TEAYS VALLEY- When Jamie Humphrey, and his wife Jennifer, started his construction company in Shady Spring five years ago, it would have been hard to predict that its growth would lead him to Putnam County.
But today, Putnam County is where Humphrey calls home because his business brought him here.
Humphrey’s company, MCP Enterprises, offers turn-key construction for everything from sealed control room s to warehouses, air conditioned offices to restroom facilities with emergency stalls. The company does a lot of work with the coal mining industry and other “heavy” industries.
“We do a lot of work in Kentucky, in Kanawha County, in Boone County and throughout southern West Virginia,” Humphrey said. “Putnam County is a great central location as we continue to grow the company.”
MCP currently has offices in Beaver and Charleston, in addition to an office that Humphrey keeps at his Hurricane home. He said that in the future, he would like to build a more substantial office in either Putnam County or eastern Cabell County. “We are looking for a location within the valley to build a warehouse and are trying to find an area that will give us an Economic Development Incentive to do so,” Humphrey said.
In addition to construction, MCP can also do office warehousing and mine property renovations as well as preparation plant maintenance. Concrete work, pipe-fitting, iron work, electrical work and carpentry are just a few of the specialties that MCP employees possess, Humphrey said.
“We provide turn-key service and give companies the ability to work with one single contractor. We also offer metal buildings and perform maintenance.” Humphrey said, noting that one of his busiest times of year is around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and Miner’s vacation around the 4th of July when many mines slow down their operations.
MCP can also provide personnel to industrial operations who only need employees for a temporary time.
The types of skilled positions that can be hired through MCP for either a short-term or long-term basis include: welders, pipe fitters, iron workers, belt shovelers, tree cutters, carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, crane operators, heavy equipment operators, black hat and red hat surface miners, and preparation plant maintenance workers.
All of his employees are required to pass a drug test and are MSHA trained, Humphrey said.
While the company started with just Humphrey and his wife Jennifer, today MCP employs about 85 people and continues to expand.
“Once we find good people, we keep them,” Humphrey said.
While most of MCP’s work has been in West Virginia and Kentucky, the company has also gone as far as Colorado and Montana to work on projects.
MCP has performed work for several coal companies and other industrial clients. Some of their clients have included: Arch Coal, Patriot Coal, United Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, Coal River Energy and Walter Energy.
In addition to industrial clients, MCP has also done work for public agencies including the Putnam Public Service District and the West Virginia State Police.
“We do top quality work, we do it quickly, and we do it at a competitive price,” Humphrey said.
For more information on MCP Enterprises, visit the company’s website at www.mcpenterprisesllc.com or call 304-763-2694.