Erik Harley

Co-founder and owner of H&D Mechanical and Harley & Duffy, Erik has more than 10 years of management experience and has worked in all levels of the industry. Erik studied computer science at University of Maryland and met Sean Duffy when both were completing Plumbers Union apprenticeships after college. He quickly built a reputation as a problem-solver capable of handling everything from sales and accounting to employee hiring and training. After working his way up the ranks at JJ Kirlin and Cornell-AEC, Erik joined Sean at Duffy Mechanical in 1994, becoming a partner in 1998. As Vice President, Erik was responsible for the day to day operations of the business, including purchasing, manpower, scheduling, quality control, hiring and training.

Erik went on to establish his own business, RGB Plumbing & Heating, in 2005, where he directed and supervised a wide variety of commercial and residential mechanical contractor jobs, from initial planning to completion. In 2009, Erik co-founded H&D Mechanical with Sean, accomplishing superior work in a variety of settings, including medical, scientific and commercial projects, and becoming a dominant player in the market. In 2014, the pair launched Harley & Duffy, the residential services branch, filling a need for quality home plumbing and HVAC services in Southern Maryland.

Erik’s ability to navigate the logistics of managing multiple projects and numerous employees simultaneously is one of his greatest strengths. He believes it is important for employees at all levels to feel proud of their work, and strives to cultivate an environment in which everyone is a stakeholder in the business and feels like they are part of the family.