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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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Meet Darryl Royal, Jr.

Meet Darryl Royal, Jr., one of BPC’s newest inspectors. BPC is proud of the fact that Darryl recently obtained his National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Commission.  Darryl is the third candidate this year who has completed the BPC Apprentice Program and obtained his commission. We are pleased to have him join our team.  

Read more about Darryl’s new job, his family and his excitement to start a new career with BPC. 

 

BPC: How did you hear about BPC?

I heard about BPC through my dad, Darryl Royal, Sr., who also works in the same field. 

BPC: How long have you been working for BPC? What did you do before coming on board?

I have been with BPC since October of last year and have been working as an apprentice inspector. Once we’ve relocated to my new territory, I will be a jurisdictional inspector. 

I graduated college from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015 with a degree in Occupational Safety and spent five years trying to break into the field. BPC realized that my degree could be put to use as an inspector. Before BPC, I had been employed in various manufacturing positions, trying to get a foot in the door to put my degree to use.

BPC: What kind of objects will you be  inspecting?

I will be inspecting a variety of boilers as well as pressure vessels, such as air or CO2 tanks. 

BPC: What are some interesting things you’ve seen during your training?

I’ve seen a wide variety of boilers ranging from small electric boilers to large power boilers that are the size of a building.

I’ve enjoyed getting hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of Scotch Marine firetube boilers, including learning startup procedures, what to do in the event of the boiler shutting down, and completing various checks throughout daily machine operations.

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

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. 

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

BPC is my first foray into this career. They were willing to take me on and put in the effort to prepare me for my career ahead. They’ve provided me with all of my training and education. Before BPC, many of the other companies I applied for turned me away based on a lack of experience. BPC was willing and able to give me the foot in the door. They have helped me get the experience I needed to become a successful inspector.

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

I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife, Kelli, and I have six kids ranging in age from 14 to three months. We enjoy getting out and taking hikes at a local nature trail, going on family outings and gaming together at home.

BPC: How do you feel about joining the team? 

Being invested in by BPC makes me feel incredibly lucky. I’d like to first thank my dad for putting my name forward to get everything started.

Second, I’d like to thank Tom Kiernan and Manny Regateiro for interviewing me and deciding that I was worth the investment.

Third, I’d like to thank my supervisor, Del Schirmer, for the efforts he put in to ensure I got the training and education I need to succeed in the field.

Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to thank all of my trainers. Without them, I would not have the depth of knowledge or the resources to do well. In no particular order, they are: Darryl Royal, Sr., Luke O’Toole, Jerry Bratcher, Mark Edwards, Tim Craddock, Paul Bourgeois, and Bob Grant.

I am very eager to get to work on my own. This is the job I set out to get when I started college and I’m excited to finally get to work!

 

BPC is so fortunate to have Darryl join our team. We appreciate you, Darryl!

 

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Inspector Views

We love our inspectors here at BPC! Their work ethic, positive attitude and attention to detail are unmatched. 

One of our inspectors sent us some photos showing the kind of things they flag on a job site. If you find these photos interesting, we are always looking for great people to add to our team! Check out our careers page to see if we might have an opportunity near you. 

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

A mud drum is where any solids drop out once boiler water is heated and turned into steam. The tube inside is an additional feedwater heater and the holes in the top are where the water goes through the tubes of the boiler to be heated.

Grouping of local pressure gauge, boiler sight glass level, and remote boiler level indicator.

This large Feedwater heater uses flue gas to heat the water before entering the boiler. The pipe coming off the stack is the flue gas return. It’s used to lower the burner temperature, reducing the burner’s production of nitrous oxides.

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A Day in the Life

BPC has the best inspectors in the business! Curious about what a day in the life of a boiler inspector looks like? Today on the blog, we’re sharing some images from the field. 

 

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Boiler local steam pressure gauge – measured in PSI.

External plaque serving as an official copy of boiler stampings. Can include non-boiler stamping information like burner size, model number, boiler heating surface square footage, etc.

National Board stampings on a steam drum – identifies the boiler brand, serial number, National Board number, maximum allowable working pressure in PSI, boiler heating surface in square feet, maximum designed steaming capacity in pounds mass of steam an hour, and the build year.

Local burner and boiler controls – the computer that runs the boiler’s burner and safety equipment.

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