Leadership

EXECUTIVE

Chris Wehby, PE
President and Partner

Chris is a lifelong Nashvillian with deep roots in the construction industry. Having grown up in a plumbing contracting family, he has been involved in the mechanical contracting industry in some way for most of his life. This early exposure to the industry led him to choose mechanical engineering as the focus of his education and to ultimately achieve his degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. Chris is a registered Professional Engineer in nine states covering the Southeast and holds over twenty Masters and Trade licenses in those states as well. As President of Rock City Mechanical, Chris oversees all areas and company departments, and develops and maintains the company vision and approval of all financial obligations. Seeking business opportunities and strategic alliances with other organizations, Chris also plans, develops, and establishes policies and objectives of business organization in accordance with board directives and company charters. He is also responsible for the general oversight of Pre-Construction Services.

 

Clint Scott
Vice President and Partner

Originally from Indiana, Clint came to Nashville as part of the management team constructing the General Motors Saturn Plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Educated at Indiana University and having completed the Pipe Fitters Apprenticeship Program, Clint has been involved in all aspects of the mechanical contracting industry over his 45 years of experience. With that experience, ranging from field welding and fabrication through all levels of production management, Clint brings a wealth of knowledge to Rock City Mechanical in his role as vice president. Among his many duties, Clint is responsible for managing Rock City Mechanical’s market planning, advertising, public relations, sales promotion, merchandising and facilitating staff services, Clint also identifies new markets and leads corporate scope and market research. He is also responsible for the evaluation of competition and setting strategy for reaching new markets.

 


 

ACCOUNTING

Kaleb Haines
Controller

Kaleb came to Nashville to pursue his Masters in Accountancy at Belmont University after completing his Bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. Prior to settling at Rock City Mechanical, Kaleb developed his accounting skills through several years as a senior staff accountant with a national audit firm specializing in construction accounting and later as a project accountant with a large general contracting firm. These engagements gave him the experience and skill sets requisite for the controller position at Rock City Mechanical. Kaleb manages all aspects of Rock City Mechanical’s accounting processes, including working capital analysis, receivables, payables, inventory, and data processing. He also performs financial forecasting, including capitol budget, cash budget, pro forma financial statements, external financing requirements, and financial condition requirements.

 


 

PRE-CONSTRUCTION

Pat Winfree
Pre-Construction Manager

A native of middle Tennessee having grown up in Lebanon, Tennessee, Pat has been in the mechanical contracting business for 35 years. Starting off as a sheet metal helper, his aptitude for learning and skills as a manager quickly advanced him through the field management to sheet metal shop management, and from there he made the transition to pre-construction and estimating. That field and shop experience gives Pat an understanding of mechanical construction processes that is invaluable in the Pre-construction Department. As Pre-Construction Manager, Pat is responsible for managing estimate and budget processes as well as scheduling resources. Pat also develops and maintains associated spreadsheet processes. While maintaining Rock City Mechanical’s estimating systems and pricing updates, he also gleans historical data useful in ongoing budgeting processes.

 

 

Curtis Frizzell
Estimating Manager

Curtis is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He started his career in the fuel storage and equipment industry and migrated to the mechanical contracting industry with Rock City Mechanical in 2001. Curtis has gained his experience through assistant project management roles both onsite and offsite, as well as project manager responsibilities on several commercial, correctional, and healthcare projects. That experience makes Curtis particularly effective in his current role as Estimating Manager at RCM. As an Estimating Manager, Curtis is responsible for executing estimating and budget processes. He also assists in the development and maintenance of associated spreadsheet processes and in the gleaning of historical data.

