243 West State Road 176 | Island Lake, IL 60042 800-355-7061

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We are proud to announce that we are the new Kelvion Heat Exchanger representatives in Chicago and downstate Illinois.

Kelvion has a wide variety of plate and frame heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers, finned tube heat exchangers, modular cooling tower systems, and refrigeration heat exchangers.

As successor to the GEA Heat Exchangers Group, they continue to break new ground, making discerning customers more successful than ever with their integrated heat exchanger solutions.

While our line of Taco Heat Exchangers will continue to be our main offering, we are now able to fill the unique applications that only Kelvion serves, including AHRI certified requirements.

Give us a shot at your next project and let us impress you with the quality and economic solutions that only Mechanical Equipment can offer! Call today at 800-355-7061.


We were thrilled to learn that Mechanical Equipment earned two awards at the Nexus National Sales meeting February 28th, 2017.

Nexus honored us once again with the coveted “Outstanding Achievement Award” for sales in 2016. In addition to that award, we were also chosen to receive the brand new “Pacesetter” award for outstanding leadership and sales in excess of one-million dollars of Nexus Products.

We are honored to represent such a fine product and company. The people at Nexus are friendly, professional and supportive. They truly make our job as a Manufacturer’s Representative easier!

Nexus continues to introduce new products every single year and it’s no surprise they are the number one flow-control valve company in America. They are now owned by Aalberts Industries, which opens the doors to many other new products to serve our industry and most importantly, our customers.

We now offer the new NexLock system of connections for copper and poly piping, rated to 250psi. Push-in and go, it’s as simple as that!

Watch for future additions such as temperature control valves, manifolds for chilled beams, sail panels, etc. and many more. Mechanical Equipment sells more combination coil packs than anyone in Illinois, and we keep a complete inventory for immediate delivery, so give us a call at 800-355-7061 and let us supply your next project.

Mechanical Equipment is proud to announce that we are the new Sterlco representatives in Chicago and downstate Illinois for their hot water system steam control products.

Sterlco is a well recognized name in steam control and many other hot water system product applications. By adding them to our Product Line Card, we can now offer you steam traps of all types and sizes – float & thermostatic, bucket, inverted bucket thermostatic, etc. We offer boiler-feed systems, tanks condensate receivers, condensate pumps, radiator valves, centrifugal pumps, any steam or hot water accessory needed for your boiler room.

We carry many Sterlco items in stock here at Mechanical Equipment in Island Lake or at the facility in New Berlin Wisconsin, so we’re able to meet the most demanding schedules, getting you the equipment you need when you need it.

Give us a call at 800-355-7061 for your hot water system application and let us show you the best service in town, along with the finest quality product options!

comm_hydr_sysWe want to be your “go-to” source for hydronic HVAC system equipment. To do that, we need to have inventory so we can supply what you need, when you need it. This is especially true for two of our most popular product lines – TACO commercial pumps and Nexus Valves.

We have built up an inventory that is at or above $500,000 dollars made up of the most commonly requested parts – full pumps, motors, tanks and trim items, coil packs, hoses, blow-downs, and strainers.

If you or your company’s service division is buying pump parts or hydronic accessories, you should be buying them from Mechanical Equipment for two reasons.

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First, buying directly from us helps you save money. Because trade secret, directly or indirectly, most other supply houses are likely buying them from us. They then add a “middle-man” mark-up. You can avoid that if you buy direct from ME.

Second, when you buy direct from us, you save precious time. It’s that simple! We are the only TACO Commercial Representative in Northern Illinois, so buying your TACO parts from any other distributor just adds extra time for them to get it from us which delays your project.

Avoid the mark-up and buy your hydronic HVAC equipment directly from us. Chances are that we have what you need in stock, or we can get it within 24 hours in most cases. We will continue to build our inventory so that we can serve our customers better than any other source in Illinois. Call us today at 800-355-7061 for a quote or for help designing a system for a new bid.

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The new Malcolm X College was officially opened this past spring and is heralded as a “state-of-the-art” college with a focus on education / training for the healthcare industry. The old college has been demolished and will soon house the new Chicago Blackhawks Training Facility.

For the project, we furnished the main hydronic HVAC system equipment using components from:

  • Nexus valves
  • TACO pumps and accessories
  • Sterling Fin Tube, Radiant Heat, Radiant Ceiling Panels, Cab and Unit Heaters, Vibration Isolation Mount
  • MILJOCO thermometers and gauges

The 544,000 square foot building is a very modern architectural concept and acclaimed by the city of Chicago and college administrators as well. If you would like more information about the project or the equipment that we furnished, please give us a call at 800-355-7061. We’d be happy to walk you through it.

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We were thrilled to be awarded the contract to furnish virtually all of the mechanical room hydronic system components, for the very high-profile, Wrigley Field – New Office Building and Plaza Renovations Project.

