Our Team

Bryan Whitehurst

Bryan became the second generation to join the family business when in high school and college he began learning the trade by working summers in the field. After completing his undergraduate degree at James Madison University in 2000, Bryan started working full-time estimating and project managing. In 2003 Bryan was announced Vice-President, and by 2010 he became President.

Bryan Whitehurst

President

Carie Carley

Carie Carley joined the Southeastern Mechanical, Inc. Leadership Team in 2018 as the Human Resources Representative, Safety and Training Coordinator with 14 years of experience.

Carie is responsible for Interviewing potential candidates, hiring, and onboarding new employees. She also coordinates reviews, meetings, administers benefits, and enforces company policies and practices amongst other things.

Carie Carley

HR Rep/Safety/Training

Terri Allen

Terri Allen is the project manager assistant. She has been with Southeastern Mechanical for nine years and has worked in the construction field for more than 20 years. She spent 21 years in the Marine Corps and retired here in Virginia.

Terri Allen

Project Manager Assistant

Ricky Davis

As a project manager, Ricky is a team member responsible for electrical estimating and project management for our electrical projects. He is also responsible for large material procurement such as lighting packages, gear packages, etc. He works with our field Superintendents for project scheduling, labor needs, and coordination with our subcontractors as well as the GC’s and their other subcontractors.

Ricky Davis

Project Manager

William (Bill) Carley

Bill came to Southeastern Mechanical, Inc. in 1988 as a third-year plumbing apprentice. He is now one of two remaining employees that started when the company was founded.

While working with some of the best plumbers and pipefitters in the tidewater area, he gained valuable skill sets to help him as his career progressed.

With his 33 years of experience, the respect of employees, contractors, and owners he has earned the position of Vice President that he currently holds.

William (Bill) Carley

Vice President

Kay Murray

Kay has over 15 years of experience in the accounting and bookkeeping field, working primarily in construction, with a concentration in the roofing and heating, and air sectors. She has succeeded in helping many companies organize and maintain accurate accounting records.

Kay Murray

Accounting

Christopher Permito

Primary responsibilities; the day-to-day operation of the Southeastern Mechanical Inc. Service Division, HVAC repair Service, Special Projects, Small Jobs, and installation of new commercial and industrial equipment. Preventative maintenance contracts and service agreements, All HVAC equipment and controls, sales, and service. Chris has spent more than 40 years in the commercial/industrial construction and services industry in various roles including two major manufactures of commercial and industrial equipment.

Christopher Permito

General Manager Service Division

Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards

Accounting

Justin Sanford

Justin Sanford manages projects from roof-top HVAC equipment replacements to multi-story complete mechanical/plumbing systems from the ground up. He handles all material, equipment, scheduling, estimating, and manpower for each project he oversees. He started in the field in 2003 as a helper, quickly realized that this was the path he wanted to take, and joined the Plumbing Apprenticeship program followed by the HVAC apprenticeship. He started running work and closing out projects in 2012 and was promoted to Project Manager in 2018.

Justin Sanford

Project Manager

Nathan Rhoades

As Vice President, Nathan is responsible for all operations of the Electrical Division here at SMI. Nathan primarily handles all of the electrical estimating and project management for our electrical projects. He is also responsible for large material procurement such as lighting packages, gear packages, etc. He works with our field Superintendents for project scheduling, labor needs, and coordination with our subcontractors as well as the GC’s and their other subcontractors.

Nathan Rhoades

Vice President Electrical

Mark S. Whitehurst

Learn more on our History Page

Mark S. Whitehurst

Founder