Our Team

Lee Walker

Lee Walker

Partner

Lee became the fourth generation of Walkers to join the family business when in High School he began learning the trade by working summers and holidays in the field as a delivery helper and an apprentice to Journeymen.  In 1997 the family company was sold to a national roll-up group.  Later the same year Lee transitioned to a full time position as the North Mississippi Service and Maintenance Salesman while finishing his undergraduate degree in Business Management at the University of Mississippi.  After graduation Lee relocated to the Memphis office and began to estimate and project manage small to medium sized new construction and retrofit projects.  In 2001 Lee was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Project Management and promptly became the top account manager in the company.

In 2007, Lee made the decision to venture out and begin Mechanical Systems Company, LLC.  By departing from the corporate framework, Lee was able to return the focus to customer service and quality workmanship.

Chris Claude

Chris Claude

Partner

Chris’s work ethic was developed while he was studying for his undergraduate degree of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.  For four summers, Chris traveled to different parts of the country and sold educational books door-to-door learning the benefits of hard work and dedication. After graduating, Chris accepted a job with The Trane Company, an international air conditioning manufacturer, as a Sales Engineer in Memphis, TN.  Chris won several sales awards selling to customers who were mechanical contractors, mechanical engineers and facility owners.  Subsequently, Chris quickly progressed up the management ladder starting off as a Team Leader before becoming the Indirect Sales Manager and finally the General Sales Manager.  Chris is a Past President and active member of the local ASHRAE chapter.    He also was a founding member of the local USGC Chapter

Chris formalized his business education when he graduated from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University with an Executive MBA in May 2008.  Also in 2008, Chris joined the Mechanical Systems Company, as a partner, bringing his expertise in the areas of engineering and finance.  Chris is also very active in the West Tennessee ABC Chapter where he serves on the Board of Directors and is the Education Chair.  Finally, Chris became a fully licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee in the fall of 2013.

Bill Wren

Bill Wren

Partner

In 1973 Bill began a four year plumbing apprentice program and upon completion he was promoted to plumbing foreman for one of the largest commercial plumbing contractors in Memphis.  In 1986 Bill was recruited to work as a project manager and estimator by one of the oldest and most respected commercial plumbing contractors in the city.  After this company made the decision to close with the retirement of the owner, Bill joined the Mechanical Systems family as a partner and Vice President of Plumbing.   Bill brings over 40 years of knowledge of commercial plumbing, estimating and project management to the team.

Dave Hall

Dave Hall

Project Manager/Estimator

Dave is a Project Manager/Estimator who joined Mechanical Systems in 2007. Dave began his career in the field and worked my way into the office where he now leads the HVAC portion of our Tenant Infill division. His combined field experience and classroom training gives him a great advantage and provides a unique perspective to solve problems which arise when remodeling existing HVAC systems. You can have confidence that Dave will deliver a project which satisfies the scope, works within the budget and meets the schedules our customers expect.

Billy Covington

Billy Covington

Project Manager/Estimator

Billy is a Project Manager/Estimator with over seven years of field experience in plumbing, sheet metal, and HVAC. Billy is passionate about what he does and loves to help people. Billy says “nothing is more fulfilling than being part of an organization that values its employees and being part of a team that works hard together to reach their goals.”

Hays Patrick

Hays Patrick

Project Manager

Hays joined Mechanical Systems in February 2016.  Hays is a licensed plumber and general contractor in the State of Tennessee and is a past International Code Council Certified (ICCC) Building Inspector and ICCC Residential Electrical Inspector.  His construction career began in 1999 where he co-owned a local plumbing company overseeing both residential and commercial plumbing projects for 6 years.  During this time he pursued his general contractor’s license and oversaw both new residential and commercial construction projects throughout the Mid-South area through 2009.  After this time, he joined the City of Millington as Chief Building Inspector through 2012.  In 2012, he joined B&B Specialty Contractors as Project Manager overseeing and directing construction projects for over three years.  Hays attended Murray State University.  He is an avid cyclist and is a YMCA-certified cycle & boot camp instructor.

Greg Carter

Greg Carter

Project Manager

Greg is a Project Management Professional (PMP) who joined Mechanical Systems in 2011. Greg began his career in 2007 as a project manager with a different company where he learned the HVAC, sheetmetal and piping trades.  After that he made his way to Mechanical Systems where he now manages large HVAC projects. His experience, work ethic and ambition gives him a great advantage when it comes to handling multiple large projects simultaneously.  Greg is also a very good problem solver when it comes to obstacles that arise during the construction of large buildings and complex HVAC systems.  You can rest assured that Greg will deliver a project which satisfies the scope, works within the budget and meets the schedules our customers expect.  Greg loves the company and the “family business” feel it brings as everyone on the team is a tight knit group.