Kathy Fischer, the majority owner and President of Fischer Mechanical, grew up in a “mechanical household.” Kathy’s father was a Pipefitter who spoke often of opening his own mechanical contracting company but unfortunately never had the opportunity. Kathy now has the opportunity to complete her father’s dream alongside her son. Kathy is retired allowing her the time and financial capability to manage Fischer Mechanical.
Kathy performs the day to day operations of the business from the office. Her responsibilities include the payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, contracts, job costing, and cash flow. Fischer Mechanical understands the importance of a solid cash flow and Kathy’s meticulous nature allows her to keep accurate records to ensure Fischer Mechanical remains successful.
Matthew Fischer, Operations Manager of Fischer Mechanical, is currently a Pipefitter with a Bachelors in Construction Management from the University of Central Missouri. After graduation, Matthew began working as an Assistant Project Manager at Foley Company (a Mechanical Contractor in Kansas City) for two years. Upon the decline of the economy, Matthew was offered the opportunity to join the Pipefitters as an apprentice. He began work in Local 562, starting with a sixteen-week welding program at the Prairie State Power Plant in Marissa, IL. After two years at Prairie State, Matthew completed his apprenticeship in St. Louis working at hospitals, college campuses, light and heavy industrial projects, laboratories, and commercial properties.
Matthew became interested in starting a company as well. He decided to go back to school to receive his Masters in Construction Management from Washington University. With his background in the office and field along with the additional education, he decided to start Fischer Mechanical. Matthew is responsible for all field operations, on-site coordination, scheduling, and production rates.