In 1947, The Poole and Kent Corporation first opened its doors in Baltimore, Maryland. Robert R. Poole and E. Robert Kent had been high school classmates and college roommates. Upon their college graduation, Messrs. Poole and Kent decided to form a partnership that would supply heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services to the local Baltimore community.
Within two years, the partners had added a plumbing component to their repertoire of offerings, and they were supplying complete mechanical contracting services. In 1952, when revenues rose to more than $2 million, Poole and Kent incorporated.
In 1954, Poole & Kent moved to the Florida market opening an office in downtown Miami. Over the past 60 years, Poole & Kent has evolved from a mechanical contractor into one of the foremost specialty contractors in the state. Poole & Kent contributed to the growth of the South Florida community, having been involved in numerous “landmark projects”. As the community has grown, so has Poole & Kent. We opened additional offices in West Palm Beach, Tampa, and Port Charlotte to better serve our customers in these areas.
In 1999, we joined the EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® Company, named one of the top 5 Most Admired Companies in the Engineering and Construction Industry by FORTUNE magazine.
P&K recently completed construction of the largest filter system in the US (South District WWTP, Miami, FL)
In 2004, Poole & Kent Company of Florida was established. P&K holds all required state licenses including General Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Plumbing Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor, and Pollutant Storage Systems Contractor and has in-house Professional Engineers and DBIA professionals who are utilized extensively during “value engineering” and “design-build” projects.
Our focus in the recent years has been progressed dramatically from an all exclusive mechanical contractor to an extensive specialty contractor. We specialize in the construction of municipal wastewater and water treatment plants, fueling facilities, oxygenation systems, cogeneration facilities, airports, aviation fuel pipeline systems, large pumping stations, reverse osmosis and nanofiltration facilities, central HVAC chiller plants and other highly complex, mechanically intensive, general construction projects.
We have established invaluable relationships with our subcontractors and suppliers, which includes minority owned businesses, women-owned businesses, and small disadvantaged businesses.