Coastal Mechanical Blog

Safety Culture

I just wanted to take a minute and share that Coastal has been accepted into  ABC’s STEP program and has received PLATINUM Status! The status rankings are Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Starting in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has now evolved into a world-class …

The Coastal Advantage

As we enter a year of leadership changes, I can’t express enough how grateful I am for the opportunity to lead a company like Coastal Mechanical. I hope everyone knows that although Coastal is under new ownership, the Coastal leadership team has been tasked with maintaining the momentum developed in …

Coastal Mechanical was awarded the 2021 ABC Excellence in Construction Eagle Award. We all live in incredibly unique times and many of us have been impacted in various ways these past few years while we all adjust to the “new normal.” The old saying, that “nothing is consistent but change” …

Gracias

One thing that most people can agree on, is that communication can make or break an organization. Coastal Mechanical prides itself on continually looking for ways to improve communication throughout the organization.  As you might imagine, communication can be a challenge especially when the organization is spread across a large …

It’s Job Fair season, and we have been hard at work attending job fairs in Melbourne, Orlando, and Tampa in search of people with the right attitude and work ethic to be a part of our amazing team!  Most of these have been attended by high school seniors or trade …

Service Culture

When we say we have awesome people, we mean it!  Receiving testimonials like this is just one small example of the pride we take in our work. “Good afternoon, I wanted to drop you a note of praise for your Assistant PM Vanessa Marquez. We have been working together on …

Keep our Employees Safe

At Coastal, we are always thinking about keeping our employees safe. Our safety department is on the look out for safety issues that need to be addressed, corrected, or taught. As an employee, we are all part of the Safety Team. If you ever see an unsafe condition, or an …

Teamwork

Google defines Teamwork as the process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal. Per the great Vince Lombardi, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” There is …

Coastal Mechanical is proud to be recognized as an Apprenticeship Ambassador by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship!  As an Ambassador, we are tasked with Promoting and expanding awareness of the benefits of registered apprenticeship, Identifying and scaling innovative practices and partnerships, Increasing access and support for underrepresented …

Some people say that long-lasting careers with the same employer are a thing of the past.  However, at Coastal, we beg to differ.  We have many long-term employees who not only contribute to their teams, but also lead, mentor, and develop our up and coming future leaders.  Employees who have …

Being a specialty contractor in the construction industry is a hands-on job.  That is how we learn and that is how we work.  So, why not add some hands-on activities to a class or meeting?  It breaks the ice and allows participants to focus on a specific task while blocking …

Experiences Vs Things

Our graduating apprentices were given a choice if a monetary bonus, or a fishing trip.  The extra cash can definitely be put to good use, but creating a great memory outside our regular work life can be valuable as well. The work is hard and sometimes stressful, but our team …