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The Zak Family of Companies

The Zak family of companies consists of five separate design and construction companies that work hand-in-hand to add value to every project we undertake.  When you choose to work with one Zak company, you get the expertise and resources of ALL the Zak companies. We focus tightly on the needs of our clients as a whole, over the long-term, rather than taking a simple project by project approach.  Our level of dedication to building partnerships is why we have over 90% repeat clients — many for 20 years or more!  

Drain & Sewer Cleaning

Pumping  & Flushing

Video Pipe Inspection

Plumbing Contractor

BIM/3D Modeling

Prefabrication

Engineering

Land Surveying

Systems Commissioning

Electrical Contractor

Electrical Engineering

Advanced Technology

We develop more for the project than what is asked. We build relationships and long-term partnerships with our clients & work family. That’s why over 50% of our clients have been with us for almost 20 years.  

-Robert Zak, Jr., President

Systems Integration

Panel Fabrication

PLC Programming

Drain & Sewer Cleaning

Pumping  & Flushing

Video Pipe Inspection

Plumbing Contractor

BIM/3D Modeling

Prefabrication

Engineering

Land Surveying

Systems Commissioning

Electrical Contractor

Electrical Engineering

Advanced Technology

Systems Integration

Panel Fabrication

PLC Programming

About Us

Synergy—

the blending of multiple elements to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects.

That’s what you get when you select The Zak Family of Companies— Heideman Associates, Inc., Franklin Mechanical, Inc., K&F Electric, Inc., Zak Controls, and Franklin Drain Services, Inc.  These sister companies bring a superior blend of experience, services, and expertise—resulting in synergy that pays off in an outstanding project. 

Synergy in Staff Expertise. Our experienced management talent and seasoned field superintendents as well as key individuals for on-site labor have the autonomy and authority to do whatever it takes to get the job done on time and within budget. 

 Synergy in Access to Resources and Support.  As members of Zak Companies, Heideman Associates, Franklin Mechanical, K&F Electric, Zak Controls and Franklin Drain Services all receive the same support and access to internal resources for education, networking, hardware, software, and technical support.  And since Heideman, Franklin Mechanical, K&F Electric, and Franklin Drain are sister companies, our BIM expertise and modeling capabilities are one in the same.  The result is a team effort that is seamless to our clients. 

Successful project delivery is a numbers game—one that the Zak sister companies play with great skill.  Give us the opportunity to demonstrate how well we can make it all add up to project savings for you!

Our History

Zak Companies, Inc.  was founded in 1991 by Robert Zak, Jr.  Over the past 28 years, we have grown to include five subsidiary companies, and over 300 employees.

Beginning with Heideman Associates in 1991,  Zak Companies began moving toward a design-build delivery model in the mid-90’s and soon added specialty contractors to complement our engineering services:  K&F Electric in 1996, and Franklin Mechanical in 1999.  While each of these three companies became well-established as individual companies, they also began developing new ways for designers and contractors to collaborate, share expertise, and bring a broader perspective to each and every project.

In 2004,  Heideman Associates, in response to our clients’ needs, began offering commissioning services for building systems.  Expanding upon the basic functional testing services already offered, Heideman established an independent team of Commissioning Authorities and began offering full systems commissioning as a stand-alone service.  

The next year, Zak Controls was added to complement services offered by the Southwest office of K&F Electric.  Specializing in systems integration and control panel fabrication for municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, industrial process water treatment, mining and hydroelectric power operations, Zak Controls quickly became a vital part of the Zak organization.

In 2013, our organization expanded again, with the addition of Franklin Drain Services.  The Franklin Drain team works closely with the staff of Franklin Mechanical to provide complete plumbing construction, maintenance and emergency service to our midwest clients.

As we near the end of our third decade of serving clients across the nation, Zak Companies looks forward to creating new milestones in the decades ahead.

