Press Release: icon Mechanical Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

icon Mechanical Breaks Ground on New Granite City, Illinois Headquarters

Mechanical Engineering Firm Expands to Accommodate Growth. Celebrates 25 years.


  • Ground-breaking ceremony, September 8, 2020
  • 40,800 square-foot facility represents firm’s continued growth
  • Marks icon Mechanical’s 25-year anniversary
  • New space allows for workforce expansion
  • Conveys renewed commitment to BiState Region

 Granite City, IL (September 8, 2020) icon Mechanical, one of the midwest’s largest full-service design-build/design-assist mechanical contractors, has announced plans to expand its operations in Granite City, Illinois, and hosted a ground-breaking ceremony on a new, 40,800 square-foot headquarters today. The facility is scheduled for completion in summer, 2021.

“This is exciting news for our company and the community,” said, Jeff Rush, President of icon Mechanical. “Our capacity to expand our offices by nearly three-times our current facility reflects the tremendous growth we’ve experienced in recent years.”

The new office coincides with the firm’s 25th anniversary. Founded in 1995, icon Mechanical has grown into one of the nation’s most innovative design-build and prefabrication/modularization mechanical engineering firms. The company has completed high-profile projects in almost every state, Mexico and St. Croix. The specialty contractor specializes in large, multi-million dollar commercial, industrial, and institutional projects that typically feature challenging technical specifications and requirements.

Rush said the new facility will enable the company to further enhance its industry-leading technical capabilities with larger design spaces and state-of-the-art equipment. The office will also provide expanded innovative work and leisure spaces for employees.

The two-story headquarters will be located immediately adjacent to icon Mechanical’s current offices at 1616 Cleveland Blvd in Granite City. icon Mechanical has continued to increase its footprint in Granite City since beginning operations in 1995 and now has nine buildings covering over 135,000 square feet.

“We are committed to supporting the Bistate region,” said, Jeff Smith, CFO of icon Mechanical. “Our relationship with the people of Granite City, other businesses, and community leaders continues to be solid. We feel strongly about ensuring we all work together for the betterment of our town as well as the entire St. Louis metropolitan area.”

Smith said icon made a deliberate effort to procure local contractors for the project. Contegra Construction of Edwardsville is the design-build general contractor leading the project and Juneau Associates of Granite City served as civil engineer. Other contractors include Gray Design Group of St. Louis (architecture and interior design) and Alper Audi of St. Louis (structural engineering services).

“This is wonderful news for our community,” said Rosemarie Brown, Executive Director, Madison County Chamber of Commerce. “icon Mechanical continues to be a great corporate citizen and very conscientious of its impact on our county and the region. We are very grateful for icon’s decision to remain and expand its operations here.”

icon staff were joined in the celebration by Granite City Mayor, Ed Hagnauer; Monica Bristow (State Rep. 111); Katie Stuart (State Rep. 112); State Senator (56th District), Rachelle Aud Crowe, and Cathy Hamilton from Granite City’s Department of Economic Development.

icon Mechanical and its sister companies currently employ around 300 professionals and craft workers. The company also has offices in St Louis and Nashville, Tennessee, in addition to its Granite City, Illinois headquarters.

About icon Mechanical

icon Mechanical is a full-service mechanical contractor, engineering and construction firm specializing in the design, fabrication, installation, modification, and ongoing service of process piping, power piping, industrial ventilation and commercial HVAC. icon Mechanical takes pride in our team of creative people who possess a strong passion to drive exceptional results.


For more information, please contact:

Tom Evans / Director of Market Development, icon Mechanical / 314.609.6142 / [email protected]