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Jim Boland Receives Catholic Business Network’s Business Person of the Year

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

Boland (, a leading intelligent building technology and energy services provider, is pleased to announce that its CEO and President, Jim Boland, has been awarded Catholic Business Network’s Business Person of the Year at the 26th Annual Gala for his outstanding work in the Montgomery County community and beyond.

Jim at the 26th Annual CBN Gala accepting his award.

The Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County (CBN-MC) is an independent, non-profit organization of businesses and individual professionals working together to support education in Montgomery County. From the beginning, the members of CBN-MC have made education the focus of their charitable work. Since inception, CBN-MC has distributed more than $1,000,000 in development grants to schools, essay scholarships, and need-based scholarships.

Jim’s Dedication to the Community

Jim has been a long-time supporter of organizations in and around Washington, DC that give back to the community. In addition to being Chairman of Flax Trust of America, he is also a member of the John Carroll Society and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He also drives support for several charities with a main focus on organizations which assist veterans, the underprivileged and provide educational opportunities.

Jim has ensured that helping others is deeply rooted in company culture. He has continued to inspire the Boland associates by assisting with the creation of the Boland Cares program in 2019, giving individuals the opportunity to donate their time and money to enhance our local communities. This year, the Boland Cares program has sponsored more than 20 events in the DMV area and partnered with the organizations below, among many others not listed:

Boland provides a Charitable Matching Program to associates so that they may donate to causes near and dear to them. Additionally, Boland provides Volunteer Time Off or VTO, generously giving associates up to eight hours annually to dedicate to volunteer service in the community.

Jim with the Boland volunteers at Fisher House serving dinner to wounded Veterans.

Jim’s Dedication to Boland

Jim began his career with Boland more than 40 years ago, gaining unparalleled experience in the commercial HVAC industry. Starting out as an account executive in 1978, Jim became the President and CEO in 2003. Boland is now approaching its monumental 60th year of business with more than 350 employees.

Most of Boland's Executive Team (Left to Right) Sarah Heitkemper, Jerry Scanlan, Jim Boland, Sean Boland Jr, Lou Boland Jr, James Thompson, and Larry Cain.

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About Boland

Boland ( provides clients with sustainable and energy efficient solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial buildings in the DC/MD/VA metropolitan area. As the area’s leading intelligent building technology and energy services provider, Boland employs more than 350 highly-trained associates including Certified Energy Managers and LEED® Accredited Professionals, is an ENERGY STAR Product and Services Provider, and serves as the exclusive Trane Commercial Systems, Services and Solutions Representative in the region. Our high professional standards and outstanding customer service provide our clients with innovative systems, quality products, and responsive technical support so that our building occupants and owners can do what they do best — focus on business, not buildings. For more information, follow Boland on LinkedIn, on Twitter, or join the conversation on Facebook.

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Oct 18, 2021

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