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Boiler & Property Consulting, LLC Ranked #1 by Jurisdiction Online for 30 Straight Months

This month, May 2020, marks 30 consecutive months that Boiler & Property Consulting, a Buford, GA jurisdictional boiler inspection firm operating in conjunction with XL Insurance America (XLIA), has been rated #1 by Jurisdiction Online for maintaining the lowest percentage of overdue objects.

Jurisdiction Online’s monthly report ranks users on their percentage of overdue objects. BPC has maintained the lowest percentage of overdues yet again and stayed at the top of the list for the past 30 months.

Here’s what Venus Newton, President of Boiler & Property Consulting, has to say regarding this accomplishment:

“Our team continues to amaze and impress me daily. During this pandemic, our Jurisdictional Team hung on to the #1 position for managing our overdues for the 30th straight month.  That’s 2.5 years at #1. Wow!  I couldn’t be prouder of how well we are dealing with all the challenges of 2020, while still hitting milestones worth recognition.”

Since its beginning, BPC has quickly grown to be one of the top boiler inspection companies in the United States. The company has inspectors nationwide and services all industries including power generation, basic metals, chemical, steel and pulp & paper.

The company has used Jurisdiction Online for the past five years. Jurisdiction Online supports regulatory code enforcement workflows, risk management workflows and jurisdictional accounting needs associated with regulatory activities. Its products are used by agencies in 31 states, more than 90 local jurisdictions and multiple Fortune 500 and private sector companies, including major insurers involved in the boiler and pressure vessel (BPV) market.

Meet Tom Kiernan

Meet Tom Kiernan! He works as our East Coast Regional Supervisor and has been with BPC for about 10 years. In this Q&A, we got to talk to him and find out more about his job, his family, and his hobbies.


BPC: What do you do as East Coast Inspector Supervisor?

Tom: I supervise 10 field inspectors who conduct inspections in all states east of the Mississippi, from Maine to Florida. I perform risk assessment surveys for clients at their facility as needed, and I do casualty investigations and root cause reports.


BPC: What kind of objects are you typically inspecting?

Tom: I inspect internally and externally, high and low pressure boilers, ammonia refrigeration plants, oil and natural gas processing plants, pumping stations and associated tank farms, and any pressure vessels associated with CO2 storage. 


BPC: What are some interesting things you’ve seen on the job?

Tom: The very large power generation stations and facilities that transport oil and natural gas, drug manufacturing facilities, and the paper processing plants are most interesting to me. Most people have no idea of what it takes to maintain electricity and natural gas for their homes, gasoline for their cars, prescription drugs, everyday paper products, and ready-to-eat processed chicken. The scope and complexity is fascinating, and ensuring it is all safe and reliable is an enjoyable challenge. 


BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

Tom: My excellent field staff and the office support folks ensure that we can operate in the field as efficiently and effectively as the high workload requires. We operate at a technical level that ensures the customer gets the kind of inspection that not only satisfies the jurisdictional requirements for them to operate, but also provides them with relevant advice and information that helps them maintain reliability and safety. 


BPC: What do you think sets BPC apart from your competitors?

Tom: We do the most detailed and thorough inspections possible and provide useful information to the customer and the state jurisdictions. This ensures the highest level of safety, reliability, and efficiency that any customer could ask for. 


BPC: Tell us about your family and life outside of work.

Tom: I retired from the US Navy (22 years) and MAERSK Line Shipping (23 years). My wife Mary Beth and I have been married for 34 years, and we have three children – two sons and a daughter. 

My oldest son, Dan, has been a paramedic in VA Beach for 10 years after college and is now getting his masters degree as a physician’s assistant at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. 


My middle son, Zach, also a former volunteer city medic for several years in VA Beach while at Virginia Tech, completed medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is now married and a resident general surgeon at Virginia Commonwealth Hospital in Richmond, VA. 


My daughter, Caitlin, who is also a former volunteer city medic in VA Beach, completed her BS in Biology and a BS in Nursing and is working as a trauma nurse. She is married and just had her first child and our first grandson. 


Outside of work, I volunteer with the City of VA Beach Emergency Medical Services as President and member of one of the 10 volunteer rescue squads providing first due EMS. I enjoy studying US history and traveling to historic areas. My wife and I also love grandparenthood.


BPC is fortunate to have such a great leader on our team. Thank you for all you do, Tom!