Dave Mielke grew up in the construction industry in Northeastern Ohio. At a young age he began working in the warehouse and fabrication shop of the family mechanical contracting business and laboring on construction sites. He worked under the direction of his grandfather and parents, spending summer vacations and holiday breaks working in the business. Dave attended Kent State University where he earned a degree in Business Management while serving in leadership roles for several student organizations.
After graduating Dave worked as an estimator and project manager overseeing commercial, industrial and institutional projects across the country. In 2001 Dave was named the President of MIELKE, Inc. During his tenure the business grew significantly. The client base expanded to include diverse customers across the country. Project experience grew to include single projects in excess of $15M. Two branch offices were opened and projects were successfully completed in over 25- states and the US Virgin Islands.
In 2014, to further facilitate strategic growth and acquisitions, the MIELKE Companies were restructured into six commonly owned but separate operating businesses. The primary market focus of these firms is mechanical contracting, steel & metal buildings, heavy rigging and industrial services. Support business units include labor & equipment leasing, safety and financial management services. Dave’s current role is to guide the overall strategic direction and to support the success of all member firms.
During his career Dave has been actively involved in many industry and charitable organizations. He has served in numerous committee and board level positions for the Northern Ohio ABC chapter, including Chapter Chairman. He has also been active with the ABC National organization including serving on the National Board, as a member of several committees and as Chairperson of the National Business Development Committee. He also served two terms on the Board of Trustees for NCCER. Dave has been an active participant in several churches in Ohio and Florida having the opportunity to support multiple building & construction projects. In addition to past volunteer positions with Rotary International and United Way, Dave’s true charitable passion is working to improve the lives of foster and adoptive children. He is a supporter of children’s charity organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay. Dave is a court appointed Guardian ad Litem to foster children in the 13th Judicial Circuit of Hillsborough County and founded the MIELKE Foundation, a 501c3 private foundation to further support charitable causes.
Dave lives in Tampa, FL with his wife and three daughters. Their family enjoys horses, the beach, fishing and all things surrounding Florida coastal living. Dave’s other business pursuits include a broad range of commercial, industrial & residential real estate development projects. He is also an active partner in several hotels and hospitality related ventures from Northern MI to Key West, FL.
David A. Mielke
Terry Mielke has been associated with the mechanical construction business his entire life. His exposure to construction started before he entered elementary school when he would visit jobsites with his father. He has had the privilege of working with his father, his wife and his son during his career. His work experience has spanned from cleaning the warehouse located below his family home while in grade school to passing his knowledge on to future generations as the Master Trainer for the company’s NCCER Accredited Training program. Terry is a veteran of the US Air Force where he served as an Aerospace Munitions Officer, was the Squadron’s Explosive Safety Officer and at various times responsible for the Squadron’s munitions storage facility and the munitions loading section for the F111E weapons system.
Terry’s formal education started when he graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy. From there he attended Kent State University where he completed his undergraduate work with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Technology. He continued his formal education at Kent State University after service in the Air Force and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration with a major in Information Technology and minors in Marketing and Operations Management.
His professional education has spanned a variety of disciplines. In trade specific technical areas he has received certifications from numerous manufacturers in areas associated with Plumbing, HVAC, Digital Control systems and Fire Protection. He has also attended numerous classes or seminars in the areas of construction safety and construction education.
Terry has obtained a wide variety of professional licenses and certifications during his career. He is an OSHA Outreach Instructor with an OSHA 500 certificate. He is recognized by the NCCER as a Master Trainer and an Instructor in the areas of HVAC, Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting. He has held Master level licenses for Plumbing and/or HVAC in over a dozen different states as well as numerous local jurisdictions. Terry is a certified backflow tester, sprinkler installer and GE VFD technician, a State of Ohio Certified Sprinkler System Designer and a NICIT Level 3 Sprinkler designer.
In addition to his role as the primary company Safety and Quality Control officer, he has also spearheaded the company’s training department. This program offers both apprentice and journeyman level training and its graduates have won multiple national craft competitions. In addition to his work in craft training, he has taught statistics and quality management at the university level in both traditional and distance learning environments.
Terry has lived in Medina County, Ohio, his entire life with the exception of his years in the Air Force. He has been activity engaged with the community with long term membership in United Way of Medina County (former Board member and Vice-President), Medina County Economic Development Council and Medina Chamber of Commerce. He has been an active member of Our Lady Help of Christians, where he acts as a Lay Minister, a multiple term member of the Council and has served on the Finance and Building Committees. He similarly has had professional membership in ASHREA and NFPA.
