Key Personnel

Robert B. Gawne Chief Executive Officer

Jerry L. Robinson President

Gary Valdisera Vice President of Operations

Patricia Suhr Vice President of Finance

Joseph Puckett Operations Manager - Specialty Division

William Mould Director of Safety

Billy Blank Operations Manager - North Carolina Division


Robert B. Gawne - C.E.O.
Born 1928, received his mechanical Engineering Degree in 1950 from the University of Notre Dame. Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, 1950-1953. Mechanical Engineer for Chatelain, Gauger & Nolan FAIA, 1953-1958; joined Stromberg in 1958. Contributed to SMACNA (National) rewrite of Low Pressure Duct Construction Standards - 1976 Edition. In 1988 Gawne became National President of the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB); past President, Washington, D.C. Chapter of Sheet Metal Contractors; Chairman, Local 100 Apprentice Committee (since 1971); member, ASHRAE, SMACNA, MCA, Local 100 Board of Trustees, State of Maryland HVAC Review Board.


Jerry L. Robinson - President
Born: 1951

Started in Construction Industry right out of High School 1969 as a Sheet Metal Apprentice with Local # 102 1969 thru 1972 and became Journeyman Mechanic  July 1972.

1969-1976 Employed by Pierce Associates Alexandria Va.

1973-1985 Instructor at Sheet Metal Workers Local # 100 Training School (Part-Time)

1976 – Started at Stromberg Sheet Metal as Sketcher / Project Manager, 1984 moved into Estimating, 1987 became part of the Gawne group that purchased Stromberg in 1987, Promoted to Executive V.P. of Operations 1987. Started Service Department for small project 1988, Promoted to President of Stromberg in 2006

1987-Present Member in good standing ASPE American Society of Professional Estimators

1997- Elected President of SMCA of D.C.  (Sheet Metal Contractors Association)

2002 – Contributed to SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association)
Rewrite HVAC Duct Construction Standards- 2005 Edition

2006 – Member of Contractors J.A.T.C (Joint Apprentice Training Committee) Local # 100.

2008- 2011 Elected to SMACNA (National) Technical Resource Committee TRC 4-year term.

2010- Elected as Chairman of J.A.T.C. (Joint Apprentice Training Committee) Local # 100.

2010 - Elected as Co-Chairman of SMW Local # 100 Recruitment Fund

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