Warner Service Executive Leadership


Matt Warner

President and CEO

Matt began his career in the family business, working part time while still in college. After earning his Business and Finance degree from Mount St. Mary’s University in 1988, he joined the firm full time and has held positions at nearly all levels within the company — including as Foreman, Project Manager, Division Manager, and Chief Operating Officer — before being named President in 1998. Under his leadership, the company has optimized its levels of service and quality through the use of state-of-the-art technology, corporate entity development (including the reorganization of Warner Construction), and other enhancements that have enabled the divisions to focus more precisely on serving their respective clients and customers to the fullest. Matt currently sits on the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Bank, State of Maryland HVACR, and the Trinity School.


Frederick Niehoff

CPA, Executive Vice President and CFO

Fred joined the Warner team in 1988 following 10 highly successful years in public and corporate accounting, culminating in his role in Marriott’s Corporate Finance Department, where he handled the fixed asset accounting for their Courtyard and Howard Johnson product lines. In his role as CFO, Fred is responsible for overall finance and administration of the different operating entities. Fred is credited with leading R.W. Warner’s efforts to grow its bonding capacity through the implementation of industry-leading job accounting methods. Fred is a graduate of American University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Joseph Frank

Secretary-Treasurer and Corporate Controller

Joe brings more than 26 years of accounting experience to the company, 23 of which were in the construction industry. Hired in 1989 as a Senior Accountant, Joe was instrumental in the development and implementation of the company’s accounting and information systems – the types of systems needed to grow a multi-divisional enterprise with numerous intercompany transactions. Joe continues to be responsible for daily oversight and management of the accounting department, and for all accounting systems integration and reporting for each division. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Joe is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and the University of Maryland.


Josh Via

Service Manager

Josh is our Service Manager. He manages and oversees the service operations of the service department. He assists in building sustainable HVAC and Plumbing value through education, innovation, and integrity. He started with Warner Service as an apprentice in 2004 while attending Brunswick High School. He served as an HVAC technician for eight years and has been working in the industry for 15 years. Josh has received training from Associated Builders and Contractors and holds an HVAC Journeyman's License through the State of Maryland. He also has received expert HVAC training on a wide range of products and installation best practices. He enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and family.

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