D.W. Bowen founds Puget Sound Roofing and Refining Company in Seattle, WA with D.M. Dunne and A.A. Graham. Mr. Bowen was heavily involved in helping to establish such significant local organizations as Seattle Children's Hospital, Bloodworks Northwest, and Harborview Medical Center. In addition to sitting on various Seattle City boards of directors, for a brief time in 1906, he served as the acting Mayor of Seattle.
When the Yukon Gold Rush made Seattle a key point of departure, men needed everything from prospecting pans to portable houses. However, the highest item of demand was the portable tin stove which can be seen in this photograph.
During World War II, the business shifted virtually all of its work to war-related jobs. “Rosie the Riveter” was coined in Seattle to describe female aircraft workers, such as those at PSSMW’s Plant No. 2, who assembled Boeing bombers. (This photo features PSSMW employees exiting the Plant at the end of their shift).
Puget Sound Sheet Metal Works was renamed Puget Sound Fabricators, Inc. (PSF) to reflect the company’s full capabilities. While formerly an acronym, today the letters PSF serve as a symbol for the company’s resilient spirit and ability to stay nimble, adapt and thrive under changing business circumstances.
PSF currently holds contracting licenses in 25 states and engineering licenses in many more, with a business presence that includes nearly all 50 states and 6 Canadian provinces.
PSF Mechanical, Inc. becomes a separate company with Warren Beardsley at the helm. In 2010 Warren became Chairman of the board, and in 2017 his son, Kevin Beardsley (formerly VP of Strategy & Business Development), became President. Kevin is the third generation of Beardsleys to lead PSF. His assumption of the leadership role preserves the company’s roots and assures the continuation of the corporate culture established by his family, which has owned and managed PSF for nearly 60 years.
Service capabilities added. Created in response to client demand for HVAC maintenance and repair, PSF's Service Department works closely with clients to optimize buildings and lower operating costs.
Plumbing and pipefitting expertise added in response to client demand. PSF’s plumbing and pipefitting capabilities are diverse with engineers proficient in the wet side as well as the dry side. PSF also proudly employs several generations of medical gas-credentialed plumbers to meet the complex project needs and stringent requirements of our clients in healthcare and biotech.
PSF expands into Puerto Rico and Canada. PSF’s expansion throughout the US and beyond is driven by the company’s affinity for building and nurturing lasting relationships, advocating in the best interest of its clients and delivering quality work.
PSF builds and moves into a new headquarters located near the picturesque Duwamish River. The 33,000-ft2 office boasts many features designed, constructed and installed by the company’s own people, including its reception and conference room tables, lobby logo signage (inside and outside of the building) and railings along the stairways and mezzanine. Additionally, PSF fabricated 1,952 linear feet of steel into standards to support the ductwork and lighting and provided all HVAC and plumbing systems.
PSF Mechanical, Inc. commemorates 120 years in business kicking off a year-long celebration as one of Seattle’s oldest surviving businesses and industry pioneers.
PSF continues to expand its presence as a full-service, commercial mechanical contractor specializing in the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of HVAC, plumbing and piping systems for new construction and existing structures – from small retail spaces to high-rise office towers. Our expertise in office, laboratory, biotech, healthcare, hi-tech, industrial, educational (public and private), and retail facilities includes a 24/7 service department that delivers energy cost savings to building owners and operators by ensuring optimal system and equipment function.