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     Westates Mechanical has LEED Accredited Professionals on our staff. The "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System", provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.

     Our employees are our most important resource. Westates strives to provide a safe and accident free workplace for its employees. This goal is achieved through ongoing safety training coupled with an incentive and recognition program which rewards safe practices. Our company maintains a comprehensive written safety program which adheres to all current OSHA guidelines.

William H. Bird, Jr. - Founder/ RMO

     Bill has been in the in the mechanical business since in 1973 with Scott Company. In 1980, he left Scott and moved to Broadway Mechanical as an Owner and Vice President and helped them become a major player in the San Francisco/Bay Area markets. In 1985, Scott Company and Broadway merged to form The Scott Companies and this was the catalyst for Bill to start his own business, Westates Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Over the next 10 years, Bill and Dan Loeffler built a very successful company using the same business model they had used at Scott Co. and Broadway Mechanical. As a result, in 1994, The Scott Companies approached Bill and convinced him to merge and to join their San Leandro operations as the head of the Service Contracting Department. Bill managed this department until 1998 when he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada to handle the $72 Million mechanical contract on the Venetian Casino Resort project. In 1999, at the completion of the Venetian project, Bill became the Division Manager for Scott Co.'s Las Vegas office. In 2001, Bill was promoted to the position of Manager of Engineering and Detailing for all of The Scott Companies operations and was also tasked with developing the "Distributed Generation or Co-Generation" market in California and Nevada. In 2003, Bill left The Scott Companies and created a new company that we know today as Westates Mechanical, Inc. serving as a Board Member for the Company.

Nigel Cowan - President/ CEO

     Nigel began his career with Scott Co. in 1997 as a fire protection designer. His background as a designer and his eagerness to learn and grow helped Nigel to advance and he was promoted to positions including estimator and project manager at Scott Co. His prior experience has given Nigel an excellent base for estimating and managing Design/Build as well as Plan and Spec projects of all types including high rise buildings, various BART projects, large multi-family residential buildings, hospitals, parking structures, retail centers, multi-use buildings and various Tenant Improvement projects. Nigel came to Westates in 2004 to establish and develop the Fire Protection Division to give Westates an edge on their competitors. He was promoted to Vice-President of Operations in 2007 and became a shareholder in 2008. Nigel was promoted to President and CEO in 2013.

Employee Summary

     Westates Mechanical Corporation currently employs in 50+ individuals that work directly for the Company. However, at any given time the Company has an additional 20 to 30 temporary union employees working on different jobs. The Company currently works directly with Union Locals 38, 104, 159, 342 and 483. Since the Company is a union shop it has very good availability to a trained labor pool allowing it the flexibility to ramp up or down based on the workload and job mix.