Palmer and Sicard is a comprehensive mechanical contracting company with the skills, knowledge and commitment to do the job right; from project conception to providing care long after the project is complete. Palmer and Sicard provide expertise in plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC, sheet metal, fabrication of piping and sheet metal systems, mechanical design and service. Palmer and Sicard have been Employee Owned since 2002 and in 2017 celebrated their 15th anniversary as an ESOP.
The company was founded in 1954 by Bud Palmer and Leon Sicard. Since then, we have grown from a two-person organization into one of the largest full-service mechanical contracting firms in New England. For more than half a century, we haven’t only been building excellent mechanical systems—we’ve been building relationships of trust with our clients. Trust earned through our commitment to quality workmanship and dependable customer service. It’s the reason more than 90% of Palmer and Sicard’s business comes from referrals and repeat clients. And because we are an employee-owned business, that commitment to quality is shared by every employee.
Palmer and Sicard is headquartered in Exeter, NH, where our 18,000 square foot design and manufacturing facility is located. As a full-service Mechanical Contractor, Palmer and Sicard can handle all of the plumbing and pipefitting, sheet metal, HVAC, design, and service needs for your facility. Our diverse portfolio of completed projects includes office buildings, hospitals, schools and universities, manufacturing plants, and retail stores to name a few.
Mark J. Hodsdon, President
Mark has been in the construction industry for more than 25 years; his expertise is Construction Management. He earned his Master’s Degree in Business Management at Southern NH University, after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Daniel Webster College. He currently holds a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Construction Supervisor’s License and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter and served as Chairman of the Board in 2016. Mark currently serves as a member of the National Board of Directors for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
Philip (Skip) Lynch, General Manager
Skip has been in the industry for more than 30 years. His expertise is in HVAC and Sheet Metal Installation and he is a graduate of the Associated Builders and Contractors Project Management Institute at Purdue University.
Melanie Mosher, Human Resources Manager
Melanie has been in the human resources and accounting industry for 20 years; She has a BA in Accounting/Finance as well as Human Resource Management. She holds her certifications and Bachelor's in Human Resource Management from Franklin Pierce University. She is a current member of SHRM.
Bob Pollini, Controller
Bob has extensive senior-level experience in Finance & Administration in the Construction and Retail industries both domestically and internationally.
Ken Radford, Construction Operations Manager
Ken has more than 25 years in the industry. His expertise is in Safety and Sheet Metal. He is a graduate of the Associated Builders and Contractors Project Management Institute at Purdue University and the Associated Builders and Contractors Future Leaders in Construction program.
Marc Dion, HVAC / Service Manager - Small Projects
Marc has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. His expertise includes HVAC Service, Refrigeration, Sheet Metal duct system installation and carpentry. He holds certifications in Heating and Cooling from New Hampshire Vocational Technical College as well as numerous certifications in the operation, repair, and service of multiple HVAC manufacturers systems.
Mike Powers, Chief Estimator
Mike has over 35 years’ experience in the mechanical industry starting as an apprentice right out of trade school. His expertise is in Plumbing and Pipe Fitting. He currently holds numerous industry licenses and a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Construction Supervisor’s License.
Derek Ham, CAD Design / Estimator
Derek has more than 20 years’ experience in the sheet metal field with jobs ranging from installer to foreman. Nine of those years were spent doing CAD design. He has added CAD design of mechanical piping and plumbing systems since joining Palmer and Sicard and employs a GPS total station layout tool, shooting hanger points, laying out underground piping and rooftop units.
Dave Macomber, Mechanical CAD Design
Dave has 20 years' experience in the CAD industry with a wide range of experience in Civil, Oil, Gas, Architectural and HVAC Design.
Bob Begin, Project Manager
Bob has over 35 years’ experience in Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Plumbing, Heating and Construction and holds numerous Licenses and certification including OSHA 30 and NH Master's Plumbing License.
Keith Gillespie, Small Projects Division Project Manager
Keith has been in the trade for a little over 16 years. He started with a small company doing residential sheet metal with a little commercial work. He started with Palmer as an installer and worked his way up to a Foreman. Moving forward with his career at Palmer and Sicard he then became a Small Projects Foreman/Supervisor and is now a Project Manager. Keith has numerous certifications, ABC site super training an OSHA 30 certification as well as NH gas fitter and installers licenses.
Scott Graziano, Project Manager
Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in the sheet metal field with jobs ranging from installer to foreman. He currently holds an OSHA 30 certification and Gas Installation License.