Corporate History

Historic Picture of Environmental Mechanical Contractors in 1945

Building on Experience since 1945

In 1945, Dan Truog and Clyde Nichols started a mechanical contracting company focused on responsible and reliable building services. 10 years later, in 1955, a chemistry major named Vince LoScalzo joined the company as a salesman. It was a period of tremendous growth, working on high profile projects such as The Plaza, Hall's Department Store, Harzfeld's, and the Alameda Plaza Hotel. They provided total energy plants for Georgetown and Fox Run that included electrical and HVAC using gas turbines for the entire complex.

One of the Midwest’s Leading Contractors

Vince LoScalzo was a believer in the business. And the people who made it up. In early 1978, along with a group of long-time Truog-Nichols employees, he purchased the company and renamed it Environmental Mechanical Contractors. They maintained the same services: heating, ventilating, air conditioning, piping, sheet metal and a complete plant for fabrication of all types of systems- and the company built up a dependable reputation. In 1983, Vince LoScalzo’s son, Thomas J. LoScalzo, joined his father as a mechanical engineer and in 1992 was named President. Thomas has an extensive background as a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consultant. As a licensed engineer in Kansas and Missouri, he also lends his supervision and direction to design, mechanical construction, fabrication, maintenance, estimates, and construction management.


Today, Environmental Mechanical, based in Olathe, Kansas, continues to grow and prosper under Tom’s leadership. Following his father’s principle of innovative cost-effective solutions and quality work, Tom has parlayed the company’s extensive experience into a portfolio of services, specializing in design-build and value engineering. Not just taking a project and slicing and dicing it to be within budget. But using our knowledge of mechanical systems and our experience on thousands of projects to find the best system for your project and your money. And making sure it helps reduce not only your environmental footprint, but your energy costs as well. While we are widely known for our in-house sheet metal capacity, we also have extensive experience in pipe fitting. And the experience and capacity to handle both commercial and industrial projects. The strong performance of the company has resulted in sustained financial growth and the technical resources of a much larger company. Our solid financial stability and sound business judgment guarantees our very high bonding capacity and our ability to meet our obligations for any project we pursue.

A Leader in the Kansas City Community

Environmental Mechanical is a standard-bearer for community involvement in the Greater Kansas City area. Company executives like to point out their proud heritage and speak glowingly of the future of this community. From participating in United Way fund drives and assisting in youth sports programs to signing on as a corporate partner for Olathe district schools, the company encourages hands-on volunteer work from its employees. An annual contribution to the community from EMC is work for The Habitat for Humanity in Kansas City's urban core. The company also collaborates with the Boy Scouts through a local chapter, is a major sponsor for their annual golf tournament and supports the University of St. Mary in several endeavors. Environmental Mechanical is also an active promoter of Kansas City's not-for-profit organizations as members of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Olathe Chamber of Commerce.

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