Building Your Place in the Commercial World for Over 50 Years

Since 1963, Clarke & Rush Mechanical has installed and serviced commercial HVAC equipment throughout California and the Southwest United States. A unique contracting firm, Clarke & Rush has abilities that range from major equipment installation to routine service calls to equipment maintenance.

Our Commercial Division is focused on fulfilling the needs of our customers on a daily basis. We know when owners and property managers of a commercial property are in need of heating and air conditioning services; we need to make it a priority to exceed their expectations in a timely fashion.

For over 50 years, we have had the pleasure of working with a lot of great clients who have trusted us because of our Commercial HVAC Competitive Advantages – price, quality and service.

A short list of our customers who partnered with us recently

  • Midtown Fitness and Boxing
  • Garner Products
  • Cost Rite Furniture
  • Teichert Construction
  • Safe Credit Union
  • Kelly Pipe
  • New West Haven
  • Centennial United Methodist Church
  • Kru Japanese Restaurant
  • Elk Grove Care Meridian
If you have a commercial installation or service need in the greater Sacramento region, Clarke & Rush is prepared for each situation, as we thrive within the commercial construction process.

We are honored to become your partner and will promise to help you get the most out of your Heating and Air Conditioning investment. Please note the following breakdown of the buildings we can provide service to:

  • Retail Centers
  • Churches
  • Office Buildings
  • Schools
  • Medical Office Buildings
  • Government
  • Restaurants
  • Convalescent Homes
According to Energy Star, Commercial buildings in the United States consume 17 percent of the nation’s energy at a cost of more than $100 billion per year. They also generate 17 percent of our country’s greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change.

As a result, Clarke & Rush designs the most efficient systems available. Natural Gas, propane, water source heat pumps or modulating refrigerant flow systems to replace existing all electric systems; water source systems for cooling and heating; and radiant heating systems – our commercial experts consider every possible alternative to increase energy efficiency and conserve costly resources. When you decide to partner with Clarke & Rush Mechanical, we will work with you on a COST EFFECTIVE SYSTEM & QUALITY INSTALLATION that will be approved by you in advance.

Once energy saving improvements is authorized, Clarke & Rush begins to arrange financing for the project. Typically, no initial capital outlay is required by the client, as project costs are designed to be paid for by projected energy savings. The savings projections are the result of applications of sound engineering fundamentals and are based on recognized American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards and procedures. Ask us about creative financing (that could include NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET & POSITIVE CASH FLOW) through bond issues and/or property taxes that could be available in your area.
When you work with Clarke & Rush, we look for ways to help you achieve a return on your investment. We not only focus on designing the most efficient system, but we are also looking into utility rebates and incentives to help decrease your up-front costs. Clarke & Rush can help you find the right program for you current job – SMUD, PG&E and Roseville Electric are examples of who and what we work with on a daily basis.

Some of list of rebates and incentives (subject to change and based on specific qualifications) are:


Refrigeration Measures

  • Package Terminal Air Conditioner and Heat Pumps Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Variable Frequency Drive’s for Supply or Return Air Fans
  • Replacement Multiple-Speed Brushless Permanent Magnet Blower Motor VSM’s to  replace existing Supply or Return Fan Motors
  • Advanced Evaporative Coolers


Heat Load Reducing Measures

  •  Shade Trees – expanded list to choose from, must shade the building
  • Window Film – provides comfort and reduces internal heat loads
  • The following list is from SMUD, PG&E and Roseville Electric individual websites.



Clarke & Rush has been a long time industry leader in the Commercial NEW CONSTRUCTION and RETRO-FIT MARKETS. New construction services from concept to installation are a Clarke & Rush specialty. Maintaining the company wide philosophy of “single source, sole responsibility” the engineer assigned to your project stays with the job long after the design phase is over. However if you have an old system that needs to be replaced or upgraded, we can handle those jobs just as well.

Please note our core commercial products and services that you can trust us to work on:

  • Heating Systems – Electric, Natural Gas, Propane, Heat Pumps and Boilers
  • Air Conditioning – Chilled Water, Gas Firedand Direct Expansion
  • Regrigeration – Walk Ins & Reach Ins, Ice Machines, Coolers & Freezers
  • Controls – Low Voltage, Line Voltage, Electronic Repair and Modification
  • Plumbing – Galvanized, Copper, Black Pipe, Water Steam and Refrigeration Piping Systems
First, our evaluation team conducts an on-site facility survey of all building operating systems to determine how all the interactive elements can work together to save resources and dollars.

Then these engineering specialists analyze the information from this survey to determine specific energy saving opportunities and provide system design recommendations based upon the cost effectiveness of individual conservation measures and on how quickly the money saved on lower utility bills will pay for proposed project.

When you have a no heat or no cool repair call, Clarke & Rush are the TRAINED PROFESSIONALS & COMMUNICATION EXPERTS to call. We have a full parts department and team of service technicians who remain up-to-date on the latest equipment and service techniques. We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable in a wide array of skills, including: controls, air, gas and water flow, refrigeration, boilers, power wiring and piping.

Note also that we are certified by the American Energy Engineers as an Energy Conservation Contractor and with 85 full time engineers, technicians and support personnel – backed by a fleet of 60 vehicles – on site to design, install, monitor, maintain and provide 24 hour emergency services….Clarke & Rush is your choice for Commercial installations!

Please note our core commercial products and services that you can trust us to work on:
Forced Air Systems– Package systems, Split systems, Built up Systems, Ductless Systems, Water Source, Multi Zone, Exhaust and Make Up Air Systems

  • Hydronics– Boilers, Chillers, Water Source Heat Pumps, Domestic Hot Water, Pumps, Storage Tanks, Controls, Heat Exchangers
  • Refrigeration
  • VAV’s– Zoning Systems, Variable Air Systems
  • Boilers– Hot Water, Steam, Radiant, Process, Domestic Hot water
  • Plumbing– Copper, Iron, Galvanized, PVC, flexible tube piping, Gas flex systems, Drains and Vents, Heat Exchangers
  • Controls– Electric, digital
  • Solar– Reciprocating, Screw, Modular
  • Chillers– Photovoltaic, Hydronic
In addition to our 50 plus years of experience, we are driven to save our customers money on their annual HVAC expenditures. What that means is we understand that MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS means fewer repairs – which in return save you money, down time and frustration every year. Our studies have shown that on average, customers who do not have a maintenance program will spend approximately EIGHT TIMES more a year in costs due to not being proactive. Call us today if you are working on promotion page (916) 609-2667 to get started with an Energy Savings Program.