Our History


King Mechanical Contractors Incorporated was founded on October 5, 1987 in Chattanooga, Tennessee by Mr. Bill W. King Jr., offering piping and millwright services to industrial customers with a focus on glass industry projects.


In 1989, King located at a facility in Chattanooga, TN with offices and a shop area adding sheet metal and fabrication services. Glass industry projects grew expanding into several states.


From 1990 to 2000 King experienced its initial period of substantial growth which also included design and engineering support services. Building upon its lucrative glass industry business, the portfolio of industrial and manufacturing clients expanded into new markets such as food and beverage, textile-fiber, pharmaceutical, plastics, chemical, pulp and paper, and power.


King opened a branch office and shop fabrication facility in Waco, Texas in 1996 until 2012 to better service customers in the region. It was utilized primarily to support long-term projects until all were complete in 2010. The projects were in the food and automotive industries and a new hotel and convention center.


An office and fabrication shop facility was opened in 1997, in Cleveland, Tennessee to support continued growth and expanded services. Operations include sheet metal fabrication, steel fabrication, millwright services, estimating and additional administrative functions.


On October 1, 2001, King Mechanical Contractors Inc., officially became King Industries, Inc., reflecting expanded capabilities with mechanical design and construction services, and due to exposure in new markets with local, regional and national coverage. The decade through 2010 represents the second period of substantial growth and development in company history.


From 2003 through 2010 King entered into the market with a sweeping number of new automotive assembly plants being built, in addition to existing plant upgrades and expansions. These were primarily in the Southeastern US. Through strategic alliances King was involved with many multi-year projects including those with Honda, Nissan, and Toyota. During this same timeframe the glass industry business experienced a high level of growth. Contributing to this effort was establishing glass technology electrical and controls capabilities. Along with successful industry partnering, this enabled execution of more turn-key capital projects.


In 2005 and in 2007 King Industries was ranked in the Top 600 Specialty Contractors in the country by Engineering News Record. The US specialty contracting industry includes about 460,000 establishments.


By 2012, King had completed projects in more than twenty states in the US.


From 2017 into the 2020’s, King took advantage of new opportunities that presented themselves and implemented industrial general contracting as a core service that greatly enhanced capabilities which also complemented our self-performing mechanical services.
The approach has been successful as the strategy has grown exponentially with the best year ever in 2022. This represents a significant part of our company’s ever evolving development and historical achievements.

Meet Our


Bill W. King Jr

Chief Executive Officer

David B. Bledsoe


Krista M. Marter

Chief Financial Officer

Deborah M. King

Corporation Secretary

Matthew W. Brooks

Vice President
Construction and Labor

Justin L. Nugent

Vice President
Construction and Business

Benjamin R. King

Operations Manager

Anthony J. Rose

Business Manager

Gayla D. Williams

Office Manger