James E Dinan

James E. Dinan

President CEO / Owner

Jim has been involved in the HVAC industry for 35 years. His experience includes all types of mechanical construction: industrial, institutional, commercial, mission critical and hospital/healthcare. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Bel-Aire Mechanical his daily duties include corporate administration, corporate marketing, client development, contract administration, design development, senior consulting and preconstruction administration.

Nick Ganem

Nick Ganem

Vice President

Nick’s career in the HVAC industry spans nearly 40 years. In addition to his duties at Bel-Aire, Nick serves on three industry boards, including SMACNA Arizona (the Arizona chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association) and as a trustee on two pension, health and welfare funds. Nick is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, P.I.P.E. (Piping Industry Progress and Education Trust Fund) and PAC (Plumbing and Air Conditioning Contractors). He attended both Phoenix College and Maricopa Technical College.

Darrell Fox

Darrell Fox

Vice President

Darrell has thirty years in the Mechanical Contracting Industry. After obtaining a BS from Sam Houston State University, he began his career in Austin, Texas. He learned the business during his time in the preconstruction department of a national mechanical contractor and eventually transitioned into the Project Management team. During his time as a site project manager he managed projects in Boise, Idaho; Burlington, Vermont; Manassas, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas and San Antonio, Texas and Chandler, Arizona. In 1992, Darrell became the Operations Manager for the Southwest United States Region based in Raleigh, North Carolina for the next three years. In 2001 he moved to Chandler, Arizona to manage the Arizona branch and held that position until January 2019.

Darrell has been involved in very complex semiconductor, biotech, mission critical, healthcare, laboratory, aviation and large industrial projects. He has managed the preconstruction, construction and commissioning teams on all of these projects. His experience in various roles throughout his career allow him to direct Project Teams evaluating cost analysis, BIM/CAD, prefabrication, constructability, design and commissioning activities throughout the project.

Howard Clifford

Howard Clifford

Contract and Engineering Director

Howard Clifford is a graduate of ASU with a BSME degree and has over 38 years of construction related work. He has managed very large, complex jobs in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Alaska, which included Performance Contracting, retrofit, remodel, design/build, and new work. He has extensive experience working directly with owners, architects, engineers and tradesman to achieve superior quality mechanical projects with the best HVAC mechanical (code compliant) solutions and on time scheduled installations. He brings vast knowledge and experience to any project. Howard has successfully completed numerous projects from mixed used Office/Hotel, Hospital/Laboratory, Data Centers, Crime Labs, and public use institutions.

As Contract and Engineering Director his daily duties include overseeing the project delivery and support system for all the commercial construction work as well as providing his engineering (hands on) experience working directly with the Design Team, Estimating, BIM Team, the General Contractor and Owner to clarify the design and scope of projects so that his team can manage the cost, measure productivity and oversee quality control.

Drew Schroder

Drew Schroder

Construction Director

Drew has 40 years of piping, plumbing and sheet metal experience in the HVAC industry. His management and supervisory skills have been utilized in every phase of the construction industry, including laboratory & hospital, electronics & industrial manufacturing facilities, clean rooms, schools, office buildings, apartments and universities throughout the state. Drew is responsible for labor management, scheduling, coordinating and buy out of all materials for the sheet metal, piping and plumbing on the project.

John McIntyre

John McIntyre

Preconstruction Manager / Chief Estimator

John McIntyre brings over 23 years of experience in the construction industry within Arizona. John has expertise in HVAC, plumbing, medical gas and process piping and possesses extensive experience in design and practical application of mechanical systems estimating from conceptual level through final construction documents.

John is recognized as an articulate professional who works closely with owners and design professionals to establish budgets and provide important value engineering input to save clients time and money. John has strong evaluation, implementation skills, relationship building and follow-through. John has extensive construction experience with Hospitals, Laboratory Facilities, and Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor and Manufacturing facilities.

Scott Kienast

Scott Kienast

Safety Director

Scott brings more than 20 years of Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Loss Control, Emergency Response and Hazardous Waste Management experience with him.   He is a problem solver with solid accomplishments in safety management, enhanced by specific experience in health and environmental supervision and professional certifications.

Scott has developed and facilitated new employee orientations, safety training, drug screening, return-to-work, job hazardous analysis, accident investigation, SDS, and environmental inspection programs. He is well versed in State and Federal rules and regulations including OSHA, BATF, NRC, DOT, FAA and EPA. As Safety Director with Bel-Aire, Scott’s experiences and responsibilities listed below will be an asset to Bel-Aire’s commitment to providing a safe work environment for all employees.

  • Establish, build and maintain business and client relationships
  • Monitor industry associations to ensure that they are maintaining an effective Safety program that promotes safety and reduce workplace injuries.
  • Prepare and present safety training classes to employees to ensure job site hazard awareness and “Best Safety Practice” is maintained.
  • “Keep Safety in Front of the Employees”
  • Train Supervisors on “Best Safety Practice”
  • Show employee’s management is committed to safety

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