Our Team

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Carey Dove

CEO & President

Carey Dove

CEO & President

M&M’s CEO and President Carey Dove has been at the helm of the Company since 1996. M&M was founded in 1972 by Russell “Muggs” Mullican, Carey’s father. Since assuming control of the Company, Carey has grown the Company her father started years ago into one of the most successful woman-owned businesses in the country.

 

Carey earned her degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and has served in many roles for the Company, starting with her days as a Laborer in the field. Muggs’ and Carey’s philosophy – emphasizing the importance of cultivating and compensating a quality team – accounts for four decades of satisfaction shared among M&M’s clients and employees alike.

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Dave Poe

Executive Vice President

Dave Poe

Executive Vice President

Dave joined M&M in 1979 as a Mechanical Helper and graduated from Steamfitters Local 602 Apprenticeship in 1986. During this time, Dave has served in just about every capacity in the Company.

 

Since 1994, Dave has served as M&M’s Executive Vice President assisting in the oversight of the day to day operations, while bidding and managing larger systemic projects for the Company and overseeing the Fire Protection Division.

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KYLE DOVE

Vice President

Kyle Dove

Vice President

Kyle currently serves as M&M’s Vice President, providing leadership and oversight in the procurement and execution of M&M’s projects.

 

Kyle began his career with the Company working summers in various positions throughout high school and college, then joined the Company in a full-time capacity as a Project Manager before becoming M&M’s Vice President. Kyle is a 2013 graduate of Salisbury University with a Degree in Business Management.

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MATT CORRIGAN

Vice President of Operations

Matt Corrigan

Vice President of Operations

Matt has served as M&M’s Vice President of Operations since June 2018 after 16 years in the DC-area mechanical contracting industry.

 

Matt’s core responsibilities include oversight of M&M’s Project Managers and Estimators, including pursuit of new work, execution of contracts with customers and vendors/subcontractors, project schedule oversight and project financial review. Matt is a 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Building Construction

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PETER VALAVANIS

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Valavanis

Chief Financial Officer

Peter currently serves as M&M’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the Company’s finances including financial planning, risk management and enterprise strategy.

 

Peter joined M&M in 2016 as the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and is a 2013 graduate of the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Accounting.

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TRAVIS BOYLSTON

Superintendant

Travis Boylston

Superintendent

Travis currently serves as a Superintendent for the Company, responsible for overseeing the tradesmen and execution of M&M’s projects.

 

He joined the Company as a welder’s helper in 1982, served his Steamfitters Local 602 apprenticeship and worked as an accredited welder for the Company for over 20 years.

 

Travis has handled some of M&M’s most challenging projects and specializes in large industrial power and central heating plants.

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MIKE JOHNSON

Project Superintendant

Mike Johnson

Project Superintendent

Mike joined the Company in 2020 and in his current role he is responsible for overseeing on-site operations on one of M&M’s largest active projects.

 

Mike has been in the mechanical contracting industry since 1998 when he started working as a pipefitter then worked his way to serving as a construction manager on a wide variety of complex mechanical projects.

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STEVE BUCKMEIER

Safety Director and Quality Control Manager

Steve Buckmeier

Safety Director and Quality Control Manager

Steve has served as M&M’s Safety Director and Quality Control Manager since 2007 with 38 years of experience in the construction industry, working in power and chemical plants as well as manufacturing facilities.

 

Steve is a welder, machinist and a recognized pioneer in automated welding.    In his role with the Company, Steve oversees M&M’s quality control programs in accordance with NBIC and ASME for alterations and repairs to boilers, pressure vessels and piping systems.

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JESSE WILSON

Service Manager

Jesse Wilson

Service Manager

Jesse has worked for M&M since 2000 when he started with the Company as a helper. He completed his apprenticeship with Steamfitters Local 602 and worked for years as a journeyman. Jesse currently serves as a Service Manager overseeing M&M’s Service Division.

 

He also oversees the execution of M&M’s insulation work. Jesse has extensive field and office experience in all aspects of M&M’s work and specializes in boiler installation, repair and service work.

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PAT LEBLING

Fire Protection Project Manager

Pat Lebling

Fire Protection Project Manager

Pat has served as a Project Manager for M&M’s Fire Protection Division since joining the Company in 2014 after 28 years working in the DC/Baltimore area Fire Protection industry. Pat is a graduate of Local 669 apprenticeship program and served a journeyman sprinkler fitter.

 

Pat brings his extensive field and office experience to his position as a Project Manager where he estimates and oversees execution of fire protection work for the Company.

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RYAN BOST

Project Engineer

Ryan Bost

Project Engineer

Ryan is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

Ryan joined the Company full-time as a Project Engineer in 2015, although he worked in the field for M&M during the summer throughout high school and college.

 

Ryan is responsible for estimating and executing various projects for the Company.

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JOSH TALKINGTON

Project Manager

Josh Talkington

Project Manager

Josh joined the Company as a Mechanical Helper in 2009. He served his entire 5-year Steamfitters Local 602 apprenticeship with M&M and went on to serve as a foreman for the Company before coming into the office as an Assistant Project Manger in 2017.

 

Josh is responsible for preparation of estimates and execution of projects.

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ETHAN GARDNER

Assistant Project Manager

Ethan Gardner

Assistant Project Manager

Ethan is a 2018 graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering.

