What distinguishes Batchelor & Kimball is the ability to deal with complexity.
We’re a good choice when air handling and plumbing are high-stakes … or if the project timetable is uncompromising … or when the work at hand calls for added ingenuity.
Here’s why: We do what it takes to stay prepared for these kinds of HVAC and plumbing assignments.
If you haven’t worked with us before, please read a few of our “stories from the field" and see how we prepare for projects in your industry. This is the evidence we offer to earn your confidence — and give us a try.
Stinson Batchelor and Miley Kimball started Batchelor & Kimball in 1979.
Years earlier, the two had been colleagues at the reputable Atlanta mechanical firm Mallory & Evans. Batchelor was on the planning and project management side, Kimball in the field.
There, they had led one of the biggest projects in Atlanta at the time: building and installing mechanical systems for the 1972 expansion of Emory University Hospital.
Kimball left M&E for another partnership, Batchelor stayed on. But as the 1970s neared an end, they realized their complementary strengths made them a good team. So, they went into business together with a resolve to do good work.
In 1985, the firm welcomed Stinson’s son, David, a mechanical engineer who had led expansion projects for Northside Hospital and Piedmont Hospital while at another firm. Not long after, the company became a true family business, as Miley Kimball departed for retirement, though his name would remain on the door.
Key to B&K’S steady growth was the 2010 expansion of the company’s fabrication shop, which better prepared the firm to move faster on complex projects while lowering costs.
Inside our Conyers, Ga. headquarters, built in 2018: Open spaces, plenty of pods for collaboration
The year 2014 brought a new generation of the Batchelor family to the company with the hiring of David’s son, Brian.
Before being named CEO in 2018, Brian served as operations manager for the firm and orchestrated the firm’s construction and move to a new headquarters on Plunkett Road in Conyers. Fabrication capacity tripled – B&K now had a state-of-the-art, 90,000-square-foot shop.
Ergonomically optimized stations promoted safety and health; new technologies added speed. Learn more about the fabrication shop >
In 2020, the construction leader EMCOR Group acquired Batchelor & Kimball, adding resources on a national scale while retaining B&K’s leadership and specialization.
Experience has taught us how to anticipate gaps in scope and items not reflected in drawings or specification docs.