History & Mission


Company President and Owner, John Meade, got his first glance into the HVAC industry while working with his father and grandfather during the summer months in the family-owned HVAC business. The HVAC field incorporated his two interests; working with his hands and math. John went off to college with a major in math then quickly realized he wanted to make HVAC a career.

John started out as an apprentice in the sheet metal industry with an ultimate goal, early on, to start his own company. What once started as a dream became a reality with the establishment of Bell & Blaire, LLC in 2012. John wanted a company that instilled the values of quality and hard work that he so strongly believed in. John also wanted a company with family-centered values at its core in which, as with a family, its people are first and good morals and loyalty are nurtured. For that reason, Bell & Blaire was named after his two daughters.

About Us

We are an Ohio-based commercial mechanical contractor specializing in HVAC and plumbing solutions located in Akron, Ohio with a branch office in Columbus, Ohio. We primarily serve clients throughout Ohio, but provide services to surrounding states as well. Our journey began with only four employees and in the short time since, we have evolved into a full-service and well-established mechanical contractor with 50-plus employees.

Bell & Blaire has built its reputation by performing the highest quality work, exceeding expectations, and providing innovative solutions. We owe our success to our ability and desire to change and evolve with changing technology and industry standards with the purpose of finding the most efficient, most practical, and most beneficial result for our clients.

We have fully-equipped in-house fabrication facilities and offer extensive expertise from project concept to completion through our value-added services such as preconstruction and design-build. We also provide preventative maintenance or replacement and repairs after project completion to ensure a long running system for years to come.

Bell and Blaire first year employees

Bell and Blaire’s first year in business celebration

Our Mission

To provide exceptional services that exceed both industry standards and our customer’s expectations. To fulfill our mission we provide opportunities for professional growth and promote a supportive and rewarding work environment for our employees.

Our Vision

To be a valued leader in the mechanical contracting industry through continuous examination of our processes with the purpose to provide unsurpassed quality and service.

Core Values


We recognize our people are our most significant resources. Bell & Blaire provides opportunities for professional and personal growth. It’s our thought that if we build our people, they too will build others, resulting in a collaborative and rewarding working environment. Our teamwork philosophy extends to our clients as well because a respected partnership with our clients will help establish the foundation for our success. Learn more about our team.


We seek opportunities to learn, improve, and apply better solutions every day by taking a progressive approach to technology and innovation. We understand that evolution in our processes and daily functions is essential to our long-term success. By implementing innovative solutions, we have been able to satisfy the needs and expectations of our clients in providing sustainable, cost efficient, and timely projects with safety in mind.


We honor our commitment to our founding values of honesty, trust, and respect. We take personal responsibility for our actions and decisions and “do what we say we will do.” Our integrity has provided us respectable relationships with clients, suppliers, and our people.


We strive to exceed the expectations of our clients on every project. We focus on communication, planning, and problem solving in order to provide the best quality work, value and overall experience.


We are committed to preventing injuries in the workplace by providing the training needed for our employees to work safely and complete projects without injury.

Robert Hampton Construction Manager – Sheet Metal Division
Honesty, loyalty and integrity are values I live by and I feel that Bell and Blaire incorporates those values on a daily basis.