While we are proud of every project we deliver, we are proudest of the over 300 mechanical craftsmen throughout Florida that we continue to develop. Our in-house, nationally-accredited apprenticeship program produces new plumbing, pipefitting, and sheet metal Journeymen each year. Our innovative, collaborative, and rewarding workplace is focused on personal growth and development.
Coastal specializes in HVAC, piping, and plumbing for commercial, industrial and institutional markets with extensive experience in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Education, Hospitality, and Government. We are also a technology-driven manufacturing company. We self-perform all sheet metal, piping, and commissioning work to ensure the quality of our work and keep our projects on schedule. We stay on the leading edge of technology using best-of-class manufacturing equipment & techniques, advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery methods.
We are a trusted mechanical partner and a driving, proactive force on every project. Our extensive mechanical construction experience and knowledgeable team saves our clients time and money, and helps ensure their success.
CLIENTS WE SERVE
Lea has been with Coastal since February. She is a very welcome addition to the Coastal team. She was hired for our Melbourne Office as a much-needed receptionist. She answers our phones and welcomes visitors with a very friendly and professional attitude. Her upbeat personality spreads throughout our building and she puts a smile on every face that enters our doors. Not only is Lea our receptionist but she has become a valued assistant to our HR department. She manages most of our data entry, employee’s PTO time and our Coastal Online orientation.
When Lea is caught up on her HR and receptionist duties, she offers and helps any other department that needs her.
Lea is a single Mother of four incredible children, Amber, Raina, Brianna, and Greyson and a Grandmother to the most adorable Grandbaby, Kai, that is her whole world right now. She also has a furry son named Ringo, an adorable 10-pound toy poodle that she affectionately says she could “take her make-up off with”. She is a Certified Laughter Yoga instructor (yes, laughter…she mentioned that she can’t twist herself into any interesting pretzel shapes…) and enjoys teaching Seniors this fun new form of exercise (Enlighten-Up Laughter Yoga). She is a hopeful entrepreneur and a product developer with a provisional patent. She appreciates a mostly vegetarian diet, and loves God, her family, and her Country (in that order) and feels very blessed in all areas of her life. She has always aspired to lead her children by example with hard work, dedication, humility, integrity, pride and above all else – kindness. (oh yeah, and the occasional jokes…:) She tries hard to always maintain a positive outlook, and if you hadn’t noticed, loves Christmas!
In her spare time she enjoys long walks on the beach (just kidding : ) playing golf, surf fishing, writing country songs and playing her guitar (was in a band called ‘ Locals Only’ back in the day, as a rhythm guitarist and backup singer), going to muscle car shows (Dream car: 68 black Chevelle SS with the white racing stripes), volunteering in her community, making people smile, and listening to everything from Mozart to Metallica! (but Led Zeppelin will always be nearest and dearest to her heart. -Debbie Iovino
“I love my job at Coastal Mechanical and the best part is definitely the people. They are genuine, caring, diverse, hardworking and proud! I love hearing Julie Cowan and Tabitha’s jolly laughter, Debbie’s heartfelt care and concern for all employees, Jeff and Chan working together diligently to keep the helm steady and on course, Julie Fiore keeping everyone in line : ) and all of the accounting and payroll departments assiduous care and efforts. Not to mention the fishing conversations pre-meetings and some amazing fish dip! For these and numerous other reasons, this is home… and for that I am truly grateful. “ -Lea Forest
Jeff Geiger has dedicated over 30 years to Coastal Mechanical Services. He is a graduate of our 4 year Apprentice program. He has been a Journeyman, Foreman, Superintendent, Project Manager, Branch Manager and most recently VP of Operations. Additionally, over his Coastal career, he has completed Rollins College Mini-MBA program, Purdue's ABC Project Manager program, MCAA's Institute for Project Managers and holds a State Certified Plumbing Contractor's License.
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Brian is a 3rd Generation Plumber/ Pipe Fitter and joined the Coastal Team in 2010. Brian started as an Apprentice and by his 3rd year, was promoted to Superintendent. He has worked as an Estimator, Project Manager, Operation Manager-Special Projects, Chief Estimator and onto his current role of VP Estimating/Business Development. With his passion and commitment to think outside traditional means and methods, this has allowed the Coastal Team to always be one step ahead of the competition and give owner's the best quality at the lowest price.
Chandler ("Chan") Gingras joined Coastal Mechanical in 2013. Chandler is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Business Administration, and has over twenty years of experience with construction accounting. He has worked as a controller/CFO for a general contractor, engineering firm, and for subcontractors. Chandler's experience includes time with both public and private companies in the construction industry.