Our History

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Our History

OUR HISTORY

The history of
Tweet/Garot

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc. is a mechanical contracting firm serving customers throughout the United States, headquartered in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area.

Since 1897, our business has involved the design, engineering, fabrication, and installation of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, custom equipment, process and boiler piping, as well as building automation services.

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Early 2000s
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2020

1924

Andrew Tweet Sr. and his brother Pat Tweet form Tweet Brothers Plumbing and Heating.

1955

Andrew Tweet Jr. joins the family business.

1979

Tweet/Garot is formed by the merger of Tweet Brothers Plumbing and Heating (est. 1924), Edward Garot & Son Plumbing and Heating (est. 1897), and Withbroe Sheet Metal (est. 1923). This single-source for plumbing, heating, sheet metal, and service moves into a new 34,000-square-foot fabrication, warehouse, and office facility.

1984

Timothy Howald becomes CEO after the untimely passing of Andrew Tweet, Jr., and oversees all corporate operations along with Mike Sturdivant and Tom Brawner.

1985

Successful completion of major paper machine rebuild in Peshtigo, WI, begins series of pulp & paper projects in Central Wisconsin.

1994

Tweet/Garot opens office and fabrication facility in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

1996

Expansion of Service Department enhances mechanical service capabilities with the update of technology and addition of more vehicles, equipment, and highly trained technicians.

 

1997

Installation of Lambeau Field hydronic heating system under the playing surface to maintain optimum grass growing conditions even during winter.

 

Early 2000s

Computerized estimating and CAD drafting capabilities become state-of-the-art; computer networking is a part of everyday business; and computerized duct-making machinery for fabricating both rectangular and round ductwork is added to increase shop efficiency, enhance quality, and lower delivered cost.

2001-2003

Lambeau Field redevelopment project completed. Tweet/Garot is honored to be the Official Mechanical Contractor of Lambeau Field.

2005-2006

Duct coordination drawings and 3D modeling provides more cost-effective mechanical systems, including automatic downloading of information to all duct fabrication machinery. This leads to Tweet/Garot’s leadership in the Virtual Design methodology currently being utilized on most projects of significance.

 

2008

Tweet/Garot installs a field heating system at Target Field for the Minnesota Twins.

2011

Tweet/Garot tops out at 350 employees.

2012

Ray Withbroe named as Tweet/Garot President/Chief Operating Officer. Christopher Howald returns to Green Bay and is named as Vice-President of Administration.

2015

Tweet/Garot updates its mission and vision statements. Tim Howald ascends to Chairman role; Christopher Howald assumes new position as CEO; Ray Withbroe is President; and Hope Voigt becomes COO.

2016

Employees now total 700+; new training and wellness programs introduced; intern program helps recruit the best and brightest to assure continued state-of-the-art customer service and cutting-edge technology.

2017

Set to open a new 60,000-square-foot corporate office building in De Pere, WI. Plans to break ground on a new 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Green Bay.

2018

Built and opened a new 108,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Wrightstown, WI.

2020

Tweet/Garot acquires Mechanical Incorporated in Tomahawk, WI. The acquisition adds an additional 50 employees, a Tomahawk office, and 30,000 square feet of additional fabrication space ready to serve Northern Wisconsin and an expanded customer base.

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OUR MISSION

TO CREATE A FRICTION-FREE
MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE.

With more than 120 years of experience and over 155,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc. effectively services our customers throughout Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and the US. We are licensed to work in more than 40 states across the country and will follow our customers wherever they need us.

Services At tweet/garot

DESIGN & ENGINEERING

MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION

BUILDING & ENERGY SERVICES

FABRICATION

CUSTOM EQUIPMENT DESIGN

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