Terry W. Mielke
Safety & Quality Control Officer
Scott’s career in mechanical contracting started in 1996 working for a local residential sheet metal contractor while attending college at Kent State University where he received his associate’s degree in Operations Management. In 1999, he began working at MIELKE, Inc. as a pipefitter apprentice. After completing the apprenticeship program, Scott worked as a journeyman and quickly rose to field management. While field supervising, Scott had the opportunity to complete projects around the country, expanding his knowledge of industrial and process piping.
After managing field work for several years, Scott moved into the office and held the positions of Project Manager, Operations Manager and Vice President. During his time in the field and office, Scott attended Project Management programs at Purdue University and Clemson University. He has also completed several leadership programs. Currently, as President of MIELKE Mechanical and MIELKE Service, Scott’s daily tasks focus around sales and operational efficiency.
During Scott’s career he has been involved with many industry organizations. Currently he serves as the Apprenticeship Committee Chairman and is a member of the Contractors Advisory Council for Associated Builders and Contractors of Northeast Ohio. Scott has also served on the welding and HVAC advisory council for Polaris Career Center. Scott has a true passion for seeing young individuals fulfill their potential through rewarding careers in the building trades.
Scott R. Givens
Anthony received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management in 1990 from the University of Akron. He joined a mechanical contracting firm immediately after graduation where he worked for the next 18 years as a Project and Operations Manager. He gained valuable experience and knowledge managing various high profile projects in the industrial, commercial, and institutional markets. Anthony attended Project Management programs at Purdue University and received a Construction Safety Certificate from the OHSA Institute in Des Plains, Illinois.
Anthony joined MIELKE, Inc is 2008 as a Senior Project Manager. His concentration was managing large HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection projects, and eventually advanced to Vice President of Large Projects for the company. Some of the projects completed under his direction included a new fuel oil storage system used for the emergency power generators at a VA hospital in Tampa, Florida, a new chilled water plant and steam utility upgrades at the Ohio State University, and an Armed Forces Reserve Facility at the DSCC in Columbus, Ohio. In 2013, Anthony managed the largest single project of his career with a total contract value over $15 million dollars, called The 9. The design-build renovation project included the HVAC & plumbing installation in adjoining 29 and 11 story high-rise buildings in downtown Cleveland. The project was successfully completed in 12 months.
In 2014, Anthony moved into his current role as Vice President of Finance and Business Administration for MIELKE Holdings, LLC where he oversees the financial, accounting, legal and human resources functions for the Mielke family of companies.
Anthony lives in Suffield, Ohio with his wife and children.
Vice President of Finance
and Business Administration
Director of Human Resources & Workforce Development
Holly, who is originally from Wheeling, WV, graduated from West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in business in 1996. She then moved to Cleveland to attend graduate school at Cleveland State University and graduated with a master’s degree in Consumer-Industrial Psychology in 1998. From the time that she took her first Industrial-Organizational psychology class at West Liberty, she knew that she wanted to focus on helping others develop their careers.
While working on her Master’s Degree at CSU, she interned for the Greater Cleveland Growth Association in downtown Cleveland, then for Watterson & Associates in Chagrin Falls. Holly’s first Human Resources position was at Swagelok Company in Solon, OH where she worked as a Personnel Administrator. She worked for Swagelok for 18 years, where she held multiple additional roles including Production Supervisor, Training Specialist, and Project Manager. Currently, Holly is the Director of Human Resources and Workforce Development, working for MIELKE Holdings, LLC. In her current role, she is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resources and workforce development functions including payroll, benefits and compensation, compliance, recruiting and hiring, training & development, licensing, and company events.
Holly is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Talent Development. Over the years, she has been involved in the Northeast Ohio Chapter of ATD, where she was on the Board of Directors. She has also been involved with the International Alliance for Learning and has presented at the National Conference. Holly is involved in her community, where she attends Holy Family Church with her family. She has acted as a PSR Catechist and is active in her children’s schools, where she serves as a member of the PTA and a head room parent.
Holly is married and has a daughter and a son. She enjoys attending her children’s activities, including swim meets, baseball games, Cub Scout outings, plays, and concerts. She and her family also enjoy biking, hiking and attending major league baseball games.
Director of Human Resources
and Workforce Development