Company Updates

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.

Recent News

EMR Score down from 0.75 to 0.74!

Safety is an essential component of how we approach our work whether it be on a construction site, in our fabrication shop, or in the office. We are committed to our safety training and diligent about ensuring safety protocols are executed appropriately. If you hear a company talking referencing their EMR score, they are talking about their Experience Modification Rate (EMR). The EMR score is a number used by insurance companies to determine a company’s safety and future risk for the year. The lower the score, the better (see the EMR Rating Scale below). A proud feeling comes when you know that safety efforts are helping everyone return home safely. To know that we are doing our part with safety is a daily win. To have the company recognized with a lowered EMR score is a company-wide accomplishment.

Great job everyone, and a special thanks to our Safety Manager, Jerry Calder!

Featured New Projects

American University Chilled Water System Upgrade

Welch and Rushe was recently awarded a campus wide chilled water system upgrade project valued over $6M for American University in Washington, D.C. We are happy to be a part of the team helping AU meet its energy savings goals that will also create great building efficiencies.

U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command Building Renovation

Welch and Rushe will be the plumbing and mechanical subcontractor to Grunley Construction for a design-build project awarded for over $7.5M for a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ facility in Virginia. We are excited to partner with the entire design and construction team and look forward to lending our craft toward this endeavor.

A Return to a New Normal

In some way, COVID-19 impacted businesses, and the construction industry in the state of Maryland became essential. The safety of our valued employees is a priority, and drastic changes were implemented company wide. Approximately 90% of our in-office personnel began working remotely, 100%. While occasional remote working is not unfamiliar to Welch and Rushe, 5-days a week for six straight weeks was an uncommon scenario. In accordance with Maryland’s re-opening guidelines, OSHA and the CDC, we are upholding all in-office safety measures for our employees; this includes but not limited to the implementation of in office social distancing, increased surface cleaning, and close adherence to face coverings while in the office. As a result of our new in-office norms, we are pleased to share that our office personnel are now physically back in the office three days a week. Thank you, team, for your partnership, patience, and trust during those uncertain times. You were missed, and we are happy to see you.

Upcoming Events

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Recognitions

  • Congratulations to the Employee of the Quarter Josh Graves, Outside Superintendent. “We are excited to see Josh bring the same energy and dedication he has brought to individual projects over the years to all of our projects.” ~ David Welch, President
  • Shout out to our Plumber Foreman, David Walsh. “David is always a great team player and just a phone call away. Thanks David, for tackling any project and always bring great workmanship to the job site.” ~Josh Graves, Outside Superintendent
  • Congratulations to Dwayne King, Charlie Mudd, and Andrew Talbert on your recent promotions.
  • We are pleased to welcome Mike Cool, Warehouse Manager, to Welch and Rushe. We are excited to have you join our team!
  • Congratulations Mary Munoz, our newest Vice President and our first woman promoted to Welch and Rushes’ executive team!

Useful Tips

Particles from the outside such as dust, pollen, and possible viral contaminates come in with you on your clothing and are easily shaken off when you are moving or changing clothes. Your HVAC system then circulates these contaminants through the duct system and it eventually will pass through your air filter. The type of filter you have, and its cleanliness, is vital to the number of contaminants removed from your home.

We recommend that you clean or change your filters and upgraded if needed. Use the most cost-effective filter with the highest performance rating as you can to assist with all precautions.

Contact us. Experienced service department can assist in installing and replacing your air filters.

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

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

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

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WELCH AND RUSHE IS AN AWARD WINNING MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING CONTRACTOR LOCATED IN THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON, DC AREA.

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

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

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

CONTACT US

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