Dave McKenney

  Retired Chairman - McKenney's Inc.

Mechanical Contractors and Engineers

David McKenney

Retired Chairman, McKenney's Inc.

  • Trustee Emeritus, Georgia Tech Foundation
  • Past President of Georgia Tech Alumni Association
  • Founding Member & Past Chair, Bobby Dodd Institute
  • Board of Directors, Georgia Community Trust
  • Board of Directors, The University Financing Foundation
  • iFOLIO Advisory Board

1st Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps

Sales Engineer and Account Executive, Trane Company

B.S. in Physics and BIE degrees

Georgia Institute of Technology


Masters in Business Administration

Georgia State University

Building A Higher Standard  

In 1972, David joined his family’s mechanical contracting firm, McKenney’s Inc., as Vice President. 

He became President and CEO in 1973 and led the company for 36 years, presiding over its growth from $5 million and 100 employees to over $200 million and 800 employees. Eventually, McKenney’s became one of the country’s largest privately held mechanical contracting and engineering firms.

70+ years of Impact

We celebrated our 70th-anniversary last year! From the beginning of commercial air conditioning, to helping shape skylines across the Southeast, we have grown a great deal over the last seven decades.  We are thankful to all those who helped us achieve this milestone! 

Introducing Innovations in Design, Management and Delivery of Construction

McKenney's introduces the latest technology to improve quality and cost.

McKenney's Inc. Heats and Cools the Atlanta We Know

Some Notable Projects


Hawks Arena
Hartsfield Jackson International Airport
Georgia Aquarium
Bank of America Plaza
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
One Atlantic Center
191 Peachtree Building
Georgia Tech McCamish Pavilion
Saint Joseph's Hospital

Memorable Work

David M. McKenney Family Professorship

Designed to enhance ISyE’s ability to “attract and retain eminent teacher-scholars to this position of academic leadership in the field of sustainability, energy, and environmental initiatives.” 

Distinguished Leadership and Service

David is active in the community and has served as president of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, ANAK, and a recipient of the Joseph May Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award

David has served on the Board of Georgia Tech Facilities Corporation and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Georgia Tech Foundation. David's affiliations include the Bobby Dodd Institute, (a founding member and past chair of the board), the Tech ISyE Advisory Board, and the Atlanta Rotary Club.   He serves on the board of The University Financing Foundation and served as a trustee of two Taft-Hartley pension funds for over 30 years.  

David serves on the iFOLIO Advisory Board.

David and his wife, Sarah, have three grown children and four grandchildren. They live in the Atlanta area and enjoy spending time on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia. 

McKenney Family

Building a Better Future

David M. McKenney

Chairman (Retired)

McKenney's Inc.

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