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Meet John Kopetz

Meet John Kopetz! John joined the Florida BPC team in March 2021 as a jurisdictional inspector, with commissions in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. He brings over 40 years of field experience as a boiler and machinery inspector and claim specialist. John recently retired from Travelers Insurance Company as a senior risk control consultant, and he previously operated high pressure boilers for the US Navy and for a hospital.

Outside of work, John loves spending time with his two grandchildren, and enjoys hunting, target shooting and boating.

Welcome to the team, John! 

 

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Meet Joe Ambrose

 

Help us welcome Joe to the team as our new Marketing and Sales Manager! 

Joe joins us with a background in market-facing primary and reinsurance underwriting, including equipment breakdown and technical property risks. His market knowledge includes both direct and wholesale brokers, reinsurance brokers and MGU/MGA management programs. 

He resides in a Philadelphia suburb with his Lab/Great Dane ‘twins,’ Brody and MacKenzie. His ‘non-twins’ are son Connor, a construction company operations manager, and daughter Riley, a nurse practitioner. Joe’s interests include the care and fielding of an old house and nearly anything outdoors.

We’re so glad to have you with us, Joe! 

 

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Meet Ashley Moore

Meet Ashley Moore! She’s our newest addition to BPC, joining our finance team. We’re so glad to have you on board, Ashley! 

 

BPC: Tell us about your new role and how you heard about BPC. I am the accounting manager and just started this month. I am excited to be a part of the team at BPC! I have known BPC and the Cox family (BPC’s owners) for about 10 years. I used to work for the public accounting firm that serves BPC.  

BPC: Tell us about your day-to-day role. I’m still training right now, but spend most of my day on the computer. I will be communicating with the field staff, customers and vendors. 

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here? I like the people! They have been very welcoming and seem to enjoy their jobs, which makes it a great working environment. I also like that I will be able to interact with the customers, clients and other employees, as I am an accountant who also likes people! 

BPC: What did you do career-wise prior to coming on to BPC?  Before joining the BPC team, I was in public accounting for over 10 years and also worked for a company that provides trust and financial administration.

BPC: Tell us about your life outside of work.  My husband Charlie and I have two daughters, Sage and Eliza, who are six and four. They keep us very busy. As a family, we like to be outside, hike, go to the beach and spend time with our extended families and friends.

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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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