Like many sheet metal companies, CMF, Inc. began with a few top-notch craftsmen doing what they knew and loved. These were 2nd or 3rd generation offspring of old, grizzled sheet metal workers that could make just about anything out of a flat sheet of copper or tin. Known as Custom Metal Fabricators in the early years, the company gained a reputation for high-quality workmanship and being capable of designing, building, finishing and installing the most complicated of metal fabrications. Much of its business came from high-end custom residential projects.
CMF gradually built a clientele of general contractors specializing in commercial buildings, auto dealerships, sports complexes and airports. It now specializes in roofing and panel systems, expansion control, architectural louvers, waterproofing, sun control devices and custom fabricated items, in addition to its core business of general sheet metal products.
Today, the company is recognized among the elite of architectural sheet metal companies and is increasingly sought out across the country to perform projects that require extraordinary experience and capabilities. CMF now has many more expert craftsmen performing between 25 and 50 projects each year. It may look different from the outside, but the company still holds to its promise of honoring its commitment to the customer and providing a project completed on time with the highest quality workmanship.
This commitment to provide a project completed on time, an accident-free workplace and the highest quality workmanship, has allowed the company to stand out from its competition and to negotiate the majority of its work with an extremely loyal customer base. It is very important to honor our word and treat everyone with fairness and respect, including customers, vendors, fellow employees and competitors. We feel that true success comes from caring about our work, enjoying the people around us, being thankful every day and being able to give back to those less fortunate than us.
CMF wants to be actively involved with the design process. Upfront planning and budgeting for the building “skin” and waterproofing components is critical to a successful project, both in terms of aesthetics and cost control. By exploring different options for materials, waterproofing, and attachment methods, an owner can save thousands of dollars on even relatively small projects.
Though Mr. Wright was from an earlier period, CMF has had the honor of performing its work for many influential architects of our time, including Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Foster + Partners, Coop Himmelblau, Rem Koolhaas, Thom Mayne, Gwathmey Siegel, Shohei Shigematsu, and Raphael Moneo. So far there has been no need to plant vines.
CMF strives to forge close relationships with the general contractor, as the good ones know how to build a project and how to take care of business. We actively seek out this type of contractor. Some of the special general contractors we work with include:
The company maintains a 24,000 square-foot, fully-equipped sheet metal shop with welding, shearing, punching, brake and metal finishing facilities. CMF also maintains a large inventory of copper, stainless steel, zinc, aluminum and galvanized sheet stock to continuously provide 24-hour service on over 50 projects each year.
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