2016 Construction Executive of the Year Finalist Highlight

Jim Zarling - Excel Mechanical
Jim Zarling has been recognized by his peers as one of the most caring and giving individuals around. He not only gives to his Family, but also to his Company, his Employees, and to the Community.

Jim came to Tucson from the Midwest and settled down with his wife of 39 years, Terri. They have two children Jessica and TJ and a grandson Maxwell. Jim worked hard in the heating & cooling trade to provide a good life for his young family. Then, in 1986, he decided it was time to start his own company. Starting off with two guys and a truck - Excel Mechanical has become one of the most respected HVAC & Plumbing Contractors in Southern Arizona - being a past finalist for both the Cornerstone Award for Subcontractor of the Year and for the Copper Cactus Award for both Community Service and for Growth.

Jim is a strong advocate for giving back and says, "As much as this Community has given me... I always need to remember to give back to them." In addition to donating his time, talents and financial support to the community, he has served on numerous boards including the Boys & Girls Club of Tucson since 1998 where he has Co-Chaired the Board of Development and the Youth of the Year Program. He also served as their President in 2005 and now sits on the capacity of the Senior Board.  

Jim works hard to mentor his employees by expanding their leadership skills, training, and education. He encourages promotion from within and emphasizes participation, volunteerism and community involvement. Based on his lead, his Company, Excel Mechanical, works to carry on this legacy by supporting organizations such as Toys for Tots, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the AZ Oncology Foundation (to name a few). Currently in their 30th year of business, Excel is in the process of fine tuning a program to honor this milestone with a nod to Jim by giving to the less fortunate or to veterans - air conditioner, water heater, or evaporative cooler installations.
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Don't miss the 2016 Construction Executive of the Year Event!  Join us on Thursday, April 28th at the beautiful Montelucia Resort.    Sponsorships & table reservations  can be made now, along with individual reservations.  Reserve your seat now to be a part of this premiere event!