Our History

Our History:

In 1969 Unitemp was founded upon the vision of being the best HVAC Service provider in the growing New Jersey and New York commercial-industrial market. “Excellence through world-class customer service” was the phrase that summed up the operating principles of the founders. By staying true to this theme, the company brought high level HVAC knowledge, a customer-centric focus and an intense work ethic (not to mention an unforgettable yellow and green logo!) to a service market hungry for a different kind of service provider. The phenomenal growth and success of the company proved that customers wanted HVAC service that matched the growing demands for reliability presented by their high-tech offices, computer rooms, industrial process plants, semiconductor labs and pharmaceutical facilities.

20 years later, in another part of New Jersey, a young service mechanic was growing frustrated with the short-sighted vision prevalent in much of the HVAC market. In 1984, he decided to forge out on his own. He bought a truck and founded Mechanical Degreess in the hope of breathing life into his vision of a unique, world class service company- much like the one envisioned by the founders of Unitemp 20 years before.

Fast forward to 2006, Mechanical Degreess had matured into a mid-sized Mechanical Contractor and HVAC Service company, while Unitemp’s owners had decided to sell the company. It seemed like destiny that these two companies with a common vision would join forces. In April of 2006 the deal was closed-Unitemp and Mechanical Degreess merged operations creating a one-of-a-kind HVAC company offering engineering, design-build, chiller and boiler service, Building Automation, energy management and refrigeration know-how.

I hope you give Unitemp a chance to prove that we are true to the vision of the founders

Excellence through world-class customer service”


For Over 45 years, Unitemp/Mechanical Degreess has provided comprehensive commercial, mechanical, and building automation, design/build, HVAC services, and maintenance services to New Jersey and New York commercial-industrial, educational, and pharmaceutical market.

We believe in partnering with our clients and that has earned us one of the most impressive reputations in the industry in all of our divisions. Because Unitemp/Mechanical Degreess offers a comprehensive range of facilities, LEED, energy efficient systems and energy consulting services, the planning and execution of your projects are professionally integrated, assuring a streamlined process with a single point of contact. Unitemp/Mechanical Degreess is a perfect partner for all your project needs.

Since 1969, the driving force for Unitemp/Mechanical Degreess has provided a rich relationship with our employees, customers, and the community. We are a team of people who are passionate about what we do and how we do it. We are unwavering in our commitment to excellence.