Scott Nichols

General Manager of Construction

Value Delivered

As Betlem’s General Manager for the Rochester, NY office, Scott has the responsibility of scheduling all projects with union laborers for Betlem’s project managers. Additionally, he oversees construction, trucking and rigging, shipping and receiving, personnel schedules, and is a leader in safety. 

Scott joined the Betlem in 1993 as a sheet metal apprentice. Five years later he progressed to a journeyman and then foreman. His field and industry experience has helped leverage the successful growth of the Rochester and Syracuse regions.


Scott completed HVAC courses at Monroe Community College. His collegiate expertise includes certification from UTI in Refrigerant Transition and Recovery and completing a 5-year apprenticeship through the Sheet Metal Worker’s Union, Local #46. Scott is a Certified Trainer for Class I – VII Trucks per OSHA regulations.

He has attended SMACNA Chapter Education Programs and has completed various field and industry-focused trainings, including Trane Heating and Harmonics training, OSHA 10- and 30-hour safety training, NFPA training, Cranes, Rigging, and Aerial Lift training, Scaffolding training, and Confined Space and Asbestos Awareness training.  

Through Scott’s technical skills and 30 years of industry expertise, he offers expert mechanical and energy services solutions to Betlem’s client base.

The Personal Side

Scott has been a firefighter since 1992 with the Point Pleasant Fire Department. He previously served on the Fire Department’s Board of Directors for 11 years, and for the past eight years, has been on the Fire Board of Commissioners. In his free time, he enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.