May 16, 2012

Bradford, VermontARC Mechanical is proud to announce the training achievement of 10 HVAC technicians, installers and plumbers. One apprentice plumber is now a journeyman plumber; four ARC journeyman plumbers are now master plumbers; two service technicians have become Silver Certified Technicians through the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA); and three service technicians/installers are now qualified crane signalers.

Plumbers

Willie Bonser, a Corinth, VT resident, Nick Carbee, a North Haverhill, NH resident, Shaylor Duranleau, a Claremont, NH resident, and Brad Roy, a Woodsville, NH resident, are now master plumbers in Vermont. Brad also qualified as a crane signaler. All four are already master plumbers in New Hampshire.

Steve Copp, a Lebanon, NH resident and a 4th year apprentice plumber in NH, is now a journeyman plumber in Vermont.

Silver-Certified Technicians

Tyson Hayes and Jesse Webster, both Claremont, NH residents have earned Silver certification. To be eligible to receive this designation, technicians must have a minimum of 3 years work experience as an oil-heat technician, with at least 100 hours of training, plus they must place 78% or higher on the exam. Technicians must complete 24 hours of continuing education (CEUs) every five years to maintain accreditation.

Qualified Crane Signalers

Many of ARC’s HVAC installations require cranes to lift heavy equipment to rooftops, and the interaction between crane operator and the person signaling is critical, plus it must comply with the OSHA construction standards for SAFETY on the jobsite. Luke Hathaway, an Orford, NH resident; Brad Roy, and Andy Tomlinson, a Newbury, VT resident, have completed the competent person training for crane signals.

ARC’s staff includes seven plumber apprentices, six journeyman plumbers and thirteen master plumbers. Twenty technicians are certified to work on propane-fired HVAC systems; five are NORA certified technicians, thirteen are NATE-certified, and fifteen are qualified to work on refrigeration systems.

 

About ARC Mechanical Contractors 

In business since 1947, ARC Mechanical Contractors provides heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing, mechanical piping, refrigeration, ductwork and controls for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial and municipal buildings/facilities. We also install geothermal, solar thermal and hybrid heating and cooling systems.

Located in Bradford, Vermont and Lebanon, New Hampshire, many examples of our work may be found throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, including Dartmouth College’s Alumni Gym and Whittemore Hall, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Woodstock Inn, and the Edgar May Health & Recreation Center.

 

Announcing 25 Years of Service

Jon Blodgett and partner, Frank O’Donnell of Blodgett’s Sash & Door, Inc. are announcing 25 years of service to the Upper Valley in June.

 Blodgett began the business in 1987 with O’Donnell joining him in 1992.  Both have been in millwork and or lumber sales for over forty years.  Frank is mostly involved in the window and doors side while Jon does kitchen designs and sales. 

 In the late 70’s both Jon and Frank with their families moved to the area.  They both worked for V.P. Winter, distributing windows and doors to NH and VT lumber yards.  Later on, Jon took on the closet shelving business.  He eventually moved to our present location in 1987 and opened Blodgett’s at 195 Mechanic St. in Lebanon.

 Jon has belonged to the Northeast Retail Lumbermen’s Assoc. and the NH Homebuilders.  He joined the Lebanon Rotary Club in 1989 and in July will take over as President.

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