Mission Statement

We will provide the best services to meet our clients’ goals. We will be industry leaders in developing new design methods and standards. We will provide our clients with the most innovative, flexible, efficient and cost-effective systems within the budget of the project. Our standards will become the measure against which our competitors will be judged.

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Our Clients

Zak Companies, Inc. has a wide-reaching and varied client base.  Our core clients span the healthcare, water/wastewater, industrial, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, commercial, education, government, recreation and technology markets, and include some of America’s most well-known corporations.   

Synergy – the blending of multiple elements to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects.

That’s what you get when you select The Zak Family of Companies— Heideman Associates, Inc., Franklin Mechanical, Inc., K&F Electric, Inc., Zak Controls, and Franklin Drain Services, Inc.  These sister companies bring a superior blend of experience, services, and expertise—resulting in synergy that pays off in an outstanding project.

Synergy in Staff Expertise. Our experienced management talent and seasoned field superintendents as well as key individuals for on-site labor have the autonomy and authority to do whatever it takes to get the job done on time and within the negotiated GMP. 

Synergy in Access to Resources and Support.  As members of Zak Companies, Heideman Associates, Franklin Mechanical, K&F Electric, and Franklin Drain Services all receive the same support and access to internal resources for education, networking, hardware, software, and technical support.  And since Heideman, Franklin Mechanical, K&F Electric, and Franklin Drain are sister companies, our BIM expertise and modeling capabilities are one in the same.  The result is a team effort that is seamless to our clients. 

Successful project delivery is a numbers game—one that the Zak sister companies play with great skill.  Give us the opportunity to demonstrate how well we can make it all add up to project savings for you!

Zak Companies, Inc.  was founded in 1991 by Robert Zak, Jr.  Over the past 28 years, we have grown to include five subsidiary companies, and over 300 employees.

Beginning with Heideman Associates in 1991,  Zak Companies began moving toward a design-build delivery model in the mid-90’s and soon added specialty contractors to complement our engineering services:  K&F Electric in 1996, and Franklin Mechanical in 1999.  While each of these three companies became well-established as individual companies, they also began developing new ways for designers and contractors to collaborate, share expertise, and bring a broader perspective to each and every project.

In 2004,  Heideman Associates, in response to our clients’ needs, began offering commissioning services for building systems.  Expanding upon the basic functional testing services already offered, Heideman established an independent team of Commissioning Authorities and began offering full systems commissioning as a stand-alone service.  

The next year, Zak Controls was added to complement services offered by the Southwest office of K&F Electric.  Specializing in systems integration and control panel fabrication for municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, industrial process water treatment, mining and hydroelectric power operations, Zak Controls quickly became a vital part of the Zak organization.

While the economy was unstable for the next few years, and had a significant impact on the design and construction industry, Zak Companies, Inc., continued to thrive, making it through the economic downturn with no layoffs.

In 2013, our organization expanded again, with the addition of Franklin Drain Services.  The Franklin Drain team works closely with the staff of Franklin Mechanical to provide complete plumbing construction, maintenance and emergency service to our midwest clients.

As we near the end of our third decade of serving clients across the nation, Zak Companies looks forward to creating new milestones in the decades ahead.

Zak Companies, Inc. has a wide-reaching and varied client base.  Our core clients span the healthcare, water/wastewater, industrial, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, commercial, education, government, recreation and technology markets, and include some of America’s most well-known corporations.  These clients value confidentiality, so we aren’t able to name them. 

Be Part of our team

Interested in a career with Zak Companies?  We offer challenging careers in a fun, collaborative environment. 

  • Challenging Work
  • Great Benefits
  • Collaborative Spirit

Visit our careers page to learn more!

Staff

ZAK COMPANIES MIDWEST
240 Larkin Williams Ind.
Fenton, MO 63026
Phone: 636-492-3200
Fax: 636-492-3202

ZAK COMPANIES SOUTHWEST
4970 East Beverly
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 602-267-0100
Fax: 602-629-1040

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