The History of Kellam Mechanical
Scott Kellam’s experience dates back to 1977 when he began working with his father and grandfather in their HVAC, Electrical and hardware family owned businesses, Kellam and Eaton and Princess Anne Plumbing. Scott achieved his Business degree from Elon University in 1983 then returned home to continue contributing to his family run businesses. In April of 1995 he decided to launch his own company, and started Kellam Mechanical out of his Virginia Beach home. He has also obtained his Masters Degree in HVAC and Electrical from the Virginia State Board of Contractors.
In the first year of business Kellam Mechanical started out with five employees including Scott. In the third year, Scott brought his wife, Sarah Kellam, in to manage the books and schedule the service calls. As the customer base began to expand, it was evident the company needed to make some room for growth. Scott soon realized that in order to continue providing top customer service as well as room for our current employees to grow, a professional office building was the next step. In the spring of 2007 Scott acted as his own general contractor and broke ground on his new place of business. October 1, 2007 the doors opened providing beautiful office spaces and a large warehouse. This new facility will create better efficiency to ensure the best customer care possible as well as allow the staff the ability to enjoy and grow in the workplace.
As President of the company, Scott continues his education as the technology in this industry frequently changes and prides himself on continuing a successful family run business. In his spare time Scott enjoys fishing, golfing, gardening, boating and spending quality time with his two sons and wife Sarah.
HVAC industry involvement is important to Scott so he proudly served as the Vice President of the local ACCA chapter from 2010 – 2012. He has also been elected the President of ACCA for the 2012 – 2014 term. In May of 2014 Scott also accepted an invitation as a board member on the volunteer panel representing the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission. This organization promotes litter prevention, recycling, beautification and general environmental awareness through educational projects designed to reach all segments of our Virginia Beach community. They have a heavy presence in the Clean the Bay Day and Earth Day events which Scott has participated in for many years. In addition, Scott is a member of the Qualified Gas Contractors while also proudly supporting the Virginia Beach Education Foundation. In April of 2010, Scott accepted the position as a VBEF Project liaison to lend his HVAC expertise to enhance the house projects. The mission of the organization is to raise private sector support to fund innovative and creative learning programs for the students of Virginia Beach City Public Schools and to reward educational experience. The Foundation is a vision that has become a reality for making a difference in Virginia Beach Public City Schools through gifts and donations. Seven single-family dwellings have been successfully planned, financed, constructed and sold since the Education Foundation inception. These construction projects have provided:
- Hands on training to develop trade skills for over 80 Technical and Career Education students annually
- Scholarships and grants awarded from the net profits totaling over $635,000.00
- Community involvement supported with material and monetary donations
- Student enrichment through teacher inspired Adopt-A-Grant project