Company Overview

Xcel Mechanical Systems is one of Southern California’s leading mechanical and plumbing engineering, construction and service firms. We work directly with building owners, facilities managers, engineering consultants and general contractors to design, build and deliver turnkey solutions that make commercial buildings more comfortable, energy-efficient and easier to manage.

Xcel Mechanical’s engineering and construction teams deliver dependable, cost-effective HVAC, Plumbing and Process Piping solutions for global aerospace firms, large metropolitan hospitals, major research universities and Fortune 500 companies. We are a licensed, bonded and insured contractor that can perform work as a prime or subcontractor on all manner of private and public projects. Xcel Mechanical is based in Gardena, CA and maintains a local construction and service fleet of more than 50 vehicles that can deploy quickly and scale easily to complete projects of any size.

The first project Xcel Mechanical completed solved a unique engineering challenge for a large client in the Aerospace industry. In the two decades since, we have completed thousands of projects for hundreds of clients across Southern California. To help ensure each project’s success, we maintain strong partnerships with the top equipment manufacturers, distributors and subcontractors in the industry. These partnerships enable us to deliver best-in-class solutions with technical and price-point precision, in the quickest and most cost-effective manner.

Leadership by Design

Kevin Michel is a Professional Engineer (PE) and President of Xcel Mechanical Systems. Mr. Michel oversees all company operations. Since founding Xcel Mechanical in 1998, he has led the company through its growth from a small union mechanical and plumbing contractor into an award-winning engineering, construction and service provider.

The California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (CAL SMACNA) selected Mr. Michel to lead the organization as its 50th President. CAL SMACNA is a non-profit statewide trade association representing more than 600 sheet metal and air conditioning contractors who employ more than 25,000 union employees and administrative personnel throughout California.

Mr. Michel is one of the most respected mechanical engineers in the industry, known for his deeply intuitive approach to design “constructability”. Building owners, facilities managers, engineering consultants and general contractors routinely invite his perspective on how to build a project before it is designed in order to hit key objectives including cost, schedule and quality. Mr. Michel has developed a best-in-class engineering team to ensure the same success throughout all phases of our client’s projects.

Xcel Mechanical thrives in markets with especially high barriers of entry. Our Aerospace teams have a sophisticated understanding of unique project requirements, and a keen sensibility of issues related to security and access. Our Hospitals team understands that patient care and comfort are Priority One; that project scheduling is tight; that job site cleanliness must be absolute; and that government regulators are watching. Our Education teams know never to interfere with teaching and learning. Our Commercial teams understand that our clients are in business to run their companies and to make money. They depend on us to deliver value by completing their projects on time and on budget, and to their exact designed intent.

Project Management

Xcel Mechanical Project Managers take control of client projects from Day One. Our PMs possess excellent communication and planning skills, and are experts at directing and coordinating manpower and material to achieve topline project objectives of scope, budget, schedule and quality.

Xcel Mechanical PMs are committed to making sure each project runs through our internal Project Quality Control Plan. Each is trained to identify and address project concerns before they become issues. All PMs establish communication protocols with our project partners to report progress or escalate concerns. And through the entire project cycle, our PMs continually evaluate ways to save our clients time and money without affecting quality or performance.

Safety Excellence

In the construction industry, a contractor’s Experience Modification Rate (EMR) can have a profound impact upon business. A lower EMR rate means lower worker’s compensation insurance premiums. Lower insurance costs result in lower total overhead for our business, enabling us to be more competitive when bidding your next project.

Xcel Mechanical continues to achieve an industry-low EMR. But our commitment to employee and project partner safety does not stop there. Our drive to be the safest mechanical and plumbing design-build contractor in Southern California continues through diligent leadership and continuous training.

