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What Our Inspectors Love About BPC

What do you enjoy most about working at Boiler & Property Consulting? Recently, we asked some of our inspectors this question; here’s what they shared. 

 

“I take pride in being part of the number one ranked team in the country for jurisdiction online inspections. And I love the way that BPC trusts their employees! Our level of job independence greatly reduces the work stress, improves productivity, and promotes ownership. The administrative staff is very helpful, and all employees work as a team, communicate with each other, and share their expertise when required. 

BPC has the tools to create a uniform loss prevention reports format, which increases accuracy and enhances quality. And flexibility through scheduling my own workload and itinerary for business travels allows me to exercise my time management skills.”

– Anzar Hasan, Chief Inspector/Chief Engineer

 

“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.” 

– Tom Kiernan, East Coast Regional Supervisor

 

“Every day is like the TV show How It’s Made and this keeps me happy in my work. I also appreciate the ability to schedule directly with our customers as this makes family time possible.”

– Brian Mallynn, Western Regional Supervisor

 

“I enjoy making our processes easier – working with the inspectors to identify ways to do

high-quality inspections and then implementing those ideas into our standard work procedures. We are always looking for an easier way to do the best inspection we can do.”

– Del Schirmer, Central Regional Supervisor

 

“I enjoy the job independence – to simply go out, work hard, and do my job. My supervisors, Tim – who trained me in risk surveying – and Brian are both very supportive and helpful. BPC also has some terrific inspectors that are always happy to answer my jurisdictional questions.”

– DJ Wallace, Jurisdictional Inspector and Risk Surveyor

 

Interested in being a part of our great team? We are always looking to hire more inspectors. Find out more at https://boilerproperty.com/careers/.

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Welcome, Joey Burgess

Meet Joey Burgess, BPC’s new Southeast Regional Supervisor.

Joey joins BPC with over 45 years of experience in boiler operation, repair and construction. Prior to coming onboard, Joey had been the Chief Engineer for Liberty Mutual for four years and Chief Inspector for FM Global in the Dallas Operations for over 16 years. He started with the US Navy in 1975, was on active duty until 1988, and ten years later, retired on active reserves as a Boiler Technician Chief Petty Officer.

Joey lives in Pilot Point, TX, where the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde was shot on location.

Joey says, “I am married to my wonderful wife, Lori. I have 4 daughters: Melinda (a Vet), Erica (English school teacher), Brianna (Nurse) and Ariana (studying to become a vet). (God has a sense of humor to keep me broke). I enjoy competing in long range precision shooting (suppressed and unsuppressed) in 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Winchester and .338 Lapua Magnum.

“I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the BPC team!”

Welcome to the team, Joey! 

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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.

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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!

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Meet Brian Mallynn

Meet Brian Mallynn! Brian serves as BPC’s Western Regional Supervisor and is responsible for overseeing 10 inspectors. Brian has been with us since 2013 and we had the pleasure of learning more about him with this Q&A. 

 

BPC: How do you help as Western Regional Supervisor?

Brian: I was always taught that leaders work best when they remove roadblocks and extra steps versus adding them. I do this through improving efficiency in setup, scheduling, inspecting, reporting, and communicating with customers.

 

BPC: What kind of objects are you typically inspecting?

Brian: While I am licensed to inspect both boilers and pressure vessels in eight states, I primarily inspect in Texas, a boiler-only state. My team and I inspect a lot of petrochemical plants, sawmills, hospitals, and large manufacturing facilities, with some surgery centers and schools thrown in for good measure. 

 

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

Brian: With such a broad range of customers, I’ve seen a lot of interesting things. Military bombs, missiles, and rockets, Gamma Knife treatment, the Human Genome Project, and NASA are just a few.

 

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

Brian: Every day is like the TV show How It’s Made and this keeps me happy in my work. I also appreciate the ability to schedule directly with our customers as this makes family time possible.

 

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

Brian: Inspectors with BPC help customers navigate the gray area between boiler laws and safety as well as meet customer’s goals for reliability and peak efficiency.

 

BPC: Since joining BPC, how has your life changed?

Brian: Less than six months after coming on with BPC in January of 2013, my mother passed away. A year later, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Both situations were difficult, especially with two preschool aged children at the time, but the BPC staff, other inspectors, and compassionate customers allowed me to work the hours I needed to keep my family afloat. 

 

BPC: What do you like to do outside of work?

Brian: I spend the majority of my time off with my kids, Evan (9) and Emma (7), and my wife of 16 years (this June).  I also take care of my dad’s 350-acre cattle ranch (we have over 100 head of cattle) and all the equipment to maintain it. 

 

Thank you, Brian for providing help and leadership to our team. We appreciate you!

 

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Boiler & Property Consulting, LLC Ranked #1 by Jurisdiction Online for 29 Straight Months

For 29 straight months, Boiler & Property Consulting, a Buford, GA jurisdictional boiler inspection firm operating in conjunction with XL Insurance America (XLIA), recently announced it was ranked #1 by Jurisdiction Online for maintaining the lowest percentage of overdue objects.

