Who are we?

Advantage Mechanical-Refrigeration (AMR) is a full-service mechanical contractor
devoted to outstanding customer service.

SERVICES

Government

AMR services a multitude of government entities- from multi-year contracts to multi-phased renovation projects to micro purchase services or installs.

Construction

We perform commercial/industrial plumbing and HVAC construction on projects of all sizes for municipalities, institutions, commercial developers and builders.

HVAC & Refrigeration

Our team of service technicians have decades of experience and are at your service 24/7, 365. Click here for more information on what we service.

Plumbing & Piping

Clogged toilet or sink? Burst pipes? Our plumbers service a wide range of plumbing needs. Click here for more information on our plumbing services.

Maintenance & Emergencies

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benefits of having a preventative maintenance agreement with AMR

ABOUT

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About  /  Team  /  Contact

Advantage Mechanical-Refrigeration (AMR) is a full-service mechanical contractor devoted to
outstanding customer service. Building, renovating, servicing and maintaining our customer’s facilities is
our central focus.

Headquartered in West Michigan, we specialize in HVAC/R and plumbing with retrofit
and new construction, 24/7 service and scheduled maintenance.

Our services

 CONSTRUCTION

  • New Construction
  • Remodel Projects

 HVAC

  • Boilers
  • Rooftop Units
  • Heat pumps, Mini-splits, and more

 REFRIGERATION

  • Walk-in Coolers & Freezers
  • Chillers
  • Ice Machines

PLUMBING & PIPING

  • Water Heaters
  • Back Flow Testing & Repair
  • Clogged Drains

How we work?

  • COST

    Our experienced estimators and field team work closely together to create a proposal based on each customer’s needs and within their budget.

  • DURATION

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    AMR’s project managers are sensitive to customer deadlines. Our goal is to eliminate equipment downtime as much as possible.

  • SCOPE OF WORKS

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    Transparency is key in our industry. Each proposals describes in detail work to be completed.

Meet The Team

Jodi Van Haren

CEO & Co-Founder
Jodi began her career in the mechanical trades construction industry over 30 years ago. Although AMR has an outstanding team, Jodi continues to be the driver behind AMR’s continued success. Jodi is a member of Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and AMR is a certified Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise.

Doug Hilton

Construction & Project Manager
With over 40 years of knowledge and hands-on experience, Doug has served in a very competitive & demanding construction industry. Working in a variety of management positions in his career, Doug has become an extremely qualified and talented asset to AMR’s construction & project management department.

Adam Edwards

Service Manager
Adam has been with AMR since 2004. He began as a trainee, graduated as a journeyman in 2010, and soon progressed to AMR’s Service Manager. Adam’s versatile skills, experience, and customer service-focused attitude are all valued traits in our industry, making him great fit for his role with AMR.

Aaron Vanden Berg II

Finance & Business Development
Aaron quickly shifted to full-time employment at AMR after graduatin from Grand Valley State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in both Business Management & Marketing. Aaron is the contract manager for several federal facility support contracts with the US Government.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

"Knowledgeable, reliable, and polite employees"

LAURA POWERS

Library Director - Flat River Community Library

“AMR’s relationship with Flat River Community Library began with an energy audit and temperature controls project. That project has resulted in significant cost savings in energy bills due to eliminating operating inefficiencies in our heating and cooling system. In the fifteen months since the project began, AMR has provided Flat River Community Library with routine repairs and quarterly preventive maintenance.” “While I appreciate the cost savings in our energy bills, I am particularly pleased with the level of service we have received from AMR. Our requests for service have been handled promptly by knowledgeable, reliable, and polite employees. In addition to their prompt response to requests, the AMR team is adept in identifying other areas in need of repair, often before the problem becomes significant.” “I also greatly appreciate the time the AMR team has spent with me to make sure I understand the inner workings of our building. Their excellent communication and “straight-talk” makes me confident that our system is in good hands.”

"AMR is a great company."

JOHN MILLIKEN

Property Manager, Realty Services - PNC Bank

“I will be brutally honest… AMR is a great company. From the service they provide, to their super-fast turnaround on proposal requests, and excellence in submitting accurate and timely invoices.”

“I would highly recommend AMR"

DANIEL NITU

Contracting officer - General Services Administration

“With never before performing as a General Contractor (only as a mechanical contractor) this contractor went over and above with quickly adapting and filling the role needed and asked of them. Their level of communication was superior to many contractors I have worked with previously which helps immensely in government work. I would highly recommend AMR.”

"Reliable performance and professionalism."

JOSEPH P. ERHARDT, P.E.

President - Erhardt Construction

“We appreciate your company’s reliable performance and professionalism. Your commitment to quality, cleanliness on the job and excellent customer service was evident. Please express our appreciation to your associated field and office personnel involved with the Erhardt Construction Office Addition. I would highly recommend Advantage Mechanical to anyone, based on the high level of quality and service we at Erhardt Construction have experienced.”

"We have been very pleased with the performance of AMR.."

THOMAS KINGSHOTT

Architect/Engineer - Hooker DeJong Architects

“We have been very pleased with the performance of Advantage Mechanical-Refrigeration and their subcontractors on this project. In addition to good workmanship and good communication, I understand from Matt at the Youth Detention Center that both the water service and the electrical service changeovers and associated down time periods went very smoothly. This is very important for a secure facility of this type. They also did a very good job maintaining the construction schedule in spite of the discovery of several underground clearance concerns that were found when they were ready to begin the well drilling process.”

"Quality and prompt service"

GARY HADLEY

MRO Buyer & Storeroom Supervisor - Cargill Salt, St Clair

“The quality and prompt service provided by your service personnel, Chris Koechig, on over 75 other individual service work order requests exceeded our initial expectations and with the additional 20% cost savings previous HVAC service contractors was in fact a welcomed bonus of doing business with Advantage Mechanical-Refrigeration. Many of the savings were as a direct result of recommendations made by Chris. We now think of Chris as a Cargill employee. As well, your inside office personnel have been very helpful in making sure all the paperwork requirements were also handled very professionally. Finally, we are a 24/7 operation and I was personally surprised and pleased to see a supplier fit so quickly into our hectic plant routine.”

"Quality workmanship and supervision"

BRIAN ROTH

Plant Manager - Zeeland Generating Station

“They have supported us in maintaining our HVAC equipment and several projects, installation of a hydrogen generator and piping, valve repairs, piping repairs, installation of steam traps and pump installations. They have provided us quality workmanship and supervision and are our vendor of choice for mechanical projects. They would be an excellent addition as an approved vendor at any industrial facility.”