Mollenberg-Betz, Inc.
300 Scott St.
Buffalo, NY 14204
P: 716.614.PIPE (7473)
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News & Announcements

News and Notable Accomplishments from Mollenberg Betz.

January, 2014

As 2013 comes to a close, Mollenberg would like to welcome a few new members to our growing family:

  • Linda Scalzo joins our Service Department in the role of dispatcher. Linda brings solid experience in resource allocation, dispatching, and fleet communication.
  • Jamie DeWald joins Mollenberg Betz as a plumbing project manager and estimator. With a wealth of industry experience to his credit, Jamie is sure to hit the ground running.
  • Jordan Astyk has been hired to serve as project manager and estimator in the HVAC Department.
  • Mollenberg Betz would like to extend a hearty welcome to Brendan McLaughlin who joins our Fabrication Shop as a resident electrician. Brendan will be working on our growing in house Panel Shop and serve as full support to our Fab Shop.
  • Welcome to Diana Pietrzak. Diana joins the CAD Department as CAD designer, working on both existing as well as new projects.
  • Caitlin Galloway has filled the role of administrative assistant for our growing Service Department. A 2nd generation employee of Mollenberg Betz, Caitlin will support the service project managers, dispatcher, and field.
  • Welcome back to Rich Herkey. Returning from related ventures out west, Rich comes back to Mollenberg as an estimator in the HVAC and plumbing arenas.
  • Patrick Helta is the most recent addition to Mollenberg’s warehouse staff. Patrick will work closely with project personnel as the logistics clerk handling shipping/receiving responsibilities.
  • Jill Todaro is the most recent addition to Mollenberg Betz. Jill joins our Accounting Department in the role of payroll clerk.


December, 2013

A special thank you and congratulations to Rich Comstock as he begins his retirement. With 30 years at Mollenberg Betz, Rich has been a catalyst for the growth and success of Mollenberg and every employee he has worked with from mentoring to just a helpful thought, Rich was always far more than his senior vice president of IPD title allows one to believe. Thank you Rich on a stellar career, a job well done, and a retirement well deserved. All our best!

Congratulations are in order to Kevin Wiess as he ascends to the role of vice president of IPD. Kevin’s successes and experience make him a natural and ideal fit for his new role. Congratulations Kevin!

January, 2013

Mollenberg-Betz would like to welcome Bob Belko to its IPD Department. Bob parlayed a very successful seasonal internship into an opportunity as a Project Manager upon graduation. Welcome aboard, Bob!

May, 2012

Celebrating Business Ethics: On May 10, 2012 Mollenberg Betz was awarded the 2012 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association Crystal Award. In 1916, Henry J. Mollenberg said, "When our customers give us their business, they give us their trust. I want their experience to show that their trust has been well placed." This same philosophy carries on today. Mollenberg-Betz continues to uphold a value system of safety first, teamwork, relationships, accountability, honesty, and integrity that helped us earn the 2012 BNBEA Award.

February, 2012

Mollenberg Betz would like to welcome Paul Schiffhauer, Sean Weller and Dan Snell to the Mollenberg Betz family. Paul Schiffhauer has been hired as Safety Manager. Paul brings years of knowledge and experience with him and has hit the ground running.

Sean Weller has been added to our CAD Department. Sean brings with him bountiful experience and has been instrumental in new and ongoing projects.

Dan Snell has joined our growing Industrial Piping department as a project manager. Dan will be aiding the department running current projects and as a project manager going forward. A warm and heartfelt welcome to you all!

January, 2012

Congratulations to Dale Seibert on his recent promotion to President of Cayuga Piping, and head of the Plumbing Department at Mollenberg Betz! Great job Dale!

December, 2011

Mollenberg Betz welcomes Michele Lumadue. Michele has joined our Accounting team and is handling accounts payable company wide.

August, 2011

August 17, 2011, received a letter from US Department of Labor informing Mollenberg Betz that OSHA has approved the advancement of our facility from the Merit to the Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). With this notification, Mollenberg Betz has joined an elite group of organizations that provide exemplary occupational safety and health protection. Mollenberg Betz is the first mechanical contractor in New York State to achieve this status.

June, 2011

Mollenberg Betz would like to welcome Joe Higgins, Jr. to our Service Department. Joe will serve as a project manager and estimator for HVAC related projects. Welcome Joe!

April, 2011

Rich Comstock has been recognized by the National Pipe Welding Bureau at this year’s technical conference in Santa Fe, NM. The distinction comes as a result of Rich’s continued and valued involvement in the Bureau. Congratulations, Rich!

February, 2011

Mollenberg Betz would like to welcome Jeff Stefaniak and Scott Zyla to our project management team. Armed with extensive experience, Jeff will be spearheading HVAC and design-build projects, both capital and private. Scott brings his vast experience to our plumbing department as an estimator and project manager. Welcome aboard!

