November 23, 2021
This is a super cool/hot (pun intended) story of a local family! Kellam Mechanical announced in October that we were searching for a local family hit with life challenges in need of a new comfort system. We found a local family and offered them a free installation. Judie and Mike live in Virginia Beach. They opened a restaurant at the oceanfront just before COVID-19 attacked. They struggled to keep the restaurant doors open, working double shifts while experience difficulty staffing while trying to comply with strict COVID restrictions and supply shortages. They had to close the restaurant 2 months ago. They jumped back in the workforce, one at another local restaurant, the other for a handyman company to support their family of 5. They had a 2004 heat pump in their home that limped through the summer heat not able to adequately cool the home. Naturally, their 3 kids grumbled about their discomfort. As winter weather set in, they chose not to turn the heat on due to fear of a safety issue with a failed fan motor. They have been heating their home with a fireplace and a space heater. On 11/23/21 Kellam Mechanical decided to solve their comfort and financial challenges by installing a brand new 2021 comfort system. It has been our pleasure knowing we have improved the indoor air experience for a deserving, hardworking local family.
Kellam Mechanical is proud to take an active role in the Tidewater community to help our environment become brighter, cleaner and greener.
As a homegrown native of Virginia Beach, Scott Kellam loves involving the Kellam Mechanical team in projects that improve our community.
Below are a few of the local charities and organizations that we support!
Our hearts are forever dedicated to VB Strong!
On June 25th, 2019 Kellam Mechanical participated in the VB Strong golf tournament at Heron Ridge Golf Club. The event raised over $68,000 for the families of the victims from the terrible tragedy that occurred in our Virginia Beach community on May 31st, 2019.
Every year since 2010 Kellam Mechanical wants to help make sure EVERY child in Hampton Roads has a Christmas to remember by donating toys and time aboard the bus with Shaggy of Z104 for the annual Stuff the Bus toy drive. Z104 partners with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for their Toys for Tots Program and each year goes out and collects tons of toys for children in need right here in Hampton Roads! If you want to join in the fun and support a great cause then come join the Kellam Mechanical team and Shaggy as we collect toys at various locations across Hampton Roads.
Check out our Facebook post here!
Kellam Mechanical is a huge supporter of a cleaner healthier environment, both indoors and out. Virginia Beach and it’s residents rely heavily on local waterways including the bay and all of the rivers and streams that flow into it. Not only do these bodies of water provide recreation, but they also impact our local economy in many ways.
Each year Kellam raises money and awareness to support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation which includes attending the Clean the Bay Day event to raise awareness of the importance of clean waterways. To learn more about how you can help protect our beautiful Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waterways visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation website here.
Each year Kellam Mechanical attends and sponsors the Earth Day event held at Virginia Beach’s Mount Trashmore Park. Participants can visit the Kellam booth to learn more about the Earth friendly products and solutions they provide. Kellam also provides FREE generator power to the event while assisting with the safe recycling of old office electronics that attendees bring for disposal to the event. Be sure to join us this year to learn more about ways you and your family can make our world a healthier place.
Visit the VBGov.com for dates and times on the next EarthDay event.
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In the middle of a late July heat wave in 2006, a drunk driver crashed into a utility pole on Holland Road which knocked power out at the Virginia Beach SPCA. When power crews restored service, three of the air conditioners in the SPCA facility were single phased. Two were completely destroyed and the main unit was severely damaged. After the story aired on the local news reporting sweltering conditions, noting that some windows could not be opened to relieve some of the stagnant heat, Scott Kellam and his lead technician showed up the next day to donate labor toward a new York unit which was donated by Virginia Air Distributors. With the help from Kellam Mechanical and some other local caring businesses, the animals in the shelter were comfortable within 24 hours. We are proud to support our local SPCA.
Kellam Mechanical supports the Virginia Beach Education Foundation by providing equipment and materials and offering HVAC expertise in order to enhance housing 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 and we are proud to be a part of it’s growing success. Learn more about the VBEF here!
Kellam Mechanical is a member of the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission (VBCCC) and regularly supports and participates in meetings and events focused on delivering presentations and educational resources provided to school clubs, community organizations and business on promoting litter prevention, recycling, beautification and general environmental awareness. To learn more about the VBCCC click here.
Tell ‘em Kellam loves animals!
Kellam Mechanical is honored to participate in the annual Clear the Shelters event which encourages the community to adopt a pet through local shelters in turn giving loving animals a forever home. This wonderful organization gives families the opportunity to adopt an animal in need by offering no-cost adoptions, pet spaying and neutering. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out when the next Clear the Shelter event is happening in our community!
Local resources and treatment options for Mental Health are important for our community, so Kellam Mechanical participates and contributes to the annual Chas Foundation fund raising events. We invite you to join us in volunteering to make a positive local impact.
In 2011, the Kellam Mechanical team was excited to lend a hand and help out a local Virginia Beach family for ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover. Technicians John McFadden, DJ Ridenhour and Rob Taylor made a difference in our community by bringing comfort to the Hill-Burdette family while working along side the Art Newsome crews to install the heating and cooling systems. Watch here!
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