History

Industrial Mechanical Contractors (IMC) was founded by Joseph L. Zielke in 1981 after his departure from ThermATrol Mechanical, which he co-founded in 1970. In the beginning, IMC focused on the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and education sectors of the business. IMC clientele included: Allied Tube & Conduit, Temple University, Merck, Philadelphia Coca Cola, and the University of Pennsylvania. Soon after the retail sales market started to emerge in the area.  IMC expanded relationships with developers and general contractors who were building new shopping centers.   We provided HVAC and plumbing for many Pathmark supermarkets, Acme markets, and various strip malls, such as  23rd and Oregon, Boulevard Plaza, and Front and Olney Center.  As we continues to service the clients whose stores where now on these original building sites, our company grew. In 1987 Wayne J. Zielke was transferred from working as a field service technician to managing the expansion of the IMC Service Division. At that time, Wayne had graduated from the Steamfitters Mechanical Equipment Services Program and had 10 years of experience in the installation and repair of HVAC equipment. The company continued to prosper in the construction and service industry with an emphasis on HVAC service and replacement work for the end user. Relationships also emerged in the senior housing market, which was, and still is, experiencing rapid growth.  IMC continues to expand our market share in this area. We currently service over 30 facilities, many with over 200 units. Our incomparable work in senior housing led to opportunities at new facilities, such as the Parkside project at Rydal Park, which is a luxury apartment complex. In 1998 Wayne J. Zielke became President of the company and continues in this position to present day. He maintains the values of the firm that was started by his father. Our company philosophy is to give our clients a quality installation and provide superior service for their mechanical needs. This is continually proven in that we have company picture_1retained many of our clients for over 35 years. In 2012 both Wayne Zielke Jr. and Michael R. Zielke  joined the firm. Wayne is our account executive, increasing our client base, and Michael is a scheduler for our technicians. They are the third generation of Zielkes to work at IMC.  As each new generation joins IMC, our values are still the same as they were in 1970.