Since 1948, MCI has prided itself as the industry standard for performance, reliability and stability as a comprehensive building design and solutions provider. As a company we strive to excel in our core capabilities. We are proud to provide exceptional quality and services in the construction, engineering, project management, HVAC service, building automation systems, and energy services industries.
We believe in a full service approach, offering clients a wide range of building solutions in order to meet their needs and exceed their expectations. Ultimately, we believe the most important part of our job is to “do right” by our customers, and we leverage our expertise to maximize the return on every investment our customers make.
MCI is proud to have a winning team of innovative and energetic employees who are dedicated to delivering the most efficient solution. Our services are tailored to the customer’s unique and individual needs, while maximizing budget dollars. MCI sets the standard in performance, comfort and quality with every job we deliver.
We are a trusted partner and advisor to our customers. We stay focused on the customer’s best interest and provide truthful analysis of any situation.
We are the best in our industry. As our industry grows, we stay at the forefront with the most up to date knowledge, experience, and continued education.
We are passionate about our work and finding solutions for our customers. Our employees love what they do, and that passion is the foundation for exceptional performance.
We care about each other; employee to employee, person to person. Our respect for individuals and families comes first in all forms of our business and carries down in our interactions with customers and our community.
We will do what we say and take responsibility for our actions at all times. We commit to complete transparency throughout the scope of projects. If we can do it, we will. If we can’t…we will tell you that too.
Bill is a graduate of Gardner Webb College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems. He holds NC Contracting Licenses H-1, 2, and 3, as well as the NC and SC Unlimited General Contractors license for MCI. Bill is certified Green Belt Six Sigma, and is highly proficient in Revit, Trimble, BIM modeling, and the Viewpoint Software suite. Having started at MCI in 1985 as a part-time truck driver during college, Bill has worked in all aspects of MCI; from field, to project manager, to department manager, to VP to President of MCI in 2020.
R. Lea Burt Jr.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT
Lea is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Lea is a registered P.E. in North and South Carolina and holds Contracting Licenses PH-1, 2 and 3. He is also certified by the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). He has completed the LEED Training Workshop given by the US Green Building Council and achieved status as a Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE) and a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) by the Association of Energy Engineers. In 2020 Lea transitioned over from MCI President to Content Development for MCI STAT; Structured Training and Advancement in Trade. With over 40 years of experience, Lea is contributing his expertise to the development of all employees at MCI.
CHARLOTTE CONTRUCTION MANAGER
Billy started at MCI in 1996 as a construction field Helper. Since that time, Billy has grown his position at MCI through the ranks, and today, he is in charge of Charlotte Construction Field Operations. Billy holds holds N.C. State Contracting Licenses H-1, H-2 and H-3, is LEED AP BD&C certified, and holds additional licenses in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Geoff joined Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in 2007 with 13 years as an Engineer and Project Manager in the building automation field working for a major equipment manufacturer in their contracting solutions department. He is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology where he studied HVAC and Electrical Construction. At MCI, Geoff is responsible for leading our HVAC Service, Systems Integration, and Energy Services Groups. He also supports all of our design/build projects along with his team.
RALEIGH CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Dane has been employed at Mechanical Contractors, Inc. since 1985 with experience as a Service Technician, Sheetmetal Technician, and a Project Manager. Today, he is in charge of Raleigh Construction operations. He was educated at Lincoln Technical Institute with a degree in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration. He also has concentrated training in DDC Controls and the commissioning process. He holds N.C. State Contracting Licenses H-1, H-2 and H-3 as well as a Plumbing License.
Donald O. Kay Jr.
CFO - TREASURER
Since joining MCI in 1980, Donnie has been responsible for managing the company’s financial operations, human resources, and provides critical support in contract management. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Donnie keeps everything running smoothly, balancing the diverse needs of our clients and employees, and ensuring open lines of communication.
ENGINEER OF RECORD
Dustin graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering emphasis in Mechanical Systems. He has over fifteen years of experience and specialty in engineering design, consulting, and project management. His experience includes HVAC, Fire Suppression and Plumbing systems design. Dustin has experience with 20+ LEED projects as the MEP Engineer and 5 LEED projects as a commissioning agent. Dustin is a registered P.E. in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas and Virginia; Certified Energy Manager; and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is also an active member of ASHRAE.
CONTROLS GROUP LEADER
Preston Burton is MCI’s systems integration group manager and oversees all aspects of the company’s Charlotte and Raleigh controls groups. With over 11 years of service at MCI, Preston is a master at streamlining operations around sales, engineering, estimating, DDC programming, and department policies. His deep background and expertise in controls products and software also makes him a critical partner across numerous industries for a wide variety of applications.
Barry joined Mechanical Contractors in 2007 and is in charge of Construction Sales and Business Development. Prior to working for MCI, Barry worked for a real estate developer managing properties in Charlotte for 17 years where he gained valuable experience in building construction and operation. He graduated from Triangle Institute of Technology with a degree in RHVAC.