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Social Security Administration Project Complete – Job Well Done!

“HARD WORK spotlights the character of people.
Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”

– Sam Ewing

Congratulations to our dedicated and hardworking project team, who successfully completed the mechanical and plumbing renovation requirements at Social Security Administration Altmeyer in Woodlawn, Maryland. This $18 million two-year phased project was a complete office space gut and renovation of 10 stories. Unlike many other large projects, this one had the added challenge of finding new ways to work through a pandemic that impacted every trade and every individual. This project will forever stand out as an example of what achievement if we work together toward a common goal.

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Patti Schwenk, Employee of the Quarter

Have you ever worked with someone whose contributions to the company are not easily seen nor widely known, yet their efforts make a real difference? We have witnessed it every day from our team member, Patti, who works in our Estimating Department. Her colleagues do not have to ask if it will get done; they know for sure that it will get done. Congratulations Patti!

“Patti is the backbone of the estimating department, and we appreciate her hard work and dedication!”
– Jamie Friedrich, Sr. VP of Estimating


Teri Potts, Outstanding Employee for January 2021

Teri works in our Service Division and excels in the performance of her day-to-day responsibilities. We applaud your hard work and your dedication to quality.


Bill Fowler Promoted to Senior Project Manager

Over the years, Bill has worked on many of our most successful military base projects. In addition to working with our military customers, in his new role, Bill also is working on expanding our client base, teaching team members about our bidding process and project management procedures. Bill says, “The new role is just expanding on my previous role (that makes it easy). Having great support in the office and in the field makes it possible.” Congratulations Bill!


Charlie Mudd Promoted to Corporate Quality Control Manager

Charlie Mudd has been promoted to our Corporate Quality Control Manager! There is no doubt that Charlie’s years of experience as both a Superintendent and a Project Manager will help us continue our legacy of quality and excellence. In his words, “I am looking forward to resolving job related challenges as well as making recommendations that strengthen the company.” Congratulations, Charlie!

Employee Shout-Out

Damian Lebow, Steamfitter Journeyman “Damian’s good leadership and communication skills have helped with many projects.” – Josh Graves, Outside Superintendent

Useful Tips

7 helpful HVAC tips during the winter months:

  1. Remove leaves and mulch away from the underside of your outdoor units. If these things remain, it could hinder the heat absorption process and the defrosting features of the unit.
  2. Watch out for excessive frosting or icing on the coils of your outdoor units. If it persists, contact a qualified mechanical service provider to determine possible causes for the icing.
  3. Always check and replace indoor filters. If you cannot find MERV 13 filters, a good, pleated filter is fine.
  4. Make sure you heat pump is not making any unusual noises. To verify, turn up the heat on your unit and go outside to listen.
  5. Pay attention to your electric bill. If your bill is alarmingly high, check your heat pump to ensure that your electric heat is not needlessly running to make up for a poorly functioning equipment.
  6. If your heat is oil or gas, it is always best to have a professional check the burners, the pressure, filters, vents, and test for carbon monoxide emissions.

Check your dryer vents particularly in the winter when higher dryer settings are used more often. Removing accumulated lint from your vent tubing will prevent dryer failure and possible fires.

For more helpful tips, check out our Service Tips Archives page.

Welch and Rushe’s Response to Covid-19

We remain both vigilant and diligent in adhering to the guidance provided by local, state, and federal experts on all matters related to COVID-19. As information develops, we are proactive in our actions in keeping our employees, our customers, and families safe and healthy. Since we are a part of the construction industry, our company like many others, is deemed essential to the infrastructure of country. As a result, we are taking every precaution possible to protect everyone in accordance with updated protocols from the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). All employees, from the office to the jobsite, are supported in efforts that will keep everyone safe. Welch and Rushe’s COVID-19 mitigation plan includes but is not limited to:

  • Advocating for physical/social distancing throughout the workplace
  • Reinforcing the importance of proper hygiene from hand washing, sneezing and coughing etiquette, and alternate methods to greet someone instead of handshakes or close contact
  • Providing washable and disposable face coverings to everyone
  • Restricting outside visitors to the office
  • Equipping our tradesmen with appropriate Covid19 PPE and disinfectants for the cleaning of tools and workspaces
  • Reducing office personnel to 50% building occupancy and increasing telework
  • Increased office cleaning of high touch surfaces
  • Regular temperature taking

We remain committed to upholding safety as a top priority even as this pandemic evolves.

Welch and Rushe, Inc.
391 Prince George’s Boulevard
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Office: (301) 430-6000
Fax: (301) 430-6001

Direct Line and After Hours:
(301) 430-6005
Fax: (301) 430-6006


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Welch and Rushe
391 Prince George’s Boulevard
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Office: (301) 430-6000
Toll Free: (800) 683-3852
Fax: (301) 430-6001

Direct Line and After Hours: (301) 430-6005
Fax: (301) 430-6006


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