On June 1, 2010, Universal Piping Industries (UPI), a Michigan limited liability company purchased Universal Piping, Inc., an established Michigan corporation located in Oak Park. UPI, the newly formed Limited Liability Company, is wholly owned by Gallagher-Kaiser (GK), an existing Michigan Corporation, founded in 1952. By means of acquisition, UPI integrated the assets of the predecessor entity into a successful new concern whose principal place of business is located in Troy, MI.
All previous owners and employees of Universal Piping, Inc. were retained by Universal Piping Industries and the continuity of personnel and decades of expertise continues to be an integral element of the success of UPI.
Gallagher-Kaiser, the parent Company, is a privately owned, highly experienced corporation dedicated to providing unparalleled service and value as a world leader in the engineering, procurement and construction of complete paint finishing systems, HVAC systems and industrial buildings. The purchase of Universal Piping, Inc. by Gallagher-Kaiser is evidence of GK’s corporate mission to achieve continued growth and dominance in the aforementioned markets.
Universal Piping Industries successfully transitioned from Universal Piping, Inc. without disruption. GK had been a long-standing customer of Universal Piping, Inc., and the two companies had worked closely for many years on the same projects. It was a logical acquisition for GK, and through the asset purchase, both GK and UPI have continued to work together to provide world-class service and the execution of complex projects. Under GK’s ownership, and with the retained expertise of the personnel and proven methods of Universal Piping, Inc., UPI has confidently and successfully continued to be a valuable specialty contractor on projects throughout the United States.
Like Gallagher-Kaiser, UPI considers itself to be partners in our customers’ success. Since inception, our expert teams are prepared to respond quickly, adapt to changing environments and passionately deliver innovative solutions. Safety is first in everything we do, and we have strict standards for providing quality and value to every project.
UPI has acquired mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and boiler licenses in several states to continue to build business and serve more customers. Our processes and procedures have enabled us to transition smoothly into divergent markets.