Cherne Contracting is a union only, heavy industrial contractor, whose heritage is that of a mechanical contractor. Through decades of performing construction projects, we have developed multi-discipline capabilities which allow us to now offer a full spectrum of self-performed construction services in equipment, civil/structural, electrical, instrumentation and insulation work, in addition to the core mechanical services. For further information about our work in these disciplines, see the Services tab in this section. As a full service general contractor, we typically self-perform 90% or more of the work, using direct hire union craft. We subcontract specialty activities including architectural, painting, fireproofing, radiography and refractory. We will, however, consider use of subcontractor on additional aspects of a project whenever strong local or regional subcontractors are available.
Our experience includes mining, paper and a variety of other industrial construction projects, but in recent years our focus has been mainly in the petrochemical and power industries with project sizes ranging from $5 million to well over $200 million in construction value. We have successfully completed hundreds of construction projects across the United States.