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Meet Thomas Danielson

Meet Thomas Danielson!

Beginning his boiler and pressure vessel career in the United States Navy, Thomas served as a boiler technician, operating, maintaining, and repairing M and D type propulsion plant boilers, auxiliary equipment, and the administration of oil lab activities. 

Upon leaving the Navy, Thomas worked for Nashville Thermal Transfer Corp. as an assistant boiler operator and maintenance mechanic. He then served the state of Tennessee as a Deputy Boiler Inspector – where he achieved a National Board Commission – and later the state of Nevada as a Safety Specialist III, inspecting boilers, pressure vessels, elevators, and escalators. 

We’re grateful that in September of 2020, he came to work with BPC as a Senior Jurisdictional Inspector in the Nevada region, where he lives with his wife and spends time with his three grown children and seven grandkids. Thank you for all you do, Thomas!

 

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Meet Brent Pickle

Meet Brent Pickle! 

Brent joins our Oklahoma region as a Jurisdictional Inspector. He comes to BPC with experience as a CNA risk control representative and he previously worked for the Oklahoma Department of Labor as a boiler inspector and review team leader.

Brent served in both active duty and the reserves in the United States Air Force. 

Some of his favorite hobbies include fishing and hunting, but you can almost always find him enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his wife. 

BPC is grateful for the contribution Brent makes to our team – thanks Brent!

 

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Meet Dan Powell

Meet Dan Powell!

Dan is from the small town of Waterloo, located in southern Illinois. He began a welding career in St. Louis, and from there began to travel as a welder. By going through the boilermakers apprenticeship, Dan became a journeyman boilermaker and then spent five years working boilermaker jobs all over southern Illinois. 

He’s been training to become a boiler inspector in the central region. Dan is looking forward to the challenge of passing the National Board exam and becoming a commissioned inspector for BPC in Illinois.

Along with reading and traveling, Dan is a passionate hunter and outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, hiking, and maintaining the property he and his wife own. 

We’re glad to have you on the team, Dan!

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Boiler & Property Consulting, LLC Celebrates 3 Years at the Top

 

Boiler & Property Consulting has been ranked a consistent industry leader by Jurisdiction Online for the last three years. BPC is a Buford, GA jurisdictional boiler inspection firm that operates in conjunction with XL Insurance America (XLIA) and has consistently ranked #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 continued to maintain an industry-leading, lowest percentage of overdues over the course of three years.

“This achievement is simply the manifestation of the hard work and professionalism of our team,” said Venus Newton, president of Boiler & Property Consulting. “At BPC, we take customer service seriously. By working closely with our customers, we ensure that they receive quality inspections on time in order to keep their equipment operating safely and in compliance with state regulations. It is nice to be recognized for doing the right thing, and I’m very proud of our team for hitting this three year milestone.”

BPC is 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 and 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 market.

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A Holiday Message from Our President

2020 has been a year full of challenges and triumphs for BPC.  Like most businesses, we’ve had to pivot the way we operate, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to excellence with our customers and with each other. Our hardworking team has kept BPC a consistent leader on Jurisdiction Online’s list of the lowest percentage of overdue objects during this busy year.

 

To our current clients: know that we feel such gratitude for our amazing clients like you. You keep us motivated to give our best and we are truly proud to have the opportunity to serve you. May the rest of this year bring you many happy moments, successes and memories.

 

For those we don’t yet serve: please know we would love the opportunity to help you with your inspections, property loss control solutions and risk assessments.

 

From all of us here at BPC, we wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and New Year.

– Venus Newton, President of Boiler & Property Consulting

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Inspector photos show a day in the life

We are proud of the team of inspectors we employ here at BPC. They never fail to treat our customers well and ensure that the job is done right. They also get to see some interesting things in the field. One of our inspectors snapped photos of various pieces of equipment on a job site – have a look. 

 

Here is a typical high pressure fire tube boiler that is ready for service.

 This shot gives a look inside a firebox. The walls – called a “waterwall” – are actually tubes welded together which create the majority of the steam in a watertube boiler. To keep the metal from overheating, there is a refractory on the middle of the floor to cover the mud drum and the ceiling to cover the steam drum. The horizontal tubes in the back are what’s called the superheater section. They contain steam and heat and expand with the hottest part of the flame of the boiler.

This is the blower for the boiler that supplies combustion air to the burner. Note that the electrical is tagged out in the electrical bunker.

On the outside is the burner, with all valves associated with the pilot burner and the main burner. The grey metal to the left of the burner is where the fan connects and supplies the burner air.

 

If you’re looking for a career pivot, consider a job with BPC. We’re always on the lookout for new candidates, so take a look on our careers page to see if there are job openings near you. 

Did you know that BPC is on LinkedIn? Follow us for pictures like these, regular updates, and more.

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What Our Team Loves About BPC

We’re so grateful for our amazing team here at BPC – they always go above and beyond both in their work and in the way they support one another. 

We asked some of our team members what they enjoy most about working here. Read on to learn what they said: 

 

“The people! BPC has the best employees. Every single person that I have worked with over the last 15 months has been helpful and friendly.”

– Heather Crask, Account Manager

 

“I enjoy all the different locations I get to visit daily and building relationships with our customer base.”

– David Bullen, Jurisdictional Inspector

 

“The most enjoyable thing about this job is that every day – for the most part – is different; it’s so much better than sitting in an office cubicle, seeing the same walls day in and out.”

– Forrest Andrews, Jurisdictional Inspector

 

“I appreciate how fellow inspectors and leadership are always there to assist. We live in a digital age now so if an inspector needs confirmation on a suspected violation, that help is only a phone call away.”

– Darryl Royal, Jr., Jurisdictional Inspector

 

Want to learn more about working at BPC? We are always looking for new candidates and would love to add another friendly face to our team. 

