Our Mission

Succeeding Together

Unparalleled teamwork, dedication and resourcefulness have helped MEC2 grow into one of the industry’s leading mechanical design and construction firms. With unwavering commitment to our clients, our projects and each other, MEC2 has grown into a company of over 150 tradespeople with two locations proudly serving Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

At MEC2 our mission is to:

Be an industry leader in the design and construction of mechanical systems.

Be known for fairness, integrity and quality in everything we do.

Create lasting projects everyone at MEC2 is proud to stand behind.

We know the only way to succeed is as a team.

Since 2003, our team of professional engineers, project managers, foremen and skilled trade craftsmen have worked together to provide robust mechanical design and engineering solutions for a diverse range of commercial, industrial, institutional, and government clients.

At MEC2, we’re dedicated to earning trust and building loyalty by meeting the needs of our customers, employees, vendors and subcontractors. 

MEC2 is proud to be trusted with delivering innovative and challenging projects and is committed to providing a complete mechanical engineering and construction package from start to finish.

Leading the MEC2 Team

Richard E. Beattie

Vice President of Construction

Rich Beattie is a Desert Storm veteran with an extensive background in mechanical engineering.

After his Desert Storm tour with the Marine Corps, Rich joined The Trane Company as a system consultant, responsible for the design, selection, specification and sale of applied HVACR and control systems.

From there, he moved on to a large mechanical contracting firm as a project engineer. By 2003, he had risen to Vice President of Construction, where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of a $20 million mechanical engineering and construction division. In 2003, he and partner Fred Kawa started MEC².

Along with a Top Secret clearance from his time in the Marine Corps, Rich holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Gannon University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Frederick B. Kawa, III

Sales Engineer

Fred Kawa is a senior engineer, manager and LEED® Accredited Professional.

Fred is knowledgeable about both mechanical systems and the people who design, build and maintain them.

Even before graduating from college, Fred began honing his engineering, management and quality control skills with a four-month co-op stint at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. From there, he managed a four-state territory for CNA Insurance’s Large Risk Division, inspecting large boilers and pressure vessels.

Moving to an established mechanical subcontracting firm, he quickly rose to Sales Engineer, handling everything from design and client relations to estimating, sales, cost management and directing field personnel. In 2003 he started MEC² with Rich Beattie.

As well as national and state licenses in boiler and pressure vessel inspection, Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Community Involvement

MEC2 is dedicated to further strengthening our communities through involvement with many local events, nonprofits and charities. MEC2 employees are encouraged to get involved and contribute to nonprofits and organizations they believe in.

Partners in Success

We are proud to partner with Project JumpStart and Center for Urban Families to provide training, hands on experience and employment opportunities for people in our communities.

At MEC2 we are committed to:


Work done right and on time, exceeding client expectations — every time.


In all things: how we work, communicate and interact with our community, customers, and team.


In everything we do.