 

 


 

CAD DEPARTMENT

Eddie Franklin
CAD Manager

Growing up in the East Tennessee mountains, Eddie followed his family into the mechanical contracting field while still in high school. Starting off as a helper, he excelled and advanced to superintendent in a short few years and spent twenty-five years building major mechanical healthcare projects around the Southeast. It was during these years Eddie developed an interest in and a knack for Computer Aided Design (CAD), often laying out his own projects before it was an industry standard. His passion and skill in CAD attracted the management at Rock City Mechanical and Eddie was transitioned inside to head the Cad department. His leadership skills honed as a superintendent and his innate knowledge of mechanical systems and construction in general has resulted in a top notch CAD department that efficiently produces quality accurate coordination and design documents. While managing Rock City Mechanical’s CAD department, Eddie schedules resources for production of coordination drawings and in-house design drawings. He also coordinates document reviews with the construction team and maintains and upgrades computer equipment and CAD drafting software.

 


 

ADMINISTRATION

Phil Anderson
HR/Safety Director

Phil entered into the mechanical contracting field in 1987 after attending Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. After joining the Rock City Mechanical team in 1993, Phil developed his safety and human resources skills as a Safety and Quality Manager on large industrial and healthcare projects around the country. Phil furthered his education at Georgia Institute of Technology, becoming an Authorized OSHA Trainer and thus providing a foundation that allows him to develop calculated risk management strategies for Rock City Mechanical. When the opportunity arose to bring Phil in as the Corporate Safety Director, there was no hesitation. Phil’s knowledge and his concise, no-nonsense approach to safety issues and human resource issues makes him ideally suited for the role of Safety Director/HR Director. In that role, Phil’s responsibilities include managing Rock City Mechanical’s Safety Program, coordinating our Workers’ Compensation processes, developing and implementing jobsite safety inspections and jobsite safety training, and managing RCM’s hiring practices. He also coordinates OSHA and First Aid training, and manages Rock City Mechanical’s multi-state Drug Free Workplace Program.

 

 


 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

Larry Medlen
Senior Project Manager

Larry is a Nashville native and, after attending Memphis State University and the University of Tennessee, he entered into the mechanical contracting industry in 1969. With his extensive field and office management experience on a wide variety of diverse projects, Larry provides Rock City Mechanical with an extensive knowledge base of mechanical engineering and construction processes. Larry’s project resume boasts numerous healthcare and correctional facility projects across the Southeast ranging in size from $500,000 to $26,000,000. As a part of his Project Management responsibilities, Larry handles RCM’s Small Projects Division, working closely with the Pipe and Sheet Metal Fabrication shops to fill in gap between larger fab projects.

 

 

 

Robin Giltner
Project Manager

Robin is a native Tennessean and Vanderbilt University graduate with thirty-five years of experience in managing large mechanical construction projects. His experience includes healthcare, correctional, institutional, and commercial projects. As a Project Manager for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Giltner is responsible for vendor and sub-contractor selection, as well as managing the flow of equipment and material to the jobsite. He is also responsible for all change-order pricing, billing, and general job cost oversight of the project. He has been involved on numerous projects from schematic budget through commissioning and owner turnover. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $20,000,000

 

 

 

Sam Mullins
Project Manager

Sam is a West Tennessee transplant hailing from Jackson, Tennessee. Sam has over thirty years’ experience in the construction industry – nineteen with Rock City Mechanical. His career with RCM began as on-site management and quickly evolved to a Project Manager based out of Nashville. Sam is one of our Integrated Project Lean Delivery (IPLD) construction champions, having successfully completed two IPLD healthcare projects. His experience includes healthcare, correctional, institutional, and commercial projects. As a Project Manager for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Mullins is responsible for vendor and sub-contractor selection as well as managing the flow of equipment and material to the jobsite. He is also responsible for all change-order pricing, billing, and general job cost oversight of the project. He has been involved on numerous projects from schematic budget through commissioning and owner turnover. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $15,000,000

 

 

Joe Sanders
Project Manager

Another lifelong Nashville resident, Joe has excelled in the mechanical contracting industry on both the design and construction sides his entire working career. His design-side experience brings a unique ability to solve technical problems on the construction side. In his more than twenty-five years with Rock City Mechanical, Joe has managed projects in every area including healthcare, correctional, institutional, and commercial projects. As a Project Manager for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Sanders is responsible for vendor and sub-contractor selection as well as managing the flow of equipment and material to the jobsite. He is also responsible for all change-order pricing, billing, and general job cost oversight of the project. He has been involved on numerous projects from schematic budget through commissioning and owner turnover. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $20,000,000

