Sterling Boiler & Mechanical, LLC began and grew from a need for swift, reliable service for utilities in southern Indiana, which were having difficulty making repairs in a timely manner. The extensive down times experienced by these utilities led Dan Felker, an experienced boilermaker, to found a company to meet these needs. Sterling Boiler & Mechanical began in 1982 and focused primarily on small emergency repairs.
In meeting the needs of utilities through small emergencies, Sterling found an increasing need to add pipefitters and millwrights to their operation, and from there the company continued to grow. Over 25 years later, Sterling serves a variety of clients in the Power Generation, Chemical, Plastics, Aluminum, Metal Processing, Oil Refining, and Paper Processing industries. Our service area has grown beyond the confines of the tri-state area and now includes the entire United States. We continue to be ranked in the top 100 in the Engineering News-Record Periodical Top 600 Specialty Contractors.
Throughout it all, the core philosophy of our business has remained: quality and timely service, performed in a safe manner, in the building of long-term customer relationships, and a continuing focus on improvement. We strive to be the standard by which all other industrial contracting companies are measured.