Mentoring Each Other

Bel-Aire Mechanical would like to share a featured article from Source Design written by Nora Burba Trulsson.
Mentoring Each Other – Professional Women’s groups in Arizona offer support, networking and friendship

Kathy Kingsland (Bel-Aire’s HR Manager) shares her experience in her construction career and her involvement with NAWIC, the National Association of Women In Construction.

Bel-Aire Safety during Covid

Bel-Aire Mechanical Keeps Standards High During COVID-19, and Plans Ahead

Be;-Aire Safety during Covid

Even in non-pandemic times, Bel-Aire Mechanical leads the way in terms of worker health and safety on the jobsite. It’s no wonder facing the unique jobsite challenges presented by COVID-19 – distributing additional PPE, contact tracing and increased cleaning – came naturally to Bel-Aire’s leadership team and employees.

Robert Dustman, Project Director for Bel-Aire Mechanical, credits the company’s existing commitment to on-the-job safety for the minimal COVID-19 outbreaks they experienced over the past 12+ months.

“As a company we have done such a great job adapting to the new health and safety protocols, even as we deal with different requirements and standards on each unique site,” says Robert.

“We have always set the standard on the jobsite when it comes to safety, and through the pandemic, we continue to see workers and contractors on different projects following Bel-Aire’s lead.”

Throughout this past year, Bel-Aire Mechanical has adapted to the pandemic while still delivering outstanding quality products to owners throughout the state. This is evidenced by the company’s work on the Desert Diamond Casino, the Banner Desert facility in Mesa, and the Boeing manufacturing facility.

It is no secret that the construction industry in Arizona is hot right now, and only going to get hotter in the coming months. While continuing to deliver high-quality work to owners during the pandemic, Bel-Aire Mechanical simultaneously planned for this impending increase in workload for the coming year.

Boeing Topping Out

Boeing Topping Out

Monday March 29th, 2021, the Boeing project celebrated their Topping Out. Flying the last piece of steel to set in place is always a site to see!

Ruby’s Misting System

Over the summer of 2020, Holder Construction Company invited Bel-Aire to participate in this Make A Wish Arizona opportunity. Russ Hines (Project Manager) coordinated the effort to provide and install a high pressure misting system in Ruby’s back yard. Leland Tsosie (Plumbing Foreman) and Erin Etsitty (Plumbing Apprentice) installed the misting system, creating an area cooled by the misters, that Ruby could access easily to enjoy her backyard.

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2017 Feed My Starving Children

A Bel-Aire Mechanical team of 12 converged on the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM to be part of the biggest MobliePack event in the Western United States to support Feed My Starving Children. The goal for each 2-hour packing session during the 3-day event was to pack 40,000 meals. We blew that number out of the water packing 66,669 meals that will feed 183 children for a year We had a lot of fun scooping, sealing, and packing.

2017 FMSC Bel-Aire team

Thanks to the following BAM team:
Justin Smith and his son Hunter
David Williams, his wife Juanita and their son David
Scott Williams and his wife Donna
Michelle Andrews
Angie Reece and her daughter and son, Naomi and Mason
Kathy Kingsland

Also part of the team from NAWIC are Stacy Spetter, Centennial Contractors and Sharon Hendrickson, Hendrickson Construction.

Thanks to all for volunteering. If you are interested in helping at future events, please contact Kathy Kingsland at 623.846.8613.

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2017 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award

2017 SMACNA Safety Excellence
2017 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award

For the second year in a row Bel-Aire Mechanical was recognized for outstanding occupational safety and health by the national SMACNA association. Bel-Aire was again awarded first place among all SMACNA contractors in the 200,001-300,000 hours category for the second consecutive year.

Scott Kienest (Bel-Aire Mechanical’s Safety Director) accepted the first place award at the annual SMACNA on behalf of Bel-Aire Mechanical.

2017 Apprentice of the Year: Tilden Dickson

Tilden Dickson - Apprentice of the Year
Tilden Dickson – Apprentice of the Year

It is no surprise that Tilden Dickson ended up in the sheet metal trade, but his recognition as this year’s Apprentice of the Year was a welcome and well-earned honor.

Training Director Albert Blanco explains that Tilden was selected as this year’s Apprentice of the Year because of his outstanding achievements – including high grades and employer evaluations – during his time at the apprenticeship.

Dickson now emanates a passion for learning new skills, and is pursuing more education and training even though he graduated from the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship earlier this year. He explains, “I don’t want to relax; I want to keep learning the trade.”