Celebrating 60 Years of Success

60th LogoIn April of 1955, Jack Baker, Pat McHenry and Bob Welch took a risk and purchased the small mechanical contractor they worked for in Indianapolis. Jack Baker was a man who had a strong sense of right and wrong and was committed to living according to his principles. He was known for his strong work ethic, his leadership abilities and his compassion for others. He demonstrated an interest in the success of others and went out of his way to encourage and challenge those around him to reach their potential.

Today, through Jack’s vision and the hard work of thousands of employees, along with support from people and companies, such as yours, BMWC is blessed to celebrate six decades of service. As an award-winning leader in industrial construction services, I am pleased to announce that this month marks BMWC’s 60th Anniversary. Since the company began on April 15th, 1955, BMWC has become one of North America’s most innovative and respected industrial construction contractors, voted Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine’s “Contractor-of-the-Year.”

Jack Baker, Founder

Originally known as Baker-McHenry, Inc. (and subsequently Baker, McHenry & Welch), BMWC has built its strength, reputation and expanding footprint on Jack Baker’s vision, determination and “Guiding Principles” that still form the backbone of our success today. BMWC’s core values of Safety, Customers, Integrity, Leadership, People and Profitability further testify to the business fundamentals that Jack based this company upon.

As we continue to carefully expand throughout the continent in our eight major markets: Aerospace, Chemical, Electric Power, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, Refining and Semiconductor; please allow me to thank you and your organization for any and all support that you have provided to BMWC. Further, if you’ve not come in contact with BMWC recently, please check out all of the new innovations we’ve rolled out here on our website, such as our Historical Timeline and our 60th Anniversary video. It is because of you that BMWC is widely recognized as the best industrial construction contractor in North America.

At BMWC, we know that the better we perform today, the more will be expected from us tomorrow. We continue to embrace the reputation of being the “best” through pride and confidence in our employees and valued partners. Our company is focused on the safe execution of the most complex construction projects, while delivering continuously improved maintenance programs, with the most innovative technology systems available anywhere in our industry. As we continue to move forward, on behalf of all the BMWC hard working families of the past, present and future, we “thank you” for allowing us to work together. It’s because of you that we can look forward to providing a growing number of opportunities to our next generation of leaders and their families, for many more decades to come.


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