The Sole Purpose of Business is Service

Expect Our Very Best

When we say Expect Our Very Best, it’s more than a slogan – at Ariosa those are words we live by. We believe that every customer deserves our very best; each team member is committed to do what is right; and that we have a commitment to the communities which we serve.

Meet Our Team

At Ariosa, our team is the product of collective experience. Each member, from Founder to foreman, believes that every customer deserves a professional design and installation of their mechanical system – in collaboration with the project architect and construction team.

Robert Ariosa
President & Founder

As a Founder of the company, Rob brings four decades of mechanical experience to the management team.

Prior to starting the company, Rob worked for LH Cranston for 25 years, entering as a field laborer and advanced to estimator, project manager, and Director of Sales – responsible for over $25 million in annual sales. His extensive background in mechanical system design and cost budgeting has contributed to the continued growth of the company.

Rob earned a Business degree from Towson University and is LEED AP accredited.

He lives in Towson with his wife, has four children and 4 grandchildren, and enjoys golf, Bible study, duck hunting.

Paul McElhiney
Executive Vice President & Founder

Paul co-founded the company with Robert Ariosa in 2006.

Paul began his career in Baltimore as a teenager in the mechanical contracting field. After serving in the military for four years, he came back to the business to resume his interest in plumbing and pipefitting field. Employed full-time during the day, Paul attended an apprenticeship program in the evenings – working into the position of onsite supervisor and then general superintendent.

Paul regularly attends industry continuing education courses and leadership curriculums, including courses at Purdue University, University of Maryland, PHCC, and CCBC. He enjoys helping young people in the industry to learn and grow and maintains a commitment to endorse all possible improvements of the mechanical construction industry.

Steven Ariosa
Vice President, Project Management

Steve has been with Ariosa & Company since its inception in 2006.

After graduating from Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Steve attended Wingate University and Appalachian State University studying business management and marketing. He began his career in construction as an apprentice, attending the Associated Builders and Contractors, Apprenticeship School in the plumbing field. He earned his journeyman’s license, holds an HVACR & Plumbing master’s licenses, gained experience run projects as a field foreman, and in 2011 took on the role of General Superintendent. Steve continues to improve his training and ability by enrolling in course work with Dale Carnegie, OSHA 30-hour, and confined space training.

Steve lives with his wife and two children in Pennsylvania. Away from work Steve spends time with his family as they enjoy outdoor activities – camping, hiking and biking.

David Burgoon
Project Manager

David Burgoon has 34 years in the trade as a Plumber. He began his career working summers in his father’s business, Leeds Plumbing & Heating, where he earned his Master Plumber/Gas Fitter license.

In 2009, David joined Ariosa & Company as a field mechanic then as a Foreman and General Field Superintendent. Currently, as Project Manager, David has taken several leadership courses, including Dale Carnegie and the Associated Builders and Contractor’s “Professional Development Program”, achieving high honors. David is married to his high school sweetheart and has 2 sons whom he has coached in baseball and football, as well as being a leader in Boy Scouts of America.
Drew Cheezum
Project Manager

Drew Cheezum joined Ariosa in 2006 as a foreman. Drew studied electronics in high school where he gained a thirst for how things worked.

He was enrolled in the plumbing apprenticeship classes at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and continued his training with education classes at Dale Carnegie, CCBC, and Perdue University to elevate his knowledge of the industry. He graduated from ABC, earning his journeyman license and continued to hone his craft – specifically piping systems and components of mechanical systems. Drew enjoys time with his son and beautiful grandchildren and loves the outdoors and the peace it comes from nature.

Shelly Vernon
Company Controller

As company Controller, Shelly Vernon brings more than two decades of professional, construction accounting experience to Ariosa & Company.

Her strong attention to detail and unwavering commitment to fiscal responsibility will greatly contribute to the continued growth of the company. Shelly takes great pride in her financial reporting, internal controls, and account reconciliation skills to tightly manage the accounting responsibilities that she oversees.

Shelly is a graduate of Shepherd College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-with a concentration in Accounting. Shelly lives in Carroll County where she enjoys time with her family, walking her dog and improving her baking skills.

Jessie Narotski
Service General Manager

Jessie joined Ariosa & Company in 2014, bringing her strong work ethic and leadership skills to the company.

Her customer service background, compassion, drive, and perseverance have contributed to the continued success of Ariosa & Company. Jessie received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Wagner College, Staten Island, NY – while maintaining a full Division I Basketball Scholarship. Jessie is married with two children and enjoys all walks of life with her family and friends.

A Commitment to our Community

Our unwavering commitment to integrity, honesty, teamwork and faith fuels our Core Values. We take our responsibility to our employees, family, customers and the community very seriously.

We feel that supporting organizations and people in need is more than a deed, it is our duty. Below is a list of organizations that we have contributed to financially, in-kind and with volunteer hours:

  • Religious organizations

  • Fraternal organizations

  • Education and Advancement

  • Healthcare for the Homeless

  • Helping Up Mission (HUM)
  • Industry Trade Associations

  • Youth organizations

  • Sports and cultural organizations

  • Religious organizations
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Education and Advancement
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Helping Up Mission (HUM)
  • Industry Trade Associations

  • Youth organizations

  • Sports and cultural organizations

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