Meet our executive team members who head up B & I, where more than 670 people are employed.
Gary H. Griffin, BSME, PE
Gary has more than 34 years’ experience in all phases of engineering, estimating and project management on projects of significant value. He is a Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor, a Florida registered professional engineer since 1992, and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida. Gary has been employed with B & I Contractors, Inc. since 1984, and has spent the last 24 years as the company’s president and CEO.
Gary currently sits on the board of the following organizations:
Horizon Council | Lee County Economic Development, Member-At-Large
Horizon Foundation Member
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Current Chair & Board Member since 2010
Healthy Lee – Chair, Steering & Executive Committees
Lee County American Heart Association, Chair 2020
FGCU Whitaker College of Engineering Advisory Council, Executive Committee Chair
The Chamber of Southwest Florida, Board Member since 2011
The STEM TEAM of Southwest Florida, Board Member since 2010
Tri-County Apprenticeship Academy (TCAA), Current Board Member
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), BOD 2010 -present, Member since 1997
Florida Building Commission-Mechanical TAC
ASHRAE SWF Chapter, Member since 1984
Jason Grabowski, BSME
Executive Vice President & COO
Jason has more than 25 years’ experience in mechanical estimation, construction and operations, and has been employed with B & I Contractors, Inc. since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s 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
Milton Garland Refrigeration Award Recipient
Secretary, Treasurer & CFO
Brian has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, financial management and information system applications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting with 15 years’ experience in manufacturing business systems and 16 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 Contractors, Inc. 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
Mike has over 35 years’ experience in commercial and industrial piping. He is responsible for all B & I Contractors, Inc. trade department operations and profitability including HVAC piping, sheet metal, plumbing, electrical, controls, and service. Duties also include coordination of support groups including accounting, purchasing, human resources, safety, shipping and receiving. Mike started his career with B & I Contractors, Inc. in 2000.
Additional B & I Experience:
HVAC/Piping Department Manager Mike managed and supervised all aspects of the HVAC and pipe-fitting department. He was responsible for monitoring and controlling job costs and budgets, as well as achieving departmental budgetary goals and company objectives.
HVAC Department Superintendent Mike worked with the job foreman on planning, scheduling and tracking job progress through completion.
HVAC Department Piping Foreman Mike planned and executed installation and fabrication of HVAC systems with craftsmanship and safety.
Education: Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Fall River, Mass.
Mike is currently associated with the following organization:
American Welding Society – 10 years
Vice President of Service
Jeff has over 36 years’ experience in mechanical, electrical and plumbing design, construction and operation. He holds a B.S.M.E from the University of South Florida and has been registered with the state of Florida since 1992 as a certified mechanical, plumbing and general contractor. Also holds the state of Florida LP Gas License for B & I Contractors, Inc. and is LEED-certified in new construction. Jeff started his career with B & I in 1995.
Professional B & I Experience:
Vice President of Service Oversees the 24-hour HVAC service, refrigeration department, and special projects.
Senior Project Manager Jeff performed estimating and project management of mechanical, plumbing and electrical projects including schools, hospitals, government office buildings, nursing homes, office buildings, etc. Jeff also provided supervision of project managers.
B.S.M.E. University of South Florida, Graduated 1984
State of Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor CM -C057019
State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor CF -C057484
State of Florida Certified General Contractor CG-C1507478
State of Florida Professional Engineer 44208
Jeff is currently associated with the following organization:
ASHRAE SW Chapter, Past President
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