Industry Partner Spotlight: Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services, Inc. – Richard Almini & Jim Poyer

Imagine a company, so dedicated to their clients, that they build new and innovative complimentary services to better address the customer’s needs. Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services, Inc. has been a staple in the HVAC industry since 2002.  Specializing in existing buildings, Legacy focuses on HVAC preventative maintenance and retrofit for both commercial and industrial clients.  The company’s affiliation with IREM has been a wonderful way to bring this message to the marketplace.

Legacy truly follows its mantra of customer service.  Whether that means adding new services to their offerings such as window films which can greatly improve cooling efficiency, or providing HVAC energy upgrades, the entire Legacy team is dedicated to meeting the operational needs of building owners. From HVAC emergency support and maintenance, to special projects and Tenant Improvement, Legacy can ‘fast track’ services whether they include design engineering, energy retrofit, or equipment replacement. With 65 technicians on hand, they are capable of servicing the entire Bay Area, Monterey, Wine Country, Sacramento and Stockton within 1 - 2 hours. It is no question why they have a 97% retention rate of clients.

As energy efficiency becomes an absolute requirement in California, Legacy made the decision to partner with PG&E to help companies think green in terms of their HVAC maintenance programs. Companies that enter into this Optimization program with Legacy can expect attractive rebates for taking concrete steps with Legacy to make their mechanical systems more energy efficient. Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services is a 2x award winner for energy conservation with PG&E.  As building owners know, saving energy can have an immediate positive impact on the NOI of a property.

The men behind the success:

Richard Almini and Jim Poyer, plus some of the finest technicians in the business, are the spirit behind the operational success Legacy.  It is rare you find a company with a management team as dedicated to its people as it is to its clients, but there is no question when it comes to these gentlemen. They are customer and solutions focused, and are willing to go the extra mile for IREM members. As active Industry Partners, Richard and Jim are very thankful for IREM and its ability bring together the finest group of facility managers and industry professionals in Northern California. 


Industry Partner Spotlight: Russell Hinton Company - Kenny Seagle


Russell Hinton Company originated in 1895, and has since set the benchmark for the industry today. They specialize in painting and dry wall, however, they have a large arsenal of skills.

Like many of us, Kenny is looking to support his clients and expand his network via IREM. He has found that his clients truly appreciate his effort to give back and support their organizations. Not to mention, sponsorships and event attendance has impacted his overall face time with prospects as well as with existing customers.

This year for the Holidays, Kenny’s clients received a bobble head of him to represent how he is constantly doing what he can to save the day. See below for a fun example:

The Toby Awards… prestigious, glamourous and stressful? This achievement opens many doors for the building and its team, including automatic entrance into international competitions. To win a Toby, property managers are pushed to the brink while preparing their buildings for judgement. Everything must be perfect! In 2018 Kenny received a call from a property manager needing his team to come out and paint many areas of the building to prepare it for the fateful judge walk.

“Kenny was able to put a team together and have them onsite within 24 hours. Kenny’s hard work paid off as the building went on to win the Toby award for its class. Responsive, hardworking and reliable vendors like Russel Hinton Company are what helps you win a Toby!