Find out more at https://boilerproperty.com/careers/.

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Meet Heather Crask

Meet Heather Crask, BPC’s JO Account Manager. Heather was brought on last year as a JO Account Coordinator and has excellent teamwork and customer service skills, both internally and with our CO2 partners. We are thrilled to announce her promotion. 

 

Read on to hear why she loves being a part of the BPC team.

 

BPC: What does your day-to-day look like?

I work remotely in Shreveport, Louisiana. My daily duties range from managing CO2 Accounts, handling new installation requests/permits, processing tank swap outs, scheduling appointments and maintaining CO2 billing spreadsheets, training new inspectors to use JO, and assisting with questions about the JO system.

 

BPC: How did it feel to be invested in by BPC?

Amazing! Being hired by BPC was a life changer! While change can make me a little nervous, I was immediately welcomed and accepted by everyone at BPC; coming on board was like joining a new family and I am honestly thrilled to be a part of this company. The entire management team has been very encouraging and provides positive feedback and recognition for hard work. I would like to thank Brandon Loveridge, Venus Newton and Gary Cox for giving me the opportunity to join this amazing team of people and for the recent promotion. Jason Cox, the CO2 National Project Manager, has also been an absolute pleasure to work with and I think we make a great team!

 

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

The people! BPC has the best employees. Every single person that I have worked with over the last 15 months has been helpful and friendly.

 

BPC: What did you do career-wise prior to coming on to BPC?

I worked as a Support Rep for Jurisdiction Online for about 8 years before joining BPC. BPC was one of the accounts that I managed at JO, so I was familiar with many of the employees and the company culture prior to being hired. It was an interesting switch, from communicating with BPC as one of my clients to joining the team as an employee, but I couldn’t be happier with the way it worked out.

 

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

I think BPC stands out against the competition because of the great team of people! Everyone works together with a common goal to be the most efficient and accurate while staying focused on client satisfaction and public safety. Not only do we have the best team in the industry as far as skills and knowledge base, they are also incredible human beings.

 

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

I have two kids, Hazel (9) and Ezra (6). My third baby is my puppy, Dempsey.  My husband, Jake, owns a local boxing gym – Dement Brothers Old School Boxing Club – and we stay pretty active. We love to travel and be outdoors. I love live music and can’t wait to be able to attend a concert again.

 

BPC: Anything else you’d like to add?

I cannot say “Thank you!” enough for this amazing opportunity to work with such a great company. I am thrilled to be a part of BPC and can’t wait to see what our future holds!

 

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Meet David Bullen

Meet David Bullen, one of BPC’s newest inspectors. In August, David completed the BPC Apprentice Program and obtained his National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Commission. He’s excited to serve our clients and we are thrilled to have him as part of our team! 

Learn more about David and why he’s glad to be part of the BPC team.

 

BPC: What is your role at BPC and how long have you been working here?

I am a Commissioned Inspector at BPC.  I have been working for BPC since last October, going through their apprentice program. I became fully certified in August 2020. I first heard about BPC through Tom Keirnan, the East Regional Supervisor at BPC.

BPC: What kind of objects are you typically inspecting?

I typically inspect boilers that are used for hot water heating and supply for facilities, air tanks that are used for storage and general services, and CO2 tanks used in the foodservice industry.

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

The types of places I visit can vary drastically. I have seen the insides of large paper mill facilities and have inspected places like Virginia State Parks.

BPC: What did you do career-wise before coming to BPC? 

Before BPC, I worked for several years at a company that did contract work for the Navy and Coast Guard doing lube oil and hydraulic systems flushes on their ships and equipment.

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

I enjoy all the different locations I get to visit daily and building relationships with our customer base.

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

Our commitment to our customers and the professionalism we conduct ourselves with separates us from our competitors.

BPC: How did it feel to be invested in by BPC? 

I feel very honored and lucky to have been invested in by BPC. I would like to thank Tom Kiernan, East Regional Supervisor, and Darryl Royal, Sr., Senior Inspector, who I trained under for my 800 hours of practical experience needed for commission. I’m grateful for all the knowledge they both offered and continue to offer me.

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

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and surfing, refinishing old furniture, and spending time with my dog, Miller.

 

BPC is glad to have David join our team. Thank you for all you do, David!

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Meet Forrest Andrews

Meet Forest Andrews, one of BPC’s newest inspectors. Earlier this year, Forrest completed the BPC Apprentice Program and obtained his National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Commission. We are very excited to have him as part of our team!

Learn more about Forrest and how he came to be a part of our team

 

BPC: How did you hear about BPC?

I was introduced to BPC through my brother, Austin. I began shadowing with him in Tennessee when I started my training. 

BPC: What is your role at BPC and how long have you been working here?

I have been working with BPC since March of 2020. When I passed my test, I moved to Mississippi to work as an inspector there. Before coming on board with BPC, I had my own detailing business that I did full time.

BPC: What kind of objects are you typically inspecting?

The majority of the objects I look at are unfired pressure vessels. I also inspect recovery and power boilers at Georgia Pacific Plants.

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

One of the really interesting things I have seen was at Ingalls Shipbuilding; there were a few navy destroyers in the bay being worked on. 

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

The most enjoyable thing about this job is that every day – for the most part – is different; it’s so much better than sitting in an office cubicle, seeing the same walls day in and out.

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

I like that BPC is a “smaller” company; there are a lot more interactions with other coworkers. I can easily ask others for help and get answers to any questions I may have.

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

Outside of work I like to hunt, fish, ride dirt bikes and work on my truck. My family currently lives in Comanche, Texas where we have 100 acres of land to hunt and ride dirt bikes. 

 

BPC is so fortunate to have Forrest join our team. Thank you for all you do, Forrest!

 

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