Southern Arizona’s largest mechanical contractor was founded as a plumbing company

Sun Mechanical Contracting, Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Founded in 1977 by Scott Candrian as a side business, it has since grown into the largest mechanical contractor in Southern Arizona.

Over the past four decades, the staff has grown from two to more than 200 skilled tradesmen and management personnel. The company started out of Candrian’s car trunk; today, Sun Mechanical provides hundreds of clients with plumbing, HVAC, industrial/institutional piping and duct work, commercial service, and more. Sun Mechanical’s service division operates throughout the state.

“We are proud of how much the company has grown and we are extremely grateful for our customers' continued support and loyalty,” said President Marc Kinseth. “We owe our success to our customers and our outstanding employees.”

Sun Mechanical provides services for a wide range of industries, including education, healthcare, government, commercial, manufacturing, and hospitality. Customers include many of Tucson’s largest business organizations, such as the University of Arizona, Raytheon, and Ventana Medical Systems. In addition, Sun Mechanical performs both service and construction projects for all of the area healthcare facilities.

 “The landscape of downtown and the university area is changing dramatically. As we emerge from the recession, there is a lot of opportunity for great construction projects in Tucson and we’re excited to be a part of it,” Kinseth said.