.

Hughes has more than 21 years of experience in the construction industry in a variety of roles, including tradesman, department manager and leadership positions. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
Hughes resides in Boiling Springs with his wife and three children. Being a sportsman, he enjoys camping, hunting and fishing. Much of his spare time is dedicated to supporting youth sports and coaching in his local community.

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