 

Ethan joined the Company full-time as an Assistant Project Manager in 2020, after working for 2 years in the oil and gas industry.

 

Ethan is responsible for assisting M&M’s Project Managers and Project Engineers with the execution of various projects for the Company.

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DUANE BRISSON

Superintendent

Duane Brisson

Superindendant

Duane currently serves as a Superintendent for the Company, responsible for overseeing tradesmen and subcontractors as well as overall field execution of M&M’s projects.  He joined the Company in 2003 and quickly took on a leadership role as a project Foreman before transitioning to a Superintendent role in 2019.  Duane has a long history of delivery successful projects for M&M and currently oversees M&M’s summer school systemic HVAC renovation projects as well as various projects primarily in the Metro area’s Maryland suburbs.

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ANDREW FREY

Project Superintendent

Andrew Frey

Project Superintendent

Andrew joined the Company in 2018 and in his current role he is responsible for overseeing on-site plumbing operations on M&M’s WMATA projects.

 

Andrew came to M&M with 12 years’ experience in the mechanical and plumbing field and he holds a master plumber and gasfitters license through WSSC and the State of Maryland.

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PAUL PURDHAM

Operations Manager

Paul Purdham

Operations Manager

Paul joined the Company in 2019 and in his current role he is responsible for coordinating with our Project Managers and dispatching our tradesmen, fleet vehicles, material and rental equipment to the appropriate work sites on a daily basis.

 

He is also responsible for oversight of M&M’s warehouse operations and trucking.

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Chris Jarrett

Estimator

Chris Jarrett

Estimator

Chris joined M&M team as a Steamfitter in 2017 after working for another local mechanical contractor for 12 years. Chris then joined M&M’s office staff as an Estimator in 2019.

 

Chris is responsible for maintaining M&M’s bid list, performing take-offs, soliciting quotes from subcontractors and vendors and preparing estimates for submission to customers.

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JOHN MENDENHALL

Project Manager

John Mendenhall

Project Manager

John joined the Company in 2016 after 30 years of experience in the building facilities industry.

 

John started with M&M in an on-site Project Management role at the GSA Central Heating Plant and is currently assisting with project management duties on several active projects.

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NELSON AYALA

Fabrication Shop Manager

Nelson Ayala

Fabrication Shop Manager

Nelson started in the Company’s Fabrication Shop in 1996. He quickly became M&M’s Fabrication Shop Manager, a position he still holds today.

 

Nelson oversees the fabrication of components and ASME code projects in our shop such as specialty piping, pipe supports, catwalks, grating, boiler/pipe casings, breeching, etc.

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KIM TAYLOR

Controller

Kim Taylor

Controller

Kim currently serves as M&M’s Controller and oversees the accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, among other accounting practices.

 

She earned a degree in Accounting from University of Maryland University College and joined the Company in 2003 after 17 years with another local specialty contractor.

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SHOSHANNAH RADFORD

Accounting

Shoshannah Radford

Accounting

Shoshannah joined the Company in 2001 as a temporary Receptionist, which turned into a permanent role in M&M’s accounting department in 2004.

 

She currently handles payroll and accounts payable for the Company.

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CHRISTY ZIEGLAR

Accounting Assistant

Christy Ziegler

Accounting Assistant

Christy joined the Company in 2017 as a dispatcher and transitioned to accounting in early 2018. In her current role she assists with accounting functions, particularly accounts receivable.

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Kennedi Ambush

Administrative Assistant

Kennedi Ambush

Administrative Assistant

Kennedi joined the Company as an Administrative Assistant in 2019. In her current role, Kennedi handles general office administration, customer pre-qualification information, certificates of insurance, bid coordination, project kick-off documents and various other administrative duties.

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TINA GARES

Accounting Clerk

Tina Gares

Accounting Clerk

Tina joined the Company as an Administrative Assistant in 2015 after a similar role with another company. She then moved into M&M’s Accounting Department in 2019.

 

In her current role, Tina handles project billings and new employee setup.

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MARK MIDDLETON

Sr. Project Manager

Mark Middleton

Sr. Project Manager

Mark is a true “Hall of Famer.” After serving as Muggs Mullican’s (Founder of M&M) Apprentice and hiring on with M&M in 1977, Mark rose through the ranks as a Journeyman, Foreman and Superintendent, then Sr. Project Manager.

 

He currently mentors younger PMs on all of M&M’s power plant work through DC and Virginia, while cultivating new work at Universities, apartment complexes and private industry. We are truly grateful Mark chose M&M as his many years of loyal, dedicated service and knowledge kept M&M the leader in the industry.

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DONALD ``STRAG`` NICHOLS

Retired Superintendent

Donald “Strag” Nichols

Retired Superintendent

As M&M’s longest-term employee, Strag came to work part-time in 1972 as a Laborer while still in High School. After serving his apprenticeship with Steamfitters Local 602, Strag began running work, motivating fellow employees to see how fast they could get a job done compared to the competition.

 

M&M and its customers have benefited from his perspective and ideas of how to complete complex and challenging projects and deadlines. His expertise in this field are second to none and he happily shares and passes this knowledge on to other M&M employees. We thank Strag for his life-long service and dedication to M&M.