WASHINGTON DC -– “Her dad would be as proud as we are” says Richard “Sonny” Oden, a retired 40 year veteran of M & M Welding and Fabricators, of Mugg’s “little girl,” Carey Dove, as she celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the mechanical contracting firm her father founded in 1972. Sonny was there in the beginning as he will be at the 40th Anniversary Celebration.
M & M Welding and Fabricators was founded in 1972 by Russell “Muggs” Mullican, Carey’s father. With her business management degree in hand, Carey assumed control of the company in 1990, although her initial love of the business can be traced to the many summers she spent as a day laborer on the M&M payroll. “I loved working in the field. There’s no better way to learn the business. And no better way to get acquainted with the competent, loyal team that we’ve always been fortunate to have at M&M,” said Carey. “I’d probably still be on the M&M frontlines if my father hadn’t pulled me into the office in alarm after spying my developing arm muscles!”
M & M Welding and Fabricators celebrated this milestone on Saturday, April 14th at the Rod and Reel in Chesapeake, MD. Many of the original men who began their careers with Muggs have stayed on and played a major role in the success of the company. Carey credits her success to her management team and staff, who through great customer relationships, extended work hours and short weekends have helped her continue to grow and prosper.
M & M Welding and Fabricators has been fortunate to ride the changing tides of an up and down economy and come out on top, and faced with the challenges of changing technology that can make or break medium sized busineses, Carey has jumped in with both feet with the debut of her new website, interactive elements and her own QR code - all these meet the needs of new digital age. “I am confident that keeping up with HOW my customers conduct business, can only help us to better serve them,” says Dove.
Carey Dove has grown the company her father started nearly 40 years ago into one of the most successful woman-owned businesses in the country. She has recently won the prestigious Milton F. Clogg Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award and sits on the ASME board as well as the board of the Mechanical Contractors Association.
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