Friday, September 25, 2015

228th Street, Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York - Ribbon Cutting of New Solar Project

The first New York City skyscraper (Bloomberg L.P.’s midtown headquarters) will be “powered by solar” using remote net metering and benefiting from energy credits generated by a 1,518 kW solar installation installed on the roof of Idlewild 228th Street LLC’s new air freight logistics building in Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York, and on the roofs of two office/warehouse buildings situated directly across the street owned by another of our real estate partnerships, JFK Airport Park Partners LLC.    

This innovative solar project was developed working together with our solar contractor, EnterSolar, our energy consultant, Prescient Energy, and with funding provided by private green energy investors and Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative.  This three-building system is the largest rooftop solar array in Queens and is among the largest rooftop solar projects in New York State, comprised of over 5,500 solar panels.  The power generated will be converted to energy credits, and applied to energy usage at Bloomberg L.P.’s 731 Lexington Avenue headquarters and at a Bloomberg data center located on West Street. 

On an annual basis, this solar project will generate over 1.8 million kW hours, enough clean renewable electricity to power more than 244 typical homes for a year, and will provide significant environmental benefits to both Bloomberg and the NYC community, including the avoidance of almost 1.3 million lbs. of CO2 per year.

The launch event for this solar project took place at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 15th.  Con Edison was part of the program trumpeting the solar project and David Sandbank, Director of NYSERDA, part of Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative, spoke as well.  

John M. Phufas/James B. Ross,
Managing Members

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mesco's 2013 Building of the Year

Legacy Funeral Home in Fayetteville, Georgia is Mesco's 2013 Building of the Year. This award was presented at Mesco's 2014 Annual Builder Meeting held in Costa Rica. 
Congratulations Tifton Building Systems!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mesco Helps Fire Fighters Extinguish Budget Concerns

After breaking ground in December, the Bethel Fire Station in Sumter, South Carolina held its grand opening earlier this fall. The new facility is part of a grander plan to update and bring to code, Sumter County’s rural fire stations.

Mesco and fellow general contractors Hawkins and Kolb Construction were the team for the job. Working together, the construction duo was able to develop a project plan specifically value engineered to keep the project on time and within the proposed budget. Signature™ 300 roof and wall panels were used to keep costs low and aesthetics attractive.

To learn more about the Bethel Fire Station and to see photos of the full construction process from the ground up, click here and visit their website.

Mesco is honored to support our Fire Fighters and help give them a place to call home base.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Mesco Helps Man’s Best Friend.

Damage brought on by Hurricane Katrina can still be seen along the Gulf Coast even years after. Some of the most heavily impacted are the animals that were abandoned during the evacuation. This past June, the new Hancock County Animal Shelter, located in Hancock County, Mississippi opened its doors.

Capable of housing up to 50 dogs and 30 cats, this 3,000 square foot facility was the dream of the BucksMont Katrina Relief Group, along with a little help from Mesco, and Mesco Authorized Builder Sam B. Day Construction. The building’s use of Mesco’s Double-Lok Roof System, a Simple Saver Insulation System, and IPS panels along the exterior of the kennel area ensure that this new facility will run efficiently and without breaking the bank. The team at the Hancock Shelter is already seeing significant reductions in their utility usage.

Mesco is proud to have played a role in helping these lovable animals find a new habitat.

If you’re interested in helping these animals find a new and permanent home, you can contact the Hancock County Animal Shelter at 228.216.PETS (7378) or online at

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Mesco Building Solutions is on a Mission to Reinvigorate the POPC!

This week, we’re featuring the Port Orange Presbyterian Church (POPC) of Port Orange, FL. Mesco, along with builder Steelmaster Industries, the Hall Construction Company, and architect Kevin Schweizer, have joined forces to aid in the expansion and improvement of the church.

Using Mesco’s dependable and attractive Galvalume® Standing Seam Roof System, The POPC will soon have additional meeting rooms to accommodate the growing congregation and an open-air covered area for future gatherings and fellowship. Way to go, Team!

Check back soon to see how construction of the POPC is coming along, and for updates regarding Mesco Projects, Mesco People and how we’re working to better our community.

At Mesco, We Find a Way!