Mike Smearman became President of Hess Mechanical in 2013, following years of leadership from the Hess family. He has a degree in construction engineering from Iowa State University and started working in the mechanical contracting field after graduation. He and his family moved to the Washington, DC area in 2004 and he quickly established himself as a formidable executive attuned to the needs of the market's clientele. His vast trade knowledge and skill at assessing cost and risk has enhanced his reputation in the area as a valuable assessor of a project's potential, as well as its performance.
During his time at Hess he has expanded Hess' role in several building markets, including education, government, and institutional projects. Under Mike's guidance, Hess has established a strong presence in the region. Going forward, he hopes to continue to hone production and establish Hess as the mechanical contractor of choice for the region's construction leaders and builders.