The system components included TACO pumps and accessories, Sterling cab and unit heaters, Vibration Isolation mounting, Nexus valves and MILJOCO thermometers and gauges. We also furnished PERMA-PIPE for underground Chilled and Hot Water.

With an extremely aggressive schedule, on-time deliveries were critical to the project being completed in time for the Cubs’ opening day. The new state-of–the-art clubhouse is spectacular and we’re delighted to be the suppliers of the equipment that keeps the players and staff comfortable in their new environment. You can read more about the massive construction project here in this Chicago Tribune article.

Here is another rendering from the Chicago Cubs website. Impressive!

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Now that the playoffs are underway, Go Cubs!

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Mechanical Equipment finished second overall in the country for sales of Sterling Hydronic products for year ending 2015. This is the second year in a row that we’ve managed to achieve that feat, which we’re very proud of due to the fact that we’ve only represented Sterling for four years!

Sterling sales have more than doubled in this market, since Mechanical Equipment took on the product line! We attribute it mostly to our level of superior service, although Sterling is indeed considered the “Rolls Royce” of the industry. We offer free field measuring of fin-tube, radiant ceiling panels and radiant wall panels. We furnish detailed drawings and tags and we also offer installation for radiant ceiling panels!

We think that we came along at a time that some of the other suppliers of these types of products had formed a bit of arrogance, perhaps out of the idea that nobody else offered all of the products they did. Well, that simply isn’t the case, because we sell everything that the other guys have including an OEM arrangement for radiant wall panels. We also have Cab Heaters, Unit Heaters, Convectors, etc. Give us a call and let us look at your needs for your next project. Chances are that you’ll be amazed at how competitively priced we are and how superior our services are to the other guys!

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Airtherm recently decided to obtain new representation in the Chicagoland area, and selected Mechanical Equipment as their new representative. Airtherm is owned by parent company Mestek, Inc. (Sterling Hydronic is also a Mestek Company). No doubt our tremendous success with the Sterling product line, helped sway the decision, and we’re excited to have the same performance with the Airtherm product line that we’ve enjoyed with Sterling. Airtherm products include but are not limited to; Fan Coils, Belt-Drive Air Handlers, Convectors, Unit and Cabinet Heaters too! Please allow us an opportunity to look at your next project if you’re designing it or in the process of building it; we’ll do a great job for you!

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We’re happy to tell you that our market share for TACO pumps and hydronic equipment and services continues to grow in Chicago and the surrounding area. In light of this, Mechanical Equipment received yet another “TACO Quota Buster Award” for sales in 2015.

The award was presented during an all-expense paid vacation trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida. The trip was generously provided by TACO for the families of all representative firms who exceeded their quota. TACO not only makes the best hydronic systems in the market today, but it is also a family owned company that believes in treating everyone associated with TACO, as immediate family as well; employees, rep firms and customers too.

Mechanical Equipment has increased its pumps, motors and parts inventory over the last three years to exceed half-a-million dollars! Thank you to all of our customers who have trusted us with their needs.

What’s significant for our customers, other than just great pumps and accessories, is that TACO is constantly (and we do mean constantly) introducing new products and design software for our customers. Many people simply fall into a routine by specifying or purchasing pump equipment from another manufacturer, simply because “that’s the way we’ve always done it”, and they deprive themselves of an opportunity to get a better product, superior service and a much happier customer with cutting-edge equipment. Imagine how airplane travel would be today, if the President of Boeing said he didn’t have time to meet with a salesman selling his “new-fangled” jet engine. Ask yourself, “am I still riding on the proverbial prop engine airplane” by not buying TACO?

Let us show you the new TACO self-sensing pump technology, integral VFD pump technology, iWorx Controls System, LoadMatch system, and HSS hydronic system design software. HSS software, is “point and click” computer technology, and will size and select your entire system, the equipment (not just pumps and accessories, but cooling towers, chillers air-handlers, pipe sizes, etc. Everything! “From soup to nuts” as they say. No other pump manufacturer has such cutting edge software, so put away your “sizing wheel” and get the latest and greatest from TACO and “GO GREEN”!

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Mechanical Equipment was named Valve King for 2015, at the Nexus National Sales meeting in February 2016. This is the seventh time that Mechanical Equipment has been given the honor. We have become the default “go-to” provider for flow control assemblies and valve packs. We think it’s happened because we have come to “specialize” in the needs of system flow and proper balancing.

Nexus offers automatic, manual and Pressure Independent balancing valve solutions. We inventory between $250K and $300K at all times and can deliver virtually same or next day requests. We will also make the proper selections for you so that you can spend your time on other areas of your job. Additionally, we also offer mounting the valve packs to customer furnished TCV’s, and then we bag and tag them accordingly.

We think our success is directly linked to the fact that we make it so easy for customers, and because nobody else has the expertise or ability that we do, when it comes to flow-control. It’s not by accident that we’ve been “The Valve King”, seven times during the fourteen years we’ve represented Nexus! Give us a try.