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Kellam with Kindness


November 23, 2021

Kellam KindnessThis 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.

Dan Baxter and Scott Kellam

Get Involved

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.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to see where and when you can come out and help us raise money and awareness for these great causes!


Below are a few of the local charities and organizations that we support!

Our hearts are forever dedicated to VB Strong!

Tell 'em Kellam 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.

Golf Benefit VB Strong

December 16th, 2021: Feeling the Christmas spirit from our team coming together donating Christmas presents for a family of 5 to the Samaritan House.
December 15th, 2020: Kellam Mechanical was honored to participate in donating Christmas gifts to Samaritan house for a local family.
December 12th, 2019
Our team had the privilege of providing donations of toys and clothes to bring joy to a local family of six this Christmas.

Z104 Stuff the Bus Toy DriveEvery 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!

Toys for Tots

Clean The Bay Day
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.

Kellam Mechanical at Clean the Bay Day!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.


Earth Day at Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach 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.

Follow is on Facebook for event photos and info!

Virginia Beach SPCA
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.

Virginia Beach Education Foundation

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!


Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission
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!

Clear the Shelters logo

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!

The Chas Foundation


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.


ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover in Virginia Beach

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!




Awards and Recognition

Scott Kellam
Congratulations Scott Kellam for receiving the 2019 Business Honor Roll Program award the Virginia School Board presented 6/10/19 at the Virginia Beach Courthouse. Kellam Mechanical is honored to support our community and will continue to enjoy supporting future Vo Tech projects.
Hunter Bright, of Kellam Mechanical at the Churchland Baseball field pictured with Hunter is Norfolk Tides mascot, Riptide and Portsmouth Mayor, John Rowe.
Our community involved technician, Hunter Bright, proudly represented Kellam Mechanical Saturday, April 1st 2017 at the Churchland Baseball field. He got to throw the 1st pitch for the opening day ceremonies. Pictured with Hunter is Norfolk Tides mascot, Riptide and Portsmouth Mayor, John Rowe.
Scott Kellam received the prestigi National HVAC Contractor of the Year Award in San Antonio, Texas
On October 21, 2016 PHCC presented Scott Kellam with the National HVAC Contractor of the Year Award in San Antonio, Texas with over 400 attendees at the event. The presenter announced he won based on integrity, excellent customer service, business leadership and community involvement. Scott was honored to be acknowledged for his accomplishment and prideful of his hard work building Kellam Mechanical.
Virginia PHCC HVAC Contractor of the Year award
Scott Kellam received the Virginia PHCC HVAC Contractor of the Year award on September 7, 2016, presented in Virginia Beach. This is a great honor to represent Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors for the state of Virginia.
Kellam Mechanical was awarded the 2012 Top York Dealer Award
On April 17th, 2013, Kellam Mechanical was awarded the 2012 Top York Dealer Award today for the state of Virginia. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Virginia Air Distributors has presented Scott Kellam with this award. Pictured are Scott Kellam, President and Ed Zednik, Virginia Air Distributors Territory Manager.
Scott and Sarah Kellam receiving an award
Scott and Sarah Kellam were presented an award on October 24th, 2012 acknowledging Kellam Mechanical’s support for the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission’s mission to keep Virginia Beach beautiful. From the left – Councilmen Bill DeSteph, Scott Kellam, Sarah Kellam and Council member Bob Dyer
Service technician Matt Montgomery won the ACCA sholarship award
Service technician Matt Montgomery won the ACCA sholarship award in May 2011 recognizing him for his dedication to advancing his education in the HVAC field.
Dan Baxter and Scott Kellam
Dan Baxter of the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission (VBCCC) presented Scott Kellam with a certificate of recognition for support and participation in keeping Va. Beach beautiful on November 2, 2011.
Scott and Sarah Kellam receive an award
Scott and Sarah Kellam were presented the 2010 Presidents Award for outstanding commitment in loyalty and business partnership.