 

 

 

Tim Schuett
Project Manager

With thirty plus years’ experience at Rock City Mechanical and as the son of Jack Schuett, a previous owner, Tim holds the longest employment record at RCM. His years of field experience bring a practical approach to his Project Management style. This is particularly useful on the three highly collaborative behavioral health Integrated Project Lean Delivery (IPLD) projects on which he has been involved. As a Project Manager for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Schuett is responsible for vendor and sub-contractor selection as well as managing the flow of equipment and material to the jobsite. He is also responsible for all change-order pricing, billing, and general job cost oversight of the project. He has been involved on numerous projects from schematic budget through commissioning and owner turnover. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $5,000,000

 

 

 

Larry Weatherly
Project Manager

Larry has been part of the Rock City team since the late 90’s serving in both on-site and off-site Project Management roles. While most of his experience with RCM has been healthcare and correctional construction related, Larry honed his management style running major industrial projects in the southeastern United States earlier in his career thus bringing broad dimensions to his management capabilities and general construction knowledge. As a Project Manager for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Weatherly is responsible for vendor and sub-contractor selection as well as managing the flow of equipment and material to the jobsite. He is also responsible for all change order pricing, billing, and general job cost oversight of the project. He has been involved on numerous projects from schematic budget through commissioning and owner turnover. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $15,000,000

 

 

 

George Woods
Project Manager

Based out of Greenville, South Carolina, and a graduate of Clemson University, George has been associated with Rock City Mechanical for over twenty five years, serving as both onsite and offsite Project Manager on numerous healthcare projects mostly in the Carolinas. George has worked with every major healthcare provider in the region and enjoys a reputation as someone who will get the job done and done well. As a Project Manager for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Woods is responsible for vendor and sub-contractor selection as well as managing the flow of equipment and material to the jobsite. He is also responsible for all change-order pricing, billing, and general job cost oversight of the project. He has been involved on numerous projects from schematic budget through commissioning and owner turnover. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $28,000,000

 

 

 

Jeff Byars
Project Superintendent

Jeff brings thirty plus years of large mechanical construction superintendent experience to the table for Rock City Mechanical. His experience includes healthcare, correctional, institutional, and commercial projects. As a Superintendent for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Byars is responsible for all daily onsite decision making, which affects the execution of labor and the installation of the work. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is the direct contact for communication from the General Contractor Superintendent and staff. He is also required to insure that all RCM and jobsite safety requirements are adhered to. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $10,000,000
 

 

 

Paul Joseph
Project Superintendent

Paul started with Rock City Mechanical in the late 1990’s, and he quickly rose from a field hand through the site management ranks to Superintendent. His levelheaded demeanor and dogged determination are the secrets to his success as an effective manager and supervisor. While Paul is RCM’s most experienced correctional-work superintendent, having participated on close to $100 million worth of correctional work, he is equally adept at healthcare, institutional, and commercial projects. As a Superintendent for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Joseph is responsible for all daily onsite decision making which affects the execution of labor and the installation of the work. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is the direct contact for communication from the General Contractor Superintendent and staff. He is also required to insure that all RCM and jobsite safety requirements are adhered to. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $20,000,000

 

 

Todd Merritts
Project Superintendent

Todd has been key part of Rock City Mechanical’s field management team for fifteen years, serving as both onsite Superintendent and Project Manager during his tenure here. Todd’s strengths lie in his organization and planning skills, which he has employed on numerous major healthcare projects worth over $75 million in mechanical construction value, two of which were Integrated Project Lean Delivery (IPLD) projects. As a Superintendent for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Merritts is responsible for all daily onsite decision making, which affects the execution of labor and the installation of the work. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is the direct contact for communication from the General Contractor Superintendent and staff. He is also required to insure that all RCM and jobsite safety requirements are adhered to. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $20,000,000