December, 2010

Congratulations are in order to Rich Comstock and George Ohar. Rich has been promoted to Senior Vice President of IPD and Fabrication. George has been named Vice President of Estimating. Congratulations to both on your tremendous accomplishments.

October, 2010

Mollenberg Betz co-sponsored the 2010 Western New York Ammonia Safety Day with RETA Western New York Chapter. With over 200 attendees, this nationally sponsored seminar was conducted by "One Plan Ammonia Coalition". The one day event included national presenters and sponsors as well as a controlled ammonia release and response.

September, 2010

Weston Ulrich is the latest addition to the Mollenberg Betz family. Weston joins the HVAC department as a project manager and will be working in close conjunction with the Estimating and Take-Off departments. Welcome, Weston!

Mollenberg Betz celebrated its Centennial anniversary. With over 250 in attendance, the gala event was held at the Connecticut Street Armory. The Mollenberg family wishes to extend thanks to our customers and our employees, both past and present, for their contributions as Mollenberg Betz enters their second century.

July, 2010

Congratulations to Jim Camarre on his recent promotion to VP of Finance. Jim most recently served as Controller.

John Ziemann has been appointed VP of Operations. John brings 18 years of industry experience, 8 at Mollenberg Betz as a Project Manager. Congratulations John.

May, 2010

Mollenberg-Betz is pleased to welcome Custom Sheet Metal and Custom Metal Fabrication to the Mollenberg-Betz family. As wholly owned subsidiaries, Custom allows us to provide true turnkey solutions to every application as well as a competitive edge in a variety of markets. Welcome to the family!

October, 2009

Mollenberg-Betz welcomes Dave Balsavage to our project management team. Dave brings his 20 plus years of field experience to the office as a Refrigeration Project Manager.

August, 2009

Welcome to Joe Nunciato, who joins Mollenberg-Betz as a Service Project Manager. Joe will be an integral part of our Service Department handling HVAC and an array of other projects. Welcome aboard, Joe!

March, 2009

On March 6, 2009, Mollenberg Betz was awarded VPP Merit status by the Department of Labor and OSHA in recognition of safe work practices by General Industry standards. This makes Mollenberg Betz the first mechanical contractor in Western NY to achieve such a distinction. Congratulations to all!!

January, 2009

Thank you to Pete Orendorf for his years of dedicated service to Mollenberg-Betz and congratulations on his recent retirement. Best wishes, Pete!

Welcome to Rich Nalepa! Rich joins Mollenberg-Betz as a Refrigeration Project Manager. Welcome aboard Rich!

June, 2008

Mollenberg-Betz is being nominated for OSHA’s highly selective VPP accreditation. MBI has completed all the requirements and are being recommended for Merit status by OSHA. The next step will be in 2009 when MBI plans to apply for Star status, the most elite of OSHA’s VPP program.

Congratulations to Aaron Ohar, a 4th year apprentice, for placing 1st in the Regional Steamfitters Apprenticeship Contest. Aaron will now compete with 5 other apprentices for the National Championship this August in Ann Arbor, MI.

MBI was awarded the $1.5M HVAC project for the 3 story office building being built at 2410 North Forest in Amherst.

May, 2008

Charlie Zimmerman and Russ Parry were awarded the $1.7M HVAC and Refrigeration project at Kraft Foods Walton. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Adam Mollenberg for his work leading to the award of $1.8M HVAC project at Medina Central Schools.

October, 2007

Mollenberg Betz was named one of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors by ENR magazine (Engineering News-Record).

February, 2007

Chris Comstock was moved to the Service Department to assist Mike Balsavage and Bob Miller.

November, 2006

Mollenberg Betz added a 5,000 square foot addition to our existing warehouse.

September, 2006

Randy Lenhardt was hired as a 3D CAD programmer.

August, 2006

Scott Emery was hired to work in the Industrial Piping Department.

July, 2006

Adam Mollenberg, 4th generation has joined the Mollenberg Betz team.

April, 2006

Congratulations to our estimating team for being the lowest bidder on Sweethome Schools ($3.6 million).

Congratulations to Dave Moran and Vic Mielonen for being the lowest bidder on Astella's Pharmacy.

February, 2006

Congratulations to the Mollenberg-Betz estimating team for being the low bidder on Salamanca Schools.

Congratulations to the Cayuga Piping estimating team for being the low bidder on the Salamanca Prospect School.

Mollenberg-Betz now has a joint venture with Seneca Mechanical Contractors/JV.

January, 2006

Cayuga Piping welcomes the newest member of their team, Vic Mielonen. He comes to us from Gareleck Plumbing and has over 20 years of experience. Welcome Vic.

Congratulations to our estimating team for being the low bidder on the West Seneca School project
($3.3 million, $4.1 million with alternates).

95% of our project managers, foremen, and servicemen have completed the 30-hour OSHA course.