Our Management Team

Monterey Mechanical’s positive leadership approach fosters productive personnel who work together enthusiastically to ensure we maintain our reputation as one of the most respected contractors on the West Coast. To ensure we maintain the high level of positive leadership, Monterey Mechanical requires all management staff to participate in regular leadership educational and training courses.  We also provide continuing education on relevant industry topics.

Our personnel live and breathe our core values of safety, integrity, and respect every day.

  • Extensive safety training is mandatory for all Monterey Mechanical staff. They must pledge to be constantly vigilant in maintaining a safe work environment for everyone on a project site.
  • Our management team leads with integrity and we set the bar high for our staff. We conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics. We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients, consumers, vendors and the public. We promote fair, equitable and truthful behavior in all aspects of our operations. We are all accountable to ensure we act with integrity every day.
  • Our management team sets the example for how our staff should treat others. We show respect to our fellow employees, our clients, subconsultants, and everyone we interact with. We operate in a spirit of cooperation and value human dignity. This respect extends to the environment and is always an essential component of our operations.

Jim Troup


Jim Troup joined Monterey in 1989, and over the next 10 years managed some of the company’s largest projects. In 1999 he was promoted to Vice President and Division Manager of General Engineering & Construction, Pipe Fabrication and Machinery Installation. He has served as President since 2011. His leadership style is focused on fostering excellence, expression of core values, high morale, and team collaboration. He inspires loyalty in his employees, and is truly concerned for their safety and well-being.

He has longstanding relationships with clients that he maintains by continuing to deliver on promises. Jim remains very active in industry-related organizations and has a passion for creating positive impacts that will be a benefit to future generations. He is a board member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California (district and state boards); he was the 2011 chairman of the AGC Joint Engineering Division; he is a member of the Union Contractors Council and the ACE Mentor Program; and he is a trustee of the Northern California Laborers Pension and Annuity.

Paul Moreira

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Moreira joined Monterey Mechanical in 2001 as the Secretary-Treasurer and Controller. In 2002 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the corporate services of the company, including finance & accounting, and human resources. Prior to joining Monterey Mechanical, Paul worked for SBC communications in their Internal Audit group, and prior to that he worked for Marelich Mechanical as the Assistant Controller. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal State East Bay and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Ed Moore

Division Manager – General Engineering Construction

Ed Moore has been part of successful project teams building water/wastewater treatment plants and industrial projects throughout California and Arizona since 1980. Ranging in size up to $170 million, these projects provided valuable experience in the construction of heavy civil, process systems, and complex electrical and distributed control systems.

Ed joined Monterey Mechanical in 1995 and became the General Engineering Division Manager in 2011. As the Division Manager he is responsible for providing support to the project teams to ensure individual, division and corporate goals are met.

Ed received his diploma in Process Design from Heald Engineering College in 1980 and completed the Texas A&M Construction Management Program in 1992. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and is a member of the ACE Mentor Program.

Organizational Structure

Monterey Mechanical’s president and chief financial officer are responsible for ensuring the overall success of the company. Reporting to the president are division managers with profit and loss responsibility for their operating groups: General Engineering & Industrial Construction, HVAC and Metal Fabrication. Additionally, the Chief Estimator and Environmental, Health and Safety Manager report to the president.

At the heart of our operations is our project managers who adhere strictly to safety, quality, budget and schedule requirements. They are directly responsible for the management and supervision oversight of each project and work closely with the client, our designated project superintendent, and subcontractors.

Working closely with our safety department, our project superintendents ensure that all employees and client personnel in our work zones have a safe work environment, free of all recognized hazards, throughout the life of a project.

Our team of estimators and engineers work closely with our project managers during each phase of a project.