 

 

 

RockCity_LeadershipPhotos_CarlPorterCarl Porter
Project Superintendent

Having recently returned to the Rock City Mechanical team, Carl brings thirty-five years of mechanical construction experience to his Superintendent role. With extensive recent successful behavioral health project experience, Carl is equally adept at healthcare, correctional, institutional, and commercial projects. As a Superintendent for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Porter is responsible for all daily onsite decision making, which affects the execution of labor and the installation of the work. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is the direct contact for communication from the General Contractor Superintendent and staff. He is also required to insure that all RCM and jobsite safety requirements are adhered to. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $10,000,000

 

 

 

Tony Shiner
Project Superintendent

Tony brings to bear twenty-five plus years’ experience to his Superintendent qualification, fifteen years with Rock City Mechanical. Tony’s focus is on small to mid-range sized projects that are the bread and butter of RCM’s work. As a Superintendent for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Shiner is responsible for all daily onsite decision making, which affects the execution of labor and the installation of the work. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is the direct contact for communication from the General Contractor Superintendent and staff. He is also required to insure that all RCM and jobsite safety requirements are adhered to. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $5,000,000

 

 

 

 

Clyde Stewart
Project Superintendent

Clyde is a multi-disciplined Superintendent with close to forty years’ experience in all aspects of plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, and medical gas systems construction. Twenty of those years have been with Rock City Mechanical. His broad experience and management skills make him a very effective superintendent who inherently understands and is able to coordinate all aspects of mechanical construction projects. As a Superintendent for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Stewart is responsible for all daily onsite decision making, which affects the execution of labor and the installation of the work. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is the direct contact for communication from the General Contractor Superintendent and staff. He is also required to insure that all RCM and jobsite safety requirements are adhered to. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $20,000,000

 

 

Dusty Wiggins
Project Superintendant

Dusty has twenty years’ experience with Rock City Mechanical and over thirty-five years total in the mechanical construction business. With a special strength in HVAC ductwork and sheet metal, Dusty is also comfortable in all disciplines of mechanical and plumbing systems. The projects he has supervised includes numerous healthcare facilities a number of which were renovations of operating facilities. As a Superintendent for Rock City Mechanical, Mr. Wiggins is responsible for all daily onsite decision making, which affects the execution of labor and the installation of the work. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is the direct contact for communication from the General Contractor Superintendent and staff. He is also required to insure that all RCM and jobsite safety requirements are adhered to. The projects range in size from $500,000 to $7,500,000

 

 

 

Mike Williams
Sheet Metal Shop Superintendent

Mike handles all aspects of Rock City Mechanical’s sheet metal fabrication facility in Nashville, Tennessee as well as providing general oversight of the shop warehouse. He works closely with our CAD department and project superintendents to coordinate the fabrication, assembly, sealing, and delivery of ductwork to RCM projects. Mr. Williams is responsible for all daily shop decision making, which affects the production of ductwork. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is also required to insure that all RCM and sheet metal shop/warehouse safety requirements are adhered to.

 

 

 

 

Eric Roberts
Pipe Fab/Small Projects Superintendent

Eric has the dual role of supervising Rock City Mechanical’s pipe fabrication facilities and our local Small Projects Division. He uses strong mechanical skills and innate leadership abilities to handle these often hectic duties. He works closely with our CAD department and project superintendents to coordinate the fabrication, assembly, sealing, and delivery of pipe prefabrication to RCM projects. Mr. Roberts is responsible for all daily shop and/or onsite decision making, which affects the execution of labor and the installation of the work. This includes the hiring of personnel, scheduling of personnel, and the receiving and distribution of materials and equipment. He is also required to insure that all RCM and shop/jobsite safety requirements are adhered to. The projects range in size from $50,000 to $1,500,000.