About Us

PMI began in 1991, when founder Jeff McAlmond realized a need in the region for a high-quality and responsive construction company specializing in the areas of sanitary piping, custom fabrication, welding expertise and process equipment installation. What began as one man, one truck, and a 1,200 square foot shop evolved into what is today a highly diversified yet specialized company offering significant manpower and equipment resources. Over the years, PMI has made investments in not only equipment and facilities but also in its people, to grow into a well-known contractor in the food, beverage, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors across the country. We have more than doubled the size of our facilities, employees, and equipment, allowing us to travel across the U.S. to complete projects for our clients. Now with over 50,000 square feet under our roof and nearly 100 direct employees all with diverse backgrounds, we are able to offer a wide range of services to our clients.
With the addition of key management personnel in the last eight years, PMI has gone from one division to having four completely separate divisions: Field Services, Custom Fabrication, Structural Steel and Construction Management. The ability to self-perform so many trades allows PMI to offer our customers not only value but quality and timely projects under the supervision of one contractor. What began as a central Kentucky contractor is now a contractor that travels the nation to meet our customers’ needs.

Meet the Team

Wes Harris

Wes’s career began in the coal fields of eastern Kentucky in maintenance, welding and fabricating. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University’s Construction Management program, Wes performed surveying on heavy highway projects throughout the southeast region before accepting a position as a project manager in the water and wastewater construction industry. After several years in that industry, Wes joined PMI in 2010 to assist with business development and long-term growth.

John Huff

John joined PMI in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Kentucky. John brings 14 years of Construction accounting experience with expertise in federal government contracting, industrial contracting and small business development.

Chris Estes

Operations Manager PMI | chris.estes@pmiky.com
Chris joined PMI in 2002 after a diverse history that ranged from finish carpentering to logging to finish welding for a yacht manufacturer. He joined PMI in the field as a welder and has moved through the ranks from foreman to Project Manager and now into his current position. Chris also serves as the Quality Control Manager for all of PMI’s ASME and National Board certifications (R, PP, and U stamps).

Jeff Hampton

Operations Manager PM | jeff.hamptom@pmiky.com
In 2013, Jeff joined PMI to head the structural fabrication and erection services division of PMI. Jeff began his career as an iron worker with aspirations of growing into management. In 2004, he became a structural estimator/project manager and performed those duties for a decade across Kentucky. During Jeff’s tenure over the structural steel division, Precision Metals has seen significant growth and now performs work throughout the United States.

Jerry Muir

Engineering Manager | jerry.muir@pmiky.com
Jerry joined PMI in 2012 as part of a collaborative effort with surrounding Universities experimenting with various 3D modeling and detailing software’s. Jerry was an instant fit within the organization and his energetic style, coupled with his ability to understand our complex fabrication processes advanced him through the ranks rather rapidly to his current position as Engineering Manager. Jerry oversees all aspects of our custom fabrication facility as well as the design efforts for mechanical and fabricated systems, and follows these projects through customer implementation.

Mission Statement

PMI specializes in self-performing complex industrial projects of multiple facets, primarily including engineering/design, custom fabrications, and a variety of construction services. PMI’s existence is defined by our quality work and value-added solutions, coupled with a high sense of urgency.

Additionally, PMI is an employee-first company that truly cares for our employees and their families. This allows us to maintain first choice people that are invested in our business philosophy. In summary, we understand that providing the right people with the right aptitude and attitude creates an environment for our customers that allows us to build strong partnerships and repeat business, ensuring our continued growth and success.


When we say safety, what we really mean is people. We protect our employees, our partners, our customers, and ourselves by promoting a culture of shared responsibility. We emphasize collaborative program development and the open exchange of suggestions, ideas, and concerns. Our safety standards include:
We are committed to the safety and welfare of all through prevention, education, and awareness, with the ultimate goal of reducing and/or eliminating workplace injuries.

Structural Steel Shop

Square footage of the grounds is over 50,000

Custom Fab/Field Services office