A&R. Building a better future for Chicago’s businesses, institutions and communities since 1925.

A&R Mechanical Contractors, Inc. began in 1925 as the David W. Reichard Plumbing and Heating Company. Founded in a small garage on Illinois Street in Urbana and offering only two services, A&R survived the depression, World War II, multiple recessions and almost a century of changes in the construction industry to grow into the industry leading firm it is today.

Over the years, our corporate projects expanded, and as our clients’ businesses grew, so did ours. In 1967, we opened our first sheet metal shop and moved to our current location of Kettering Park Drive. Since then, we’ve continued to expand the services we offer our customers. We pro-actively explore cutting-edge tools such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), leverage pre-fabrication through automated manufacturing equipment and modularization. We believe in an integrated project delivery model that enables us to assess, plan, develop and construct hospitals, schools, factories, and government buildings for the benefit of our communities.

Although our business model has changed in many ways, our commitment to excellence is as strong as it was when we began almost a century ago. We still put quality construction, safety, innovation and the satisfaction of our clients above all. We hope that you’ll let us show you how well this A&R blueprint for success can work for your project.

For a quote on commercial or residential plumbing, pipe-fitting, welding process piping, sheet metal work, excavation, utility installation or concrete work, give us a call today at (217) 367-4227.