Each month, Jurisdiction Online releases a report ranking users on their percentage of overdue objects. BPC has maintained the lowest percentage of overdues and stayed at the top of the list for the past 29 months.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of this organization and receive monthly acknowledgement from JO for over 2 years in a row. Here at BPC, we don’t just talk about customer service, we also deliver the highest level of service in our industry,” says Venus Newton, president of Boiler & Property Consulting.

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.

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COVID-19 Update

As a state-authorized inspection agency, Boiler and Property Consulting, LLC, provides an essential service to other essential businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, which means we’re still meeting our customers’ inspection needs as usual. The need for state-mandated safety inspections of boilers and/or pressure vessels that are being used by essential businesses as part of their normal operations has not stopped during this time. We’re also continuing to provide our customers with the highest level of customer service available in our industry while ensuring the safe operation of their equipment and facilities.

We are following all CDC guidelines during the performance of our work and are doing our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus and maintain a safe work environment for the employees of essential businesses.

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Meet Del Schirmer

Meet Del Schirmer! Del leads BPC’s Central Region and works with 13 national board inspectors. We recently chatted with him to learn more about who he is and what he does. Keep reading for our Q&A with Del.

 

BPC: What kind of objects are you typically inspecting?

Del: Our inspectors and I inspect all sizes and types of boilers and pressure vessels to ensure safety and jurisdictional code compliance. We do simple, small pressure vessels and utility-size boilers fired with various different fuels, and every size in between. 

 

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

Del: The most interesting things I see on the job are the variety of people the inspectors work with on a daily basis. 

 

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

Del: I enjoy making our processes easier and working with the inspectors to identify ways to do high-quality inspections and then implementing those ideas into our standard work procedures. We are always looking for an easier way to do the best inspection we can do. 

 

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

Del: We do the right thing.

 

BPC: What do you like to do outside of work? 

Del: My wife, Susan, and I have raised four boys. We gained three amazing daughters-in-law and two of those couples are parents of our three granddaughters. My hobby is bicycle riding.

 

We appreciate the hard work and leadership Del provides to our team. Thank you, Del!

 

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Boiler & Property Consulting, LLC Ranked #1 by Jurisdiction Online for 28 Straight Months

For 28 straight months, Boiler & Property Consulting, a Buford, GA jurisdictional boiler inspection firm operating in conjunction with XL Insurance America (XLIA), recently announced it was ranked #1 by Jurisdiction Online for maintaining the lowest percentage of overdue objects.

Each month, Jurisdiction Online releases a report ranking users on their percentage of overdue objects. BPC has maintained the lowest percentage of overdues and stayed at the top of the list for the past 28 months.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of this organization and receive monthly acknowledgement from JO for over 2 years in a row. Here at BPC, we don’t just talk about customer service, we also deliver the highest level of service in our industry,” says Venus Newton, president of Boiler & Property Consulting.

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.

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Meet Anzar Hasan

Meet Anzar Hasan, our Chief Inspector/Chief Engineer!  Anzar has worked with BPC since 2010, and some of his responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical support to inspectors and technical assistance to customers
  • Developing training courses and training inspectors directly
  • Developing practices and procedures for the inspection and evaluation of B&PV, mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Inspecting boilers, pressure vessels, HVAC equipment, gas and steam turbines, compressors, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and any other object you can imagine

 

One reason Anzar loves working at BPC is the global perspective it’s given him.

 

“BPC has taken me almost around the world visiting manufacturing plants in countries that include Turkey, China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and all over Europe,” Anzar said. “In addition to insurance loss prevention surveys, it gave me a great opportunity to travel around the globe and learn to appreciate cultures and their differences, discover new cuisines, and quickly adapt and communicate with people who were not fluent in the English language.”

 

Anzar also appreciates working alongside helpful and communicative staff and experiencing the independent, flexible, and trusting environment at BPC. He takes pride in working for the number-one company in the country for Jurisdiction Online inspections. Prior to BPC, Anzar worked in other large insurance and fortune 100 companies. He says, though, that BPC has been his most professionally satisfying experience! 

 

On a more personal note, Anzar has a love for owning and driving motorcycles and high performance sports cars.

 

“I am an outdoor person and like to travel, meet and interact with people,” he said. “I have ridden motorcycles for over 40 years, and am a proud owner of a Lotus Super Seven race car and a 650 HP eight speed Corvette Z06 and have memberships in Corvette, race and muscle car clubs and groups.”

 

Anzar married his high school sweetheart who supports and enjoys his hobbies, and is, in his own words, his best friend. Their son is an attorney and lives in Washington, DC, and their daughter is an electrical engineer and lives about a mile from them in a suburb of Dallas, TX. They also have a granddaughter who is, quite simply, their pride and joy.

 

Thank you, Anzar, for all you do for BPC!

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