• MCAA Safety Excellence – Lost Workday Cases Incidence Rate of Zero (2016)
• CAL SMACNA Safety Award for Outstanding Safety Record (2016)
• Cal OSHA Golden Gate Award: UCLA Luskin Conference Center (2015)
• ENR California Excellence In Safety Best Project (2015): UCLA CHS South Tower Seismic Renovation
• Cal OSHA Golden Gate Award: LMU Life Sciences Building (2014)
• Cal OSHA Golden Gate Award: Bloomingdales Glendale Galleria (2013)
• Cal OSHA Golden Gate Award: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (2013)

• Supervisor Safety Training
• Employee Safety Orientation
• CPR & First Aid
• Fall Protection
• Confined Space Entry

• Excavation & Trenching
• Scaffold
• Forklift Certifications
• Aerial & Scissor Lift Safety
• Respirator Training

• Tool Box Talks
• OSHA Safety Bulletins
• All-hands Safety Meetings
• Monthly Safety Awards
• Monthly Safety Newsletter

Licenses & Certifications

Xcel Mechanical Systems is a licensed, bonded and insured mechanical, plumbing and piping contractor that can perform work as a prime or subcontractor on all manner of private and public projects. Our project bonding capacity exceeds $25 million, enabling us to bid projects of almost any size and scope.


Our State Contractor’s Licenses:

C-20 – Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Contractor
A warm-air heating, ventilating and air-conditioning contractor fabricates, installs, maintains, services and repairs warm-air heating systems and water heating heat pumps, complete with warm-air appliances; ventilating systems complete with blowers and plenum chambers; air-conditioning systems complete with air-conditioning unit; and the ducts, registers, flues, humidity and thermostatic controls and air filters in connection with any of these systems, including related systems which utilize solar energy.

C-36 – Plumbing Contractor
A plumbing contractor provides a means for a supply of safe water, ample in volume and of suitable temperature for the purpose intended and the proper disposal of fluid waste from the premises in all structures and fixed works. This classification includes but is not limited to:
(a) Complete removal of waste from the premises or the construction and connection of on-site waste disposal systems;
(b) Piping, storage tanks and venting for a safe and adequate supply of gases and liquids for any purpose, including vacuum, compressed air and gases for medical, dental, commercial and industrial uses;
(c) All gas appliances, flues and gas connections for all systems including suspended space heating units.
(d) Water and gas piping from the property owner’s side of the utility meter to the structure or fixed works;
(e) Installation of any type of equipment to heat water, or fluids, to a temperature suitable for the purposes listed in this section, including the installation of solar equipment for this purpose; and
(f) The maintenance and replacement of all items described above and all health and safety devices such as, but not limited to, gas earthquake valves, gas control valves, back flow preventors, water conditioning equipment and regulating.

B – General Building Contractor
A general building contractor is a contractor whose principal business is in connection with any structure built, being built, or to be built, requiring in its construction the use of at least two unrelated building trades or crafts, or to do or superintend such a project.

Mission & Vision

Xcel Mechanical builds long-term customer relationships through industry-leading quality, value and innovation delivered by a team of highly-skilled and motivated professionals dedicated to the success of our customers and each other. We are one team, focused on continuous improvement and always working together to strengthen our current and future partnerships.

To be the recognized leader in our industry, providing opportunity and growth for our team members and our company while maintaining our accomplished reputation and strengthening our partnerships with our customers.

The foundation for Xcel Mechanical’s success has always revolved around the quality of our work and the professionalism of our employees. Our core values have never changed, and they are essential as we continue to grow in the future.

Xcel Mechanical team members strive to achieve our values:

Safety: Every team member is important, and we value their health and well-being.
Integrity: Always do what is right.
Quality: Excellent quality is our best marketing tool.
Customer Satisfaction: We increase our clientele, one satisfied customer at a time.
Teamwork: All of us rowing in the same direction will get us to our destination faster with better results.
Respect: Treat people how you want to be treated.

OSHA Form 300A Posting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to post a summary of all company injuries and illnesses recorded the previous calendar year. The posting must begin on Feb. 1 and continue through April 30. If requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.

Below and attached is Xcel Mechanical’s OSHA Form 300A for 2022. This notification will remain posted on the company’s website, and at our jobsites, during the mandatory posting period. If you have questions about this notice, please contact Xcel Mechanical Safety Director Steve Prisk: (310) 650-6433.