Our Beginnings are Humble, but Our Dreams are Big
Drawing on his experience in the Air Force, Odell Steele dreamt of building a mechanical contracting firm not only committed to excellence, integrity, innovation and the well-being of others, but recognized for its unparalleled work-ethic. Armed with ambition, an idea, and one employee, he did just that, establishing Steele’s Mechanical in 1972. As the firm became recognized for those values, we flourished, initially operating from a building located in Odell’s own backyard to twice relocating the office — the last being our current location at 1710 Charlotte Highway in Lancaster, SC.
Fast forward forty years, and we now consist of 55+ employees with 70 years of combined experience. Odell continues to contribute, but now enjoys his well-deserved retirement, comfortable knowing his legacy is safe in the hands of our new president, Dan Bailey. Under Dan’s experienced guidance, we remain true to Odell’s dream, honoring the success his business formula has produced, but also building upon it so we may continue to produce facilities throughout the Carolinas that operate in the most efficient manner imaginable – just as we have for the past 40 years and just as we intend to for the next four decades.
A Proven Formula of Partnership, Safety and Client Commitment
After 40 years in business we can confidently say, we’ve seen a lot, if not all. While that certainly contributes to our expertise, it doesn’t dictate our approach. Our team of system experts understand that every project is unique and requires an individualized approach. To craft your personalized plan, we listen with intent — our objective to acquire the insight necessary to produce solutions that seamlessly integrate with your facility’s overall design and function. We then put that plan in to action, drawing upon our years of expertise to safely, efficiently and economically deliver the best possible outcome for you and your facility … ALWAYS.
Partnership: Two Heads Are Better Than One
As a veteran, Dan Bailey learned firsthand of the benefits of partnership and of relying on their team members. He calls upon that lesson regularly, encouraging our team to draw upon their wider pool of expertise, experience, and skills to produce the innovative outcomes our company is known for. Our team-oriented approach promotes high levels of communication and transparency, both imperative to the success of any project. It not only allows for an open exchange of ideas, but also provides the collaborative effort necessary to more effectively identify and evaluate the project’s objectives, schedules and opportunities — a proven-formula for successful project delivery. Period.
Safety: It’s Non-Negotiable
Ensuring that all those that work for and with us return home to their loved ones each night is monumental responsibility — One in which we do not take lightly. We are unwavering in our commitment to worker safety from our president, who is OSHA 500 and MESH certified, to our newest employee. In fact, for us, safety is non-negotiable. We demand strict adherence to our safety policies, infusing their importance into our very company culture. We actively provide our employees with safety resources, including a comprehensive safety manual — a blueprint of essential process steps and required actions that will help employees mitigate potential workplace hazards. We also provide them with multiple safety training opportunities; our future goal to have all employees possess up to OSHA 30 certification.
Safety Training Programs
Boom Lift and Scissor Lift Training • Confined Space Entry • Daily Job Safety Hazard Analyses • Fall Protection • Ladder Safety
Lock Out / Tag Out • New Field Employee Safety Orientation • OSHA 10 • OSHA 30 • Respirators
Client Commitment: We Can’t Help Ourselves
We love what we do, but more importantly, whom we do it for — our clients. Our team understands that superior customer service is more than a business model. It is a passion ingrained in everything we do, whether we’re responding to a simple service call or designing the mechanical system for an industrial warehouse. It is an integral part of our company’s value system and is no more evident than in our continued dedication to our employees, our owners, and our customers.