Boris Barshak is the founder of Alpha Mechanical and the vision and driving force behind its growth from a garage operation in 1991 to a multi-milliondollar, comprehensive mechanical company. A third-generation mechanical contractor, Mr. Barshak began his professional career in 1982 as the Vice President of Operations for one of the largest mechanical construction companies in the Ukraine. He is a long-time member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as Vistage International—which brings together CEOs from diverse businesses to drive better decisions. Boris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Odessa National Polytechnic University in the Ukraine. He also holds general and mechanical contractor’s licenses.
Cort Clifford’s thirty-five year career in HVAC and plumbing uniquely qualifies him to sustain and cultivate customer relationships. For nineteen of those years, Mr. Clifford was a senior project manager at several large HVAC companies in Southern California, including Comfort Systems and Pacific Rim Mechanical—overseeing large staffs and multi-million dollar projects. Cort holds numerous manufacturer and technical certifications and has completed training courses in project management at Comfort Systems and HVAC system design and controls from UCSD Extension, as well as numerous specialty-plumbing, process-piping and safety courses.
Renee Larzalere has over twenty years of accounting experience in the construction industry. She joined Alpha Mechanical in 2001 and, in addition to her current position as CFO, has served as VP of Operations, Controller, HR and Safety Manager. Prior to Alpha, Mrs. Larzalere was an accounting manager for an electrical wholesale company and launched a pool construction business. Renee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting.
OUR PEOPLE—The Real Difference
At Alpha Mechanical, we believe that the real resource that differentiates us is our people. Dedicated professionals in every area of the company make our consistent levels of quality and exceptional service possible. Our project managers, foremen and engineers are highly regarded and come to us with years of qualified experience. They form a mechanically-talented team that has been focused on productivity, cost-consciousness and excellence-in-workmanship since our inception in 1991.
TOP PLACE TO WORK—Performance, Pride, Fairness and Trust
Designated as one of the top five mid-sized companies to work in San Diego County by the UT San Diego, Alpha Mechanical strives to promote a workplace culture in which its staff is engaged—learning, growing and taking pride in the work the company produces. Relationships are based on not only on performance, but on mutual respect, fairness and trust—and having some fun together while doing it all!
CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS—Creative, Value-Driven and Determined
With decades of construction experience to its credit, Alpha Mechanical’s staff provides safety, quality and enhanced productivity in all facets of daily operations. Our estimating and business-development team has decades of experience and historical databases from which to draw and they approach the work from the same baseline—help clients achieve their objectives through creative thinking, added-value and perseverance.
This solutions-driven Alpha Mechanical construction team strives to continuously improve and meet high demands of productivity, all while adhering to environmental, health and safety standards.