Leading mechanical contractor builds better IT with Microsoft cloud solutions to focus on customers

Oct 2, 2019 | Source: Microsoft Customer Stories Feature Photo Credit // Jason Heritage | Company News

Hermanson Company is a mechanical contractor that builds and services the physical infrastructure—HVAC, piping, and plumbing—for commercial, public, and institutional clients all over the Pacific Northwest.

Headquartered in Kent, Washington, the company began in 1979 as a sheet metal and HVAC system contractor. Hermanson has now grown to provide all types of mechanical services from preplanning and engineering design to systems fabrication and installation, preventative maintenance, and emergency service with more than 700 employees in Washington and Oregon. After grappling with the restrictions and security challenges inherent to on-premises infrastructure, Hermanson found the flexible, highly secure cloud services it needed with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure.

The automation in Microsoft 365 has turned the 80/20 rule on its head for us. We now use the 80 percent of time we used to spend simply maintaining operations and securing data to focus on the business and drive value back to our clients.- Tom Papahronis: Director of Information Technology, Hermanson Company


When we see impressive modern buildings soaring into the skyline, our thoughts don’t turn to the systems that keep those structures functional, safe, and comfortable for the people who live and work inside of them. But without those systems, the most commanding structure would be little more than a shell. Having worked for the past 40 years to earn customers’ trust, the company behind so many iconic Pacific Northwest buildings was determined to lead the way for secure data management in the construction industry. That’s why Hermanson Company embraced the cloud with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.


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