Get to Know Tom Barry and Jim O’Neil

We are pleased to announce that Tom Barry and Jim O’Neil have recently transitioned to new positions here at Boulter.  Tom Barry has been named Fabrication Shop Supervisor and Jim O’Neil has been selected as Job Superintendent and Scheduling Coordinator.  With years of field experience, both individuals bring a wealth of knowledge to their new roles and will be key players in the company’s continued growth.

Read on to learn more about Tom and Jim and their new positions.

32256426_10214542900101248_1076986444158861312_nTom Barry

After completing his apprenticeship at a local steel fabrication business, Tom joined the Boulter team in 2014.  Since his humble start, he has gained an extensive understanding of the industry by working on some of Boulter’s largest and most demanding projects, including the installation of toner machinery at Xerox.

His insights, field experience, and analytical skills help Tom successfully oversee all facets of Boulter’s fabrication shop.

What does the future hold for our fabrication shop?

Our fabrication shop has been a great resource to Ironworkers out in the field. We are competitive in our ability to produce quality steel products and I see that continuing in the future while still maintaining shop efficiency.

You spent four years as a field employee, what was that experience like for you?

Every day is different and brings a new and exciting challenge.  Boulter takes on a broad range of work so I was able to experience many aspects of the industry.

What training and education do you have that is relevant to your job?

Rigging and Welding Certificates through the Iron Workers Local 33; AWS certified welder; DOT certified; OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.1401, 1926.1404, 1426.1425

What do you usually do when you aren’t working? 

I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids, James and Elizabeth.  You can also find me out on the golf course and out fishing. 


32253646_10214544502781314_8704068266944888832_nJim O’Neil

Jim has been a valued member of the Boulter team since his start in 1989. Numerous projects of various complexities have earned him a strong reputation as an expert in custom rigging and installation services.

As Job Superintendent and Scheduling Coordinator, Jim plays an essential role in a project’s progress. Managing a job’s schedule, material requirements, and safety all fall within his responsibilities. With a knack for organization and an eye for detail, he ensures that the appropriate measures are being taken from scheduling to completion.

What are some of the most notable projects that you have been a part of?

I’ve had my fair share of interesting jobs throughout the years. In 2000, I supervised eighty field guys for the expansion project at the Genesee Brewery. I was also responsible for the relocation of Valeo from Rochester to Mexico and Joico from California to Geneva. Meticulous planning went into these projects due to their size and complexity.

Why do you think your field experience will make you successful in your current role?

Because I know both sides of the fence. I know what the guys want and need in the field and I am quickly learning what the people in the office want and need for the business to be successful.

What is a typical day like for you?

As the primary liaison between the field employees and the project managers, my schedule differs from day to day.  One day I may be on a job site and another day I could spend in the office working with the Project Managers.  

Fun fact that many people may not know about you?

I recently became a certified scuba diver.