History

MMC, Since MCMLX111 (1963)

MMC is a fully-integrated mechanical contractor. Since our humble beginnings in 1963, our company has become a leader in designing, building and servicing complex mechanical systems. MMC’s engineers and technicians have nearly 1,400 years of combined experience on nearly 300,000 different projects.


1963 – MMC was founded by Kenneth H. Gilbert.
1972 – MMC moved to 7340 Washington Avenue South in Eden Prairie, MN, increasing their space to approximately 27,000 square feet in a location they would call home for nearly 40 years.
1981 – Kenny Gilbert retired and sold his business to five employees. At this time, MMC employed approximately 125 people and had revenues of $12,000,000. MMC also purchased the company’s first cell phone.
1985 – The company started to expand when they acquired Allied Metalcraft as well as starting the Small Projects (SP) and Service Divisions. MMC also purchased its first computer.
1991 – MMC completed the Mall of America project-one of our largest projects at over 4.2 million square feet. MMC’s Virtual Building Systems Division started in early 1990’s.
1995 – MMC designed a new logo and the company vehicles changed from brown to white.
2000 – MMC was sold to Exelon Corporation. The company completed the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN and opened an office in Phoenix, AZ.
2004 – A group of eight purchased the company back from Exelon. MMC started a pipe fabrication facility and sold Shield Fire Protection.
2009 – The country entered the Great Recession. MMC was able to maintain strong relationships with its banking, insurance, and bonding partners. MMC reached revenues of $175,000,000 and peaked at over 550 employees.
2010 – MMC completed the much anticipated Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club. In July, 2010 MMC purchased a 79,000 square foot building in Eden Prairie, MN. The new space allowed for all three trades to be combined in the fabrication shop as well as future office space growth.
2011 – APi Group, Inc. acquired MMC. MMC merged with Doody Mechanical. MMC had its first annual Oktoberfest customer appreciation event.
2013 – MMC celebrated 50 years in business.
2014 – MMC was awarded its largest project to-date, Sanford Fargo Medical Center.