General Manager and Project Manager
Depending on the size of the mechanical contracting firm, these two top executive positions may be combined in smaller firms, and in larger ones there may be more than one project manager. In general however, these positions are held by individuals with years of successful experience who have applied their best efforts to learning all aspects of mechanical contracting. These include not only the craft skills, estimating and scheduling but finance and advanced leadership and management skills.
Many executives holding these positions today came up through the ranks. More and more however, college training is necessary, especially in management skills. Almost all top managers nowadays have college educations.