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Introducing B & I’s Executive Team

Meet our Executive Team members who head up B & I, where more than 670 people are employed.

Gary H. Griffin, BSME, PE

President

Gary has more than 33 years’ experience in all phases of engineering, estimating and project management on projects of significant value. He is a State of Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor, a Florida-registered Professional Engineer since 1992, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. Gary has been employed with B & I since 1984 and has spent the last twenty years as President/CEO for B & I.

Gary currently sits on the board of the following organizations:

  • Horizon Council, Current Chair & Board Member since 2010
  • The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Current Chair & Board Member since 2010

  • Healthy Lee, Current Chair, Steering & Executive Committees

  • Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance, Chair Elect

  • FGCU Whitaker College of Engineering Advisory Council, Current Executive Committee Chair

  • The STEM TEAM of Southwest Florida, Board Member since 2010

  • United Way of Lee County, Board Member since 2007

  • The Chamber of Southwest Florida, Board Member since 2011

  • The STEM TEAM of Southwest Florida, Board Member since 2010

  • Edison Festival of Light, Board of Directors, President 2000 – 2001

  • Tri County Apprenticeship Academy (TCAA), Current Board Member

  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), BOD 2010-present, Member since 1997

  • Construction Advisory Committee for Lee County Public Schools, Member 2007

  • Compliance Advisory Committee for Lee County Public Schools, Member 2006-2007

  • Florida Building Commission-Mechanical TAC

  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

  • First Jobs/First Wages Committee of SWF Workforce Development Board

  • US Green Building Council, Member since 2008

  • Tri-County Apprenticeship Academy (TCAA), 2005 President

  • Florida Building Commission, Commissioner 2005 – 2008

  • Southwest FL Air Conditioning Contractors Assoc. (SWACCA), 2006 President

  • ASHRAE SWF Chapter, Member since 1984, President 1991–1993

Jason Grabowski, BSME

Executive Vice President & COO

Jason has more than 25 years’ experience in mechanical estimation, construction and operation, and has been employed with B & I since 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.

Jason is currently associated with the following organizations:

  • ASHRAE SWF Chapter, Past President

  • ASHRAE Region XII Regional, Vice Chair

  • Collier County Heart Association Executive Leadership Team

  • Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee

  • USGBC Member

  • Leadership Lee County

  • Milton Garland Refrigeration Award Recipient

Brian Kelly 

Secretary, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer

Brian has more than 29 years of experience in Accounting/Financial Management and Information System applications. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting with 14 years’ experience in manufacturing business systems and 15 years in the construction industry. Brian also has extensive experience in risk and insurance management and is OSHA certified. He also holds numerous certifications in technology and software applications. Brian started his career with B&I in July 2001.

Brian is currently associated with the following organizations:

  • Construction Financial Management Association

  • Accountants in Construction

  • National Center for Employee Ownership

  • The ESOP Association

  • Risk Management Society

  • Florida Notary Association

  • Habitat for Humanity Lee & Hendry Counties

Lee Hahn

Operations Manager

Lee has over 43 years’ experience in all phases of construction, including mechanical installations, estimating, and project management.  He attended University of Illinois in 1973-1974, studying Mechanical Engineering, and then formed R.D. Hahn & Sons, Inc., an MEP contracting company in partnership with his father in 1974.  Shortly afterwards he attended Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Academy Local #220, graduating in 1976.  In 1980 he worked as the Project Manager for the HVAC and Plumbing scopes during the construction of the Italian and German pavilions at EPCOT, Orlando, Florida.

Lee joined B&I Contractors in 1986 as Assistant Manager for the Sheet Metal department and was soon promoted to Sheet Metal Department Manager in 1995.  Most recently, Lee was promoted to Operations Manager in 2011.

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