Press Release: Dawkins Joins icon’s Nashville Office as Director of Operations

icon Mechanical Names Jason Dawkins Director of Operations in Nashville

Dawkins complements icon’s rapidly expanding regional operations and growth strategy by bringing over 20 years of industry expertise and established market relationships with owners and GC’s throughout the southeast.

  • Dawkins named Director of Operations for icon’s Nashville operations
  • Dawkins’ regional experience complements icon’s rapid expansion in southeast
  • icon president says Dawkins is a “great fit” for advocating/promoting firm’s philosophy
  • Dawkins calls icon’s approach a “game changer” for southeast region GC’s and owners

Nashville, TN (March 23, 2021) icon Mechanical, one of the region’s fastest-growing full-service design-build/design-assist mechanical contractors, has named industry veteran, Jason Dawkins as Director of Operations for the company’s Nashville office.

Dawkins brings over 25 years of construction and mechanical engineering expertise to the icon team, which includes executive management responsibilities for a variety of multi-million-dollar projects primarily throughout Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and New Mexico.

He most recently was an executive project manager and minority owner with Nashville Machine Company where he spent over 13 years in roles developing that organization’s project budgeting, billing, purchasing, and labor, as well as site coordination, design and estimating.

In his new role, Dawkins will be responsible for all aspects of project delivery, strategic planning, enhancing processes, and business development.

“We are excited to have Jason on our team as we continue expanding our Nashville operations,” said Jeff Rush, president of icon Mechanical. “We have built our 25-year reputation as a firm that approaches every project by thinking outside the norm with a constant penchant toward identifying where we can add value at every opportunity. Jason’s wide-array of experience and established connections certainly make him a great fit for helping us further that effort and showcase our ability throughout the southeast region.”

icon is headquartered in Granite City, IL and opened its Nashville office in 2018. Since that time, icon has been engaged in several high-profile projects throughout the area, including the Nashville Yards development. icon was recently selected as the design-assist mechanical contractor for the Albion in the Gulch project. The company differentiates itself by having the capacity to design, pre-fabricate (in-house), deliver, and install mechanical systems – an innovative and complete process proven to save time, money, and improve safety.

“I’m excited to be a part of the icon team and help bring this comprehensive expertise to this region’s fast-expanding construction market,” Dawkins said. “icon’s approach is a game changer for general contractors and owners in this area and I’m looking forward to the impact icon is going to make here. We have the capacity to build systems exponentially better, faster, and safer.”

At Nashville Machine Company, Dawkins served as project manager on notable mechanical projects for BNA Airport Phase II Powerhouse; Opryland flood re-build, as well as multiple other projects at Opryland, including: renovation of over 3,500 rooms, Opryland Waterpark; and the Opryland cooling tower replacement — the single largest capacity cooling tower replacement in middle Tennessee. The replacement was accomplished while keeping Opryland fully operational with no loss of utility operation. Additional projects included, completing multiple initiatives for General Mills over several states. These efforts entailed skid design and fabrication distributed to many US and international sites; BNY-Mellon Data Center; UBS, and Vanderbilt University powerhouse coal conversion and chill water upgrade. Prior to Nashville Machine Company, Dawkins held sales/project management positions at Georgia-based, B&W Mechanical and MAXAIR where he was responsible for design build mechanical systems.

Dawkins earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech University).

About icon Mechanical

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’s scope entails design, fabrication, installation, modification and ongoing service of process piping, power piping, industrial ventilation, and commercial HVAC. icon has completed high-profile projects in almost every state, Mexico and St. Croix, specializing in large, multi-million dollar commercial, industrial, and institutional projects that typically feature challenging technical specifications and requirements.

The company is headquartered in Granite City, IL (St. Louis-metro), with additional offices in St. Louis and Nashville, Tennessee.


For more information

Contact: Tom Evans / 618.501.4852 / [email protected]