Meet the Team

At Mallick Mechanical Contractors, Inc. there are over 100 talented and knowledgeable industry professionals who take pride in their work and ability to get the job done.

Guiding this dedicated group of individuals are the following Mallick Mechanical team members:

Kenneth Mallick – President and CEO

Since the founding of Mallick in 1994, the mantra has been “We are Performance Driven, Proactive, and Cooperative and we Provide Solutions throughout the entire construction process.”

Ken Mallick, Chief Executive Officer of Mallick Mechanical Contractors brings 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He is currently licensed as a master plumber and master gasfitter in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC.

The foundation for the growth of Mallick Mechanical Contractors was built at an early age for Ken. Working in the field with his father taught him the things most necessary for success, such as taking pride in your workmanship, being persistent and developing a strong work ethic. At the same time, Ken also realized that his passion rested with making people happy by delivering quality results; getting paid for the hard work was a bonus.

Starting a company and building it from the ground up allowed Ken to develop and incubate all internal departments and acquire personnel with a best-fit approach. A belief that employees are a company’s greatest asset and that it is important to invest in their education and growth has made Mallick companies strong. Loyal, educated, and successful employees enable Mallick Mechanical Contractors to deliver great value and superior quality to every client.

By adhering to time proven principals, he motivates the entire team to achieve high-level customer success. Mallick Mechanical Contractors enjoys long-standing relationships with general contractors, client owners, suppliers, and subcontractors throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area because of Ken’s commitment to principled excellence.

Joe Piechocki – Director of Project Management

Joe Piechocki started at Mallick Mechanical as a job site foreman and worked in the field for nine years until he was promoted to project management in 2017.

After three outstanding years as a project manager, Joe was promoted as the Director of Project Management in 2021.

Joe has experience managing projects upwards of $11-15 million and remains committed to Mallick Mechanical’s customers until the job is completed.

He is responsible for driving Mallick Mechanical Contractor’s project planning milestone process and delivering promising results.

When he isn’t working, Joe enjoys spending time with his family and supporting Baltimore sports teams.

Jeff Weir – Director of Field Operations

Jeff Weir has been with Mallick since 1996 and in the Industry since 1987. Jeff is responsible for working with employees and identifying their skillsets to help them maximize production. He engages with employees to find their interest and areas of challenge to help create a well-rounded work force. Jeff is also charged with aligning an employee’s direction with the short and long term plans that are created during yearly evaluations. Jeff also assists the project team in providing resolution to design and/or coordination challenges on jobs.

His position at Mallick allows him to help all field employees achieve at their highest level. While inspecting, maintain quality control and assuring job site safety at all times.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing and riding his Harley-Davidson.

Phil Helser Jr – VDC Manager

Phil Helser Jr. manages both the Coordination Department and the Pre-fabrication Department. He works with our CAD detailers to resolve design issues during conceptual planning, and in turn monitors the work during the prefabrication process. All while assuring the customer is happy with the final product and receives it when needed. Always looking for more opportunities to prefabricate, he takes pride in brainstorming ideas to develop faster, cost effective, and safer methods. He’s extremely passionate about how technology is evolving to make BIM and coordination a superior and more realistic product.

His position at Mallick allows him to manage these conceptual processes yet still feel responsible for building something tangible.

In his own time, Phil enjoys coaching baseball, snowboarding, riding motorcycles / dirt bikes and camping.

Lidia Butler – Controller

Lidia Butler has been in accounting for the last 18 years, including the past eight years with Mallick. She is responsible for the Accounting and Financial Reporting. Lidia strives to continuously fine tune workflow while cultivating a vision for future improvements to facilitate company growth.

She graduated from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business with an Accounting degree and is married with one child.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading and spending time with her cats, TUMI and MadMax.

Dave Shankle – Director of Prefabrication

Dave Shankle became a member of the Mallick family in 2013. During the first year he was here, Dave worked as a field mechanic while establishing Mallick’s 15,000 ft. Prefabrication shop, which is located in Woodbine, Maryland.

Dave is a productive manager and his daily task include reviewing drawings from the CAD department; meeting with project managers to prepare for future projects; scheduling work accordingly for the Prefabrication shop to meet deadlines; evaluating Mallick’s material and prefabricated projects; and tracing hours against production to assist our development of future budgets.

Whether he is navigating new software or creating programs, Dave is always going the extra mile to improve our Prefabrication shop and make it more efficient.

When he isn’t working, Dave enjoys freshwater fishing, golfing with his son and bowling with his son and daughter.

Pat Gordon – Purchasing Manager

Pat Gordon started at Mallick in 2006 and had the pleasure of working alongside Ken Sr., or “Pops,” for a few years.

He is responsible for the purchasing of rough material and equipment, overseeing Mallick Mechanical’s tool department and rentals, assisting in delivery logistics, managing warehouse inventory and writing purchase orders.

Pat is OSHA 30, forklift and backflow certified; has his HVAC journeyman and a Bachelor of Science degree form Frostburg University.  He enjoys overcoming daily challenges that are presented to him and helping others succeed in the process.

In his free time, Pat enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching Maryland athletics and repairing and racing cars.

Yvette Burger – Human Resources Manager

Since joining the team in 2010, Yvette’s focus has been to send the message that we value our high-performing employees and Mallick is focused on rewarding and retaining those employees. Yvette is responsible for developing strategies to hire for skills and integrity; streamlining the employee performance evaluation process; improving employee engagement; making key decisions regarding employee benefits; and creating a progressive discipline policy. Yvette manages various aspects of legal compliance and is actively involved in a variety of risk management controls. She is a member of Mallick’s Safety Committee and plays an active role in reducing company exposure. Yvette attended Towson State University for her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English, holds leadership achievement awards from Dale Carnegie, is a member of SHRM and anticipates a PHR certification in the summer of 2018.

Her position at Mallick allows her to leads HR practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors and reading a good book.

Jose Mayen – Safety Manager

In 2019, Jose Mayen joined the Mallick family. He has been in the safety profession since 2014. Jose oversees the safety program for the mechanical, residential, and commercial side of the company. Jose is also responsible for developing and maintaining a safety culture for the company. He has taken a systematic approach in educating, training, and coaching employees.

His position at Mallick allows him to build relationships with employees in order to influence how they think, act, and behave towards safety.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and reading.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety & Health
  • Advance Safety Certificate (National Safety Council’s Chesapeake Region)
    OSHA 500
  • First-Aid, AED, CPR Instructor
    Flagger Instructor
  • Scaffold Train the Trainer
  • Basic Rigger & Signal Person Instructor (National Safety Council’s Chesapeake Region)