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949 Stedman Street
Ketchikan AK 99901


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110 Jarvis Street
Sitka AK 99835


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2375 Jordan Avenue #8
Juneau AK 99801

About Schmolck Mechanical Contractors

Founded in Ketchikan, Alaska by Hugo H. Schmolck in 1926, Schmolck Mechanical Contractors has become a leading supplier and contractor for major plumbing, heating and commercial projects from Metlakatla to Napaskiak.

We continue to be locally owned and operated and maintain a philosophy and practices that ensure exceptional customer experience and the best value in the industry. We do this with the combination of our highly skilled union work force, professional and courteous inside staff, Southeast Alaska’s largest inventory of parts, appliances and fixtures, and design technologies that streamline processes for efficiency and customer savings.

Our projects range in scope from the smallest residential service jobs to $11 million commercial projects. No matter what size or scope, Schmolck Mechanical is your best choice when you want your job done right and on time.

Our Team

Gary R. Smith

President & Project Estimator/Manager

Gary has been in the Mechanical Contracting business since 1994, initially as a field technician and later as an estimator and project manager. In 2002 Gary became Vice president and then President in 2010.

As the president of SMC, Gary oversees the various company operations teams and works with Dave (his business partner) to continually streamline company processes and monitor financials.

Dave R. Trudeau

Owner, Vice-President, Operations Manager, Project Estimator & Manager

David has been in the Mechanical Contracting business since 1992, initially as a field technician for Ketchikan Dray Heating Co. In 2010 with the purchase of Schmolck Mechanical David took on the role of Owner/Vice President.

As Vice President, David’s responsibilities consist of estimating, project management, and operations planning for Schmolck Mechanicals Commercial Construction, Service and parts and appliances divisions.

Vanessa D. Head


As head of Schmolck Mechanical Contractors’ finance department, Vanessa plays an instrumental role in formulating and executing SMC’s capital allocation strategies. She leads all of SMC’s corporate financial functions including accounting, internal audit, credit management and insurance.

Vanessa joined Schmolck Mechanical Contractors in 2000 after five years with Annette Island Packing Company (AIPC), a tribally owned fish processing facility in Metlakatla, Alaska. At AIPC, she held the positions of Office Manager and Assistant to the Controller. Vanessa holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from City University of Seattle.


First Bank has been a Schmolck Mechanical customer for over 60 years. First Bank has a high level of confidence in Schmolck’s ability to handle all levels of mechanical and plumbing projects and we recommend them without hesitation.
Jim Sarvela

Vice President & CFO @ First Bank

My experience with SMC has been outstanding – their attention to detail and desire to offer a competitive cost for their customers and retain the highest level of quality control sets SMC apart from their competition.
Douglas Murray, P.E.

Murray & Associates, P.C.

RSA Engineering, Inc. has worked with Schmolck Mechanical Contracting on design build projects since the mid 90’s. In that time we have come to trust and depend on Schmolcks’ professionalism, integrity and high quality work.
Warren Williams

RSA Engineering, Inc.

We’ve been very happy with the air to air heat pumps Schmolck installed in our new office, and find Schmolck’s crew to be very professional and easy to work with.

Amanda Welsh,AIA

With locations in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka, Schmolck Mechanical Contractors is Southeast Alaska’s largest plumbing and heating systems, service, and parts supplier.