A D M Kelly Mechanical Inc Project

Travis Harp, Owner – Seth Cruse, Project Manager – David Anderson, CHC Sales Engineer

About The Location

The Archbishop Brunett Retreat and Faith Formation Center at the Palisades provides 55 guest rooms and exceptional meeting facilities in a beautifully secluded but convenient setting for retreats, spiritual growth and professional formation. Spaces to walk or run, paths through the woods and access to the beach provide beautiful, natural settings for reflection and exercise. Keep your eyes open to enjoy glimpses of our local wildlife, including hawks, bald eagles, deer, rabbits, and sea life.


Time for a change

The facility had water heaters that had reached the end of their life and they needed to update to a quality product that would provide years of trouble free service. After a site visit we decided the best choices would be Lochinvar Armors with a storage tank for their main building, and a Bock Opti-Therm for the South Wing of the campus. I then contacted several mechanical contractors in the area to provide a proposal to Sam Keller, site manager. When D M Kelly Mechanical Inc. was selected we met on site and came up with plan for removal and installation of the new equipment.


Strong teams get things done

We had to come up with time frame where the facility had no guests, which is very limited. It was finally determined that the Monday before Thanksgiving would be the start date for installation. D M Kelly mobilized and started work on Monday November 20th 2017. We were scheduled for start-up of equipment Wednesday the 22nd, unfortunately the electrical work had not been completed. David Fredette a CHC Service Technician, rose to the occasion and completed start up on Friday the 24th, a CHC Holiday!  David, a true team player, completed the work needed and performed owner training with Sam Keller.


Happy customers are our #1 goal

Sam is very pleased with the installation D M Kelly did and is very happy with the performance and energy savings the Lochinvar Armors and Bock Opti-Therm have achieved. Sam recently met with Patrick Sharkey (ABRC Facilities Director) and was told since the installation the facility has experienced a 30% energy savings with the Lochinvar Armors and 20% energy savings on the Bock Opti-Therm Water Heater over the previous water heater system!

A true win for all in this one of a kind facility!

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