About Us

YMI Building

Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, The YMI Group provides award-winning mechanical construction, HVAC and Plumbing service to general contractors; high-tech companies; property management firms; local, state, and federal government agencies; and hospitals and laboratories. Since its inception in 2009, the company has been committed to developing long-term relationships with its customers through a dedication to building systems knowledge and expertise, superior service, practical applications of advanced technology, and continuing education and training.

To provide specialized expertise and responsive service, The YMI Group is organized into two companies: construction and service. The construction group provides comprehensive mechanical construction services for new buildings, renovations and additions, tenant projects, hospitals, laboratories, central plant upgrades, and design-build projects throughout the Northeastern Illinois region. The service group provides HVAC systems repair and maintenance. The service group’s clients include hospitals, medical office buildings, residential high and mid-rise buildings, commercial buildings, and manufacturing facilities.

Although separate, the two companies support each other in several ways. The service technicians provide 24-hour emergency repairs for construction company warranty calls, and the construction team is on hand to replace HVAC equipment for the service company in emergency situations. In addition, the construction company offers its clients HVAC service contracts at the conclusion of its new construction and renovation projects.

New York Location

To meet the demands of the New York and surrounding areas, YMI has opened a new office to strategically service and provide our professional installation in HVAC and plumbing services to these areas. This combined with the corporate facilities located in Elk Grove Village, IL, which serves our commercial piping, plumbing, sheetmetal, provides a total of 62,000 Sq.ft of qualified fabrication space to better serve our clients and meet all of our corporate fabrication requirements. Our Illinois facility operates under the U.A. National Pipe Fabrication agreement and uses blended crews to bring cost and scheduling savings to every project.

Executive Profile

Albert D. Youna – President, The YMI Group 

Al Youna is the President of The YMI Group.  He founded the company in August 2009 at the downturn of the economy with the goal of continuing his work in the mechanical industry while providing the absolute best in mechanical contracting services to his clients and customers.  Equipped with more than four decades of experience in the industry and having worked on some of the most prestigious and complex projects in the Greater Chicagoland area, a proven track record as an executive for the past 18 years helping clients in pre-construction services, construction management, project management, scheduling and Design Development Budgets.

A career that began from humble beginnings as a trainee engineer in 1979, to moving to the United States in 1991. He is a member of several organizations including Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago (MCA), and the Chicago Family Business Council at DePaul University (CFBC). Under his leadership, The YMI Group was awarded the “Safe Workplace Award” by MCA of Chicago in both 2012 and 2013. In 2013 The YMI Group has continued to surpass safety standards which have been recognized by MCAA with a certificate of Commendation to The YMI Group for zero Fatalities, zero OSHA Recordable Incident rate and, zero lost work days.

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