Our Affiliations

W. L. Gary Company is certified by and works with both local and national organizations that represent the best in the business. We work together to stay at the top of our game.

Affiliations                                   Leadership Roles



Synergy Solution Group is a network of peers who share the same vision, drive, and passion for the commercial HVAC industry. Each company in Synergy Solution Group is selected to be the sole representative for a region in the country based on the quality of their service to their clients and their reputation in the industry.  W. L. Gary Company is proud to hold this distinction in the DC area.

The Mechanical Contractors Associations of America (MCAA) is a growing membership organization of about 2,300 mechanical, plumbing, and service contractors.  MCAA provides its members with educational programs, up-to-date industry resources, and business services all to assist these contractors in their growth and success.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington (MCAMW) is a membership organization of contractors who build and service plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems in Washington, DC and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs. MCAMW is affiliated with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.

The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) is the nation’s leading trade association representing the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) service contractor.  Like it’s parent organization, MCAA, MSCA provides its members with educational programs, up-to-date industry resources, and business services all to assist these contractors in growing and improving their service business.

MSCA GreenSTAR is an exclusive designation given to MSCA STAR companies who have shown an exceptional commitment to sustainable mechanical service and are recognized as leaders in the energy and cost-saving movement within the HVAC industry.
W. L. Gary Company became a MSCA STAR qualified contractor in 2008 and a MSCA GreenSTAR contractor in 2011.

Why Chose an MSCA GreenSTAR Company

The Plumbers Contractors of America Metro Washington (PCAMW) is  the local chapter of the national Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA).  The PCA represents the interests of union plumbing contractors on a national level. In addition to lobbying, the PCA works with other industry groups and associations.  Locally they are working to provide additional training and focus on new technologies in the plumbing industry.

The Metropolitan Washington Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors (MWPHCC) is the oldest trade association in the United States beginning in 1865. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) is an association dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education, and training of the industry, for the protection of our environment and the health, safety, and comfort of society.  Currently this chapter represents approximately 50 members in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

The American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington (ASAMW) is a local chapter of the 5,000-member American Subcontractors Association (ASA).   ASA Metro Washington stands for ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, integrity and membership diversity.

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United Sates and Canada (UA) is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. There are approximately 340,000 highly-skilled UA members who belong to over 300 individual local unions across North America.

Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 5 is the Metro Washington local UA union for plumbing and gas fitting.  Plumbers Local 5 has been committed to “Protecting the Health” of our Nation’s Capital since 1890 by providing the best skilled craftsmen to perform the installation, maintenance and service to the plumbing industry.

Steamfitters Local 602 is the Metro Washington local UA union for steamfitting.  Since 1913, Steamfitters Local 602 has been providing superbly trained and highly motivated journeyman to build and service heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems in the DC metro area.

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The National Association of Power Engineers (N.A.P.E.) is an association dedicated to education. Education is the strongest tool in preventing human error when the health and safety of many people depend upon the proper operation of engineering plants in the generation and transmission of power.  N.A.P.E. provides educational courses to bring new information and technology to power engineers.

Property Management Association

The Property Management Association (PMA) is the largest real estate management association in the national capital area and is considered to be the largest association of its kind in the United States.  PMA’s mission is to provide members a significant return on their investment of time and resources, exchange knowledge and offer practical education programming for the property management industry.

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is “The Source & Resource for Construction Financial Excellence” and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today’s construction financial professional.

The Metropolitan Washington Road and Transportation Builders Association (MWRTBA) is the voice of the transportation construction industry in the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Washington area. Incorporated in 1948, the MWRTBA actively promotes the development, reconstruction, and repair of the highways, streets, bridges, airports, and transit facilities throughout the region.

Our designation as an ENERGY STAR partner shows that we have demonstrated our expertise and achievements by meeting strict program requirements for benchmarking customers’ buildings using Portfolio Manager and gaining ENERGY STAR certification for buildings.  Through our partnership with ENERGY STAR we have the resources to help your buildings run more efficiently by providing you with benchmarking services through portfolio manager, assisting you in improving your performance, as well as earning the recognition your building deserves through ENERGY STAR.

Affiliations                                   Leadership Roles

Gary Team Members’ Leadership Roles in our Affiliate Organizations

Plumber’s Apprenticeship Committee, Plumbers Local 5

Randy Greer, Executive Vice President of W. L. Gary Company, Inc., serves as a Trustee and Co-Chairman of the Plumber’s Apprenticeship Committee for Plumbers Local 5.

Steamfitter’s Apprenticeship Committee, Steamfitters Local 602

Mike Dent, Executive Vice President of W. L. Gary Company, Inc., serves as a Trustee and Co-Chairman of the Steamfitter’s Apprenticeship Committee for Steamfitters Local 602.

MCAMW board of Directors

Brooke Greer, President of W. L. Gary Company, Inc., served as President for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington (MCAMW) board of Directors in 2013.

MSCA Local Board of Directors

Fred Lago, Service Manager at W. L. Gary Company, Inc., serves as a board member on the local DC chapter of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA).

CFMA DC Chapter

Mike Sardo, CFO of W. L. Gary company, Inc., serves as Vice President of the local DC chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

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A Permanent Solution During Operational Hours

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New and Improved High School with the Help of BIM

With the use of BIM, W. L. Gary Company, Inc. was able to coordinate and tackle the intricate piping systems in the new environmentally friendly H. D. Woodson High School, including a cistern system, a swimming pool, and a Green roof. Key Characteristics: BIM; Seeking LEED Gold Certification; Completed on time Challenge: A local high…

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